Do you love Greek food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Greek cuisine in Baltimore. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Baltimore restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Ikaros, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Black Olive. We also point out good neighborhoods for Greek restaurants in Baltimore - Greektown, for instance. When the craving hits, we'll make sure you get your fix!
An authentic Greek taverna, locals say this is one of Baltimore's culinary hotspots. Located in the charming Fell's Point district, the seating areas have a colorful and casual atmosphere, with two intimate dining rooms that are perfect for small or larger groups. The incredibly fresh seafood has earned an excellent reputation; the selection of fresh catch often includes pompano, bream, turbo, red snapper or sea bass. Have your choice grilled in olive oil, lemon and capers or cooked in parchment with mild cheese and served over couscous. The lamb gets raves, as does the eclectic wine list and the fresh baked bread. Reservations required. (410-276-7141)
You'll feel like you've stepped onto a Aegean isle when you enjoy an evening at the Acropolis – the ambience and food make this the next best thing to being there. Colorful murals decorate the walls, Greek music flows from the sound system, and the smells of homestyle Greek cooking linger in the air. The seafood specialties are fresh and authentic, generously sauced with olive oil, white wine and herbs, with options such as shrimp, rockfish and red snapper. Or try braised lamb served with orzo. Then sit back and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of Greece. (410-675-3384)
This lovely Fell's Point eatery offers the simplest, freshest grilled fish in town, and the hip crowd that gathers here is evidence of its popularity among Baltimore's who's-who. Elegant dark woods and a pleasant courtyard create a romantic, sophisticated air; though, the menu and the service prove that Kali's is also a family-friendly spot. Try the grilled octopus, the fresh catch of the day char-grilled and served whole, or savory kebabs, and you are in for a Greek feast. A private dining room is perfect for larger groups. Reservations recommended. (410-276-4700)
Simple and satisfying, this restaurant eschews the trendy decor and modern dishes in favor of classic, homestyle Greek cooking served in a serene, relaxed atmosphere. From crisp fried calamari to creamy moussaka to flavorful broiled whole fish, this restaurant guarantees you won't leave hungry. Lamb is served eight ways, and is especially tasty in a simple sauce of wine and tomato. The friendly staff is made up of people of Greek heritage, who wear elegant Greek-style garb, and who love to introduce visitors to their traditional cuisine. Reservations recommended. (410-633-3750)
Zorba's Bar & Grill
Greektown is the place for authentic dining and laid-back ambience, and Zorba's has got plenty of both. Even the television is tuned to a Greek station, though you will be too sidetracked by the great menu – or the meat-filled grill – to watch. Tender spit-roasted lamb, whole grilled fish prepared simply in olive oil and herbs, and feta-infused salads are the stars of the show. Enjoy your meal in true Greek style, with a basket of fresh bread and bottle of retsina, a rather potent Greek liquor. (410-276-4484)
This Greek neighborhood eatery features two dining rooms to accomodate the numerous diners who crowd the restaurant for authentic, homecooked Mediterranean fair. The menu's full of tempting choices such as fat gyros, dolmades, pastitsio, and shrimp and feta pie. Generous portions ensure you won't leave hungry. Friendly, efficient service. (410-675-5292)