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Greek Spot - 12 Reviews - 2017 11th St NW, Washington, DC - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (202) 265-3118
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Greek Spot

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2017 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
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(202) 265-3118
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Greek Spot - Washington, DC

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Best

Everything I've had from here has been amazing! It's all fresh and it usually comes very quickly! I've enjoyed the burger as well as the greek food.

Worst

All reviews seem positive

Editorial review from GrubHub 9/25/2013

by Leah at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Love this place, although their fries were less seasoned (though just as salty) than I remember. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 7/14/2013

by Sue at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Everything I've had from here has been amazing! It's all fresh and it usually comes very quickly! I've enjoyed the burger as well as the greek food. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 6/26/2013

by Thys at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Excellent as always! more

Editorial review from GrubHub 6/3/2013

So tasty, and very prompt. Will definitely be ordering again. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 5/29/2013

The Chicken Souvlaki Platter was delicious as usual. Also delivery time is short! more

Editorial review from eat24hours.com 3/19/2012

This is some of the best food in town. The vegetarian options are awesome, especially the veggie gyro dishes. more

Vegetarian Gyro Hits the Spot 6/17/2010

The Greek Spot has a lot of great choices and all of these great choices are even better after a night out along U Street. There is one item though, one culinary feat that stands out, one perfect pita that deserves the spotlight. Above and beyond the fantastic falafel and stupendous souvlaki, Greek Spot?s vegetarian gyro deserves a review of its own. You are now reading that review. Vegetarian gyro? Yes, vegetarian gyro. Skeptics might ask, why not just get their regular gyro, why substitute? Although Greek Spot?s gyro and gyro platter, which comes with a greek salad and orzo pasta, are tasty, the $5.95 vegetarian gyro is less greasy, more savory, and just as filling. They grill Morning Star Farms non-steak steak strips and this gives the ?meat? a crispy outside and juicy inside. For vegetarians who have suffered through various levels of terrible meat substitutes: this is not your grandma?s Tofurkey. In fact, every vegetarian I have gone to the Greek Spot with has been more suspicious than my carnivorous friends, who have no qualms eating it because it tastes great. The sandwich comes on either white or wheat pita, which is heated on a grill, and then filled with lettuce, feta, onion, parsley, and tomato. They wrap the sandwich in aluminum foil which keeps the heat in, melts the feta, and releases extra flavor; that last one may or may not be scientifically true. The final pita sandwich is a great confluence of crisp veggies, grilled steak flavor without the grease or fat of actual steak, feta, and perfectly warm, fluffy bread. I would recommend asking for the $8.95 vegetarian gyro platter if you have a hunger that needs to be answered right away and don?t feel like eating two gyros. Of course, there is really nothing wrong with just going ahead and eating two, but for those with big appetites the biggest drawback of the Greek Spot is that their portion sizes are ?reasonable.? The other options at the Greek Spot are delicious. They have a refrigerator filled with interesting soda choices (Pure Cane Sugar Cola and Ginger Beer to name two of my favorites) and the hummus, grape leaves, and olives are all good for sharing at one of the tables outside. I have not found another place in the District that offers a vegetarian gyro and have never encountered a vegetarian gyro that rivals, no, surpasses its meaty brother. Skip the long line at Ben?s and abstain from Jumbo Slice for a night. Go to the Greek Spot for the vegetarian gyro and enjoy. Pros: Unique, great tasting, cheap Cons: One may not be enough more

