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skorpios gyro

Go ahead and type ‘Gyro Newark Ohio’ in Google. The result is a page full of stellar reviews of Skorpios Gyros from all the major sites. Skorpios Gyros is not the only local place that will serve a gyro but they are, by far, the most popular.

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^ Large lamb gyro with ‘Greek’ fries seasoned with smoked paprika.

Gyros are the original street food. Originating from Greece, this Mediterranean delight of rotisseried meat (lamb, beef, or chicken, and sometimes pork or mutton) with cucumber, tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce cradled in a soft flatbread is found in most metro locations. I got my first taste of gyros working in DC after graduating college and am always happy to find a good source wherever I live. Fortunately for Newark we have a dedicated purveyor of gyro sandwiches with Skorpios Gyros owners Omar and Alaa Babieh since 2009.

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^ Owner Alaa Babieh, our gyro hero.

Skorpios Gyros is a walk-up restaurant that occupies an old soft serve stand just before the East Main bridge and only two blocks east of the downtown square. You’ll find Alaa working the window and kitchen 10am to 9pm Monday through Saturday. He is one happy guy.

 

fries sauce

^ ‘Greek’ fries served with one of Alaa's awesome dipping sauces.

There is a lot on his menu in addition to gyros. You can get other Mediterranean classics such as falafel, hummus, Greek salads, stuffed grape leaves, and homemade baklava.

baklava

^ Yes. Homemade baklava.

Skorpios Gyros is easy to get to, has plenty of parking, a drive through, and they’ll even deliver. You gotta eat.

 

Skorpios Gyros
112 East Main Street
Newark
(740 322-6292

 

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