The Indy Greek Festival only comes around once a year, so you might think that you’re without hope if you get a hankering for baklava during any month other than September. Fortunately for you, all your Mediterranean cravings can be fixed at The Greek Islands Restaurant. Serving up traditional Greek fare in a comfortable family setting, it’s the perfect blend of good food and fun, making it one of many fantastic Indianapolis restaurants in glitzy downtown Indianapolis.
The Greek Islands Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, so it’s a great place to rest your weary feet after a day of taking in Indianapolis attractions like Lucas Oil Stadium and Monument Circle.
If you’re a little wary of the complicated-sounding names gracing the menu, pick an easy one to get you started. Here’s a universal favorite that’s easy to pronounce: Greek olives served with warm pita bread. Mmm…this classic dish is a popular choice for the first course. If you’re feeling more adventurous, an impressive list of appetizers awaits, ranging from saganaki (flaming cheese, a customary treat for Grecians) to spanakotiropita (crisply baked dough oozing with melted spinach and cheese).
The rest of the menu features equally difficult-to-pronounce delicacies, but it’s worth it to stumble your way through your order. The expertly prepared traditional fare will leave you glad you did. The moussaka, a blend of fresh eggplant, tomatoes, and ground beef coated with a creamy sauce and a sprinkle of cheese, is a Greek favorite, as is the souvlaki, or skewered pork cubes atop a sizzling bed of peppers, tomatoes, and onions.
And what meal is complete without a sweet finish? If there’s one food Greece is known for, it’s baklava, which is a favorite pastry treat here in the U.S. too. Walnuts, spices, and a sweet sticky sauce are layered between thick sheets of phyllo dough to create this decadent dessert.
So next time you find yourself craving something a little unconventional, stop by The Greek Islands Restaurant and discover what you’ve been missing!
For more information on The Greek Islands Restaurant, including hours, a full menu, and staff bios, please visit the restaurant’s homepage.
The Greek Islands Restaurant
906 S Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46225
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