You’ll want to eat EVERYTHING at this new OPA-TASTIC restaurant near UD

6:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 What To Do

Call it a “yee-roh,” call it a “gy-ro,” just don’t pass up a meal at this opa-tastic new restaurant. 

The Gyro Room is definitely worth a visit for any Greek food fan. 

The laidback, 1,500-square-foot eatery recently opened at 1124 Brown Street near the University of Dayton. 

As Mark Fisher reported, the business is owned by John Hanna and is in the building that once housed Tropical Tan.

The Gyro Room is now at 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.

Tanning beds and supplies have been replaced with cool wooden tables decorated with the Gyro Room logo in white letters. (Take a look below.)

There is also a sense of fun at The Gyro Room. Its friendly and welcoming staff donned white t-shirts to help customers correctly pronounce the food at the heart of the restaurant’s menu: “yee-roh.” 

As for the gyros, boy, are they good. 

We tried the lamb and beef gyro which came wrapped in fresh pita bread with onions, chopped tomato and an in-house made tzatziki sauce for $7.49.  

We made it a platter with Greek rice for an additional $1.99. 

The Gyro Room is now at 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.

There is also a chicken gyro for $7.49, a shrimp gyro for $8.49, and a Philly Gyro for $7.99. 

A healthy portion of evenly spiced, tender lamb and beef gyro meat was served in our sandwich.

I munched it down and could have had another because it was just that good. We didn’t drop our forks. 

When the opportunity to eat spanakopita pops up, one must eat spanakopita.

The Gyro Room is now at 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.

Gyro Room’s baked filo dough triangles were stuffed with feta cheese and spinach and did not disappoint.  

For spending more than $20, we won a spin on the Gyro Room wheel. We landed on dolmathes — three grape leaves stuffed with rice. They held together nicely and thankfully were not as salty as other dolmathes I have had. 

WHAT: The Gyro Room

WHERE: 1124 Brown St., Dayton

HOURS: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays

INFO: 937-610-1001 | thegyroroom.com | facebook.com/thegyroroom/

The Gyro Room is now at 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.
The Gyro Room is now at 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.
The Gyro Room is now at 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.
The Gyro Room is now at 1124 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.
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