OC Restaurant Quest: Nick’s Grecian House in Royal Oak
(Crystal A. Proxmire, May 9, 2023)
Royal Oak, MI – I don’t know how long Nick’s Grecian House has been part of the Royal Oak community, but the 1984 Detroit cityscape poster is probably an indication that it’s been there for a while. Loyal customers continue to visit this diner that features Greek, Italian, and American fare.
There were many tempting items on the menu, but given the name of the restaurant my friend and I decided to stick with the classics. She opted for the Greek salad, served in a gigantic bowl, topped with feta cheese and big chunks of squishy tomatoes, thick cut red onions, cucumber, beets, olives, and pepperoncini, with traditional pink Greek dressing. It came with a slice of buttery, grilled pita bread.
My friend also got a cup of chili and a side of fries – the golden crispy kind that are perfect for dipping.
I opted for the gyro which has gyro meat, onion, tomato, and gyro sauce. And I had a slice of another Greek classic – spinach pie. I took most of the pie home and the next day it was even crispier and more delicious.
Visitors to Nick’s Grecian House might also enjoy sandwiches like cold ham and cheese, chicken strip club, egg salad, and grilled cheese. For Greek entrees the choices include a layered eggplant dish called moussaka, chicken kebobs, lamb shank, and grape leaves. In the Italian section of the menu are veal parmigiana, ravioli with meat sauce, fettuccine alfredo and more.
And under “homestyle favorites” are meals like country fried steak, baked ham, and roast turkey with dressing and cranberry sauce. There is also a modest breakfast menu, with what one might expect from a diner – eggs and meat, pancakes, and a couple omelette choices.
Nick’s Grecian House is located at 1018 Eleven Mile Road, and their full menu can be found at https://nicksgrecianhouse.com/
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