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Gyros Nirvana in Sherwood

Gyros Nirvana in Sherwood

Why it took almost two years to go back to Mama’s Gyros Grill in Sherwood is beyond me. If you read my first review, then it was quite evident I enjoyed the place. And while my previous visit was filled with healthier options like the […]

The Sherwood Trifecta: Zaffino’s, Mama’s, & Chang Thai

The Sherwood Trifecta: Zaffino’s, Mama’s, & Chang Thai

Contrary to popular belief, the NLR area is not a vast wasteland of chain restaurants. That’s BS. While the NLR/Sherwood area does have its fair share of chains, the truth is…who doesn’t? There are chain restaurants all over the place, but if you’re willing to […]

Mama’s Gyros Grill in Sherwood is Worth the Drive

Mama’s Gyros Grill in Sherwood is Worth the Drive

I won’t beat around the bush. I liked Mama’s Gyro Grill. I liked it before I even entered the restaurant, thanks to a poster of a beautiful model holding a gyro which hangs in the window.

And I certainly liked the place after I tried to the food.

First things first, Mama’s is a small restaurant located in a strip center right off Kiehl Avenue. The interior is a simple, casual, no-frills environment where you order at the counter and they bring the food to you a few minutes later. The service is fast and friendly and the menu is fairly expansive.

At Mama’s, you can get anything from a cheeseburger to a falafel sandwich to a Greek salad to chicken tenders to baklava (which I’m told is excellent). For our inaugural visit, my daughter and I opted for the Chicken Gyro and the Daily Special, a Salmon Greek Salad.

Chicken Gyro

 

Both were very impressive.

The shaved chicken was tender, juicy and quite flavorful, and a perfect complement to the accompanying onions, tomatoes, and tzazki sauce. It was all wrapped in soft pita bread and came with a bag of potato chips. The cost: $5.95. Some folks may scoff at me ordering chicken instead of the traditional beef/lamb combo, but I was looking for a little lighter option and this gyro hit the spot.

The Salmon Greek Salad was even better, and that’s saying something. A good-sized portion of salmon was well seasoned and cooked to a delightful medium rare. I knew we were taking a bit of a chance ordering the salmon because this is a fish that’s often overcooked at restaurants. Not the case at Mama’s. The fish rested on a bed of fresh lettuce and came with a deliciously addictive dressing, along with feta, olives, tomatoes, and peppers.

With tax and small tip, I think we got out of there for $20 … an outstanding value.

Simply put, even though I live 20+ minutes from Mama’s, this is a restaurant I will certainly make the effort to hit up in the future. If you live in the NLR/Sherwood area, I’d highly encourage you to check it out … and put it in your dining out rotation.

Mama’s Gyros Grill
3309 E. Kiehl Avenue
501-833-0306 (Call-in Orders Welcome)
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-7pm; Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 11am-3pm; Closed Sunday

She Said, He Said: Leo’s Greek Castle

She Said, He Said: Leo’s Greek Castle

Monthly Feature, By Becca Bona and Kevin Shalin Becca and Kevin will check out a local restaurant, each at different times, and then write separate reviews. This month, it’s Leo’s Greek Castle. Becca’s Take Leo’s is that place you take your out-of-town-friend to when you’re trying to […]