Dining: Apollo Cafe Is A Winner

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If a restaurant can survive on Brady Street for more than 20 years, it ’ mho doing something correctly. When the food, the price, and the service converge into a solid “ excellent, ” customers are sure to be pleased. Or as a companion noted on a late visit, “ I want to order one of everything on this menu. ”
If unfamiliar dishes at Apollo Cafe like Spanakopita or Pastitsio sound daunting, then start with a Gyros Sandwich, the most popular choice on the menu where greek specialties define the food.

For the Gyros, the chef piles thin slices of shaved lamb and beef on lightly grilled pita bread and tops the meat with sweet onion, sliced tomato, and chunks of feta cheese. Pepperoncini, Greek olives, and lettuce, round out this oversized sandwich where delicious, complex flavors in the meat take it far beyond simply beef and lamb. At Apollo it’s called a sandwich, but plan on using a knife and fork to devour this stack of meat and its accompanying accoutrements including a Tzatziki/Cucumber Sauce which tasted more like plain yogurt than cucumber, garlic, and mint.
For the Gyros, the chef piles sparse slices of shaven lamb and beef on lightly grilled pita boodle and tops the kernel with sweetness onion, sliced tomato, and chunks of feta cheese. Pepperoncini, Greek olives, and lettuce, round out this outsize sandwich where delightful, complex flavors in the kernel take it far beyond simply gripe and lamb. At Apollo it ’ sulfur called a sandwich, but plan on using a knife and fork to devour this smokestack of meat and its accompanying accoutrements including a Tzatziki/Cucumber Sauce which tasted more like plain yogurt than cucumber, garlic, and mint. For a deeply dive into the greek cuisine at Apollo, order the Combination Plate with its classic greek specialties, Spanakopita, Pastitsio, Dolmathes, and respective slices of Gyros kernel .
For Pastitsio, a greek macintosh and cheese, the chef layers macaroni with grind beef seasoned with cinnamon and cleave and tops it with creamy white sauce sauce. The smasher is baked and served in a large square exchangeable to a serve of lasagna. It ’ second Greek ease food .
The Spanakopita, spinach and feta tall mallow baked in crisp filo dough, is a healthy service of a greek classic. The spinach and feta each have their own part inside the pantry filo which gives the cup of tea a dependable balance of flavors and textures .
For the Dolmathes, the chef stuffs grape leaves with more of the cinnamon/clove seasoned ground beef. A credit crunch of gamboge adds a bright bladderwrack to the fusiform package, best eaten with fingers, not forks.

This Combination Plate comes with a choice of potatoes or Spankorizo. I ordered the one I couldn ’ t pronounce, besides known as spinach and rice. This blend of rice, spinach, and onion, combined in a piquant tomato sauce, was not what I expected. rather of plain white rice which I did expect, I was served a plate of something I could have called a meal, a delectable ample side dish, a surprise I will absolutely order again .
The chef uses the lapp temper reason gripe in Moussaka, a serve exchangeable to Pastitsio that layers the beef with chopped eggplant and potatoes alternatively of macaroni. The same white sauce sauce finishes the dish. Hiding in the moussaka I found a bracing bay leaf which I thought added to the authenticity of the dish. To accompany the Moussaka, I chose Patates Parakevi, Oven Potatoes with Lemon. Large wedges of potatoes were very lemony, not a spirit often associated with potatoes, and tasty, but in my opinion, an acquired taste .
Lemon showed up again in Athenian Chicken, half a chicken broiled with herbs, seasonings, and lemon. It was impossibly juicy with crispy skin meant to be devoured and meat that literally fell off the bone.
lemon showed up again in Athenian Chicken, half a wimp broiled with herb, seasonings, and lemon. It was impossibly juicy with crisp bark meant to be devoured and kernel that literally fell off the bone. besides on the menu are more greek specialties such as braise Lamb Shanks, Chicken or Beef Souvlaki, a Falafel Sandwich, and Horiatiki, the greek country salad with cucumber, tomato, onion, feta cheese, and olives. Appetizers include Saganaki ( flamed Kefalotiri cheese and brandy ), or Tiropita Triangles ( feta baked inside filo dough ).

For something more familiar, the menu diverts from greek cuisine to Burgers, a Fish Sandwich, Fries, Onion Rings, and Mozzarella Sticks .
Whatever you order you can wash it down with Mint Lemonade made with fresh mint. Soda, beer, and wine are besides available .
Brady Street has a profusion of restaurants, an ever-evolving parade, from The Truck Stop at the west end to the Taco Stop MKE at the east end. If customers continue to care about longevity, quality, helping size, price, and service, then Apollo will be a Brady front-runner for many more years to come .

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  • Location: 1310 E. Brady St.
  • Phone: 414-272-2233
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Mon-Thu, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fri-Sat, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun
  • Neighborhood:Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Website: https://apollocafe.com
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ApolloCafeMilwaukee/
  • UM Rating: stars (average of Yelp, Trip Advisor and Zomato)
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