Shopping Cart

Creative Greek Restaurant Names

creative greek restaurant names

Table of Contents

Greek food is incredibly popular. Not only is it delicious, but many Greek dishes can be included as part of a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet. It is little wonder, then, that so many Americans love to visit Greek restaurants.If you own a Greek restaurant, you already know that producing fantastic food is a priority. Of course, that isn’t all that it takes to run a successful Greek eatery. You also need a name that stands out from the crowd – and that can be used as part of your marketing efforts.

Based in Michigan, Budget Branders works with restaurants, bars and breweries, bubble tea cafes, and coffee shops throughout the United States. We offer a full line of high-quality disposable products that can be custom-printed with your company’s name, slogan, and/or logo. Interested in learning more about growing your Greek restaurant? Reach out for a quote from our branding experts!

What’s in a Name?

When deciding to open a restaurant, many people don’t give a lot of thought to its name. The choice may be as simple as a family name, or something that reflects the restaurant’s location. While these are both great options, it may not always be the ideal pick from a marketing perspective.Your restaurant’s name is the frame for its concept. It offers an identity and an image that can often attract customers and increase sales. The name effectively becomes your brand, which will be expressed throughout the establishment – from the logo to dining room decor to your server’s uniforms. A great name should not only reflect the food and service that you offer but also set you apart from the competition.

For example, consider Burgatory, a Pennsylvania-based chain that serves burgers, milkshakes and other fare. The name is a play on the Christian concept of purgatory, which is a place where sinners go to be “purified” before entering heaven. This name is clever and memorable. It is also carried out throughout its branding, including a logo that features a red “B” with flames at the bottom and a halo on top. They also use mini pitchforks to hold their burgers together, and fun plays on the concepts of heaven and hell throughout the restaurant.

Burgatory offers a great example of the power of a name. It’s easy to pronounce, memorable and creates nearly endless marketing and branding opportunities. It also tells you exactly what to expect: this is a burger joint.

There are some things that everyone should consider when picking a restaurant name. First, the name should be distinct. If there is another Christos’ within a 25 or so mile radius of your restaurant, you should probably avoid that name. Second, the name should reflect both your cuisine and the type of service. For example, you shouldn’t use the word “taverna” in your name unless you’re a smaller restaurant that serves Greek food.

Third, you should think carefully about the restaurant name and associated concept before committing to anything. Rebranding can be expensive and can confuse customers. Fourth, you should try to visualize the restaurant’s name before making a final decision. Not only can this help you avoid a rebrand, but it will also help you think about how the name will translate into a logo, slogan, and other branding efforts like the decor.

Finally, make sure that whatever name you choose should be catchy and attractive to customers. For example, you may be tempted to write your restaurant’s name using the Greek alphabet or to name your restaurant after the small village where your grandparents were born. While these names may be meaningful to you, they may be confusing or hard to pronounce for patrons. If your customers don’t actually know what your restaurant is called, then you may have a more difficult time bringing in a crowd.

Choosing the perfect name for a Greek restaurant can be challenging. If you find yourself getting stuck, consider our list of more than 200 creative restaurant names. These ideas may boost your brainstorming session – and help you choose a name that is right for your business.

200+ Unique Names for Greek Restaurants

When it comes to naming Greek restaurants, the choices can be overwhelming. After all, Greece isn’t just famous for its food – but for its history, its mythology, and its culture. Below, we have grouped Greek restaurant names into several categories to help you get started.

Classic Greek Restaurant Names

These names can be used for almost any Greek restaurant. Just make sure that one of your competitors isn’t using one of these names before you make your selection!

