Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Restaurant Review: Gyro Town

Gyro Town
6732 Sylvania Avenue
Sylvania, OH 43560-3519
(419) 517-5330
Gyro Town Web Site
Mon - Sat 11 - 9; Sun 4 - 8

Right next door to the Classic Cafe is Gyro Town, specializing in Greek, Lebanese and American food.  Gyro Town is carry out only, but don't let that slow you down.  The food here is excellent.

Gyro Town is a non-franchised proprietorship, and one of the owners is almost always on site.  The service is very good, but effective communication depends on which owner is working that day.  While my order has never been screwed up, my attempts to make small talk or offer compliments on the food are sometimes met with a kind of vague smile and nod.

Gyro Town makes their own hummus, which is outstanding.  The pizza is excellent as well, and bears little resemblance to, say, Marcos or any other ubiquitous chain.

As I mentioned, Gyro Town is carry out only.  It has no ambiance beyond a counter and a few chairs so you can sit and wait.  You won't have to wait long, but if you're in a hurry you can call your order in and pick it up.  The service is well above the usual counter experience which usually involves a teenager whose personal hygiene habits you don't want to think about or an irate fat lady who has doused herself in cheap perfume which covers the smell of burning fat, so I'm giving the service an 8.  The food is outstanding, and I highly recommend the humus.  I rate the food at an 8.

In summary:
  • Ambiance: 0
  • Service: 8
  • Food: 8
Overall rating: 8.

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