Sunday, January 18, 2015

Dairi-O Restaurant Review - King, NC



Nighttime View of Exterior



#7 Chicken Souvlaki Pita with Fries & Drink $7.69



Crispy Chicken Salad $7.49



#10 Crispy Chicken Wrap with Lettuce/Tomato/Mayo, Fries & Drink $7.69



Hot Fudge Cake $3.49



Banana Split $5.49


Having recently moved to the Winston Salem area, I have been trying out lots of restaurants. Dairi-O is a fast food chain that I had never heard of before moving here and decided to try out. They have four locations: King, Rural Hall, Winston Salem & Clemmons. It's now my new favorite fast food restaurant! I warn you, it's highly addictive!  

The first item I tried was #7, the Chicken Souvlaki Pita. I was so happy to see a Greek item on a fast food menu and was really surprised to see they use high quality ingredients. It has large chunks of wonderfully seasoned chicken breast, cooked onions, green peppers and tomatoes and Tzatziki sauce on the side. I like to skip the pita sometimes for less calories. If you do so, be sure to dip your chicken in the sauce instead of pouring it over the pita because the pita will absorb a lot of it otherwise. I frequent Greek restaurants and this pita can actually compete with an authentic Greek restaurant! You've gotta try it! The Tzatziki sauce is perfect. I just wish the cup was larger, I love that sauce! The very generous portion of crinkle fries have a yummy seasoning on them and they are perfectly cooked. They are a bit salty, so do not add any salt. They are very filling. Just a warning, they are very hot, so you'll have to wait a couple of minutes for them to cool. All of their food is hot and fresh.

The second item I tried was #8, the Fish Sandwich, and since then I have ordered it several more times since it's one of my favorites. It's a large, lightly battered piece of flounder with a crispy topping that is not greasy at all. They cook it when you order, so it may take a couple more minutes than other items on the menu. I take off half the bun, the bun that doesn't have tarter sauce on it, so it has less calories and more flavor. It's simply delicious! Hubby isn't as fond of fish sandwiches and even he agreed it was worth repeating.  

The third item I tried was #10, the Crispy Chicken Wrap with lettuce, tomato and mayo. It's really good, but be sure to ask for a mayo packet & a knife because there is very little mayo on the wrap. Be sure to tell them what you want on your wrap, because they may not ask.

The fourth item I tried was the Crispy Chicken Salad and it was good, but I feel it needs some more toppings. Compared to the Chick-fil-A restaurant, I would rather the Chick-fil-A version.

Then fifth item I tried was #6, the Chicken Sandwich. It's less greasy than the Chick-fil-A version but the chicken is not as thick. It's very good with cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo.

One weekend, Hubby and I decided as Winnie-the-Pooh says "it's time for something sweet", so I ordered the Hot Fudge Cake Sundae and Hubby ordered the Banana Split. The Hot Fudge Cake Sundae had too much cake and not enough ice cream for my taste. It has soft serve vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, two pieces of devils food cake and lots of hot fudge. Hubby's Banana Split had chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream with strawberry, pineapple & hot fudge toppings and tons of whipped cream. He said it was delicious. Both sundaes came with cherries on top and two wafer cookies which was a cookie my Mom bought a lot when I was a kid. Yummy! You may want to make a special trip just for dessert as we did since their meals & desserts are very filling all on their own. 

Hubby & I ordered a hot dog and corn dog another weekend. I'm not a fan of ground beef on my hot dog, so even though I ordered that, Hubby ate it instead. I didn't know that it had ground beef on top or I wouldn't have ordered it. He said it was really good. I ate the corn dog he ordered even though I'm not really a fan of corn dogs. It was ok, but not something I'd order again. Kids would probably love it.

Service at this restaurant is always prompt, friendly & accurate. If you haven't given this fast food restaurant a try, I highly recommend you do so soon!  What's your favorite restaurant in the Winston Salem area?  Stay tuned for many more restaurant reviews.


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