Greektown is the historical, landmark commercial and entertainment centre of the city of Detroit. Located north east of downtown Detroit, this site of the Greek Parade, is well connected by the Detroit People Mover.
German immigrants originally populated Greektown in the early 1800s. However, in the early 20th century, Greek immigrants moved in as the Germans began to move out. The Greeks were quick to establish businesses in the neighbourhood. As the neighbourhood began to move from residential to commercial, the Greek residents began to move out. However, the commercial establishments in the form of restaurants and stores remained. The next few decades brought a medley of immigrants from various nationalities in the sparse remaining residential areas. It was only in the 1960s redevelopment, that the neighbourhood was fully commercialised.
To save the culturally significant neighbourhood, Detroit’s Greek leaders appealed to the Mayor’s office.
Greektown is a cultural melting point of Detroit, serving the most authentic Greek cuisine Detroit has to offer. The district is also home to one of the city’s largest, most well known casinos, The Greektown Casino.
Most of the buildings in this scenic little district are modelled to resemble older Greek structures like the Pathenon and the Pegasus, giving you the feeling of being transported to ancient Greece.
- Greektown People Mover
- Lafayette & Beaubien
- Pizzapapalis Taverna
- Pegasus Taverna
- Niki’s Lounge Greektown
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47.68% of people who visit Detroit include Greektown in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
81.63% of people start their Greektown visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Greektown
90.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Greektown
It's a decent casino. We like to use the parking garage for parking in the area. This specific time was for the Detroit free press half marathon. Otherwise the people mover has a stop here which is convenient to get to other areas of downtown. As far as the casino itself goes my wife and I prefer MGM. But still a fun place and even more fun neighborhood.
Me and my spouse love this casino, and we have been to many. They have recently built a food court which serves a diverse selection from noodle dishes to barbecue. The best part is the payouts! They are the best in Detroit. The only downside is the smoke.
Wow major improvement with new restaurants inside, even a pastry shop on the second floor. Lots of new machines . Didn't see a band there like before?? New inside valet stand. Comp cost check still in the works:) not bad, especially when I came out with a little winnings!
I love Greek town. Its my number 1 casino. All i would like to see is them lower there drink prices. Motor city is alittle cheaper in that area. But besides that its clean casino and always welcoming to see 😃
Nice clean casino with new food court restaurants. The barbecue and the Mexican food was really good with generous portions. I purchased two different items and shared it with another person and there was still enough left for another meal to take home for later. The couple sitting next to me tried the Southern fry chicken and was extremely disappointed, so hopefully they we'll work on that as a manager comp them back on the meal. Food prices are a little high but they allow you to use comps right at the kiosk when you order and you put the balance on a credit card if needed. Only problem is if you are there for a drawing, there's no speaker sound in this area now, so you got to go into the casino to hear