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Greek Islands Taverna

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3300 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-7119
954-565-5505
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 444
    Excellent
  • 212
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Greek Food!

The long line out front may discourage you but don't let it. Great food. Busy, frenetic atmosphere without a lot of interesting decor but I'm not eating the decor. The food is the best!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
David R
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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The long line out front may discourage you but don't let it. Great food. Busy, frenetic atmosphere without a lot of interesting decor but I'm not eating the decor. The food is the best!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is busy for a reason, the waitstaff can be pushy and rush you..I think they need the tables.. The octopus, all the greek spreads, kebabs, etc were as good as can be expected....I have to say..I have tried Thasos Greek restaurant, less than a block away and the food outshines Greek Islands...plus I have never had a wait and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is by far, hands down, the best greek restaurant in fort lauderdale. Great menu and great options... food can be heavily dressed but that is what makes everything so tasty. the manager is great and friendly and so is some of the other staff. highly recommend this place

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

There is a difference. You are shown to a table and they have no patience waiting for you to decide. "YOU WANT LAMB CHOPS....RIGHT!" Then they wait for you to pay the check while you are having your coffee. We were in an out in about 45 minutes. To me dining is enjoying your company along with conversation as well... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I mean i have mixed feelings about this place. The food was really good. Is it worth the price we paid for the type of restaurant it is? Not really. The place doesn't look and feel like a fancy restaurant but the prices will have you thinking that you are in one. We where seated next to the wall and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Right off A1A (Ocean Blvd), and just past the Oakland Park Blvd bridge, is this very popular restaurant serving classic Greek cuisine. The attention is well-deserved due to the high quality of the food and its straightforward presentation. All the classics are here: lamb chops, moussaka, shish kebab, and good selection of fresh seafood. I had the fried squid which... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Packed all the time for a reason. The food is amazing. I've been a regular for many years and never been disappointed. The octopus is the best I've had outside of Greece. Lamb chops amazing. Everything is delicious.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Was very excited to go to this place. Usually has lines all the way out because it's so popular. Had the grilled octopus which was good. Nothing spectacular like others have raved. Their chicken kabob was grilled beautifully but the chicken itself had no flavor. Felt like eating a huge chunk of bland chicken. It just didn't live up to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Good Greek Food, nice atmosphere, lovely interior and friendly staff. Felt very homey and the blue & white theme along with the stone work and tiles was beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Lived in Fort Lauderdale for 15 years before moving to Chicago. Was here at least once a month and now, a trip back to S Florida isn't complete without a visit here - go for the meze which has been consistently good for nearly 20 years now - grilled octopus is by far the best I've ever had. Lamb chops... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3300 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-7119
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: 954-565-5505

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?