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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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11:30 am - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 25
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  • 3
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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
Great Gyros! Nice Seating! Good Service!

We spent the day in the Museum of Art area and knew of Zorba's from our review on TA. We showed up at 5 after 4 and were told that while lunch normally is over at 4, they hadn't broken anything down and would be happy to seat us for lunch. We both ordered gyros sandwiches and were very pleased... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
BoilerMakerBob
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Greenwood, Indiana
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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We spent the day in the Museum of Art area and knew of Zorba's from our review on TA. We showed up at 5 after 4 and were told that while lunch normally is over at 4, they hadn't broken anything down and would be happy to seat us for lunch. We both ordered gyros sandwiches and were very pleased... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Found this local tavern by accident after visiting the Rocky Steps & statue and feeling a little peckish. I did a quick "near me now" search in trip advisor and hey presto this place was really close snd had awesome reviews, I can see why... authentic Greek fare at a great price with good service... Highly recommended.

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Mantua, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Split the cold sampler appetizer. Very impressive collection of flavors, delicious. I had the chicken kabob and my partner had the Calamari. Chicken was juicy and flavorful. Calamari was nicely battered and very tender. You'd be hard pressed to go wrong here.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This BYOB is across the street from the Eastern State Penitentiary, open for lunch and dinner. The food is a very good value. The focus is on seafood and lamb, both choices very nice. Service is excellent. The parking lot, also across the street, is a plus as on-street parking is very limited in this neighborhood.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Just a few blocks from the Eastern State Penitentiary and the Philadelphia Museum of Art is this excellent neighborhood Greek restaurant. Friendly staff and distinctively prepared Greek dishes. Different from your run-of-the mill Greek restaurant.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We were leaving the fascinating Eastern Penitentiary, walking to the Art Museum, when we happened into Zorba's. What a treat. Started with some Greek coffee which we followed with the best grilled octopus I think I Have ever had. Sooooo tender. I had a gyro salad. Very good. My husband had the ground lamb/beef meat entree. Really delicious. The server... More 

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Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The food if good, actually a great-fusion instead of strict Mediterranean (you will be disappointed if you go thinking to order pure Mediterranean). Only 2 Vegan Choices on Menu - I was expecting Falafal :-( There is PAID parking in-front of this place and that's the reason I was suggested by my friend for dinner. The only reason I am... More 

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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Every time I visit my daughter in Philly I make sure to make a reservation at Zorba's. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. The only time I was disappointed was when I didn't call early enough to get a reservation and couldn't get in! Reasonably priced as its BYOB.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We've never been disappointed on our many visits to Zorba's. The food is always fresh and served with smile. Every dish has been superb and since it's a BYO, the value can't be beat! This is one of our favorite places and we'll be returning regularly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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Additional Information about Zorba's Tavern

Address: 2230 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2617
Phone Number: 215-978-5990
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
Cuisine: Greek, Pub

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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, Pub
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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