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Apollonia Mediterranean Grill

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 02/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Many know the value of Mediterranean cooking is in the integrity of the ingredients. From wild-caught fish, to grass-fed lamb, the freshest vegetables to prime meats, it is our duty and our mission to provide our customers with the finest quality ingredients. At our bar, we offer only the best hand-crafted cocktails and stock great selections of whiskeys, bourbons, vodkas, gins and of course Ouzo! We also have an excellent menu of beers and wine, and we offer over 24 wines by the glass. Whether you’re visiting us for our delicious, authentic Mediterranean cuisine or for our special hand-crafted cocktails at our bar, we promise you a great memorable experience.OPA!
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Sarasota for a few days while work was being done on our house. We saw Apollonia Grill while shopping and decided to give it a try. What a great decision. The atmosphere was friendly, the food and drinks were excellent. We were...so pleased we returned two days later and it was excellent once again. We had an older gentleman who was either an owner or relative of the owner stop by and chat and we told him how good everything was. They have great specials on 3 course meals and the greek salad was fresh and very good. We both had a different entree each time. The fish was wonderful, the chicken with artichoke fantastic. Everything was cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. The deserts were heavenly. And the Martini’s were first class. We will be driving down from Apollo Beach more often to enjoy this great restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

Me and a few coworkers went for happy hour, after reviewing menu online. While online it states it has a happy hour Meze menu, the do not, its drunks only. I had the blackberry sangria (3 lol), and Meze Platter. The platter, listed as an...appetizer, I had as a meal. It listed stuffed peppedew, but i did not receive any, but was plenty of enough. We also has the Calamari, Zucchini Cakes, Flaming Cheese (amazing!!), and shirt rib stuffed ravioli (a must try). For the price, the amount of food was a lot.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 11, 2022

I'm not usually a huge fan of Greek food, but went for lunch here since my wife loves it. This place was an incredible surprise... absolutely wonderful food and caring service. I had their lunch special of flatbread and salad. The Greek salad was marvelous,...and the chicken and feta flatbread was an absolute treat. My wife's Gyro was enough for two people and delightfully wonderful. We'll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022

Wonderful assortment to chose from and great service. The food is delicious and fresh. There is much to enjoy here.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 15, 2022

Condensed Version: A promise made and not kept. Expanded version: Some three weeks ago I was tasked to make lunch reservations for a party of 10 folks for a normally slow Monday. Because of ongoing COVID-19 concerns, I sought "outside dining" reservations. I initially reserved...via Open Table, but recognize that special requests are often not conveyed on Open Table. Once the reservation was confirmed, I followed up that same day with a phone call. After explaining my request to the receptionist, I was referred to the manager on duty who explained to me that my outside dining request was not something they would usually take, but honoring my request "should not be a problem". I was satisfied. Just to be certain, I called this past Sunday afternoon to confirm. The nice receptionist informed me that my request was noted but could not be guaranteed as outside dining occurred on a "first come-first served" basis. I thought it would be prudent, rather than to challenge her, to ask to speak to the manager. She referred me to "Eddie" who said to me that he was the manager. After explaining to me why they do not normally reserve the outside dining tables, he listened to the reason for my request, and kindly committed to honoring my request, stating very specifically that he would be present at 12:30 Monday (yesterday) to assure that my reservation was honored. When my party began arriving around 12:15, it was clear that there was no reserved area for us. When I questioned the receptionist, she informed me that she was unable to honor any such request, that all the outside dining tables were full, and that my party would be seated indoors. Naturally, I asked to speak to "Eddie". A gentleman came out to inform me that he was Eddie's father, that Eddie was not present, he was not aware of any such commitment, and there was nothing he could do other than to apologize. My wife and I were unable to join the rest of our party (who remained owing to their time constraints) at their assigned indoor table. By all accounts, the party was reasonably satisfied with their experience. My wife and I went elsewhere. It's really too bad that we were left to feel that we were not respected as a patron; it may be that some day in the future the Apollonia Grill will regret losing us as a customer.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2022 via mobile

