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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Good Greek food, poor atmosphere at Gyro Plus

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Gyro Plus, located on W University Avenue, is a dive-y, family-owned place that looks unpromising on the outside. One of those places you hear about from word-of-mouth that you otherwise wouldn’t think of trying. But don’t let the undesirable atmosphere distract you from the quality of their food.

I asked the man taking my order what their most popular gyro was, and he told me the Halal Gyro, which is a pita with beef, lamb, lettuce, tomato and cucumber sauce. I also ordered a side of fries.

It was my fist time eating lamb, so I was a little hesitant about what to expect, but overall the gyro was good. The meat was tender, the lettuce and tomatoes were fresh and the cucumber sauce really made the gyro. The fries were particularly impressive. I wasn’t expecting them to be anything amazing, but they were warm, thin and perfectly crispy.

I sat inside when I went for lunch. There is also outside seating, or you can order to go. The restaurant is quite outdated and in need of remolding, which was disappointing because I appreciate atmosphere when I’m eating somewhere. I think an updated interior would really add to the dining experience and complement, rather than distract, from the food.

I wouldn’t rave about Gyro Plus to my friends, but as one of the few places in Gainesville that serve Greek food, I would definitely return. 

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