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I’ve been wanting Greek food for a while now and we finally decided to try the Acropol Inn Restaurant over on Sunset Point Rd in Clearwater.  There were a bunch of cars in the parking lot, so that’s usually a good sign.

We started off with some Greek salads.

They were a rather simple Greek salad, just some lettuce, tomato, onions, Feta and a dollop of potato salad on the bottom.  The homemade dressing was pretty good though.  They bring the bottle of dressing to the table so you can have as much or as little as you want. 

They also bring you a large basket of bread.

It was very fresh and soft, but would have been better if it had been warm.  We decided to try their gyro appetizer.

There was a lot of gyro meat on the plate along with some garlicy tzatziki sauce.  It was really tasty gyro meat.  We ended up bringing half of it home.

Loren got the souvlaki platter with veggies and rice.

He said the pork was tasty, but not tender.  It definitely hadn’t been marinated for very long.  The red sauce on the rice tasted like tomato soup and the veggies were water logged. 

I saw pastitio on the menu and had to have it.

It was a huge portion, half of it came home with me too.  It was good, but it had the same red sauce as Loren’s rice and tasted like tomato soup.  You could definitely taste the nutmeg in the meat.   Not the best I’ve ever had, but it satisfied my craving.  It also came with the same water logged veggies.

This wouldn’t be my first choice for Greek food, but for $26 we definitely got a lot of food.

Acropol Inn Restaurant
2552 Sunset Point Rd
Clearwater, FL
(727) 796-2879

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  • Panos Kouzina is a little Greek restaurant close to our house.  I usually order something off their specials board, but they had a two dinners for $15 special going,  so we ordered from that and got the Souvlaki and Gyro dinners. 

    Let’s pause for a moment and talk about my obsession with bread.  I usually clean out the bread basket any time we go out to eat.  I love bread and rolls slathered in butter or dipped in olive oil.  It just makes me happy.  Panos Kouzina has some of the best garlic bread I’ve ever had.  It’s thick and soft and doesn’t have so much garlic that you can’t taste anything else (that’s their Tzatziki sauce).  I was through two pieces of bread before the soup came out.

    They had clam chowder for the soup today.  Good stuff.  By the time our dinners showed up, I was already full with soup & bread, so I just ate the gyro meat and some fries… and the last piece of bread.  Their Tzatziki sauce is really, really garlicly.  Not that it’s a bad thing, but you’ll probably still be tasting it the next day.

    $19 and our tastebuds were happy.

    Panos Kouzina
    3101 SR 580
    Safety Harbor, FL
    (727) 797–2667

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