* Click here for rating key
Hellas Restaurant & Bakery Restaurant Review: In the competitive arena of fine, authentic Greek restaurants that cluster themselves in the Greek-oriented community of Tarpon Springs, Hellas is one of the best. It sits within sight of the still-working sponge docks on the Anclote River. Appetizers include saganaki (flaming imported cheese) and skordalia (potato-garlic spread) while one of the best soups around is the traditional avgolemono (egg and lemon). But many come for the traditional Greek salad, which can be a meal in itself for one, two or four. It's a rich mass of lettuce, feta cheese, Greek olives, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, Greek peppers and oregano, topped with the traditional scoop of homemade potato salad. For lunch and dinner, in addition to the standard gyros, hamburgers and sandwiches, the menu offers spanakopita (spinach pie), dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and combination platters. Seafood selections range from shrimp à la Hellas (pan-fried shrimp in butter and garlic) to leg of spring lamb or lamb chops. Don't forget to try the lamb shank with spaghetti, baked in fresh tomato sauce. For dessert, customers have a vast choice of authentic pastries from the on-site bakery.