Initial Visit: July 28th, 2013
Description: Super Gyros was Super Good!
Our buddy was in town while on leave from the Navy and we agreed to get lunch at Super Gyros. We didn’t spend much time inside as we spent more time after lunch talking in the parking lot about random stuff.
What I can tell you is that Super Gyros has your typical layout of a McDonald’s or Hardees/Carl Jrs. There is a counter with menus up and behind the cashier. They take your order, you get a number, you grab a seat and you either have the food brought out to you or you pick it up at the counter.
I am a newbie when it comes to gyros, so I had a hard time deciphering the menu. I settled on a lamb gyro combo. I know soda and I know french fries, but this was my first gyro.
We grabbed a table and caught up on times while we waited for our food. It didn’t take long as there wasn’t too many people ordering food. I actually never see more than 1-2 people ordering from here at a time, so I am surprised it is still in busy as of late 2020. But, it’s good to see they are still open.
Back on track. After 10 minutes, all three of us had our food out in front of us and I was staring at my gyro like a deer in headlights. I didn’t know if I should roll it up like a burrito to eat or fold it in half like a taco. I think I did a half-hearted burrito roll that left more of it on the wax paper than in my mouth.
I tell you what… for never having a gyro nor lamb before, this was fantastic. The gyro wrap itself was thicker than a tortilla shell but not impossibly too thick to enjoy. It complimented the meat and toppings well. It sparked a small love in me for gyros that I didn’t know was there.
Going back to these niche places is hard for me for whatever reason. I’ve been by this place a million times in the following years but never had I returned, either solo or with someone. Maybe someday I will get to experience it again and all the other places I’ve been that haven’t gotten a second visit.
200 Veterans Dr
East Peoria, IL 61611