(Mabel Del Castillo/The Mirror)There are not too many Mediterranean places you can go to for lunch here in Fairfield. After driving around Black Rock Turnpike aimlessly, Gyro Grill-located at 1485 Black Rock Turnpike-immediately stood out.

Upon entering this beautifully decorated place there is an aroma of freshness and a very polite girl greeting you from the counter. There are menus scattered everywhere with different foods ranging from Greek and Israeli to American.

For starters, you can order anything from fried calamari, to stuffed grape leaves,to falafel and hummus (which I highly recommend), and spinach pie. If you prefer a salad, you can choose from Greek, Caesar, or house and top it off with grilled chicken, gyro meat, or souvlaki (pork).

There are three different sandwich styles at Gyro Grill: Greek, Israeli, and American.  For an additional fee, french fries, onion rings, or a small greek salad can be added as a side. The Greek sandwiches are all served on a pita with tzatziki, tomato, and onion. The Israeli sandwiches are all served on pita bread with hummus, Israeli salad, and tahini.

My absolute favorite is the Greek grilled chicken pita, but you can choose from a variety of flavorful and tender meats like gyro, souvalaki, and salmon.

If you just want to play it safe, you can go with the American sandwiches and have a Buffalo chicken sandwich, a cheesesteak, or even a grilled chicken BLT. Burgers are another great option because they are juicy and cooked to perfection.

If you are on the hungrier side or just sharing, you can choose a variety of Greek platters like the chicken kebob plate or the Gyro Grill Combo plate, which are served with a Greek Salad, tzatziki, pita, and French fries or rice. There are also Israeli platters served with an Israeli salad, hummus, pita, and French fries.

All the food is prepared behind the counter so if you seat yourself nearby you can see your food being made as you are served by the waitress. This place is very efficient so even though you may feel antsy as you peek behind the counter or see other people’s food being brought out; it is the smells of decadent food causing anxiety.

(Mabel Del Castillo/The Mirror)

It is a casual and  popular place due to the constant traffic of people coming in to pick up their orders. The pricing of the food is very reasonable and the portions are moderate. Parking is conveniently located right in front of the store and there are a few tables outside which are nice for the good weather.

Gyro Grill is closed on Monday, open Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

So I encourage you to go for an ambitious run down Black Rock Turnpike or take a trip with a few of your friends and seat yourself at Gyro Grill. You will have an option to satisfy any of your cravings and if you are a vegetarian the menu itself shows you which options are offered.

If you have a sweet tooth, do not leave without ordering a delicious piece of baklava or some cinnamon and sugar pita fritters.

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