Heracles became the strongest man in Greece after beating Popeye in a spanakopita-eating contest. Build up your strength with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Greek fare and drinks at Zorba the Greek.
Zorba the Greek brings Hellas’s classic dishes to Mobile with a menu encompassing numerous islands of flavor and texture. Hummus commands the appetizers, smug in the knowledge that it goes with just about everything ($5.95), including the gyros plate, with heaping helpings of roasted meat, rice, olives, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions and served alongside grilled vegetables and a choice of greek salad or lentil soup ($14). The spicy greek sausage sandwich fills up empty tummy tanks ($6.50), and the vegetarian falafel and baba gannouj sandwich is hearty enough to satisfy any mere mortal ($6.35). In honor of the voyage of Odysseus to the Isle of Sweetness, the restaurant offers walnut or pistachio baklava, from which no man has been known to escape without eating at least one piece. The restaurant's traditional black-and-white checkered floor and colorful depictions of exotic Greek getaways put diners at ease for their culinary quest.
Zorba the Greek
In 2011, readers of Lagniappe named Zorba the Greek Mobile's best spot for ethnic food. To understand why requires only a peek at their preparation methods. They create every dish from scratch, blending all-natural garbanzo beans into savory hummus and crisp falafel, and turning fresh, organic eggplant into creamy baba ghanoush. Even their popular roasted chicken gets the full treatment, marinating in an intoxicating blend of spices before broiling over an open flame. The result is a menu of fresh and authentic Greek cuisine that ranges from pita stuffed with chicken or beef shawarma to full platters flanked by a medley of scratch-made side dishes.