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The Cellar Tavern

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Mediterranean, European, Greek, International, Healthy
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Telonio Beach, Kissamos, Crete 73400, Greece
+302822023700
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A regular choice for dinner in Kissamos

We must have eaten at the Cellar (To Kellari) for at least five evenings in the course of a fortnight's holiday. October isn't the best month to get the best impression of a restaurant (we had to time our walk along the promenade in order not to get splashed by stormy waves), but the welcome was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
Bridget G
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Swanage, United Kingdom
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Athens, Greece
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dont ever go there this guy is dangerous and the quality of food is the worst.i had mousaka and it was onbvious that it wasnt food of the day and it was smelling bad.!!! Dont make the mistake and go there there are many other restaurants in the area

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Thank Harryclinn
Chania Prefecture, Greece
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We ate here in mid October on the sea front, a fantastic location looking out onto Kissamos Bay with the Rodopou Peninsular to the right and the Gramvousa Peninsular to the left. Beautiful! The food was excellently cooked and presented, the choices seemed endless. We saw a variety of dishes being served around us which all looked very appetizing! The... More 

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Thank VinceEarley
Swanage, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We must have eaten at the Cellar (To Kellari) for at least five evenings in the course of a fortnight's holiday. October isn't the best month to get the best impression of a restaurant (we had to time our walk along the promenade in order not to get splashed by stormy waves), but the welcome was warm every evening and... More 

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Thank Bridget G
Howden, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Located at the water's edge in Kissamos the is a fine family run restaurant with a good extensive menu and friendly welcome. In addition to the usual Greek standards there are a few lovely additions including a pitta bread covered in spiced minced meat and yogurt based sauce that was delicious. Potions are large and the service is friendly and... More 

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Thank 1958Duncan
Ireland
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169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Both myself and my friend were ill after eating here. I had a beef dish. He had a moussaka. The beef was tough. The moussaka was bland. Don't eat here. It's very very very bad.

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Thank Kevin_One_Man_Show
Timisoara
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Excellent place, near the see, very good serving, and the best food we have eaten in Kissamos! When being there please try the fresh Octopus, Calamari, seafood salad, fish, fish soup, all the local food are excellent. Got a small desert and Uzo for free every time.

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Thank Peter B
East Yorkshire
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

There are some lovely places to eat in Kissamos and the Cellar was our favourite by far. Family run and an extensive Cretan menu, served with much more than a smile! Served with humour and a passion for food that typifies the finest of traditional Cretan cooking. Rustic, robust stifado and Kleftika were my personal favourites and on finding that... More 

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Thank EastYorkshireFingers
Newport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The range of food was very good, many choices for vegetarians. The service was good and waiters very helpful. We just got the feeling that it was toward the end of the season for them and they had worked hard all summer and didn't have much enthusiasm left. Having said that there was nothing wrong with the meal.

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Thank Anne P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The food was tasty and plentiful and they catered very well for people who don't eat meat. The waiters had good English and were always pleasant and helpful. We ate here five times during our week's holiday with Strata Tours. Something different every night . Really good local food. What more can you say!

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Thank Robert A
North Yorkshire
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Stelios provided us with a traditional Cretan lunch. It was delicious. The snails in olive oil were very tasty.. The lamb was beautifully cooked and full of flavour. Lovely location. Very friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Telonio Beach, Kissamos, Crete 73400, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Kissamos
  • Phone Number: +302822023700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Greek, International, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?