Top 4 Greek restaurants in Queens and Long Island

Entertainment Reporter, “Power Journalist” Markos Papadatos gives us his top 4 picks for Greek restaurants in Queens and Long Island.

Greek restaurants in Queens and Long Island

I live in New York, and my family and I frequent many Greek restaurants in Queens and Long Island. I’d like to share with you some of my top picks. I love going to these restaurants and will continue to return again and again. I wanted to tell you about these great places, so if you’re ever in the area you know where to go. These are my opinions only.


OK, drum roll please… here we go…


Markos’ Top 4 Greek restaurants in Queens and Long Island


  • GreeKrave is a gem in Deerk Park, Long Island. It is the Greek version of Chipotle. They’re philosophy is simple: “Eat Greek, Live Long.” I reviewed it here last year. Check it out! Put Long Island’s GreeKrave on your list


GreeKrave Greek Restaurants in Queens and Long Island
COURTESY Markos Papadatos


  • Kalamaki is one of the best Greek restaurants in Queens. Recognized in the 2015 Best of the Boro awards by The Queens Courier, Kalamaki was named “Best Greek Restaurant” and “Best Gyro”, and rightfully so.



  • Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood & Grill is the top-notch Greek restaurant on Bell Boulevard in Bayside, NY, which is the epitome of “homemade Greek food.”



  • Neraki Greek Meditteranean Grill is definitely one of the best Greek restaurants on Long Island. It won “Best Greek Restaurant” for two years in a row by the “Best of Long Island” Press in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Most recently, Neraki celebrated its five year anniversary, and hopefully, many more to come.


Neraki Greek Restauranrs in Queens and Long Island


These are just my top picks in Queens and Long Island — there are many options in New York! Have you tried these Greek restaurants? What are your favorites? Tell us below in the comments. We’d love to know your faves, too. ΚΑΛΗ ΟΡΕΞΗ!


Markos Papadatos

Markos Papadatos

Markos Papadatos is an acclaimed Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 4,400 articles over the past 9.5 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music including Aerosmith, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Dame Vera Lynn, Lee Ann Womack, Idina Menzel, Hank Williams Jr., Connie Smith, Lynn Anderson, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Ray Price, Charley Pride, Armin van Buuren, The Marshall Tucker Band, Megadeth, Charlie Daniels, Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart, Susanna Hoffs and Vicki Peterson from The Bangles, Matchbox 20, Hot Chelle Rae, Martin Garrix, Jewel, Amy Grant, Kris Allen, David Cook and Phillip Phillips from American Idol, teen sensations Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone, Daniel Powter, Matt Nathanson, Little Big Town, Easton Corbin, Chris Young, Sandi Patty, Matthew West, DJs Paul van Dyk and Sander van Doorn, Dan Tyminski, Ron Block and Jerry Douglas from Alison Krauss and Union Station, Rhonda Vincent, Del McCoury, Gene Watson, among countless others. He has also interviewed Olympic gold medalist in wrestling Mark Schultz (whose life was made into the film "Foxcatcher"), as well as Olympic gold medalist in diving David Boudia, and the world's greatest magician, Criss Angel.
Markos Papadatos

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