This place is an example of how you can take a small strip center restaurant and fill it with interesting chotchkies and decorations to make it feel unique. When you enter, you'll see a room full of tables covered with place mats showing an outdated and very unscaled map of Fort Worth. In the back of the room, is a window leading to the kitchen which is where you place your order.
Gallagher's dad will adjust his crazy colored hat and work his way to the counter to take your order. He speaks English but I think he must be hard of hearing as he always answers my questions with "uh-huh".
I always get the gyro (guy-roo) when I go and they're terrific here. Since I normally eat in the restaurant, the pita is always warmand soft. The meat is generally very moist and not chewy, although there have beena few trips that required a little bit of tooth sawing to get the meat. But it always satisfies my Greek hunger - without the need to track down and gnaw on an Olympian.
"Can I get a gyro to go?""uh huh""I'd also like some hummus""uh huh""How many pitas come with the hummus"
"uh huh""Please stop smashing watermelons"
Recently, I discovered the hummus at the Greek House. It may be the best flavored of the basic hummii that I've found in Fort Worth. Many places in town have some great flavors, but for your basic hummus, this one's pretty good. And to answer my above question that nobody cared about, you get one pita - so ask for more.
For some reason or another, I've always felt that the prices were high at the Greek House. That may be the case for the plates which run about ten dollars, but for a gyro its about average across town. I believe its just under six bucks which is also what George's charges. Not having tried the plates, I cannot attest to the value of the meal. At lunch there is generally a lunch special that includes a gyro, fries and drink for under ten dollars.
People have recently asked me to notify my gentle readers if a place is open on Sundays. I don't think the Greek House is open on Sundays, but that is not confirmed.
The Greek House gets a 3 on the Hole scale. Although its in a strip center, the fact that they only have two employees lends some credibility and ambiance.
I would recommend checking them out sometime. Just remember to speak loudly and wear a poncho if you're in the front rows.
The Greek House is located at 2426 Forest Park Boulevard.