Looking for a delicious Mediterranean meal near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Mediterranean spots around Greenville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.
1. Pita House
Topping the list is Pita House. Located at 495 S. Pleasantburg Drive, the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spot is the highest rated place of its kind in Greenville, boasting 4.5 stars out of 338 reviews on Yelp.
The menu offers both Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, with dishes that include pita sandwiches, salads and grilled meats. (Explore the full menu here.)
Jackie W., who reviewed it on Nov. 4, wrote, "I've had great Mediterranean food and this fits in that tier. This rivals food that I would get in NYC. I ordered the Middle Eastern plate and scarfed it down. I am a big fan of the gyro and falafel and the hummus. I want to try tzatziki next time."
2. The Lazy Goat
Next up is The Lazy Goat, situated at 170 Riverplace. With four stars out of 373 reviews on Yelp, the Mediterranean spot, which offers tapas and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
Expect dishes like the Lazy Paella with rice, green beans, roasted chicken, chorizo and lemon aioli; the Black Tahini Chicken with black tahini yogurt, shishito peppers, marble potatoes, kale and charred onion vinaigrette; and the Brie Pizza with fig marmalade, harissa sugo, almonds, sherry glaze, radicchio, apples and sea salt. (See the full menu here.)
Kate H. said, "Had a wonderful dining experience. The service was superb, the food was delicious and unique and the ambiance is lovely. I would highly recommend sitting on the patio and enjoying the river views. A large waterfall installation at the back of the patio adds to the intimate feel."
3. Green Lettuce USA
Green Lettuce USA, located at 19 Augusta St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Mediterranean, vegetarian and Middle Eastern spot 4.5 stars out of 90 reviews.
The menu focuses on salads, which include the Shirazi with cucumber, tomato, onion, parsley and lemon dressing, and the Dolma with lettuce, spinach, tomato, cucumber feta, parsley and dolma. It also offers various entrees for dinner.
Kelsey B. wrote, "Always amazing food. Such a great locally-owned spot. Never disappointing. The kebabs are fantastic—the perfect amount to be shared by two."
4. Kairos Greek Kitchen
Kairos Greek Kitchen, a Greek spot, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 44 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1800 Augusta St. to see for yourself.
The fast casual Greek eatery offers a build-your-own approach to ordering, offering customizable pitas, salads, platters, grain bowls and protein bowls, which you add protein, toppings and sauces to. (Check out the full range of options here.)
Angela C., who reviewed it on Dec. 23, wrote, "Kairos is essentially a Mediterranean Chipotle! You get your choice of a platter, pita, salad, grain or protein bowl. For protein, there's falafel, meatballs, lamb gyros and chicken. They also add lentils for the protein bowl."
Check out Ji-Roz, which has earned four stars out of 72 reviews on Yelp. You can find the wine bar and Greek and Mediterranean spot at 644 N. Main St., Suite #100.
The menu includes gyros, salads, skewers, rotisserie chicken and an extensive wine list.
Yelper Jason S. said, "An amazing new Greek restaurant that brings fantastic old world recipes together with a modern twist and feel. Food and service were great! Definitely check this place out. You will not be disappointed."
6. Greektown Grille
And then there's Greektown Grille, a local favorite with four stars out of 65 reviews. Stop by 400 E. McBee Ave., Suites #101 and #102, to hit up the Greek and traditional American spot next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings.
The Greek cafe offers pita sandwiches, grilled entree platters, soups, salads and more. Look for dishes like the Makaronada with Greek-style pasta and cheese flavored with garlic and butter, topped with meat sauce; or the Keftedes with beef and lamb meatballs stewed in house tomato sauce and served with rice. (See the full menu here.)
Connor T. wrote, "Great restaurant with an amazing atmosphere. The owners, Mike and Pete, are two awesome guys who bring an awesome Greek experience to the restaurant. I highly recommend the veggies on pita and adding some shaved lamb on top—makes for a great sandwich."