Restaurant Name: The Akropolis
Location: 3311 South Street, Lafayette, IN (map it)
Hours: Mon-Thur 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Closed on Sunday
Review: One of my daughters is doing a project on Ancient Athens for school, so it wasn’t tough for her to convince us to eat out at a Greek restaurant. I have been going to this one since I was a kid, although I never think to go here when we don’t feel like cooking. Apparently, my kids hadn’t eaten here before, and they were disgusted that we had not shared this treasure with them. They LOVED this place. Truly, nothing fancy… you order at the counter from a picture menu on the wall, and carry your own food to the vinyl-clothed tables. The framed posters of Greece on the walls are from the mid-80’s, and they play lively Greek music from a CD player in the corner. It was just like I remembered it from when I was 10! We ordered Gyros sandwiches, Souvlaki (like pork kebabs on pita bread), Cheese Pie (the Greek version of a grilled cheese) for my youngest, and Saganaki to share. The Saganaki is a salty and aromatic cheese flambé, which elicits the shout of “Opa!” from me every time I have it!
The service was great – very friendly people who seem eager to help you. While the place doesn’t sparkle, it was clean. There may have been a fly buzzing around, but the experience was so good that we barely noticed.
Don’t forget dessert… The Dipla (honey pastry) was a big hit with the kids, and the Baklava was delicious.
Kid friendly: Yes.
Methods of Payment: Cash or Credit.