Aegean Tradition Alive
By The Foodies./ email@example.com
To trace the full history of
Huntingtons Skorpios Restaurant, take a look about 4,500
miles east to the rocky shores of the Aegean Sea.
Thats where owner Theotokis Goussis hails from
the locals here know him as Dennis. He and his family came
to America from Corfu, Greece in 1969 in search of a better
life. Before long, they pooled their resources to open a restaurant
in Bayville, where they brought traditional Greek recipes
to Long Island for the first time and passed out samples of
a tasty new dish gyro to the locals.
After they found success, they moved east, opening Skorpios
Restaurant on New York Avenue in 1979. And after 43 years
of bringing homemade, fresh Greek favorites to their customers
across Long Island, gyro remains front and center literally.
In the storefront, youll see the fresh, savory, never
frozen lamb and beef slowly turning before an open fire. Tender
and full of zest, the juicy lamb morsels really hit the spot,
whether on a dinner platter ($16.95) or over Greek salad for
During a recent visit, Dennis started us off with warm pita
bread and creamy, peppy tzatziki sauce for dipping, before
bringing out a sampler plate of delicious gyro and a Greek
Pizza ($8.95,) a filling, sharable starter of spinach and
feta on a flat pita, topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella.
We were also especially lucky when we moved on to our entrees.
Dennis had Spanakopita ($6.50 appetizer/ $9.15 meal) coming
out of the oven and sent a plate our way. If you like the
classic Greek spinach pie, youll love it here
layers of light, flaky Phyllo dough paired with flavorful
spinach and crumpled feta, all of which Skorpios knocks out
of the park by keeping it simple and emphasizing freshness.
Any entrée served Athenian style we had Shrimp
Athenian ($22.95), and Chicken Cutlet Athenian ($16.95) pairs
the main dish with generous servings of spinach and feta.
And their fall-off-the bone Baked Lamb Shank ($17.95) is sautéed
in a mild red onion sauce.
Many of our favorites, including Humos ($7.85, $5.95 half-order),
classic lentil, lobster bisque and chicken lemon soups ($3
cup, $3.90 bowl) remain on the menu, along with must-have
staples like Moussaka and Pastichio ($18.95 each).
Check their trademark chalkboard for specials, and be sure
to give Dennis a wave if you see him in the window. Hell
be happy to serve you, and youll be happy you helped
continue a tradition Skorpios helped bring to these shores.
340 New York Ave., Huntington
Atmosphere Neighborhood bistro
Cuisine Classic Greek
Hours Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. 11 p.m.
Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m. -midnight