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Mediterranean Garden

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2203 McKinley Rd, Side of the Building Facing W. Walnut St, Johnson City, TN 37604-6893
+1 423-328-7685
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great gyros! The staff is super nice! However, a few menu items are a little off. You can't go wrong with the lamb gyro and two sides!

Thank Schylar A H
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We ate here twice on a quick visit to Johnson City to attend the retirement party of a now professor emeritus at East Tennessee State University. Started with dinner the day we arrived and liked it so much that we not only returned for lunch the next day, but ordered take-out to put in a cooler and eat the following... More 

Thank brian_va
Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Husband grew up with this type of food and felt it was authenic. I was not familiar with it and felt some of the seasonings were odd, though good. If you do take out, eat while hot. Pita bread can get doughy but good when fresh. Lamb was tender and not overcooked. Staff and owner were wonderful.

Thank stonelady1999
Newland, North Carolina
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Some things are fabulous here... others not so much. First let's hit the fabulous. Gyro Pita wrap with two sides. What a great deal! Delicious generous portion of juicy gyro meat wrapped in a warm fluffy pita was wonderful. My husband chose jalapeño hummus and white bean salad as his sides. Both were excellent! A must have if you go.... More 

Thank AuntBeem
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best place to get a gyro in the tri cities. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The food was wonderful! Will def return again. Thank you for the wonderful dinnner

Thank Beverly S
East Tennessee
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very glad Johnson City is attracting more family-owned restaurants. The Mediterranean Garden is a bit off the beaten path (although near ETSU and the hospital) in a reclaimed industrial building development. As I am unable to eat spicy spicy, I'm reluctant to venture into unknown food territory--but their beef tenderloin kabob is to die for. Very well seasoned/marinated, well done... More 

Thank MountainSongBird
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Always heard this was a great place but hadnt been until now. Tgis was lunch with coworker and we had checked out specials ahead of time. Great options and reasonable prices. Had the special traditional gyro with 2 sides at $7.99. Chicken is also an option. Gyro was hearty with great soft, fresh pita. Chose hummus as a side. They... More 

Thank JCblossompoet
Kingsport, Tennessee
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I took my college age son to this wonderful place for lunch. We were just driving by and saw the new signs. The new name is Red Meze, but the owners and menus have not changed according to our Waitress. I was a little taken aback by the decor at first, but then enjoyed the music and ambiance. The portions... More 

Thank Corydon S
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

A family owned business that is my number one restaurant in Johnson City. Don't judge the restaurant from the outside. They have turned a section of an old factory into a charming location with a wonderful atmosphere and great food! Can't wait to get back for it is a long drive for us.

Thank kaydavisnc
Asheville, North Carolina
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188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Red Mezze is a hidden jewel of a restaurant! In fact it is the best Turkish restaurant I have experienced outside of Istanbul. Tucked away in a nondescript building in a seemingly ordinary restaurant space (until you look carefully at the beautiful Turkish art pieces which adorn it) is a kitchen that cooks fabulous food. The service is friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2203 McKinley Rd, Side of the Building Facing W. Walnut St, Johnson City, TN 37604-6893
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-328-7685
Here at RED MEZE CAFE (Mediterranean Garden ), We offer a wide variety of delicious options such as our succulent kebabs,gyros, delicious pita , and Baklava for dessert. Guests are welcome to bring their own wine to enjoy during their meal. Reservations are accepted and special occasion parties invited. Come visit our family-friendly restaurant for a comfortable and delicious dinning experience.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?