On the corner of W 1st, St and Cloverdale Ave at 101 Eden Terrace in Winston-Salem is the landmark, The Grecian Corner. Established in 1970, this cozy little restaurant has since become a staple in Winston-Salem, and truly has something for everyone, serving a full menu of authentic Greek, American, and Italian favorites.
Conveniently located near the Brenner Children’s Hospital, this landmark has proven it’s excellence by being open for over 45 years. In 2002, the owner and founder of The Grecian Corner, George Ballas, gave his nephew the opportunity to become a part of Winston-Salem’s finest. Angelo and Georgia Ballas are now the owners of this wonderful restaurant and the regulars will tell you, the quality and service remain top-tier.
If you look up the landmark’s hundreds of Google and Facebook reviews, you’ll see most everyone can agree they return time and time again for the excellent service, consistently delicious food, and fair prices. Many of George’s returning customers will recommend the authentic chicken souvlaki wrap on pita bread, crafted with all-natural, grilled and marinated chicken and served with onion, tomato, mixed peppers, and his own tzatziki sauce recipe. Additionally, any of the Grecian Specialty Platters of chicken, pork, or veggie are popular choices as well.
However, if Greek isn’t your forte, take your pick of over 10 different top-notch pasta variations, salads, soups, sandwiches including burgers, hot dogs, hoagies, turkey and ham, and even a rueben sandwich. Choose from a wide variety of unique appetizers including the popular greek nachos, dolmades, homemade zucchini patties, classic onion rings, and even cheesy bacon fries with ranch, for those of you who can’t turn down that deliciously classic American food.
If I haven’t convinced you The Grecian Corner has a comprehensive menu of diverse and flavorsome foods, I’m not done yet. They’ve got pizza, too. With and without a greek twist, both George and Angelo can tell you there is something on this menu made just for you. Last but not least, we don’t forget about the kiddos. At the fine price of $4.99, your child under 12 can choose from a hot dog, cheeseburger, chicken fingers, spaghetti with meat sauce, or a cheese pita, all served with a drink and french fries or apple sauce.
The Grecian Corner also serves both beer and wine, and a variety of authentic desserts including baklava, loukoumades, and baklava cheesecake, to truly complete your dining experience. As if this wonderfully quaint restaurant doesn’t provide enough, you have the option for George’s Grecian Corner to cater for any occasion with 15 or more people. They offer two different catering options, however, if you have a special request, Angelo and Georgia will do their best to accommodate you.
Stop by George’s Grecian Corner for an exceptional dining experience, both to do with the outstanding staff that takes pride in their work, and the food that is so carefully crafted. With almost 50 years in business, this restaurant speaks for itself.