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Lunch at Salonika Gyros, Pittsburgh, PA

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I came across some pictures of delicious chicken on my laptop the other day. It brought back memories from one of my past trips to Pittsburgh. Salonika Gyros is a fast food Greek restaurant that looks like a typical pizza shop, but also has a bar in the back. It is located at 133 6th St, in the downtown Pittsburgh area.

When I recently googled this restaurant, I came across this. So according to the Pittsburgh City Paper, they were voted the 3rd Best Greek Restaurant in Pittsburgh by their readers. I thought that was cool, until I noticed that P.F. Chang’s was voted as the 3rd Best Chinese Restaurant. I chucked for a bit. Anyway, this gyro place was also featured here earlier this month.

During one of my past visit in Pittsburgh, my buddy and I made a trip to Salonika Gyros. He’s talked a lot about this delicious chicken and rice special they offer during the weekdays, while supplies last. Therefore, we decided to head over for this lunch special.

Here it is! Weekday lunch special: Half chicken with lemon rice and a side of pita bread. The chicken is flavored with oregano baked in lemon juice. Of course, I couldn’t resist not ordering a side of Baklava as well.


Check out this awesome pastry dessert.

The chicken was very delectable. The herbs added great deliciousness. I’m not very into chicken skin, but I picked out a little piece to taste the herbs. The chicken meat was moist and flavorful. The lemon rice was fragrant, and nice and fluffy.

One thing to remember. This place is a cash only, but they do have a convenient ATM at their location. I don’t remember how much the lunch special was, but I think it was something under $10s. Baklava was under $1.80-ish. The lunch portion was definitely more than enough and I had a good amount of leftovers to take home.

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