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Gyros, friendly atmosphere on the menu at Ali Mediterranean Grill

If you are in the mood for good gyros and a friendly atmosphere, Ali Mediterranean Grill on Pine Avenue delivers both.

Ali Mediterranean Grill in Ocala, Florida (1532 S Pine Ave)
Ali Mediterranean Grill in Ocala, Florida (1532 S Pine Ave)

The restaurant, which is located at 1532 S Pine Ave, offers a variety of Mediterranean and American dishes, focusing on gyros, kabobs and seafood. The menu also includes a variety of vegetarian options, including hummus, baba ganoush, and falafel.

Gyro bowl at Ali Mediterranean Grill in Ocala, Florida
The gyro bowls at Ali Mediterranean include generous portions of rice, lettuce, tomato, and meat

Their popular gyro, which the restaurant claims is the best in the world, can be ordered in a wrap combo that includes peppers, onions, tomatoes and is served along with a side and drink.

Gyro wrap and fries combo at Ali Mediterranean Grill in Ocala, Florida
Gyro wrap and fries combo at Ali Mediterranean Grill in Ocala, Florida

Most items can be ordered as bowls or wraps, including the popular gyro, which the restaurant says is the best in the world and is 100% Halal (i.e., meat prepared as prescribed by Muslim law).

The gyro at Ali Mediterranean Grill is 100% Halal
The gyro at Ali Mediterranean Grill is 100% Halal

In addition to some of the classic Mediterranean dishes, the restaurant serves up some great fried combos, including shrimp and wings, jumbo chicken tenders, gizzards, and even appetizers like fried pickles and mushrooms.

There are plenty of seafood options, including fish and shrimp combinations that pair shrimp with basa, catfish, or tilapia. Blue crab is available and the restaurant also sells fresh snow crab by the pound.

The portions are filling and the food is freshly made to order. The decor is bright and inviting, and the staff is friendly. In addition to the vibrant dining area, the restaurant has a patio.

Back patio at Ali Mediterranean Grill in Ocala, Florida
Back patio at Ali Mediterranean Grill in Ocala, Florida

Ali Mediterranean Grill is open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and offers delivery options through bitesquad and grubhub. Visit the Ali Mediterranean Grill website, or their Facebook page for more information.

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