So good

This Fort Lauderdale restaurant is still one of the best places around to get Greek food, and everyone seems to know it. They don’t take reservations, so arrive early on a Saturday night or be guaranteed a wait in a line that snakes around the front of the restaurant.

One of the things we love about Greek Islands’ menu is the wide variety of meze (small plates), including versions of house specialties like baby back ribs ladoregano. While you’re trying to decide, enjoy the chunky hummus and two kinds of fresh bread.

If you’re on a budget, stick with the small plates and traditional Greek favorites like moussaka and pastisio, all $14 or under.

If you want to splurge, go for the lamb chops, a house specialty. Perfectly grilled with lemon, oregano and olive oil, they have just the right zest. With about a half dozen chops, they’re perfect for sharing along with a few small plates.

Some of our other favorites include spanakopita (spinach pie), calamari and the large baked shrimp with a lemon sauce. Keftedes (hamburger patties with mint, parsley and garlic) are perfect for kids.