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Gardens of Salonica

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19 5th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-2225
+1 612-378-0611
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have heard about this place for many years but my wife and I and another couple tried it out for the first time. The menu offers all the traditional Greek specialties. I had the lamb shank special that was as good a lamb dish as I have had. I would definitely recommend that if it is available. My wife enjoyed... More 

Thank tfcoboy3
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for lunch. I had the gyro with Greek fries. While the gyro (tzatziki) sauce was very good, the meat itself was over cooked and therefore on the dry side. The Greek fries were very good though. Wife had a Greek salad. It was fresh, she liked it. I've had better Greek salads, but it was... More 

Thank defenderonthego
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here since 1998 the food is always the same as day one. Family owned and it's one of my favorites in Mpls. If you want true Greek Food your here.

Thank Nina G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Really good food and service. The restaurant is small but didn't have trouble getting a table on a Friday night. Waiter was very knowledgeable. Our family of 4 shares several appetizers and entrees. Prices very reasonable. Authentic, fresh, flavorful food. Will definitely be back!

Thank cardina4
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142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We did not have reservations but were able to get in. The service was slow in the beginning but picked up after awhile. Food was good. especially the lamb.

Thank MnWonderer
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

On a cold winter's night, having arbitrarily picked several Nordeast restaurants that were jammed with people waiting for tables, and a din that made it difficult to even ask how long the wait would be, we walked over to Gardens of Salonica. And we were glad we did. This charming storefront restaurant was busy, but it was also warm, friendly,... More 

Thank HowdyDoody4
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1,670 reviews
1,038 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

How long has this place been around? A long time. Good and consistent food that eats up real nice and fast.

Thank Alzor S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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127 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The restaurant was not full on Saturday evening. The food was authentic Greek comfort food. The dishes looked very attractive and tasted great. We liked the service. The only negative things was temperature control in a room. We visited in January. It was cold and not comfortable. I finally got my warm coat on; and I dined in a coat.

Thank travelovemn
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311 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had a nice experience eating at this restaurant. Food was delicious. It's a small room and it was quite busy and noisey the night we were there. Our server was a bit overwhelmed but did a good job.

Thank Domer90mom
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Food was very good. Lamb was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Pita was soft and just plain delicious. Services was good- seemed like a family run business. We were there with a party of 10 and we were a bit snug but not uncomfortable. My only complaint was how cold it was. Just when you think it couldn't get colder- the... More 

Thank Carina D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 5th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-2225
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-378-0611

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?