Recommended by a friend, we decided to make an early booking to avoid crowds. We sat outside as it was relatively quiet on a Sunday noon time. Menu was classic Greek and offered many selections for meat lovers as well as vegetarian. As we missed...our Greek food, we ordered a mixed meze platter and Saganaki. Our server Kyia took time to explain the selections and helped slotted another table to allow us more space for the food; as the seating was still light. The meze portion had a good spread and we enjoyed the meal. The flaming cheese Saganaki was quite a show by Kyia and went well with the pita and house bread basket; although it was a bit on the salty side for our taste. Nonetheless, we liked the place and atmosphere and service was great! Covid outdoor seating was nice for this time of year in Sarasota. Will definitely return to try more selections in future!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022

We went here with new friends, they chose the place, we had never been there before, and though the food was good do not think that I will be going back. We had a reservation and chose to dine outside, we were told that there...would be a wait, and I am ok with that. We asked if they could put two 2 tops together and were told no. OK. Eventually they did put 2 2 tops together, but set us up not under the overhand but on the sidewalk so anyone walking into the restaurant walked on top of is, We asked to be moved and were told no. We asked if a heater could be moved closer and were told no. We complained that people were shouting over us and other was done. Like I said food was good, though the spanakopita left a lot to be desired, the mixed grill was tasty. It is just that they made us wait to only seat us in a walkway. Lt us wait a bit a longer, we weren't;t complaining or constantly asking how much longer, they rushed and got it all wrong.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 14, 2022

You always look forward to Valentine's Day with your spouse and this restaurant was so well rated that we were excited to get a reservation for Valentines Day. I had an online meeting at 730 so my wife made a reservation for 545. At 615...we had not seen a waiter. I went to the check-in and indicated that everyone around us were being served (was it because we were the only one's wearing a mask??) and we were on a tight schedule. We were told someone would be by very soon . . . and later told that we were "simply lost in the system". When a waitress finally came by (about 40 minutes after we were seated) there was no apology and we were told there was not way that they could speed up service in any way . . . so we had to leave (i.e. no Valentine's Day dinner).More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 4, 2021 via mobile

Authentic and delicious family restaurant with wonderful service. We stopped by while shopping and will definitely be back and refer to anyone in the area. Everything was phenomenal we had burrata and tomato salad, Mediterranean lamb meatballs and prosciutto and fig flat bread. Ps the...margaritas are homemadeMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 1, 2021

My brother and I were recently visiting family in Sarasota and stayed at the Hampton Inn and Suites in the same area as this restaurant and others. We enjoyed it so much, we went there for dinner three times! Whether we ordered a full meal...or a light one, the food and service were excellent. Very busy place and a bit noisy but you don't mind if the food and service are good. We plan another trip to the area in the spring and you can be sure we will stop here again! Loved the selection from all around the Mediterranean! Delicioso! Buon Appetito!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

I came here for lunch and ended up loving it. My wife said we came here once when we first visited Sarasota but I don't remember. I was in the area to do some shoe shopping and ordered a gyro. It was spectacular. Tasty and...loaded with surprises like grape tomatoes and the right amount of tzatziki sauce. I didn't want the carbs in the fries the lunch comes with and ordered the side salad instead for a little more money (that's my only complaint, why not just swap them out.) The salad was also delightful in that it had a nice cold beet hidden in the fresh lettuce greens, a huge slice of cucumber, nice feta and fresh oil and vinegar dressing on the side. The bartender told me the couple who owns it is from Albania, where the name comes from. But yum.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 12, 2021

One of our favorite restaurants. The food is always great. Service staff are well-trained and very professional. Our server Grant was awesome!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 11, 2021

Have been to other local Appollonia restaurants and was always well pleased. This time the food was not all up to par. While moussaka was good (but very HOT) the Eggplant rollantini ((3 small portions) were not as savoury as expected and were served lukewarm....As was the mashed potato. The string beans were again not warm enough and hardly cooked. Service was Ok .More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 3, 2021

We went for lunch today and this is some of the best Greek food I've ever had! We started off with a raspberry cosmo and that hit the spot! The menu is quite extensive and had a tough time choosing what to order. We started...with the hummus and warm pita, yum. I had spanokopita and shrimp with orzo. My friend had burrata salad and the lemon chicken soup. Everything was top shelf yummy! We also had the cutest waiter Caden, so very efficient. I can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

Excellent dinner. Enjoyed the short rib ravioli. Lots of choices on the menu. Good cocktails. Good house wine. Very good service.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Yes, Apollonia Mediterranean Grill offers takeout services.

Yes, Apollonia Mediterranean Grill is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Apollonia Mediterranean Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4