  • Timeless Taverna
  • The Greek Guys
  • The Simple Greek
  • Greece on My Mind
  • Alexandros Grill
  • Niko’s Tavern
  • The Natural Greek
  • The Greek Taverna
  • Nicky’s Greek Restaurant
  • Waves Mediterranean Restaurant
  • The Greek Food Company
  • Greek City Kitchen
  • The Mediterranean Oasis
  • Taverna Take Out
  • The Grecian Garden
  • Greco Taverna
  • The Local Greek
  • Absolutely Greek
  • The Greek Table
  • Mediterranean Treasure
  • The Grecian Grill
  • The Mediterranean Kitchen
  • Taverna Greek Kitchen
  • Greek Seafood Delights
  • The Greek Tasting Menu
  • The Mediterranean Dream
  • Cafe Oasis
  • The Grilled Kitchen
  • Flavors of Greece
  • The Glorious Greek
  • Grecian Delight
  • Village Taverna
  • The Natural Greek
  • Flavors of Greece
  • Mediterranean Express
  • Classic Greek
  • Mediterranean Delight
  • Taverna By the Sea
  • The Greek Corner
  • Grecian Palace
  • Samos Greek Kitchen
  • The Fresh Greek
  • Cafe Mediterraneo
  • Greek Gourmet
  • The Mediterranean Table
  • Dmitri’s Tavern
  • The Mediterranean Oasis
  • The Mediterranean Place
  • The Greek Kitchen
  • Thalia’s Restaurant
  • Alexandros’ Cafe

Greek Mythology Restaurant Names

Greek gods and goddesses are familiar to most people. Even if you haven’t studied this topic, they have worked their way into pop culture, such as the popular Lightning Thief book series. Using the name of a Greek god or goddess – particularly if you can connect it to the type of food that you serve, such as Poseidon for a seafood restaurant – can be an easy way to come up with a memorable name.

  • The Golden Fleece
  • Athena’s Corner
  • Poseidon’s Kingdom
  • Taverna Mythos
  • Food of the Gods
  • Zeus’ Table
  • The Mythical Taverna
  • Odysseus Cafe
  • Apollo’s Restaurant 
  • Ambrosia Cafe
  • Demeter’s Harvest Taverna
  • The Fates Cafe
  • Athena’s Corner
  • The Mystic of Delphi
  • Aphrodite’s Grill
  • Chiron’s Cafe
  • Athena’s Point
  • Medusa’s Munchies
  • Icarus’ Flame-Grilled Meat
  • Hermes’ Special Delivery Greek Takeout
  • Hestia’s Hearth
  • Zeus’ Cafe
  • Taste of Olympus
  • Adonis’ Healthy Eats
  • Aphrodite’s Cafe
  • Dionysus’ Wine Bar
  • Poseidon’s Seafood Spot
  • The Nymph’s Tree Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Hera’s Chariot Cafe
  • Apollo’s 
  • The Huntress Cafe
  • The God of Grapes
  • Pegasus Taverna

Food-Based Greek Restaurant Names

When people think of Greek food, several ingredients probably come to mind – olives, olive oil, garlic, feta, lemons, tomatoes, and perhaps grape leaves. They may also think of classic Greek dishes like gyros, pita, and spanakopita. You can use this familiarity with Greek cuisine as a starting point for a great restaurant name!

  • Olives and Feta
  • Gyro Mamas
  • Pita Delight
  • Olive Cafe
  • Taste of Tzatziki
  • The Gyro Truck
  • Gyro House
  • Feta’s Mediterranean Cafe
  • The Olive Branch
  • The Gyro Queen
  • The Grilled Lemon
  • Baklava Bakery
  • Dazzling Grapes
  • You Feta Believe It!
  • Garlic & Lemons
  • Olives on Fire
  • The Olive Grill
  • Gyros to Go
  • The Grape House
  • Tzatziki & More
  • Kalamatas
  • Pita Paradise
  • Souvlaki Hut
  • The Grape Escape
  • Meze & More
  • Haloumi Hotspot
  • Cafe Feta
  • The Green Olive
  • Gyro Cafe
  • The Pita Place
  • My Big Fat Gyro
  • Souvlaki Style
  • The Good Olive
  • Souvlaki Lounge
  • We Need a Gyro
  • Feta & Honey
  • Olives & Thyme
  • The Grape Leaf
  • Dolmades Depot
  • The Lamb Master
  • Moussaka & More
  • Greek Salad Stop
  • Fig & Olive
  • Olives O’Clock
  • Olive Tree Cafe
  • Pastitsio Palace
  • Poppin’ Pita Grill
  • Greek Salad Spot
  • The Olive Oil
  • The Olive Branch
  • Pita & Gyro
  • Ouzo Outpost
  • The Greek Vegan
  • The Gyroscope
  • The Hungry Olive
  • Olive You