For a Gyro or Veggie Fare, Hit the Greek Spot 12/18/2008

By Moira McLaughlin Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 At a glance: The word "spot" in the name cannot be overemphasized. From the outside, the small, clean carryout joint with fluorescent blue and red lights over the one window and door looks more like a coffee hut than a place big enough for food preparation. Inside, the space has a sort of jail-cell feel to it with tiled ceilings and walls, heavy, blue metal doors and one table for two in the small space. Ambiance? Zip. The Greek Spot, on 11th street NW, seems like it would fit perfectly in a college town full of hungry, broke frat brothers for whom the plastic foam containers and plastic forks would seem normal. And in fact, in the 30 minutes we waited and then dined, the clientele was just men, some even wearing dirty ball caps and sweat shirts. Frat boys, rejoice! You can call the Greek Spot for takeout, order in person and wait, or, on Mondays and Thursdays, have your meal delivered if you live in the area. It's all pretty fast. On the menu: What looks like a gyro and tastes like a gyro but isn't really a gyro? A vegetarian gyro, of course. "That's a 3 a.m. thing I made up one night," said Gregory G. Kavadias, 38, the Greek Spot's owner, who grew up in Olney and now lives near the U Street corridor. His parents owned a Greek restaurant on Capitol Hill, and many of his recipes are his mother's. But these days, Kavadias is a vegetarian. His menu offers plenty of meat dishes, but it is heavy on vegetarian entrees, including a veggie burger, a veggie steak and cheese, and veggie pasticho, which is layered macaroni and ground soy crumbles. The veggie gyro tastes like the real thing. It's appetizing, if a little bland. That's a recurring complaint about the fare here. The dishes could all use more punch. The hummus could benefit from more garlic. The pork souvlaki on a skewer is appetizing but dry. The falafel is tasty, but ask for a side of yogurt-based tzatziki sauce to add flavor. All the platters come with a generous portion of fresh Greek salad and delicious buttery and moist orzo pasta. The sides, including fresh olives and rice pilaf, come in a plastic container big enough to share with a couple of friends. My favorite meal was the eggplant Parmesan special with a side of pasta. It's a good winter dish and was soft but not soggy and smattered with a chunky red sauce. If you're not into Greek food, the Greek Spot offers more standard fare including cheeseburgers. It's hard to compete with Five Guys in this city when it comes to tasty, fast and cheap burgers, but the Greek Spot does a pretty good job. It's a big, flat, fresh and juicy burger. You should note that it comes with mayonnaise, not ketchup, so specify if you want something different. An impressive addition to such a low-key place as the Greek Spot are the desserts. Both the chocolate cake and the baklava were delicious and fresh. The homemade baklava was especially enjoyable, very sweet and swimming in honey and cinnamon. At your service: This is a friendly place, and everyone from the owner to the kid on the skateboard who delivered a meal to our door seemed happy to be working there. That's the Greek Spot bonus: free and fast (about 30 minutes) delivery on Mondays and Thursdays. Kavadias is hoping to add more nights soon. What to avoid: I didn't like the skordalia, which is cold mashed potatoes with olive oil and garlic served with pita. It was so dense I could hardly eat it with my plastic spoon. Wet your whistle: If you ask me, the next best thing to a cold, hoppy beer (no alcohol here, folks) is Boylan's sweet, fizzy, black cherry soda. The Greek Spot also offers Boylan's grape and diet sodas. Bottom line: It's a cold Monday night, and all you want to do is curl up on the sofa. But you're also hungry and bored with the same Thai food takeout options. The Greek Spot could be just what you need. The food is not about nuanced taste or presentation. It's about good, fast, convenient and inexpensive offerings that will satisfy your hunger pangs. (Note to all you dirty-cap-and-sweat-shirt-wearing U Street bar hoppers, the Greek Spot is open late on weekends.) more

Editorial review from GrubHub 11/20/2008

by mike at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Excellent food! Great prices more

Editorial review from GrubHub 11/5/2008

The best. HIGHLY recommended!! more

Editorial review from GrubHub 7/16/2008

by John at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Food done right. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 4/30/2008

by John at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
The food wasn't very good, and it was over an hour late. I ordered a souvlaki platter which had no flavor outside of the black charring on the burnt pieces (about 2/3 of them), and the skordalia which was a slimy, gooey mess, and came with no bread.\r \r The pineapple coconut cake and gyro platter were okay. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 1/15/2008

One of my new faves.. super quick delivery and excellent vegetarian food thus far... yum hummus! more
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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 11 am-10:30 pm, Fri 11 am-2 am, Sat 3 pm-2 am
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