The Flagpole Best of Athens 2018 issue came out a couple of weeks ago. We hadn’t seen this issue until we were eating at our favorite lunch restaurant, Gyro Wrap on Broad Street.
Gyro Wrap has been in Athens since the early 90s and it’s the only place to get a great gyro! It’s always busy but the service is good and the food is delicious. We enjoy sitting at the bar but there is a large room with tables plus a nice outdoor dining area.
Based on reviews on Yelp and Trip Advisor and personal experience, Gyro Wrap would win the Best Wrap Athens 2018 category. This review sums up the experience.
A review from a fan on Trip Advisor:
First started eating Gyro Wrap in early 90’s. Many things have changed in life but this place has stayed the same. Nostalgia abounds as this place keeps a solid following of fans from decades gone by. The food always stays the same. Cooked to order, hot, fresh. Steak wrap with provolone and mushrooms, curly fries and a Mediterranean salad with feta dressing are all out of this world delicious. The inside is unpretentiousness and is basically identical to what it was on my very first visit in the Fall of 93. It doesn’t need to be flashy or neat. It only needs to continue staying the same. It’s a can’t miss anytime me or my wife are within 1+ hours driving distance. THANK YOU to the staff and owners for maintaining this Athens institution for all these years. It’s one of the great things that makes Athens, GA truly The Classic City.”
There are lots of reviews by customers from Athens or who drive a distance to eat here. This is a part of Athens history that should not be missed!
My (current) favorite dish is the GW Ultimate Salad. It’s a large salad with sliced chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and a scoop of Mediterranean salad mix. The salad comes with a creamy blue cheese dressing on the side but the flavor from the salad mix is enough for me – it’s delicious. Paul orders a gyro wrap every single time. Sometimes he gets curly fries, but always the gyro wrap… it’s great!
When we looked at the list of winners in Flagpole, we couldn’t really find a category for Gyro Wrap. Aren’t there other wraps around town? I know this is a popular place and I am sure they would have won “Best Wrap Athens 2018” if the category was an option.
Next time you’re looking for something different for lunch, try Gyro Wrap. They have a BBQ chicken wrap, Fajita wrap, cheesesteak and great curly fries with seasoned salt.