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“Good family run taverna” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Elli Family Taverna

Elli Family Taverna
Off the Anaxos Main Road, the road across from Billy's Rentals, Anaxos, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 17 restaurants in Anaxos
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Located on the road across from Billy’s Rentals that goes down to the beach, Elli’s Taverna is well marked with signs that announce it’s family owned, the food is homemade, and the prices are good. It’s all true! The prices are the lowest we saw in Anaxos, and the quality and quantity of the food are quite good. Main dishes cost about 5 Euros. We had saganaki, salad, mousaka, and rotisserie chicken. All was delicious.
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good family run taverna”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Typical run taverna on the road down towards the beach. We originally went in as it looked really busy and was busy most evenings. The best thing is the older guy on the rostiserrie, who cooks whole chickens, pork as daily specials. The food is good, particularly the stuffed vine leaves and stuffed tomatoes. Service a bit slow and one night we waited 20 minutes to have our order taken- I know Greek ways are slow, but felt this was a bit of a long wait. Otherwise, good family run taverna, good food and really cheap!! We spent €22 euros on drinks, few starters, Greek salad and 2 mains. Definitely worth going!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Stalybridge,England
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“What a find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is a typical family run Taverna and like most it is friendly except more so. It is three generation business. The food is in a glass fronted fridge in the restaurant and you can choose what you want and see it cooked in front of you. The chef is an ex-seaman and prepares and marinades his food for the following night. I could not believe how much care he took on each process and how often he washed his hands.
All the food is good as is the service. We ate well three times there and had at least 2 carafes of house white and the biggest bill was 26 euros. Fantastic food at a great price.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not as good as I thought”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We visited this restaurant on the reviews of what we had read but were disappointed. The atmosphere was not very good and not as friendly as other restaurants. We ordered vine leaves as a starter but they tasted just like the ones we get in England. We had not even finished eating these when our main meal turned up. We did not want chips so opted for baked potatoes - but these were not very fresh and had obviously been re-heated. The red wine as very bitter so we did not drink this.
Perhaps we turned up on a wrong night or perhaps we were a little later than most people but as we ate at 9.30 - 9.45 every night this did not have an effect on any other restaurant.
All in all disappointed.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“12 months on, just as good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

A full year since we last visited "Ellis" and we were recognised straight away . The steak was as good as ever and cooked to perfection . This year for the first time I tried the giant beans and I wasn't disappointed .The thinly sliced mixed zuccini and courgettes dipped in batter fried then sprinkled with grated cheese are truly gorgeous , this is not on the menu as mixed if you ask I'm sure they'll do it for you . We ate here three times this stay and looking forward to eating here again on our next stay in September.
Can almost taste it now , Cant wait.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We went to Elli's twice whilst on holiday in anaxos.

We thoroughly enjoyed it both times, it is great fun to watch your food gettting cooked in the little kitchen area outside.

It is great to be able to go and have a look at the different cuts of meat before you decide on what your are going to have.

Would definitely recommend you visit there, we will be going back next time we visit Anaxos.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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