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Alpha Gyro Grill | 215 Jesse Jewell Parkway SE | Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday + 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday (closed Sunday)
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 15, 2024) – To know the City of Gainesville is to know Alpha Gyro Grill.
Alpha Gyro Grill serves predominantly authentic Greek cuisine at the very center of downtown Gainesville. Talk to loyal customers and they'll rave about the restaurant's hummus and pita bread, chicken soup, pita wraps and platters – basically everything right down to the baklava cheesecake.
"Food is a focal point in everyday Greek life and culture," Alpha Gyro Grill states on its Facebook page. "The ancient historian Plutarch writes that 'We do not sit at the table to eat, but to eat together'. Eating is an opportunity to socialize, to discuss, to have a meaningful dialogue or a pleasant time with family, friends and colleagues."
And while we agree, it absolutely doesn't hurt when the food is out of this world.
"Greek food, with its simple and not exotic or unknown ingredients, makes us feel good," Alpha Gyro Grill states. "It is seasonal, pure and simple, and has a straight and square integrity. A good Greek meal combines health and indulgence. ... Come together and eat at Alpha Gyro Grill."
Learn the ins and outs of Alpha Gyro Grill, what makes it a Must-Try Monday-worthy stop and why you should make it a destination the next time you're in downtown Gainesville by reviewing additional information below.
Alpha Gyro Grill has been a staple of the downtown Gainesville dining district for years, serving up authentic Greek cuisine that's both fresh and delicious.
There's a reason why Alpha Gyro Grill maintains customers for years – everything they serve is delicious! A hefty menu means there's something for everyone, plus all your traditional Greek favorites. Warm up your belly with an appetizer like fresh pita bread with Tzatziki or hummus for dipping, or chicken soup consisting of chicken, egg, lemon and orzo pasta. While Alpha Gyro Grill's salads are among some of the freshest and most flavorful, try a classic pita wrap with chicken, lamb or falafel, or one of their decadent pasta dishes like spaghetti and meatballs or spaghetti a la Grecque. Specialties include spanakopita (spinach pie), baked chicken and moussaka, a Greek-style lasagna with layers of eggplant, potatoes, seasoned ground beef and white béchamel sauce. Add a side of Greek potatoes, French fries or stuffed grape leaves to complete the meal, but make sure you save room for dessert! One taste of Alpha Gyro Grill's cakes, baklava and/or baklava cheesecake will have you coming back for more.
Get your Alpha Gyro Grill fix nearly every day of the week, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday.
You can't miss Alpha Gyro Grill! Located at 215 Jesse Jewell Parkway SE, the restaurant can easily be seen from the intersection of Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways. Look for Alpha Gyro Grill next to Weaver Law Firm and in the same strip mall as Gainesville Shoe Repair.
If you haven't already, give Alpha Gyro Grill a try and we guarantee you this question will answer itself.
Visit Alpha Gyro Grill in person, or place a phone or online order. Planning a work function, birthday or retirement party? Alpha Gyro Grill's catering will bring a fresh new flavor to your catered event.
PHOTO CUTLINE | Find these delicious chicken skewers at Alpha Gyro Grill, located at 215 Jesse Jewell Parkway SE just off the historic square in downtown Gainesville. Find additional photos shared via the @GainesvilleGeorgiaGovernment Facebook page. (Images shared from Alpha Gyro Grill's official Facebook page.)