The owners of the legendary Peter’s Luncheonette in Patchogue are now operating Super Greek in Ronkonkoma.
Ralphy Mokkas and his brothers Mikey and Gus grew up in the family’s restaurant business, and own not only Peter’s Luncheonette in Patchogue, but Peter’s on the Green at the Bellport Country Club.
They last ran Peter’s Kitchen at their current Super Greek location at 966 Portion Road in Ronkonkoma.
“We closed it because of the pandemic and we were already leased, so we decided we had to reinvent ourselves and think of something clever,” Mokkas said. “We sat down, had a meeting, and thought, ‘Why don’t we do a Greek Chipotle, like a Greek-quick service?’”
They reopened as Super Greek in January.
The hope for Mokkas and his team is to make Super Greek a household name for the area.
Walking into the takeout spot, all the ingredients and flavor combinations are front and center for the customers.
They can choose to build their own rice bowl, salad bowl, pita sandwich, or French fry bowl and customize their meal with a variety of proteins, toppings, and sauces.
For those who might be indecisive, Mokkas says there are plenty of signature items on the menu, and he urges people to also get a taste of their non-traditional Greek flair.
Mokkas said those new to Greek street cuisine can’t go wrong with trying The O.G., which is gyro meat, tomatoes, onions, tzatziki sauce and french fries inside the pita.
Other instantly popular items include the Zeus burger, Greek disco fries, the El Greco wings, and Greek poutine, all of these go against the norm of conventional Greek dishes.
There are also vegan and vegetarian options from which to choose.
And you can’t forget about the desserts, which at Super Greek include homemade rice pudding or baklava. Anything can be paired with a Greek frappé (iced coffee).
“What I can tell people is that it’s Greek food and our seasonings are made our way,” Mokkas said.
Their takeout, assembly-style concepts like Chipotle or Subway worked in the restaurant’s favor during the pandemic, Mokkas said.
“I hope not, but if there is another shutdown or a partial shutdown, we can operate no problem,” he said. “We’ll be cranking because people feel comfortable with that quick service and everything’s fresh.”
Super Greek courtesy photo