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Local cuisine, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Mediterranean, Greek
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Don’t go to Eleni’s if you want a fast meal. Sit back enjoy the company you are with. Good food and friendly people.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Great portion sizes, delicious pastas and great traditional Greek food (like dolmades). The kind of place where you feel like you’re at a friend’s house (who’s a really great cook). They’re known for their weekend breakfasts, but check out a weeknight for dinners too. Very...reasonable prices, and you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

Loved the restaurant. Classic family style restaurant offering many typical Greek dished with large portions. My favorite were the appetizers.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 16, 2019

We haven't been here in about 3 years, since the last time when the food was not good and service very slow. We tried again with friends and were truly amazed on how much better the food has gotten but service still a bit slow...mostly because they were short on help and had a few large parties. Our dishes were well made, all tasted good. All four of us enjoyed the meal and our server was pleasant and accommodating.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

Good Greek Family restaurant. Went for take out. The staff was friendly and professional. The food was average, but that may have been my fault because I was rushed and ordered safe food. Next time I go I’ll be more Adventurous in my choices.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019

I always dine in or take out their food.The atmosphere is absolutely very friendly and the service is fast.The prices are very reasonable,the food is delicious and the portion is big enough to take the leftover hone for another meal.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 30, 2019

Nestled in one of the shopping centers of Springfield, Virginia is this very nice Greek restaurant. There have been other restaurants in this location but I look forward to this one staying a long time. The Greek dishes are delicious and well made. There is...a restaurant and a sports bar part to this location. Convenient to I395 and I95. Come by and try this cozy place. Where you can actually have a conversation without raising your voice.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 23, 2019

I chose this spot based on location, great reviews, and the fact that I LOVE Greek food, I have no idea what they're serving is. Service was friendly, interior is worn and dirty. Food is overpriced for the lousy quality I received. The salad was...Ok, though not freshly made, and had brown spots on the lettuce. The "market price" lamb chops were $40(!) so I got seafood pasta. The pasta and sauce was comparable to a can of Franco American spaghetti, with some additional watered down canned sauce, herbs and cheese added. The 3 shrimp, flavorless tiny bay scallops, and calamari rings were overcooked and rubbery. The plentiful mussels tasted off, bitter. I ate less than half of it, when the server asked, I mentioned the off tasting mussels. No apology, no offer of something else, or a discount. I paid $21 for a meal I couldn't eat, and then went down the street to Taco Bamba and paid another $10 for really good food.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 18, 2019

Service was friendly, food was amazing & atmosphere was warm & family-friendly! I look forward to returning in the future!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here on our way out of DC for a one day excursion. Promptly seated and greeted when we arrived, our waitress (didn't catch her name!) was wonderful. She answered our questions and provided recommendations as well. We started with a calamari appetizer ($9.95) and...ordered the following: Greek Omelette ($10), Waffle Deluxe ($13.95), French Toast Deluxe ($14.95), Meat Omelette ($10.45), and 3 coffees ($2.45 each). Our order arrived in less than 10 minutes. Servings were generous and smiles plentiful. Not once did our coffee cups run dry either. During our meal, we observed many patrons that the Eleni team knew on a first name basis which confirmed that this was one of those establishments where you are more than just a transaction. You are family here. Thank you again for the good meal and Greek hospitality.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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August 9, 2017|
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Response from Ariebeukenoot | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant does not offer live music and does not have a 'real' Greek feeling. But it has excellent real Greek food for a nice price.
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May 14, 2015|
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Response from CliftonVA | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware. They have a multitude of items from which to choose so am positive you can find a salad with chicken if need be. They have fabulous items on their menu. I'm sure with all the gluten free customers they... More
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