Plaka Grill

110 Lawyers Rd., NW
Vienna, VA 22180


Neighborhood: Vienna

Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Saturday, 11 to 9, Sunday 12 to 8.

Nearby Metro Stops: Vienna/Fairfax-GMU

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Roast-pork gyro; taramasalata; rotisserie chicken; avgolemono soup.

Special Features: Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2010: Plaka Grill

100 places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: The best gyro around—an authentically Greek fistful of crisp-edged roast pork, tzatziki, sliced red onion, and hand-cut French fries rolled up in a fresh round of pita. And the rest of the cooking will put you in mind of fancier digs.

What to get: Greek gyro; tangy avgolemono soup; excellent dips, including taramasalata, a fluffy whip of mullet roe and olive oil; rotisserie chicken with herbs and fresh lemon.

Best for: A grab-and-go lunch or a carryout dinner.

Insider tip: Two gyros are on the menu—order the Greek version or you’ll wind up with the forgettable one made with pressed lamb.

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