The Greek Islands Restaurant: Indianapolis, Indiana’s Mediterranean Dining

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.

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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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