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Sam’s Gyros

I was on the north side with my son Adam on the way pick up his eldest daughter; my first born Grand child in Noblesville. After we picked up Emily I thought it would be a good idea to get some carry out. Adam suggested Sam’s Gyros at 8922 East 96th Street. He has been there several times and liked the food. He ordered a Chicken Shawarma platter with salad and rice for $13.95. Emily got a half Beef Shawarma in pita for $5.95. I got a Beef dolmades platter with salad, no rice for $13.95. Both platters came with 2 warm pita as well.

After I unpacked the lunch Em attacked her pita bread sandwich with great enthusiasm. She had never had beef shawarma before and obviously really liked it. Poor thing is trying to gain some weight. She starts Ball State this fall. As a matter of fact she leaves in a couple of weeks. In either event I didn’t have the opportunity to take a shot of her sandwich.

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Adam’s chicken dish was plentiful and he really liked it. I had a taste and I wasn’t overly impressed. The inclusion of 2 pita breads was good on his dish. I mean you could stuff the bread with chicken and rice.

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As I said before both platters came with salads. This is the aforementioned salad. While large not real impressive. Standard torn lettuce minimal cucumber and tomato, a few olives and a sprinkling of feta cheese. Ho-Hum. The dressing was nice and it worked well as a dipping sauce for the good pita that came with my dolma.

As for my dolma they were very good. For some reason grape leaves with beef are difficult to find. That was why I was excited to see them on the menu. Their version  was long and slender with a great taste and nice texture. Their tatziki sauce was pretty good as well. Again it was a great sauce for pita dunking.

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The amount of dolma was nice. It was a very tasty and filling plate. I just don’t know if it or the shawarma  were worth the $14 price tag. Maybe if I saw it on a plate at a table I might think otherwise. Elements of the lunch were very good. But as always it is up to the individual consumer to decide the value.

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4 responses

  1. I’m making shawarmas tonight! Woot woot! What a coincidence. 😛

    July 27, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    • Well I hope yours are better than theirs. Some how I think they will be.

      July 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm

  2. Never heard of shawarmas, but that is a bit steep. Especially when you can go to Outback Steakhouse and get crab and sirloin for $12.95. Not that I have… Are you okay? Hospitals are no fun.

    July 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    • I’m fine. It takes more than a couple of balloons and a stint to bother my appetite. I really was disappointed by the whole lunch. The dolma was pretty good but for 15 bucks I could have gotten a burger and fries and 2 craft beers at about any joint in town. But I had some great company so that means something.

      July 28, 2014 at 12:47 pm

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