The best gyro spots to satisfy your Greek cravings

The 62nd Annual Dayton Greek Festival became the Greek Fest Express, a drive thru only event featuring the signature foods of the festival due to COVID-19 restrictions for large gatherings. Held from Friday, September 11th through Sunday, September 13th, 2020 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton's Grafton Hill neighborhood, the drive thru version of the festival was an overwhelming success. Here's a look at the drive thru operation and gyro making process at the outdoor grilling area. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
The 62nd Annual Dayton Greek Festival became the Greek Fest Express, a drive thru only event featuring the signature foods of the festival due to COVID-19 restrictions for large gatherings. Held from Friday, September 11th through Sunday, September 13th, 2020 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton's Grafton Hill neighborhood, the drive thru version of the festival was an overwhelming success. Here's a look at the drive thru operation and gyro making process at the outdoor grilling area. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

If you weren’t able to make it to pick up Greek food last weekend at the Greek Church during Dayton Greek Festival’s Greek Fest Express, there are several good local spots with solid, tasty gyros waiting for you.

A well-made gyro is enormously satisfying, and this list of spots to grab one will not disappoint.

Gigi’s Gyros

1238 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg

937-530-8241 or www.facebook.com/gigisgyros

Gigi’s Gyro ($5.99) is a thin-sliced beef and lamb served on warm pita bread, topped with tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki. Make it a combo with a soft drink (add $1.49) rice or fries (add $1.99) or a Greek Salad or Gigi’s Fries (add $2.99).

Gyro Delight is located at 6008 Wilmington Pike in the Sugarcreek Plaza in Sugarcreek Twp. MARK FISHER/STAFF
Gyro Delight is located at 6008 Wilmington Pike in the Sugarcreek Plaza in Sugarcreek Twp. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Gyro Delight

6008 Wilmington Pike, Centerville

(937) 310-1888 or www.gyrodelight.com

Their original gyro ($7.95) is topped with tomatoes and onions or upgrade to the original gyro supreme ($9.95) topped with feta cheese, chopped banana peppers, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers served with tzatziki sauce.

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Gyro Palace

57 S. Springboro Pike, Miamisburg

(937) 436-2770 or www.thegyropalace.com

Opt for the Original Gyro Supreme topped with feta cheese, chopped banana peppers, cucumbers served with tzatziki sauce on an open face pita ($7.99). All Platters include pepperoncini, olives, and Feta for $2, French fries or rice for $3; Greek fries, onion rings, Greek salad or seasoned curly fries add $1.

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Olive Mediterranean Grill

44 W. Third St., Dayton

(937) 221-8399 or olivedayton.com

This downtown eatery has a Gyro wrap for $7 and an excelled chicken shawarma wrap as well. All wraps come with lettuce, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce. Everything is well-made and served up quickly, and it’s affordable.

A Greek Hot Plate (for one), is a gyro made from beef/lamb, chicken breast and pork. Pita bread, with tzatziki sauce (background) is served with the meal. This sells for $9.50 at Tickets Pub and Eatery.
A Greek Hot Plate (for one), is a gyro made from beef/lamb, chicken breast and pork. Pita bread, with tzatziki sauce (background) is served with the meal. This sells for $9.50 at Tickets Pub and Eatery.

Credit: Staff photo by Ron Alvey

Credit: Staff photo by Ron Alvey

Tickets Pub & Eatery

7 W. Main St., Fairborn

(937) 878-9022 or www.ticketspub.com

This downtown Fairborn staple is a restaurant with a menu of Greek specialty foods alongside a full menu of other American dishes.

You could go with a gyro or opt for a Greek Cold Plate (feta cheese, greek peppers, kalamata olives, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers served with pita bread and tzatziki sauce. A small serves one as an entree or two or three as an appetizer and a large serves two as an entree or two to four as an appetizer.

The Greek Hot plate features Gyro, Souvlaki, and Charbroiled Chicken Breast served with Feta cheese, greek peppers, kalamata olives, tomatoes, pita bread and tzatziki sauce, available in servings for one or two.

Contact this contributing writer at alexis.e.larsen@hotmail.com.