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Best of Crete
Price range: US$0 - US$8
Cuisines: Greek
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

This location is in the mall food court. I was with 2 other people and they both said there food was very good. I had the Gyro with chips and a med drink special. It was very tasty and the bread wrap was fresh. A grady value for a great meal.

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Thank flyinagain
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Best of Crete has been both the best Greek restaurant in Charleston and the best food in the Mmll forever (30 years now?) I know that's faint praise as it has never had much in the way of competition in either category but it really does have great food. The dolmades are particularly good, as are the gyros. It may not be authentic Greek, but try the corn bread with the stew. The stew is good, but the corn bread is about the best I've ever had. The chicken is good if you get it fresh (early lunch) but does tend to dry out if it's been sitting there for hours.

And of course, the baklava is beyond good. Try all the other baked things also - very good.

Atmosphere is standard mall food court, complete with plastic tableware. Try to get beyond that and take it as a funky local quirk. This is worth going to and coming back to. (These days, it's the best reason to visit the mall.)

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Thank Kathleen S
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

It's in a mall food court, for Pete's sake. The food has to be kept hot on the steam table, you have to eat it on a semi-dirty table with a plastic fork and surrounded by teenage mall rats. If you're in the Mall, though, it's your best choice. Locally owned, not a franchise, and honest Greek food. Get the chicken or a gyro, and several Greek pastries.

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1  Thank Soundman_10
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

I'm particularly fond of Greek food and rarely get the pleasure so we sought out the mall while visiting Charleston, specifically to eat at Best of rete.We had a lunch and a dinner and found the food very tasty, the employees friendly and the desserts delicious.The pastry with a custard filling was my favorite. It is not pleasant to eat with a plastic fork but 29 years in the mall is othing to sneeze at.

1  Thank luvbooksandblooms
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Food was bland, cold and mushy. Not at all what I am used to from living in New England where authentic Greek restaurants are everywhere. All I can say is save your money.

Thank Veronica L
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