Bringing the best of Greece to West Chester runs in the family — starting with The Gay Grill.
From “Family Owned & Operated.”
Some enterprises are born out of inspiration, others out of necessity. As Demetrios “Meme” Stavropoulos tells us, DeStarr’s is most certainly the latter. “My uncle got sick in 1957, so I had a choice,” he says. “I could work for him or get drafted in the army.” The choice was obvious.
He uncle was George DeStarr who opened up The Gay Grill in West Chester 21 years prior. Demetrios and his brother, Vasilios “Bill” Stavropoulos worked at The Gay Grill for years, until they bought and remodeled the building in 1974, reopening in 1975 as DeStarr’s Restaurant in their uncle’s honor.
“George really cared about West Chester; he was always donating to the fire and police departments,” Demetrios says. “It made sense to take it over in West Chester.”
They’ve been selling Greek and American cuisine here ever since!
You can find DeStarr’s at 112 E Gay St and call 610.692.4160.