MUSKEGON, MI – Greekshore restaurant is already making waves along the lakeshore by offering the Muskegon area authentic Greek street food that’s open late.
Roosevelt Park native George Moulatsiotis opened the new restaurant at 1845 Lakeshore Dr. on July 3, with the intention of bringing a little taste of Greece to the streets of Muskegon.
Moulatsiotis said that since opening a little over a month ago, the feedback has been positive and plentiful.
“It’s been very nice,” he told MLive/Muskegon Chronicle. “Everyone has come down to check us out and we’ve been getting a lot of good feedback.
Being raised in a Greek family, Moulatsiotis said that when he was younger, he would tag alongside his grandpa to visit family in Greece. He said that his grandfather emigrated to Michigan when he was 21.
“I just love the food so much, and I wanted to share it with my hometown,” he said. In Greece, they use pork on their gyros instead of beef and lamb, so we started making our own here, too.”
And the customers sure have been eating it up. Moulatsiotis describes the dish as a handmade gyro cone complemented with pork that takes a couple of hours to make.
Some of the best sellers on the menu continue to be the assortment of gyros offered, as well as the popular Saganacki, or flaming cheese.
When it comes to Moulatsiotis’s favorite, it remains the classic number one: George’s Authentic. For $12.75, the gyro comes with shaved marinated pork on warm pita bread with fries inside and topped with house-made tzatziki sauce, onions and tomatoes.
Other favorites on the menu include the housemade flaky dessert called baklava and the fresh salads, as well as the popular Greek fast food Souvlaki ($12-$14) served with small pieces of marinated meat on a skewer.
In the future, Moulatsiotis said he hopes to add more items to the menu and rotate weekly specials, like the current Pastitso dish similar to lasagna.
He touts the space as an inviting restaurant with sea blue on the walls and winding vines complemented by the traditional Greek music playing throughout.
“We want to make it feel like you’ve been transported to Greece,” Moulatsiotis said. “I really enjoy my culture and I was just very pleased when we opened that everyone enjoyed everything, too. Come on down and check us out.”
Hours of operation for Greekshore are Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday, noon – 10 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday. Visit online to place a carryout order.
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