Greektown, Detroit

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Address: Greektown, Detroit, Michigan, United States

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About Greektown, Detroit

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. 

How To reach Greektown by Public Transport

  • Greektown People Mover
  • Lafayette & Beaubien

Restaurants Near Greektown

  • Pizzapapalis Taverna
  • Pegasus Taverna
  • Fishbone’s
  • Niki’s Lounge Greektown

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  • Fun bus trip from the suburbs. Nice to be dropped at the door. The machines take real money! Obviously, I'm not a gambler. Payout seemed reasonable for a few hours of fun. It's a little irritating when the regulars claim multiple machines and won't let you play an idle machine. Bathrooms were clean. Snacks were yummy and we found the free beverage bar. All in all a fun place to loose some money.

  • Oh my goodness Mark and I had the best time ever here. The food is wonderful and it just kept on coming. The atmosphere is like amazing. We had the best time ever here. We will be back real soon. Love you so much. Comp us a room on the weekend. Promise, we will use it. Thank you so much. Free noon alcoholic beverages you get self serve. We had the honeymoon style time. You are the best.

  • Five stars when we win. You win some you lose some or go home close to even which is three stars. They got us to come down for free blankets by 5 pm 12-9-17. We were there by 3 but alas they were all gone. Instead we got $10 in free play big whoop. Everybody in the damn place had blankets but us and anyone else arring after 3 even though it was supposed to go to 5pm.

  • Worst experience I have ever had at a hotel. I have been looking forward to this trip for at least a month now. My boyfriend invited me on the trip. When we arrived I waited in the lobby as he checked us in. We ate some food and went back to the room to get dressed for the evening to meet some of our friends. I went to light my very last cigarette and I asked my boyfriend if I was allowed to smoke he said they didn't even offer him a non smoking room nor I didn't see not 1 sign in the room anywhere that stated other wise. My boyfriend don't smoke at all. My boyfriend went to his car and as I was doing my hair I lit a damn cigarette. Well next thing I know security was banging on the door so loud you would have thought I had a damn bomb. Security asked for my boyfriend who wasn't there so she asked for my ID I asked her what this was about she said the smoking sensor went off and at this time we were being EVICTED. I have never in my entire life all my years of traveling have I ever been asked to leave over a cigarette. Not only wasn't I given any warnings at all but there was never once a sign posted in my room. This is beyond ridiculous and such a minor infraction. I'm completely disappointed in this horrible experience. Had I known I would have went outside to my vehicle not a big deal at all but to get evicted is absolutely humiliating. I left the room in the exact same condition it was found not a sheet had a wrinkle in it. The room smelled great, I respected this business completely and to get treated like I'm a young wild kid causing chaos. This entire situation was uncalled for and could have been avoided with a simple sign in the room. Not only were we evicted but my boyfriend got charged a total of $350 for my mistake whom like I said don't smoke. How in the hell can he ever be held accountable on my behalf? I think this is a way for the hotel and casino to make money this is a complete scam. We are also from Ohio so we had to pack our things and head back late that night. This was a by far the worst experience I have ever had in all my time of traveling. I also opened the fridge and Picked up a bottle of liquor put it back and was charged just for moving it I didn't even open it. This was a complete ripoff and waste of time.

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  • NOT EVEN CLOSE TO WHAT ONCE WAS Hands-down if you were to ask me of the three casinos in Detroit that I enjoyed playing at as well as their overall atmosphere, I would’ve easily have said Greektown! But the fact of the matter remains that in the last 2-3 years, Dave will of course deny any changing of a players odds to win, but the proof is in the pudding, as I would guarantee if you were to ask a random person at Greektown out of the blue they would give you exact same answer. Greektown will go down maybe not today but definitely soon as they continue to forget who it is, (us) that they should be most cared for.

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