Discover Long Island’s Hidden Greek Restaurants

Between their simple and fresh ingredients, Greek restaurants have created a strong presence on Long Island. But some may be harder to spot than others. Tucked away in shopping centers or housed in unassuming buildings, the following five Greek places have menus too good to keep under wraps.

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The Greek Grill, Huntington

A comfy strip mall spot, this hidden gem is all about taking traditional Greek flavors to the grill—starting with the gyros. Made to order, each dish is prepared without preservatives, MSG, trans fat or any additives. Other standouts include the Greek pizza, falafel wrap, homemade hummus and the spicy feta spread called tirokafteri that is served as an appetizer. Phone: 631-421-3031 | Address: 1151 E Jericho Turnpike Click to go

Mediterranean Express, Bay Shore

The space may be small and the seating may be limited, but the humble kitchen is no novice when it comes to delivering top-notch tastes. The spanakopita is not to be taken lightly. Served as a hot appetizer or as a dinner with Greek salad and warm pita bread, the creamy spinach delight is known to be addicting. Another highlight is the tender chicken served on top of salad, in a sandwich or over rice. Phone: 631-666-1216 | Address: 625 E Main St Click to go

Souvlaki Palace, Commack

Souvlaki is the name of the game at this unpretentious spot. And whether it is chicken, pork, beef or lamb, the Palace has the recipe for success. The portions are generous, the flavors are fresh and each platter comes with pita, a choice of soup or salad and either lemon potatoes, grilled vegetables, rice or French fries. Those dining in can feast in a casual, comfortable atmosphere with intimate booths, small counter stools and warm lighting. Phone: 631-858-1482 | Address: 57 Commack Rd Click to go

Pita Park, Floral Park

Reminiscent of a small Greek village, Pita Park is inviting from the beamed ceiling down to the wood plank floor. Visitors are also fond of the soft Greek music that provides a soundtrack to the meal. Delicious tastes run the gamut from the avgolemono (a traditional Greek soup thickened with egg, lemon and rice) to grilled salmon to the crab cake sandwich served with spicy aioli. Phone: 516-775-7482 | Address: 146 Tulip Ave Click to go

The Greek Place, Garden City

One visit to this place and guests rave that “the small, unassuming shop has a lot to offer.” That starts with the portion size. It is very common to have leftovers after a visit, especially when ordering the Hercules sandwich made with gyro, diced French fries, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and melted mozzarella topped with tzatziki sauce. Other favorites include the Greek meatballs, chicken gyro pita sandwich and the baklava pita chips (yes, pita chips that are both sweet and crunchy!). Phone: 516-673-4545 | Address: 2144 Jericho Turnpike Click to go