Greek Restaurant Names Based on Places

Even if you haven’t been fortunate enough to visit Greece, you can probably call to mind a vision of white houses along quaint streets leading down to a gorgeous beach. If you want to evoke those same good feelings in your customers, consider choosing the name of a Greek city or place for your restaurant (and you can even theme your decor to match the vibe!).

  • Athens Taverna
  • Acropolis Deli
  • Athenian Cafe
  • Escape to Santorini
  • The Aegean Table
  • Santorini Grill
  • The Acropolis
  • Crete Taverna
  • Santorini Gourmet
  • Olympia Cafe
  • Taste of the Parthenon
  • Mykonos Moon
  • The Delphi Deli
  • Mykonos Market
  • Acropolis Deli
  • Mystras Grill
  • The Athens Cafe
  • Crete Creations
  • Mykonos Seafood Cafe
  • One Oia or the Other
  • Taste of Mythos
  • Athens Bistro
  • Alexandria Grill
  • The Crete Cafe
  • A Taste of the Aegean

Pop Culture Greek Restaurant Names

Let’s face it: Greece is big in pop culture. There is much to draw inspiration from, whether it’s literature, movies, or even fun traditions like plate smashing. These names are sure to draw and chuckle – and be remembered!

  • The Greek Flame
  • Mama Mia Greek Restaurant
  • Pappa Fresh
  • Olympic Eats
  • The Hungry Greek
  • Greek Life
  • Zorba the Greek Cafe
  • Greeking Out
  • My Big Fat Greek Restaurant
  • It’s All Greek to Me
  • The Greek Phantom
  • The Fat Greek
  • Olympian Cafe
  • The Legends of Greek Restaurant
  • Greek Actually
  • We Think Greek
  • Socrates’ Taverna
  • Andromeda’s Cafe
  • It’s the Spanikopita for Me
  • The Lightning Thief Cafe
  • The Greek Freak
  • Absolute Greek
  • Plato’s Corner
  • The Trojan Horse
  • Homer’s Food Odyssey
  • Opa! Greek Cafe
  • The Plate Smasher
  • Yamas! Greek Cafe
  • We Think Greek
  • The Eighth Wonder of the World
  • Kraving Greek Restaurant
  • Zorba’s Restaurant
  • Alpha and Omega
  • Theta Bar & Grill
  • Greek It Up!
  • Delta Gamma Resto
  • EVOO Greek Cafe

Other Types Of Creative Restaurant Names

Sometimes the best inspiration comes from businesses outside of our sphere. You can view creative names around the globe from other types of restaurants with our other creative names lists. 

How Budget Branders Can Help

The right name can make all of the difference when it comes to your Greek restaurant. Not only will it help you stand out from the crowd, but it can also be a great marketing hook. If you’re looking to up your game when it comes to advertising and marketing, adding your restaurant’s name to disposable cups, bowls, and bags can help.Budget Branders partners with independently owned and operated restaurants throughout the U.S. We know that when you aren’t part of a national chain or a franchise, it can be hard to get branded merchandise that is actually affordable. All of our products are offered in lower quantities than most manufacturers will allow – and at great prices.

To learn more, submit a contact form or a quote request for one or more of our products. Our branding experts are always available to answer questions. Simply press the live chat button to get started.


Learn More

Related Posts

chick-fil-a menu and prices

Chick-Fil-A Full Menu & Prices

If you have ever driven past a Chick-fil-A around lunch or dinner time, you probably saw lines snaking through the parking lot – and even

KFC Menu & Prices

KFC Full Menu & Prices

There is something so quintessentially American about Southern fried chicken.  For many people, this meal calls up memories of summer picnics, family dinners, and more.