Family owned and operated for over 20 years
Everything is fresh and made from scratch
Old-school charm, friendly staff
Dishes to please every palate
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Sam and Joanne Gogos have owned, managed, and cooked for The Plaka since 1992!
Including the innovative homemade soups, which are dreamed up by the Gogos’ son, Telly.
Come find out why some locals return for breakfast, lunch and dinner—in the same day.
From healthy Mediterranean specialties to decadent desserts like our homemade baklava.


100% Homemade Authentic Greek Goodness

“The Plaka” is the name of one of Athens’ oldest neighborhoods, in the foothills of the Acropolis. And since Sam and Joanne Gogos both emigrated from Greece, and she still cooks the Greek specialties that are our customers’ favorites, they named their restaurant after that beloved part of town.


Natural, Wholesome Ingredients, Locally Sourced

As a Buffalo-area landmark for over two decades (more if you remember Watson’s restaurant on the site before it became The Plaka), we make an effort to buy locally whenever we can. All of our dairy products, for example, come from TK Dairy Farm.