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MARIO'S RESTAURANT & PUB

1010-B Broadway, 706-571-9830

Hours: Lunch is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, dinner is 5-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Bar remains open after 10 p.m. They also cater.

Menu items: Mediterranean fare (including Greek and Lebanese) with sandwiches as familiar as the gyro (marinated beef cooked slowly on a vertical rotisserie) to salads with exotic names like fattoush (lettuce, red and white cabbage, tomatoes, red onions, parsley and special seasoning topped with toasted pita bread). Try marinated lamb chops for dinner, or a smaller portion for lunch ($16 and $8).

Appetizers: Hummus, falafel, baba ghannouj, spanakopita, dolma, kibbeh, lahmajun, a vegetarian combo with tabbouleh salad, and of course, baskets of fries or onion rings, cheese sticks and chicken fingers.

Desserts: Cream caramel, baklava, burma and New York cheesecake for $4.

Beverages: Iced tea, soft drinks, coffee, Turkish coffee and a full bar.

Atmosphere: It's large and airy with some of the most comfortable chairs in town, and there's always Mediterranean music playing.

Cost: Appetizers from $3-$10. Sandwiches, served with french fries or onion rings, are $5.99-$6.99. Dinners from $12 for the kabobs to $16 for marinated lamb chops. Kids meals are $4-$5.

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