House of Gyros is a small family run operation in an eastern suburb of Dallas. They are attempting to open a second location so sometimes the Greek husband, who is the chef, is not there. He has trained some new folks but when he is there the magic is in the food. His wife, who is actually Italian, runs the front of the operation and she is as wonderfully friendly her husband. They do lots of take out orders and can get a good crowd at lunch. The plates are generous and every time I’ve been there they bring out complimentary loukoumades, or Greek honey puffs, for dessert. It’s an unhandy location but worth the drive if you have a craving for Gyros.
For appetizers the hummus is pretty good and served with warm, soft pita that has just the right amount of body and chew. A nice start to the meal. The calamari are frozen rings (no tentacles) that are pretty tasteless but come with a nice tomato sauce.
The meats are available in sandwich or plate form. With the sandwich the meat is stuffed in the lovely fresh pita with tomatoes, onions, Tzatsiki sauce and fries. I’ve tried it with traditional gyro meat, pork and lamb and it’s hard to say which is best – it’s more what you’re in the mood for. For the plates you can have gyro meat, pork or lamb. The lamb is probably the tastiest. Along with the meat the plates come with Tzatziki, Greek salad, fries and that wonderful pita. It is a ton of food.