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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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1:00 pm - 9:00 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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  • 40
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  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Delicious Neighborhood Greek Restaurant

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
AndreLePlume
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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