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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 - 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: 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
Excellent Greek Food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
Dean S
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Mantua, New Jersey
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 63 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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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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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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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, 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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