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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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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: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Favorite tavern restaurant BYO

When we go here we feel like we escape Philadelphia and travel to another country - Greece! It's a wonderful little family run restaurant that has large portion sizes. The lamb and octopus are my favorite dishes. If you order the cheese appetizer, they add a flame to it in front of the table... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
D6846LQjennifer
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we go here we feel like we escape Philadelphia and travel to another country - Greece! It's a wonderful little family run restaurant that has large portion sizes. The lamb and octopus are my favorite dishes. If you order the cheese appetizer, they add a flame to it in front of the table which is always fun attraction. Zorba's... More 

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Thank D6846LQjennifer
Camden, New Jersey
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Zorbas. The service is great and the food is always top notch I enjoy taking from there or ordering out from there. I especially like the fried cheese that they serve--they light it on fire right at your table! Wonderful!! Make sure you have some and don't miss the grilled octopus. Yummy!

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Thank jpsjamdg
south jersey
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have been going to Zorba's since it opened 17 years ago. I was a little disappointed this time with their classic lamb dinner. The lamb was dry, but still so flavorful. This one time won't stop me from still counting this among my favorite Greek restaurants.

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Thank genelieb1
Naperville, IL
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

we had the chicken souvlaki and the gyro for dinner - excellent food. Service was also excellent. We had a great dining experience.

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Thank pete1258
Japan
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173 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We came here twice over a long weekend. The first time, we had visited the art museum and walked to Zorba's for dinner. It was a great find. We had no reservation and the place was crowded, but we were seated within minutes of walking in. A basket of fantastic bread was brought to the table along with some dipping... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We live about 45 minutes away from this restaurant and have made a habit of coming 5-6 times a year for an evening out in Philadelphia. The service is consistently good, and the food is extremely flavorful and priced very reasonably. I haven't ever had a bad dish...or one that wasn't prepared expertly. They don't charge a corking fee (it's... More 

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Thank Doug H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant! Food was fantastic, the location beautiful (feel warmingly) and waitress very kindly. I recommend this restaurant. Remember that it is byob (not a problem in any case)

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Thank Aleielori
Los Angeles area
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Just happened to find Zorba's while walking around. The best lunch we've had in Philly. I had the Greek chicken salad, and my husband had the gyro lunch plate. Tasty, well prepared. The restaurant is small but pleasant. Would love to try it for dinner another time

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angelampowell
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We sorta stumbled into this restaurant thinking it was only enough room for 10 people but to our surprise it's a cute, quaint small restaurant that seats about 30 guest and the meals are portioned out very well with well seasoned and tasty greek food. The staff was very nice and helpful along with the chef that sees everyone coming... More 

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Central Ohio
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Zorba's is a fairly small restaurant in the busy Fairmount area, with a somewhat limited menu. Our food was mostly good - though the Greek salad was curiously lacking in the olives promised on the menu, and some of the meat in the grilled meat sampler was overcooked to the point of dryness. The sides were disappointing - bland rice,... More 

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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: Mediterranean, Greek, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?