200 E Bland St, Charlotte, NC | Directions 2820335.216296 -80.854934
Phenomenal Gyro, sub par server – I love Greek food and was impressed by the menu. The hostess wasn't very welcoming. My server took entirely too long to get to my table to even ask what I wanted to drink. I order the chicken soup and he didn't even ask how I was doing or if everything tasted okay. It took FOREVER for me to get my gyro, he could have at least offered pita bread or something in the interim or explained why it was taking so long. He just kept whizzing by my table. In addition, I had an appointment so shortly after getting it and having a few bites I had to ask for the check and a to go box. I had to make eye contact with him across the room for him to come back over and check on me. He was cold and acted as if he didn't want to be bothered.
The gyro was too good to forget or ignore. The next time I go to Greek Isles, it will definitely be take out.
Nice Atmosphere, Expected More – Before I get battered by all of the 5 star reviewers who give it perfect marks, let me say I probably had unreal expectations going into the dinner, which is why I am giving it my rating.
Had dinner with a few friends the other evening at Greek Isles for the first time. All I ever hear about this place, no matter who, is how great it is and "you've gotta try it", so needless to say I was expecting the world from this visit, unfortunately I should have taken my expectations down a notch, and may have been more impressed.
As an appetizer, I had ordered the Saganaki (Flaming Cheese) which was pretty good, but nothing to write home about. Although it had great flavor, the cheese was barely melted and stuck to the plate, making it a chore to get it off for your bread. Also the portion was quite small, not making it much of a value.
On to the main course which was the special of the evening, Chilean Sea Bass, pan seared with Garlic mashed potatoes, a Mediterranean salad and asparagus ( I know not very Greek, but it sounded good). The Sea Bass was cooked well, but was somewhat tempura battered which gave the outside a wierd "I want to be crunchy, but I've been soaking in this Mediterranean salad for a couple minutes so I'm not". The potatoes were nice and flavorful and surprisingly light. The Mediterranean salad was a refreshing component which complimented the fish well.
As for my girlfriend, she ordered a Greek chicken pasta dish, which she seemed to enjoy, but just lacked flavor and depth in my mind. It had an unappealing pea greenish color and the taste left me saying "what's going on here"
The service was alright. The waitress had awkward moments where she would stand at the table waiting for someone to say something after all our orders were taken, and didn't have much of a personality. Not a huge factor in my review, as I didn't go there because people told me the service was out of this world, but instead that the food was supposed to be.
In the end I'm glad I tried it, I have not had much Greek food in my life and it was a good experience to see all they had to offer. I may go back, but not anytime in the near future.
Great Food! One of a Kind! – I have been here serveral times and it its always good! The hostess is always friendly and seats your party right away! The service is also prompt and the servers friendly as well. The food is to DIE FOR! It is SO GOOD!
I would eat here everday if I could
Best Greek in Charlotte – Greek Isles is an amazing restaurant and it is my new favorite place to go. If you love the greek festival but are sad that it only comes once a year, THIS is the place for you. It has an amazing menu for greek foodies and even for those who just want a good meal in a great atmosphere... order the "flaming cheese!" I love this place!
Great food and atmosphere – We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere at the Greek Isles. The food was great, the Kalamarakia were excellent and prepared differently than I've ever eaten them anywhere else, and very fresh--and the bread was incredibly addictive!! They bake their own bread and it's authentic Greek! Dessert was perfect...Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for delicious food.
Best Greek Restaurant! – Finally I found a Greek restaurant that has authentic greek food! The greek salad was the best I ever had, definitely get it when you go. The flaming cheese is fun and delicious, I had the taste of Greece which was a huge assortment of food. Great value for the money. Good customer service and clean. Very friendly and helpful staff. Had the rice pudding for dessert it was sooo good....!!
BEST GREEK FOOD IN THE CAROLINAS – I have been eating Greek food for 48 years. This is one of the BEST!!! Excellent Food, Outstanding Service and also Very Clean. You will feel very welcome the owners are hands on and do everything to make your experience a pleasure. The cost is also a very good value.
Try it you will go back
Great Food...Definitely one of my favorites! – I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone! This is a favorite of mine. The food is fresh and worth the price. The atmosphere is wonderful and decor is very nice. This is a family friendly, authentic restaurant.
Good Authentic Greek Food and a Great Price – Great food. Good Portions. Great Price. Gracious Hosts. Family owned. Awesome Desserts. Worth the trip. Check it out.
Best Salad – Best Greek Salad I have ever had!! The dressing is to die for, and if you add gyro meat to it, then it is simply the best meal, lunch or dinner!
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