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Spiro’s Restaraunt: Grilled Chicken Sandwich – The Bite


THE BITE: I have to admit, I was not looking forward to this sandwich. It was a lousy day and I wasn’t craving anything. I just needed to put some food in my pie-hole. After cruising the streets of the ‘hood, I finally settled on Spiro’s Restaurant (2103 Avenue U). I looked over the menu for about 10 minutes before selecting a grilled chicken sandwich. What could go wrong with that?

Spiro’s Restaurant is one of Sheepshead Bay’s few remaining diners. Spiro’s seems a bit overlooked in the food industry of the Bay and that’s too bad.  While they don’t produce dazzling foods, the meals usually satisfy.

I got back to the Sheepshead Bites offices, opened the container and was presented with a very messy sandwich. Juices from the mushrooms and chicken had soaked through the bottom layer of the bun while the meat and toppings had also escaped its confines. Given my mood, I really didn’t expect much. Add the poor presentation and a high price tag of $10.70, this grilled chicken sandwich, topped with canned mushrooms and Swiss cheese served on a Kaiser roll, was doomed from the start.

The meal, however, turned out much better than I expected. Stuffed into the roll were five beautifully seasoned, perfectly grilled, tender and moist all white-meat chicken cutlets. These babies were marinated in typical Greek spices which included Greek oregano and possibly a little sage.

These seasonings turned what promised to be a very boring sandwich into a great lunch.

Spiro’s Restaurant, 2103 Avenue U,  (718) 891-9843

The Bite is Sheepshead Bites’ weekly column where we explore the foodstuffs of Sheepshead Bay. Each week we check out a different offering from one of the many restaurants, delis, food carts, bakeries, butchers, fish mongers, or grocers in our neighborhood. If it’s edible, we’ll take a bite.

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  1. If Robert was running for NYS Senate, someone would write an article with headline, “Robert eats babies!”

  2. Spiro’s is my favorite neighborhood haunt.  Everything that i have ever eaten there has been great.  Their vegetable soup and stuffed grape leaves are the best.  The waiters are friendly, familiar and it feels like you’re with family when you go in there.  No bad experiences there – ever!

  3. They deliver. The breakfast specials are to die for. Good old bacon, eggs and hash browned potatoes. Omeletts from heaven. Sometimes a bit on the greasy side but the way I see it worth every cent… once in awhile..or go with the egg whites. LOL
    I have gone by myself to just sit and read the news paper. The regulars are a gas.

  4. I live within walking distance of Spiro’s. They have a lovely breakfast but their coffee is like battery acid. Somebody either clean those urns or change coffee brands (or both!). I take my car and drive over to Kouros Diner…fresh brewed coffee that’s delicious.


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