1066 Montgomery Highway (Vestavia Hills Plaza)
This Greek restaurant takes the concept of a walk-up lunch counter to a higher level by serving some fancy items such as lamb, chicken and even swordfish kabobs in addition to the usual burgers, Greek chicken sandwiches, and salads. In a March 2009 review, Tom Gaskin says this mom-and-pop operation does Greek right. "What packs 'em in is not the atmosphere; it's the very good Greek food piled high on those flimsy plastic plates," including gyros and 14 other sandwiches, moussaka, stuffed grape leaves, pastichio, Greek snapper, lamb, souvlaki and more. "Pappa's Grill is a jewel," Gaskin writes. "The food is very good and the price is very low."