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Best Greek Restaurant

Samos

600 Oldham St., (410) 675-5292

Posted 9/22/2004

For some, Greek food means generic souvlaki on a stick purchased at a gyro stand at a street fair. For others, Greek food means trekking out Eastern Avenue to Greektown to find the best homemade dolmades, spanikopita, and avgolomeno soups in town. Not all Greektown eateries are created alike, of course, so we recommend that you not just pop into the place on the well-traveled strip with the brightest neon sign; rather, head just off Eastern to Oldham Street where, settled on a quiet corner, youíll find Samos. Itís a rather modest neighborhood joint with an open kitchen where you can watch the cooks carve mouth-wateringly thick slices of garlicky lamb from a spit. Try the tangy melitzanosalata (eggplant dip), the shrimp-and-feta pie, or if you canít make up your mind, get the pekilia, a combination platter that includes dolmades, souvlaki, gyro, and spinach pie. The food is not fancy, but itís satisfying and oh-so-deliciously, authentically Greek.

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Other Awards for Best Greek Restaurant:

Samos, 9/16/2009

Zorba's Bar and Grill, 9/17/2008

The Black Olive, 9/19/2007

Samos, 9/20/2006

Ikaros, 9/21/2005

Samos, 9/17/2003

Black Olive, 9/18/2002

Samos, 9/19/2001

Karabelas Cuisine, 9/13/2000

Greek Islands Restaurant and Bar, 9/15/1999

Opa!, 9/17/1997

Ikaros, 9/18/1996

All Awards for Samos:

Best Greek Restaurant, 9/16/2009

Best Greek Restaurant, 9/20/2006

Best Greek Restaurant, 9/17/2003

Best Greek Restaurant, 9/19/2001

Best Service, 9/19/2001

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