Though Rome may get all the attention for inventing England and bloodsport, the empire's quiet older brother Greece deserves some credit for thinking up democracy, gyros, and David Bowie–infused labyrinths. Salute the founders of Western food for thought with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of casual Greek fare from Medallen's Gyros & More in Gahanna.
Medallen's extensive menu puts a classic American twist on sunny Mediterranean favorites, such as gyros, paninis, fresh salads, and authentic Greek soups. Gyros, Hellenic flatbread sandwiches, are available in sizes ranging from the petite mini ($2.49) to the jumbo ($6.49), for eager eaters whose appetites challenge the Colossus of Rhodes. Signature tzatziki sauce is lovingly ladled over shavings of rotisserie-fired lamb and beef or herbivore-friendly falafel, which are then piled Olympus-like atop a fluffy grilled pita. Paninis ($5.99) expand Medallen's flavor empire with the gyro-meat-infused Philly, named for that sullen realm of brotherly love, cheesesteaks, and ruthless minotaurs. Lettuce-and-lotus eaters can wax rhapsodic at the crisp Greek salad, a pantheon of veggies, feta, and Kalamata olives, served with a side of grilled pita and tzatziki ($5.99), and steamy, homemade vegetable-lentil or chicken-lemon soups (cup $1.49, bowl $2.49) undermine the entire Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise with their exotic, Continental flavors.
Originally known as Greek Island Gyros and Subs, Medallen's rose from the ashes of the previous restaurant like a phoenix of phalange-licking Aegean goodness. Enjoy a side of authentic dolmades (stuffed grape leaves, $3.99) while the children duke it out over one of the many board games Medallen's supplies to waiting diners.
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Medallen's Gyros & More (formerly known as Greek Island Gyros and Subs) has not yet received many reviews, but 74% of nearly 30 Urbanspooners recommend it, and three of them supply reviews:
- Wow fresh fresh fresh. Fresh bread. Crisp lettuce and delightfully spiced meat. – David
Medallen's Gyros & More
At Medallen's Gyros & More, chefs with a devout love of Greek cuisine dish out classics such as gyros and Greek salads. Delectable blends of beef and lamb fill out pitas packed with veggies and signature tzatziki. Meanwhile, sandwiches pile combinations such as ham and cheese or vegetables atop soft breads, and housemade soups—including vegetable lentil and chicken lemon—make friends with salads and side orders of stuffed dolmades.
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