4 top options for affordable Greek eats in Milwaukee

Looking for a sublime Greek meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Greek restaurants around Milwaukee, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Oakland Gyros

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Topping the list is Oakland Gyros. Located at 2867 N. Oakland Ave. in Cambridge Heights, the Greek spot is the highest rated budget-friendly Greek restaurant in Milwaukee, boasting 4.5 stars out of 206 reviews on Yelp.

This small chain offers a variety of Greek fare including lamb and pork gyros, falafel, hummus and other Mediterranean favorites. Burgers, hot dogs and fried appetizers are also on offer. The eatery's specialty is the gyro platter, which comes with fries, rice or salad. (View the full menu here.)

2. Apollo Café

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The Lower East Side's Apollo Café, located at 1310 E. Brady St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly Greek and Mediterranean spot four stars out of 133 reviews.

This Greek god-inspired cafe offers a mixture of Mediterranean and American fare. Expect Greek dishes like gyros, spanakopita, dolma and moussaka, as well as burgers and sandwiches. (See the full menu here.)

3. The Halal Guys

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The Halal Guys, a halal Middle Eastern and Greek spot in Cambridge Heights, is another affordable go-to, with four stars out of 125 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3133 N. Oakland Ave. to see for yourself. The meat-and-rice joint started as a New York City food truck owned by three Egyptian taxi drivers, according to the chain's website.

On the menu, find chicken, beef and gyro platters that get their kick from Mediterranean and Middle Eastern spices. Its two signature sauces are barbecue and a nondairy white sauce (regular and hot). Vegetarian? No worries. Try a warm pita filled with falafel and your choice of toppings. 

4. Gyro Palace

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Last but not least, there's Gyro Palace, a Walker's Point favorite with four stars out of 41 reviews. Stop by 602 S. Second St. to hit up the Greek spot next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget.

This economical place to score Greek and Mediterranean fare has a modest menu that includes gyro wraps, cheese dogs, chicken wings, fries and bacon. Mix and match a la carte style and taste a little of everything Gyro Palace has to offer. Here's the menu