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Zorba's Tavern

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2230 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2617
215-978-5990
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good and truly authentic.

Everything that comes out of the kitchen looks great. I only wish I had had tried Zorba's years ago. It is great food. We had no reservation and they still accommodated us. It is BYOB but even unprepared without a bottle(as we were), this is a very good experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
ZorroMerion
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Everything that comes out of the kitchen looks great. I only wish I had had tried Zorba's years ago. It is great food. We had no reservation and they still accommodated us. It is BYOB but even unprepared without a bottle(as we were), this is a very good experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Zorba's serves authentic ood from the northern part of Greece. The meze were excellent, especially the eggplant with feta (although the skordalia had a bit too much garlic.) Then, the lamb combination platter was a touch of Olympus, with melt-in-your mouth leg of lamb and delicious lamb shank cooked in an unusual lemon-artichoke sauce. This was an excellent value.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Authentic home cooked Greek food. Great grilled fresh fish, squid, and octopus. Excellent lamb and many vegetarian options.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is probably one of the best Greek meals I've ever had. The restaurant itself reminds you of being in one of your Greek friend's houses from high school with multiple busts of Zeus and other kitschy knickknacks, but overall the quality of the food and service were second to none! We started off with the cold appetizer sampler which... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

There were 5 of us on a day trip to Philadelphia. We were at the restaurant for over an hour and 45 minutes. Which is normally the average time. In that almost 2 hours we were told no you can't have anymore bread and oil? You see the server took it upon himself to say no because he didn't want... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The restaurant was busy on this early Sunday evening but the service was good. The flaming Saganaki appetizer was a fried cheese and ouzo delight. Went great with our BYOB red wine. The Shrimp Poseidon and the Rack of Lamb Chops were done to perfection and very filling. I would definitely come back and call for reservations beforehand.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I don't know why it took my so long to try this place since it's within walking distance from where I live. I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious food. So great to have real, authentic Greek food right in the neighborhood. The only thing that topped the food was the service. The waitstaff are extremely nice and very patient... More 

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My two friends and I went this weekend, and I was very unimpressed. The server was not nice, and did not give us room temperature water when we asked for- because one of us had a really bad cold! The food was over priced, and not tasty. I shared the meatball made of beef and lamb, and it was horrible.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Every time we visit this pleasant small restaurant in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia we thoroughly enjoy the tender roasted lamb as well as the traditional Greek appetizers. The service is always friendly as well.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Honestly, this was the best Greek food I've ever eaten. Very well prepared, excellent service. The baklava was out of this world.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2230 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2617
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-978-5990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?