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Big Tommy's Parthenon, Novi, MI

Big Tommy's Parthenon

4.7
4.7
154 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Big Tommy's Parthenon in Novi, Michigan offers great Greek food served a number of different ways in a fun, casual setting. Appetizers at Big Tommy's Parthenon include the Greek sausage, grilled octopus, two different types of calamari and a gyro with sliced lamb platter. At dinner, give some thought to the Big Tommy's Parthenon burger, which is made with a half-pound of beef. The Greek burger is also very popular and comes with a half-pound of gyro meat topped with feta cheese and grilled red onions. This restaurant also has a comedy club attached to it making for some great after-dinner entertainment.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Vegetarian, Dessert
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (248) 615-2102
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Novi
  • Cross street
    Haggerty
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 154 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for brunch

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Detroit

    Great for brunch

  • Detroit

    Neighborhood gem

154 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Best part was the young hostess (16) was professionally dressed, trained and kept things moving. Our waiter Chris was a bit forgetful, but still was able to enjoy our dinner.

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  2. Peachy

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Greek food! The lamb shank was wonderful, fell off the bone. The flaming cheese was really good, especially on top of a fresh piece of bread! Really enjoyed the Greek wine. The service was excellent.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You really can’t go wrong with their saganaki, Big Tommy salad, and the Greek Trio! Just outstanding!

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  4. nbr257

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding. The place was packed, but it was also Saturday evening. Excepted. Loved the food and Mason (our server) was GREAT!!!

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  5. MIchaelF

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always.

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  6. MikihikoG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great choice of buffet food. Pleasant waiter and clean atmosphere.

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  7. TimR

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food choices and great service. Definitely a good place to go. Went with group and Big Tommy’s was very accomodating.

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  8. ElderDrG

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Big Tommy's Parthenon is an AMAZING culinary experience. Nick, our waiter, was professional, knowledgeable about the menu, and attentive. The food was 5 star.

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  9. JoeR

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service on a very busy night (NYE). A family friendly vibe that made the meal.

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  10. johnp

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All 4 of us at our table ordered different things and the everyone enjoyed their dish. The young lady who looked after us told us we were her first customers of the day, and it was her first day on the job. She and said she was a little nervous, but she had obviously been well trained as she didn't put a foot wrong. A very enjoyable lunch. Thanks Big Tommy

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  11. Coilytop7

    Detroit

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had "bookmarked" this restaurant to try sometime mainly because of the great reviews I read. I was not disappointed...the service was great, I was kindly welcomed at the door and our server was also very pleasant. And lastly, my menu selection was delicious as was my friend's choice, and she can be particular, but she enjoyed hers too. The Open Table picture of the bar area made the restaurant appear to be more "sophisticated," but it's really like a family restaurant, like a Ram's Horn, but delicious food and friendly service is definitely worth a return visit.

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  12. JoniF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Greek Trio is one of my favorites. Absolutely delicious as is everything at this restaurant.

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  13. Tommyg

    Detroit

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    been here on many occasions at this night was just as great as all the other nights. Tommy’s is consistent friendly, and our go to place.  Love the spinach pie 

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  14. Michzona

    Detroit

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great and service equal to the food. Their lamb chops are the best although pricey

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  15. JulieB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful! Delicious! Our service was fabulous!

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  16. Larry

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu selection, I had the chicken meatballs. Loved them. Really nice bar selection,great wait staff every time I go here I like it.

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  17. BenjaminD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Big Tommy's to celebrate my mom's 77th birthday. While she has eaten there many times, and swears that the lamb is the best ever, neither my wife nor I had been there, as we live out-of-state. I must say all of the food was well-prepared and presented, delicious and legit, with proper Greek dishes such as skordalia, which my wife ordered, along with the trio entree. I had the lamb shank, which was succulent and fell off the bone. The service provided by Stas was outstanding, and I even had a chance to say a few words to him in his native Ukrainian language. Overall, this was a highly delightful culinary experience, and would recommend Big Tommy's Parthenon to all, without hesitation.

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  18. DennisF

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is great for the money! Large portions and tasty.

