Friday, January 21, 2011

Fort Lauderdale's Greek Islands Taverna - Seriously good

Greek Islands Taverna
3300 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Takeout: 954-565-5505
Open daily for lunch and dinner

There’s no live Greek music, belly dancers  or shouts of Opa heard over raucous banter here; it’s not a party place as some Greek restaurants advertise. Greek Islands Taverna is all about food.

Hallowed dishes of Greek cuisine – a 4,000 year-old tradition – can be found at Greek Islands. Dolmathakia (stuffed grape leaves), roasted lamb, Souvlaki (marinated pork on a skewer), and Moussaka (ground beef, macaroni and b├ęchamel sauce) top the list of Greek specialties. Traditional salads of cucumbers, large wedges of tomato, feta cheese and sliced onion are tongue-slapping good.

A plate with two small loaves of bread – white and wheat – and a heaping dish of hummus comes to the table before one has time to look at the menu. Many items can be ordered as merze, a small dish, or as a full dinner. Dessert classics of honey, walnuts, filo and yogurt complete a typical Greek Islands meal.                                                                        

There’s lots of wallet options and a tab without alcohol can be pleasingly moderate.

Prices and consistently good food keep the tables full here. A wait is not uncommon. Many patrons choose the full bar to eat a meal, watch a game or to socialize. It’s a comfortable place for the single diner.

Patio dining available for lunch and dinner. Service: good.

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Tags: Greek restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale restaurants, dining in Fort Lauderdale

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