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Zorba's Tavern

2230 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2617
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Ranked #214 of 3,724 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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90% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I love Greek. Lamb has such a wonderful flavor. Tucked away surrounded by American and N European style restaruants is this treasure. From their Greek salad, to gyros to the full Greek style entrees, it is GREEK to ME and that is a good, very good thing. Easy location near Museum Row, this is the place to get something a... More

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san diego
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

After visiting eastern state penitentiary, we were just looking for place to eat. It was cold outside so decided to stop at the first restaurant we saw and glad we did. Inside is pretty small and dark, but it was packed. we had a grill octopus salad (everybody was ordering), and chicken salad. It's small size, but amazing. So simple,... More

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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98 reviews 98 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We went to Zorba's for a late lunch after noticing it while walking by. We were the only people there at about 2:30. The restaurant is cozy and looks to have about 25 seats. It would be a great date night restaurant. We started off with the cold appetizer plate. The warm pita with the spicy feta dip and garlic-potato... More

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Friendly service, unhurried atmosphere, delicious lamb and combo meals. BYO helps keep the costs down. Great place to go with friends or family.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Came in a little late, 8 or so. It was clear we were not welcome. Food over cooked, dry & unappetizing. That plus attitude =s not going back. Some other folks in the neighborhood like this place. I find it overrated.

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Columbia, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Lamb shank is excellent, as well as their baklava. Really enjoy the family-like atmosphere, and their willingness to please. Prices are modest in comparison to the value you get.

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Malvern, PA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Had a good time at this place. Saw the other good ratings and decided to trek into the big city. Not a great looking place inside, but the food makes up for it. Decent prices for very good food. Remember to bring your own wine. Parking was difficult unless you are willing to pay to park across the street (Very... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

The place was filled at 4pm on a Sunday when our group arrived after seeing the one day in Pompei exhibit. The food was very authentic Greek. I had excellent lamb meatballs, someone had the grilled lamb chops and another had the lamb shank. The artichokes were also outstanding. Vey cozy. Very Greek.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Family living in Philadelphia insisted we try this restaurant. So glad we did. The wait staff was so attentive to the point of helping us maneuver a stroller in the door. The food was just outstanding and truly Greek. There is a vast menu of selections to choose from and you cannot go wrong with any of them. Portions are... More

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews 101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Cozy little restaurant in the Art Museum area. The food was excellent. Starting with a very nice grilled octopus appetizer and a Greek salad large enough for four to share, our main courses were super. My wife had a delicious eggplant dish. I had the octopus dinner, served with a side of vegetables. Our friends had nicely done salmon and... More

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