Greek and Lebanese fare is surprisingly well-suited for the beach environment and lifestyle. Featuring cool flavors and plenty of fresh veggies, beach fans are starting to relay on this global cuisine, and Zaaki Grill caters to this growing demand with a simple but tasty menu that highlights all the authentic Greek staples. Located just inland of the Carolina Beach shoreline on a busy section of Lake Park Blvd., this fast restaurant is a good pit stop to refuel after a long morning or afternoon on the shore.

The menu is simple – just spanning one page or so – but varied, with a good array of gyros, pita sandwiches, salads, platters, and sides, as well as a couple kid-friendly items for more American palettes. For something refreshing, patrons can try the big Greek salad with feta and cucumbers, the crab salad pita, the chicken gyro, or the Kefta, chicken, or vegetarian falafel platter, which is served with rice, hummus, salad, and lightly warmed pitas. With an nice cold side of hummus, Tabouli, or stuffed grape leaves, or a piece of baklava for dessert, diners can enjoy a completely filling meal that still gives patrons plenty of energy to continue a Pleasure Island exploration.