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$15 for $30 Worth of Greek Food
The menu includes appetizers such as stuffed grape leaves ($8.50) filled with ground beef, rice, and herbs and entrees such as mousaka ($15.95)—a dish made with eggplant, potatoes, ground beef, and béchamel sauce—and broiled fillet of orange roughy ($19.95) topped with olive-oil-lemon sauce. Lamb is a staple meat of the menu, showing up in feasts such as the baked baby lamb kapama ($17.25) and the lamb guvetzi ($17.25), which laces pasta with hunks of braised lamb soaked in an herb and wine sauce. The Hellenic surf and turf ($28.95) fuses lamb chops with fried squid and plates the carnivorous concoction alongside a formidable crab cake.
Since 1969, the Kohilas family has been at the helm of Ikaros Restaurant, which was praised in a 2011 review in the Baltimore Sun for its smart and careful food preparation just as much as its longevity. Over the years, the menu has not changed much, with chefs continuously crafting classic Greek dishes such as mousaka—a dish of eggplant, potatoes, ground beef, and béchamel sauce—as well as the more locally inspired Maryland crab cakes. Supplementing authentic eats, customers can enjoy background Greek music or occasional live music in the dining room.