521 Athens St., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: Tarpon Springs
Not on the main drag, it’s two stories with a few tables out front, boasting a clean and pretty interior. This is a good choice for the rookie, not because the food is training-wheels Greek, but because all the dishes get snapshots out front, so you can tell a moussaka from a pastitsio.
Go grilled octopus over fried calamari, order the eggplant and feta dip (it’s called melitzanosalata, dare you to say it) and for lunch head for the “Greek Pizza” (less crazy than it sounds, it’s spinach and feta on a sauce-slathered pita topped with melted mozzarella). For some reason, Costas contains an ATM and also sells cigars and cigarettes.