Review: Sam's GyrosAuthor: indianapoliseater | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Fishers, IN, Location: Indianapolis, IN, Recommended: Independent
8922 East 96th Street, Fishers, Indiana 46038
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What I Got: Gyros Plate $11.95 (comes with Pita Bread and a small Greek salad)
There’s been a Sam’s Gyros in Broad Ripple for years (I never knew until recently), but this second location in Fishers just opened within the past month, so I figured I’d give it a shot. Since most of my history with Greek food and gyros involves going to a late night gyros stand in Broad Ripple while hammered (I loved it), I decided that it was time to try everything while sober.
Anyway, I ordered a gyros plate here and two things stood out to me as soon as I received my order. Number one, the portion sizes were HUGE. I honestly was worried that I wouldn’t have enough food when I first ordered, but those fears were more than subsided once I got my order. This order comes with a very large helping of gyros meat in addition to at least seven half pieces of pita bread, tomatoes, onions, cucumber sauce and a “small” Greek salad (there was nothing small about it). Number two, the smell of the food was intoxicatingly good. I got this order as a carryout, so the wonderful aroma of the food in my car was killing me on the way home.
As for the taste of the food, it was outstanding. The meat was tender (even after I heated it up for 45 seconds in the microwave when I got ready to eat), perfectly seasoned and had a nice tart taste. The onions and tomatoes carried the same tart flavor as well. The pita bread was nothing special, but it was the perfect complement to the gyros. The salad was also outstanding as it was flavored with the usual Greek dressing and a heaping helping of feta cheese (I LOVE feta cheese). My only complaint about the meal was the cucumber sauce…it was too bland. If Sam’s were to put something that gave this sauce a kick so that it would make the flavor of the food even more tart, it would be outstanding.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes. I’m not in the habit of “splurging” on myself and buying dinners that cost roughly twelve dollars but I would definitely do this from time to time as a treat. Truly though, this place is a winner and I’m anxious to go back on another occasion and try some of the other items. Plus, the girl working the register/waitressing that night was cute and spunky, which is always a plus. I just hope that this Fishers location is still open when I go back since the last business that was in this location lasted about six weeks before closing.