February 9th would have been my mom and dad’s 43rd wedding anniversary! Ever since my dad passed away, my mom and I have always tried to celebrate their wedding anniversary to commemorate their adventurous life together. This year, my mom picked one of our favorite local restaurants—Pegasus Taverna. Usually, we will go to Pegasus before some sort of event, but this time we decided to dine there because my mom and dad used to LOVE to go to Greektown in Detroit together on date nights.
Pegasus Taverna has been a local and family-run Detroit “Greektown Staple” for over 24 years. Both their Greektown locations and St. Clair Shores location boast of their broad and authentic Greek menu. I am a St. Clair Shores local resident and typically dine at the St. Clair Shores Pegasus location. Their heated structured outdoor patio is perfect all year round with a plethora of natural light. Their outdoor heated patio tables recently got a facelift and they look classy! Much of their staff have remained loyal employees and you’ll see a lot of the same faces
Their menu is diverse with all the classic dishes you’d find locally in Greece and embodies the authenticity of Greek Cuisine. I’m a creature of habit and usually start with the Saganaki appetizer and pita bread. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a hard time picking just one item so an entree! They have a combination platter with your choice of lamb, beef, or chicken with Spanakoteropeta, Moussaka and Dolmathes served with rice and vegetables. If you’re new to Greek Cuisine, this dish is for you! They have an assortment of authentic lamb dishes, as well. All their meals are served with traditional Greek-village-style bread. When I traveled to Greece, I was able to take cooking lessons with a local chef in Athens and Pegasus’ tomato sauce is above average.
The most recent time I dined here, David was our server, and he was knowledgeable and authentic. They have a large parking lot, so you won’t struggle to find parking. They can accommodate large groups, as well. When I don’t have time to dine in at Pegasus, they are one of my take-out go-to’s. They are not open on Mondays, but this seems to be a common post-COVID era restaurant theme, so it’s not a big deal!
If you’re looking for an authentic taste of Greece without boarding a plane and crossing an ocean, Pegasus is a great selection!