I was talking to a foodie friend about places to go to eat in Atlanta and he asked me “Ever went to Nick’s?”
He said it was a takeout place that serves Greek food. He spoke highly of the place and said that a lot of ATL chefs will grab lunch.
I was intrigued.
When we got there, I realized why everyone just “grabs lunch to go”. The large cement building is mostly the kitchen. We walk in, there is little space to move around. We order our food and wait outside while our order is being prepared. Mainly because we needed to get out of the way of the other people who were standing in line behind us.
Sitting outside at one of the tables gives me an opportunity to look around. If this restaurant has not come highly recommended by someone who I respected their food opinion, I probably would never have stopped there. Broken signage and peeling paint do little to entice newcomers. I would call this place a dive restaurant rundown looking restaurant known by the locals for their good food and low prices.
As we all know, looks can be deceiving. I guess that the owners cannot be concerned with the outside because they are too busy throwing down in the kitchen bringing authentic Greek food to the South.
I ordered the lamb gyro with fries. The meat was tender and flavorful. I loved the house made tzatziki sauce. Up until the best gyro I eaten was from Bronx, NY. This rivaled that. Maybe one day I will get to Greece and have a gyro from its homeland. Until then, I will have to satisfy myself with Nick’s.
However, next time I go, I will forgo the fries because the gyro is enough.
Greek take-out sandwich restaurant
Nick’s Food to Go
240 Martin Luther King Jr Drive S.E
Atlanta, GA 30312