Greek Food Two-Fer: My Pensacola
Don’t you find that often the best food is in the smallest, most out-of-the-way places? It certainly holds true for some of our favorite food in Pensacola — amazing gyros! May we introduce to you The Original Georgio’s Authentic Greek Food, aka the Greek stand. We look forward to eating a gyro from it (or two, or three. . .) every summer on our beach trips, and have for years. The meat is flavorful and moist, the tzatziki sauce has exactly the right amount of garlic and cucumber, and the portions are generous.
We have a hard time branching out from the gyros because they are that good, but their small menu covers all the bases — between chicken kabobs, vegetarian dishes, kids’ cheese pita, and salads, there’s something for everyone. I don’t think next time I’ll be able to resist the hummus. . .the stand is cash only, and located next to a convenience store (which sells drinks and has an ATM if you need cash). There are picnic tables at the stand to eat, but we don’t go for the atmosphere, just the amazing food.
Last year Georgio’s Greek Food moved to a new-to-us-location, which led us to a happy kid discovery — it’s now directly across the street from a huge brand-new playground, Perdido Key Kids Park. It’s equipped with clean bathrooms and numerous play areas for a variety of ages. The playground is fenced in with only one point of entry, making it more relaxing to watch your kids from one of the many shaded picnic tables. (Tip: the ones under the tree are the coolest!) Other fun aspects are the small nature trail and a Little Free Library in the herb garden, wooden Blue Angels, a mister to cool the kids down, and a little climbing wall. Our kids had a blast exploring the expansive Pensacola-themed play areas.
We used to get our gyros to go for the beach, but this play area is making for a popular Two-Fer anytime we have a hankering for Greek food in Pensacola.
10015 Gulf Beach Hwy., Penscola, FL (Across from the Perdido Key Kids Park, same address)
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
The Perdido Kids Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.