Best Tavernas to Eat Meat the "Greek Way"

Greeks love grilled meat. The taverna offering grilled meat is called 'psistaria'.  After long discussions, serious consideration and lots of tasting, the Gourmed Team has come up with the best restaurants, Greek tavernas and grill houses in, around, and outside the city of Athens! Fill up your “protein reserves” and enjoy!

For kokoretsi and kondosouvli  photo from Vassilis Stamata

 

 

 these may sound Greek to you but they taste delicious. For a Greek connoisseur and “meat lover” these dishes, that act as appetizers, are the sign of quality grilled meat. If these are well prepared and properly grilled the rest of the menu is guaranteed.


Vasislis in Mati (outskirts of Athens) 

Marathonos Avenue - tel. 22940 79075


Amigdaleza, in the location with the same name. Stamata Avenue - tel. 210 6217897

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For Burgers and Meat balls or in Greek Beefteki (one large)  photo from Christos

 

 

 Beeftekia (usually four small) 
In Greece, mince is usually made into several small meat balls rather than one big burger – although it is possible to order it as such.

Christophoros in Kalivia, between the Aerort & Lavrio, where you can order meat balls by the kilo. Try the goat “xerakia”, the lamb on a spit and the meaty steaks. Superb portions. tel.22990 48266, www.oxristoforos.gr
Parmaxi: Col. Sarafi Street 75, Εgaleo, tel. 210 5612537

Christios: Doukisis Plakendias Avenue 34, Halandri-tel. tel. 210 6840698
 

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For T-bone steak:  photo from Katsarina

 

 

those who are simply not satisfied with … little portions, find the best T-bone steaks at “Chrisanthos” in Ano Vrilissia, “Argentina” in Kalentzi, “Tilemahos” in Kato Kifisia, “Meat Square” in Drosia and “Katsarina” in Kifisia.



Chrisanthos : Metamorphoseos & Kolokotroni 10, Ano Vrilissia, tel. 210 8043342


Argentina: Bitakou 3, Kalentzi, Marathonas, tel. 22940 66476

Tilemahos Art Grill: a costly but worthy version of the Greek grill, Fragopoulou 19, Kato Kifisia, tel. 210 8074015


Meat Square: Kifisias Avenue 300, Halandri, tel. 210.68.31.300, http://www.meatsquare.gr/

Katsarina: Kifisias 311, Kifisia, tel. 210 6254072

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For suckling pig

 

 

Christos-Olympia, Voreiou Ipirou, in Palea Pendeli, Tel 210 8047498

Magginas in Melissia.

Maggina: Ethnikis Antistaseos Square 1, Melissia, tel 210 8046143

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For lamb chops: 

 

 

Usualy served almost charcoaled.

Kolovos in Agia Paraskevi (fantastic chicken also), Peloponnesou 75, Ag. Paraskevi, tel. 210 6510989

Ilias in Thesion Thessalonikis 7,tel. 210 3422407 and also in Petralona, Eptahalkou 5, Petralona, tel. 210 3458052

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For pork fillet (in Greek psaronefri) 
photo from Telis

 

 

Mr. Loukideli  in Nea Philadelphia

A cult & cheap place to visit ii Telis Evripidou 86, Koumoundourou Square, tel. 210 3242775

Genovefa  in Metamorphosi

 Thexamenis 23, Metamorphosis, tel. 210 2810674

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For the … “private parts of lambs” in Greek sikotaria    photo from Vlahos

 

 

yes these are considered a great delicacy in Greece !

Sesoula in Peristeri, Ath. Diakou 17, Peristeri, tel. 210 5775594

Vlahos  in Hasia, in front of the fire. Also serves lamb chops, home grown potatoes fried to perfection, wild greens. 



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For the famous souvlaki

 


  
 

 

Panerithraikos with pitta bread and super tomatoes & onion –  Nea Erythrea  - 210 8000271
Mitsos for simple souvlaki sticks with exquisite homemade tzatziki - Stamats Avenue, Drosia -  210 8131683
Ta tria aderfia – Pendelis Avenue 3, Halandri – 210 6818578
One of a kind … To Xilino : opposite Telephone company (ΟΤΕ) on Kifisias Avenue. The soulvaki place that is open till the early hours of morning – for all those partying all night. Home grown vegetables.

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Other cities


Thessaloniki
Nikiforos: an old traditional taverna with exceptional grill – best for great big steaks and lots of little meat balls.
Modiano : Located in the heart of the commercial city center where grill houses are also a meeting point for politicians and reports (excellent meat).
 
Skopelos island
Perivoli : In the Chora of Skopelos, “Perivoli” serves delicious grilled meat cooked on a spit – local meat and wonderful sea view.
 
Volos
Voskopoula: kokoretsi and exohiko. Next to the national Stadium of Volos.
Fragos Grill house with delicious meat on sticks. On Iolkou street just before Iasonos. 

Portaria, Pelion
Diakoumis: In the square of the beautiful village in Pilion with exquisite local meat delicacies (gardoomba and bobari).
 
Patras, Rio
Agnantema: In Rio, a beautiful seaside suburb of Patra, Andreas prepares local meat that will make your mouth water. Suckling pig and ribs that melt in your mouth.