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Victoria Park Greek Diner Review

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Category : Diner, Greek

Victoria Park Greek Diner - restaurant viewVictoria Park Greek Diner is located on Sunrise Blvd, about 5 minutes from downtown Ft. Lauderdale.  This is a prior location for a Miami Subs, for which the old drive through signs are still visible.

This restaurant has all the typical diner food including breakfast, lunch (hot and cold sandwiches) and dinner.  Their menu is actually quite massive.  What makes this place special is they offer practically every known Greek dish every made.  I was in awe looking through the menu to be honest.  There is a youtube video online that showcases their restaurant if you’d like to check it out.

Parking is an issue as every spot was literally taken up in the lot, so we parked at the overly large Arby’s lot right next door.  Waiting for a table was non existent as we sat down immediately.

Pricing is decent with lunch and dinner options coming in well below $10.

Todd’s Review of the Gyro Opa

Victoria Park Greek Diner - traditional gyro with lettuce, onion and feta cheeseLooking at their menu can actually take some time to sift through.  They have huge sections of entrees to peruse.  My all time favorite Greek dish though is a traditional Gyro (pronounced year-row for all your circus fans).  The Gyro Opa is available as a lunch special for $7.49 and comes with fries, cola and your choice of soup.

I can honestly say its just about too much food.  Having enjoyed a cup of their Avgolemeno Chicken Lemon Greek soup I couldn’t quite finish the entire plate of fries.

The Gyro Opa is served in a warmed pita bread with lamb meat that is cut from a wheel (the real deal!) and comes with tomato and onion with tzatziki sauce (greek yogurt).  I removed the tomato and added lettuce and feta cheese, just how I enjoyed gyro’s when I grew up in Michigan.

The pita was fresh and moist which is key for a successful gyro.  The meat comes from a large skewer was loaded with spiced flavor.  It is key that I mention they use my preferred source of gyro meat… the kind that is carved off a large vertical skewer that is rotating slowly around a broiler.  Many places that offer gyros use the pre-fabricated frozen slices which I am not a fan of at all.

While the soup was decent, the gyro really shined as a winner.  All fresh ingredients made for a delicious lunch and one that provides value and choice.   I’m always on the look out for a good Greek restaurant and am glad to have finally found one close to downtown.

Todd’s Score: 87/100
Pros: Good pricing, Superb Greek menu, great gyro that uses traditional meat, good portions, fast seating
Cons: Parking is an issue

Victoria Park Greek Diner - dining area Victoria Park Greek Diner - a cup of soup comes with the lunch special Victoria Park Greek Diner - chicken gyro with fries Victoria Park Greek Diner - traditional gyro with lettuce, onion and feta cheese

Comments (2)

I’m always on the look for the best Gyro in south florida. I’ll have to give this one a try. Please review other greek restaurants in the area too, I’d love to know how they compare.

[…]  If the pita bread was moist and fresh, this review would likely be just a point or so higher than the other gyro I’ve reviewed so far, but for now, it will remain with a good score as […]

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