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  19. Michzona

    Detroit

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food would have received 5 stars but the lamb chops were over done although tastey. The Greek Salad was excellent but the service was too fast. We hardly finished our appetizers when the main course was brought out.

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  20. Celia

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining at Big Tommys since it opened. Always great food and service. Last night we had the pleasure of having Nick as our server. The best server ever!

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  21. Jimo2l

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrific food and excellent service! Can’t wait to come back

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  22. SherriR

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a girls night out dinner and a comedy show at Big Tommy’s. The food is absolutely amazing and the service was excellent. We felt so well cared for the entire time we were there. The comedy show was really fun too!

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  23. CharlesH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I found Big Tommy's by accident but keep returning on purpose. The food is always well-prepared, flavorful and plentiful. The service is consistently excellent. Pleasant ambiance. Extremely wide selection of delectable dishes. I love this place!

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  24. AnatolyV

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we been visit this place time ago, but now looks very modern, with remodeling, bar, furniture, all interior. As usually very good food and service. TY

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite Greek restaurant in the Detroit area. We sat on the patio which is very pleasant, although some tables may be in the sun depending on when you’re there.

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  26. GRBuddies

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and atmosphere were great. We had wine, appetizers, salad, pasta and lamb shank dinner and it was all tasty.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    95 reviews

    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. The Greek fajitas are great but a bit inconsistent

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  28. WalterS

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was Delicious Great outdoor seating also

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  29. KellyM

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. My favorite was the Greek yogurt with grapes for dessert, so delicious! Our waiter was great, checked on us often even thought it was a very busy night. Will be going back soon 😊

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  30. RWATL

    Atlanta Metro

    113 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken kabobs and moussaka were very good. Large serving. Would definitely go there again when I am back in the area

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    95 reviews

    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner was just a very loud crowd yesterday.

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  32. RochesterFoodie

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I have dined at one of "Big Tommy's" restaurants since the days that he had the Old Parthenon in Greek Town. From the flaming cheese and sausage and the Tommy Salad - to the Lamb Shank with rice and green beans, everything was as we recalled- absolutely mouth-watering delicious. The salads were fresh with a creamy dressing that had a wonderfully unique taste. The lamb was fall off the bone with a fantastic tomato based sauce. The portions were generous and the service was good- attentive but not overly so. We paired the meal with a Kouros Red Wine. And, we topped it off with desert - a light and tasty carrot cake. We would have ordered the Parthenon Cake, but alas- by the time we ordered it-they were out of this very popular dessert. Looking forward to going back again!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    NRW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately the Food was not that good and it was very noisy.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    95 reviews

    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening loved the comedy show. I had the Greek fajitas which very fantastic

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  35. JMCF

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WE LOVE BIG TOMMY'S PARTHENON!!! It is our 'go to' place. The food is EXCELLENT, large portions and delicious, the staff is very friendly and acomodating. They make us feel like family when we walk in the door. Simply the BEST. A+++

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  36. BobG

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was there one time before and was not disappointed. Brought along friends and I continued searching for something to complain about but found none. Will be back to look for dissatisfaction that has eluded me so far. Thank you for excellent food and enjoyable and helpful service.

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  37. GlennN

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mindy are server was awesome and the food was great!

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  38. MicheleM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a birthday and had a great time. Wonderful service and the food was excellent!

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  39. MartineN

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good however I thought $17 for a mini beef kebab with fries was a bit excessive and $8 for a small side salad ( Tommy’s) was crazy. But most importantly our waiter was almost deaf and he absolutely could not hear us speaking to him and I don’t believe he was incredibly attentive. A few times I had to flail on my arms to get his attention. The comedy show was great, so all in all it was an enjoyable evening.

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  40. Starr

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not as good as it used to be. Chicken tough, salad soggy.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Big Tommy's Parthenon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 615-2102.

Big Tommy's Parthenon is rated 4.7 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Big Tommy's Parthenon

40380 Grand Riv Ave, Novi, MI 48375-2122

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Haggerty
  • Neighborhood
    Novi
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Vegetarian, Dessert
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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