Mississauga’s Top 5 Greek Restaurants
Published May 31, 2023 at 11:38 am
We don’t have many Greek restaurants in Mississauga, but the ones we do have are absolutely delicious. I don’t know about you, but when I’m hungry there is nothing better than Greek food due to the portions and selection. Here are the top five Greek restaurants in Mississauga:
5 – Jessie’s
Jessie’s is located in an industrial plaza at Kennedy and Matheson and boasts huge lunchtime line-ups — and for good reason. This place has a little bit of everything, from great food to large quantities to great service and good prices. All four are hard to find. When you first walk in, you’ll see a chalkboard that shows all the specials, and the special that stuck out was the beef brisket on a bun. You can also find a smoked meat sandwich. You watch that meat being sliced and put on rye right in front of your eyes. You can also watch them prepare the most popular dish on the chalkboard menu: the chicken souvlaki dinner. Two pieces of advice: get there a little before noon to avoid the lunch rush. Enjoy and you’re welcome!
4 – Astoria Shish Kebob House
Located on Dundas East past Dixie (just before you hit Etobicoke) is this cozy gem in Mississauga. Thank God it’s not in Toronto, or else we wouldn’t have been able to put it on the list! I’ve been here a few times, and it’s consistently delicious. Once you walk in,
it feels like you’re travelling to a mystical place in Greece — or at least I assume it does, as I’ve never been to Greece. The pork souvlaki was cooked to perfection with nice, big chunks of meat that were juicy and seasoned perfectly. The Greek salad was fresh, and the tomatoes were nice and soft.
3 – Fat Fork
This is the newest Greek spot in our city, and they have definitely left an impression on all of us. We tried the souvlaki chicken dinner and it was absolutely amazing. The chicken was cooked to perfection and paired really well with the boiled potatoes on the
side. Not to mention, the portion sizes here are massive! Definitely come with “BEAST MODE APPETITES.” The star of the show had to be their tzatziki sauce, which was practically overflowing out of the container (and I was not one to complain). It was creamy and flavourful, complementing the entire dish overall. I will definitely be coming here again.
2 – Lazros
Located in Meadowvale West, this hidden gem serves up some of the best Greek food in the city. At super affordable prices, you can get massive meals that will leave you wanting more. Their chicken souvlaki is definitely one of their more popular items. However, the lamb is just as amazing. The meat is tender and flavourful, complemented by rice on the side. I also liked how their potatoes were thinly cut and seared, similar to ruffle chips. It was so delicious and filling. The staff that work at this location are
also very kind and welcoming, so if you’re ever in the area, be sure to stop by.
They say “old is gold,” and no truer words could be said about this classic spot that was reportedly frequented by none other than the late Hazel McCallion. Located on the corner of Eglinton and Tomken, Peter’s on Eglinton has more than stood the test of time. I ordered the souvlaki dinner, and the server actually warned me about the dish’s size and asked if I was sure. It’s so big they had to make a small souvlaki dinner, which is still bigger than most normal dishes found at other restaurants. A quick scan of this
place suggests it’s geared towards a more mature, sophisticated crowd. It’s very nice inside, with a lot of attention to detail in the interior design. As for my daring dinner, I couldn’t believe the size of it and the fact that the plate weighed about 10 pounds. It came with two knives, two tzatziki sauces, half a tomato, a full potato and three pounds of meat. It tasted good, in case you were wondering.
Zets: When I first saw this Dixon Rd. resto, I didn’t think much of it. It looks like a greasy spoon, but it’s popular with airport workers who come on a daily basis. Then I actually tried their food! This 24-hour joint serves almost everything from breakfast to burgers, but it’s known for its Greek food. I ordered the pork souvlaki, and it boasted the biggest chunks of pork I have ever seen in the pork souvlaki world. Just look at these babies — and they were nice and juicy too.
Colossus Greek Taverna: I’ve passed by this place so many times in Port Credit, which is located on the east side of HWY 10 on Lakeshore. It’s a big blue building that you have seen before too. This is a higher-end Greek restaurant that has a real traditional Greek feel to it. I assume it has a traditional high-end Greek feel to it because, according to our server, the owner also owns a five-star restaurant in Greece. The server also said the only difference between a five-star Greek place and this one is that a five-star doesn’t serve
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