Whether you love roller coasters, Disney movies, or special effects, Orlando is a prime destination for every age group. You’re never too old to visit Disneyworld!
Not only can you spend an entire week visiting all the different theme parks in Orlando, but it’s also a sunny beach town.
Nature lovers, beach goers, and theme park enthusiasts all have numerous reasons to visit. Orlando sees millions of tourists from all over the U.S. and abroad, so the restaurant scene is as diverse as the visiting population.
During my most recent trip to Orlando, I was in search of Greek food and found plenty of delicious options.
Below, you’ll find my list of the best Greek restaurants in Orlando to fulfill your cravings and fuel your adventures.
Little Greek Fresh Grill is a fast-casual counter service restaurant that has franchises in multiple states and 15 locations in the Orlando area alone.
Whether you’re in SoDo, Holden Heights, or Lake Buena Vista, you can stop in for budget-friendly Greek food.
Service is friendly and fast from an open kitchen where you can watch the cooks prepare your food to order.
Little Greek Fresh Grill has a thorough selection of classic Greek dishes, from hummus and pita to souvlaki.
I went for a quick and satisfying lunch and ordered the gyro pita with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki sauce with a side of deliciously crispy seasoned French fries.
435 E Michigan St, Orlando, FL 32806
Mediterranean Blue is the long-time dream come true of brother and sister owners Gail and Bob Givoglu, who grew up in a Greek household and spent years visiting their extended family in Greece.
Mediterranean Blue is a family-friendly authentic Greek restaurant in a bright and patriotic setting in South Orange, serving specialties from the Givoglu family’s treasured recipes.
The Mediterranean Blue menu has unique Northern Greek dishes and Mediterranean dishes using fresh ingredients with a homemade taste.
I started with their delicious Spanakopita, a baked spinach and feta filo dough pastry. My main entrée was a hearty Moussaka, an eggplant, potato, and ground beef casserole seasoned with cinnamon and topped with a luxurious bechamel.
9101 International Dr #2240, Orlando, FL 32819
Taverna Opa is a lively and entertaining Greek tavern in Goodings Plaza. It’s a large space modeled after an authentic Greek tavern, with large wine barrels jutting out of the walls and bougainvillea vines hanging from the two-story ceilings.
They offer authentic Greek spirits, an upscale Greek food menu, nightly belly dancing, and Mediterranean music.
A favorite spot for adult parties, Taverna Opa, is as entertaining as it is delicious. The menu has wood-fired meats, seafood, and kebabs, along with a vast menu of mezze.
I recommend starting with the mussels and ouzo, followed by the main course of lamb shank with rosemary, garlic, orzo, and red wine sauce.
1600 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804
Winner of Orlando Weekly’s Best Greek Restaurant Award in 2005 when it opened, The Greek Corner is a family-owned authentic Greek restaurant in the heart of downtown Orlando.
Owned by Greek native couple Jimmy and Tia Tsafonias, The Greek Corner is a vibrant and colorful casual eatery painted with murals of the Greek islands’ white and blue villages.
The menu has authentic Greek dishes and Greek takes on American classics. One of their signature dishes is the Greek burger with crispy bacon and feta cheese.
If you want a more authentic Greek dish, I recommend the Greek Salmon, flame-grilled salmon with a lemon and olive oil marinade over rice.
487 S Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751
Athena Roasted Chicken is a Maitland neighborhood favorite for perfectly roasted and lemony rotisserie chicken and Greek side dishes.
They’ve been serving their famous chicken in a family-friendly restaurant with a lush, tropical patio since 1988. They source their ingredients locally and use hormone-free chicken.
They are as popular as a take-out restaurant as they are for dine-in. They have a full menu of Greek pitas, salads, soups, and entrees, but the dish to get is the rotisserie chicken.
You can get a whole chicken with sides or a platter for one with a quarter chicken and two sides. I love the lemon and herb flavor, the crispy skin, and the utterly moist meat.
981 W Fairbanks Ave, Orlando, FL 32804
Located in a strip mall in Fairview Shores, Mediterranean Deli is a no-frills counter-service deli with lunch service and take-away dinner service.
They’re a favorite spot for authentic Greek and Mediterranean lunches served from a glass case full of numerous stews, dishes, vegetables, and more.
They also have a wealth of pita sandwiches and gyro plates. The menu is on the wall behind the service counter, and you can choose between various entrée platters, combo meals, and pita sandwiches.
The lamb gyros are to die for. I had them over an authentic Greek salad with no lettuce with a side of creamy hummus heavily seasoned with hot paprika and an olive oil drizzle.
8505 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32817
Teetering between Azalea Park and Union Park, Olympia Restaurant has been a family-owned Greek food staple in Orlando for over 40 years.
The cheesy faux Greek columns and neon back-lit Greek frescos lining the walls are an endearing and fun aspect of this longstanding restaurant’s allure.
The food is authentic and homemade using domestic and imported ingredients. I liked that you could choose sampler platters for both mezze and entrees.
My pick was the Olympia platter, featuring moussaka, dolmades, and roast lamb with rice and vegetables. The generous portions made this platter last until lunch the next day.
2952 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806
Theo’s Kitchen is a family-owned fast-casual Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and fried chicken restaurant in a clean and bright dining space in Lake Como.
Theo’s has been a neighborhood favorite since 1989, serving authentic dishes from various Mediterranean regions along with the deep south.
The menu is on a brightly lit billboard behind the order counter, featuring Greek specialties like pastitsio and gyros along with Middle Eastern shawarma.
The fried chicken menu has various dinner combos with classic southern sides like mashed potatoes and coleslaw.
I loved their falafel pita with tahini, onion, lettuce, and tomato. The falafel balls were perfectly light on the inside and crunchy on the outside.
8379 S John Young Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819
ShouFi MahFi Mediterranean Grill is a family and locally owned lunch eatery in South Park that has received a uniform 5-star review from over 200 customers on Yelp.
The humble fast-casual eatery serves heaping portions of authentic Mediterranean food from Greece and the Middle East for low prices. They had unique Middle Eastern offerings like Mujaddara and tomato-stewed bulgur.
My favorite dishes at ShouFi MahFi are their pita pies, which come from the Middle Eastern tradition and are a mix between pizza and focaccia. I ordered the have cheese and half zaatar pie.
The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill is a burgeoning Greek franchise that’s been voted the top new and emerging franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine.
They have been serving modern Greek food with a fast-casual counter service in a modern and polished dining space for over 30 years.
In Orlando, there are Great Greek locations in downtown, Narcoossee South, and surrounding suburbs like Winter Garden. They have traditional pitas, mezze, and entrees, as well as Greek-inspired dishes.
I loved the build-your-own Great Greek Rice Bowl, which comes with a base of rice pilaf, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, garbanzos, kalamata olives, crumbled feta, and tzatziki sauce topped with your choice of protein.
165 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Located downtown, two blocks from Heritage Square Park, Olives is a casual yet polished Greek eatery serving health-conscious and fresh Mediterranean meals for lunch and dinner.
Their warm service and tasteful dining space with wood floors, modern chandeliers over each table, and a lovely mural of Greek island scenery make them a popular local spot.
I appreciated that the Greek salad was authentically made without lettuce. I also liked that they gave two tabbouleh options, one with bulgur and the other with quinoa.
I made a meal out of plenty of mezze, including the tabbouleh, greek salad, spicy feta dip, and baba ganoush topped with pomegranate molasses.