Opa! Enjoy some Greek delights in Tarrytown NY!

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Holy crap you get a lot of food here! Opa!!!

I have always heard that you need to follow the locals to find the good places to eat. Well, during our recent weekend up in Tarrytown we didn’t have to search far as when we approached main street Lefteris Gyro right on the corner seemed to be the happening spot to eat. On a sunny weekend day this Greek food mecca was overflowing with happy local diners.

They have some terrific outside seating that wraps around both sides of this corner restaurant. We only had to wait a few minutes for a table out there before we sat down and dug into some super tasty Greek food.

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Yup, we went with some of the Greek mainstays – hummus with warm pita pieces and chicken souvlaki platters. One big ass bowl of Greek salad comes with the platters and they were delicious! The hummus was creamy good. The chicken souvlaki was served up as grilled cubes on wooden skewers along with a plate full of yellow rice and a healthy serving of house made tzatziki. Damn, that was good souvlaki! Great chicken and a lot of it for only $13.50! Large iced teas were refilled for free. We were stuffed after this and literally rolled out of here.


This is one of those local gems that everyone in the area seems to know about, or eats at on a regular basis. Everything on the outside is blue and white, table clothes are blue and white, and the inside looks like a diner with the walls covered with murals of Grecian scenes. The food is really good, they have a lot of options on the menu, and the prices are right. Service was really fast and attentive, as you expect from a family owned Greek eatery. Seemed like a father and son was running the place and came by to chat with us to see if we were enjoying our meal, which we surely did.

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You feel like family here, and we can’t wait to go back for another visit. I hope they do let us back in here after I smashed about three plates on the ground and yelled out “Opa”! It is tradition, right?


Lefteris Gyro – http://www.lefterisgyro.com/


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28 thoughts on “Opa! Enjoy some Greek delights in Tarrytown NY!”

  1. Erm. Phil? Are you sure you didn’t fudge on your choice of drinks?

    Opa! (as I understand it) something one says after slamming back a shot of Ouzo.

    I know these things. I watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

    When I become rich and famous, (which will happen at the same time I mend the holes in my brain to mouth filter) I plan to rent an apartment in NY and visit the restaurants and bars you find. YUM! and Burp!
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  2. Very nice find Phil. Food looks very good.

    Living in Astoria I am blessed with a couple of places to go to. I just love Greek food. Will try soon since I am usually around Tarrytown area every couple of months.


  3. The other day, you made me thirsty for beer. Today, your post is making me very hungry. Can you FedEx some of those chicken skewers overnight to WI?

  4. Awww man that looks delicious. Where I lived before here was a little more cultural and we had a wonderful Greek place downtown – walking distance for lunch breaks. That pocket thing at the bottom had spinach in it right? If so I used to get that, a side of Tabouli and a piece of baklava. Yum!
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