Revisit: Sam’s GyrosAuthor: indianapoliseater | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Fishers, IN, Location: Indianapolis, IN
8922 East 96th Street
Fishers, Indiana 46037
This was my second visit to Sam’s Gyros. In my previous visit, I reviewed the Gyros Plate and was amazed by the amount of tasty food that you received with your order. On this visit, I was feeling like something a little lighter, so…
What I Got: Large Gyros Salad; $8.50.
The Gyros Salad is their normal Greek Salad topped with tender pieces of Gyros. Just as a starting point, the Greek Salad is lettuce topped with tomatoes, sprinkled oregano, feta cheese and Sam’s own special Greek dressing. All salads are served with a side of pita bread and cucumber sauce.
As you can see from my picture, they certainly don’t skimp on the “large” size salad. When I received this, I was as surprised by its size as I was in my initial review of the Gyros Plate. For a salad, this was a large amount of food. When you added in the healthy size serving of pita bread that came with the salad, you had a hearty meal. So, my desire to have a “light” meal went out the window once I got this and thought, “oh well, I’ll live.”
As for taste, this was delicious. The cool lettuce mixed with the salty feta cheese and the tart taste of their special Greek dressing all complimented each other perfectly. When you added in the perfectly tender (and plentiful) gyros meat, you had an outstanding salad.
The pita bread was also warm, soft and doughy and while the cucumber sauce was a little bland, this was all a great mix to add to the salad. It even got to the point where I had so much pita bread that I ran out of cucumber sauce and I started making mini-gyros with my pita bread and salad toppings. Mmm…it was awesome.
Would I Buy It Again? Oh heck yes. $8.50 seems like a lot to spend on a salad (at least for me, but that’s how much one costs in a normal chain restaurant), but when you consider the portion sizes and the fact that you get a truck load of pita bread with it, this is a fantastic deal. It’s not really a “light” meal, but it is somewhat healthier than the Gyros Plate. Give it a shot and you won’t regret it.
FYI, Sam’s now has a third location at 7534 North Shadeland Avenue (closed on Sundays), so business is apparently going well and that is a good thing because they certainly deserve it with their tasty food.