LAR's Greek House
For a taste of the Greek islands in southwestern Oklahoma, head over to LAR’s Greek House in Lawton. This family-owned establishment, led by head chef Laith Alarabiat and his wife Ranetta, serves up authentic Greek cuisine in a casual atmosphere at affordable prices. Drop in if you’re traveling on nearby I-44 and you’ll see why LAR’s has got the landlocked locals feeling more Mediterranean.
Come for lunch and tuck into a classic chicken or lamb gyro, or go for the delectable deep-fried falafel wrapped in a warm pita with fresh romaine lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Be a hero and order a hummus appetizer for the table, or go for a side of stuffed grape leaves filled with minced meat and rice, served with a cool, tangy cucumber-yogurt sauce. If you’re looking for a lighter lunch, LAR’s offers a trio of tabbouleh, cucumber and avocado salads, all made fresh and packed with authentic Greek flavors.
The moussaka is a great option for dinner, featuring baked layers of eggplant, potatoes, ground beef, onions and feta cheese, all bathed in a rich Béchamel sauce. The stuffed zucchini is a hit with regulars, along with the mouthwatering beef kabob platter. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a savory lamb chop—five of them, actually—served with rice and a side of grilled tomatoes, onions and fiery jalapenos. Whichever route you choose, you’re sure to satisfy your craving for the bright flavors of the Mediterranean at LAR’s Greek House.