Yes, You Should Go to the Mad Greek - A Review from a Local

The Mad Greek Review in 2023, Lawrence KS

The Mad Greek in Lawrence, Kansas, is a casual Greek oasis that serves the most delicious Mediterranean food.

As a lover of Greek food, I can't help but get drawn to the authentic flavors and gourmet dishes they serve.

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My Usual Order - Gyro Plate

My go-to order is always the gyro plate. The meat, a combination of ground beef and lamb, is succulent and flavorful and is served with pita bread so soft it practically melts in your mouth. The tzatziki sauce that accompanies the gyro is a dream - creamy, tangy, and refreshing. My wife usually opts for the gyro salad, which is a large Greek salad topped with the same delicious gyro meat. The salad is a medley of fresh vegetables, Greek olives, feta cheese, and grilled chicken breast, all tossed in their housemade ranch dressing.

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My Usual Second Option - Lasagna, Marinara Sauce

However, a trip to the Mad Greek wouldn't be complete without trying their lasagna.

The pasta is layered with a rich meat sauce, a blend of tomato sauce and Alfredo sauce, and loaded with melted mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. It's then baked until the cheese is bubbly and golden. It's a must-try.

But the star of the show at the Mad Greek restaurant is their selection of cheeses. Whether it's the mozzarella cheese in the lasagna, the feta cheese in the Greek salad, or the Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top of their dishes, the cheese is always fresh and adds a delightful creaminess to the dishes.

the gyro plate
toasted raviloi
meat on a stick

Try These Too

Don't forget to try their toasted pita bread dipped in olive oil, the Greek-style green beans sautéed with garlic and tomatoes, or the grilled chicken served with rice. And if you have room for dessert, their Tiramisu a sweet way to end your meal.

So, whether you're a local looking for great food, or a traveler looking for a taste of Greece in Lawrence, Kansas, the Mad Greek is a spot you don't want to miss. With its extensive selection of Mediterranean dishes, friendly staff, and cozy outdoor seating, it's a place where you'll feel right at home.

More Must Haves

The Mad Greek in Lawrence, Kansas is a well-loved local institution known for its delicious array of Mediterranean dishes. Here are some must-have menu options based on various sources.

Gyros (Yee-Ros) with Tzatziki Sauce and Pita Bread

The house specialty, this dish features succulent gyro meat wrapped in soft pita bread, complemented by fresh vegetables and creamy tzatziki sauce.

Souvlaki Sandwich

This tasty sandwich comes with seasoned pork, onion, tomato, and tzatziki sauce, providing a wonderful blend of flavors.

Brisket Sandwich

A crowd favorite, the brisket sandwich offers a satisfying meal for meat lovers.

Greek Grilled Cheese

An interesting twist to the classic grilled cheese, it's a must-try for cheese enthusiasts.

Chicken Skaras Sandwich

Packed with flavor, this sandwich features grilled chicken that's sure to please.

Family Meals

The Mad Greek also offers family meals like the Gyro Family Dinner, Souvlaki Family Dinner (Chicken or Pork), and Kotopoulo Lemonato Family Dinner (Lemon Chicken) which are perfect for sharing.


You may also want to check out their selection of burgers, including the Mad Greek Burger and Aphrodite's Burger.

Greek Specialties

Dishes like Dolmas Dinner, Chicken Sharas, Mousaka, and Grecian Mixed Grill are also worth trying.

Remember, no meal at The Mad Greek would be complete without trying one of their decadent desserts.

The Best Dessert in all of Lawrence Kansas is at The Mad Greek

tiramisu from the mad greek


You have to try the tiramisu. It's constantly raved about by regulars of the Mad Greek and is a must-try dessert. The creamy coffee and mascarpone cheese are perfectly layered with ladyfingers, then topped with cocoa powder for an extra special touch. Sweet, rich, and delicious - it's certainly a fan favorite!

Whether you're a local or just passing through, these must-have menu options promise a delightful dining experience.

the mad greek out front
Locals Love The Mad Greek

You'd be hard pressed to find a Lawrence resident without a favorite menu item from The Mad Greek. It's my favorite question to ask people around town "What's your go to menu item at The Mad Greek?"

Out of all the outdoor patio updates I've seen, The Mad Greek stands out as one of the best updates. If the weather is right, make sure to take advantage of it.

interior of the mad greek
pita wrapped gyro

Try the Mad Greek Restaurant in Lawrence KS

You might just find your new favorite dish at the Mad Greek Restaurant in Lawrence, KS. From classic gyros to unique sandwiches like the Brisket Sandwich, they offer something for everyone. Don't forget to save room for dessert - with a wide selection of delicious desserts such as tiramisu and baklava, you won't want to miss out on their sweet treats! The Mad Greek is sure to be a flavorful and memorable experience - enjoy.

Mad Greek Menu

(This isn't the entire menu.

There's many more items)

greek specialties menu items and options
pita wrapped menu items
vegetarian italian menu items
italian specialities menu options
Burgers menu items the mad greek


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Bryan Reynolds


Bryan Reynolds is a proud 20+ year resident of Lawrence, Kansas and an alumnus of the University of Kansas where he earned both a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. His insightful and engaging blogs have resonated with readers far and wide, garnering more than 500,000 views to date across all his work.

Although Bryan doesn't identify as a journalist, he's an obsessive observer who loves to share his thoughts and reactions about life in Lawrence on his blog. An avid Mass. Street enjoyer, Bryan brings a local's perspective to his writing. Bryan's passion for his hometown shines through in every post, making his website a must-read for anyone interested in the pulse of Lawrence.


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