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$25 - $25
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Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this restaurant while we were on the Tour of Philadelphia. When we went past this Greek tavern on the bus, it was packed. They had a sidewalk cafe outside and the regular places inside. Once the tour ended, I put the restaurant in...Google Maps and headed there. Parking was right across the street and very easy. We LOVED it!!! We both had the Gyro and it was delicious and not too much for lunch. My husband had the Greek Coffee and loved that too. Recommend for sure!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love Greek food so the anticipation was high when we found Zorbas. The appetizer bread was very hard, so hard to eat that I gave up to avoid destroying the roof of my mouth. Greek salad came with some above avg moist Feta cheese. A...vegan ordered the spinach thing and she said that was outta this world however our gourmet dinner and kids shared combination meal was standard greek fare you might expect from anywhere.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021 via mobile

Ok - a confession! We have loved Zorbas for years and it has a very special place in our hearts for lots of reasons. Great memories that my daughter recalls from her youth and now was able to bring her son here to experience as...well. She always orders the same - actually, we all always do that, but I assure you that no matter what you order - you’ll love it! However; here are some items we recommend: Horiatiki Salad, Taramosalata, Kopanisti, Hummus, Skordalia, Charcoal Sampler, & Shrimp Poseidon! Bring along some wine, sit back - maybe outdoors - and enjoy a great dining experience!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely delicious! I had the lunch Gyros platter and ate every bit! It was a great lunch portion and left me full, but not stuffed. Everything had great flavor and seemed authentic. This is a great find and something different in Philly.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 2, 2021

Went for lunch with my husband and 2 kids after the Arts museum tour. The server was very likable. The octopus appetiser was outstanding and so was the calamari. Lamb and chicken gyros were all great. Will definitely come again.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed January 31, 2021

My friend and I found this on a whim, as we were going to tour the Eastern State Pen, which is right up the street. I'm half Greek, so I tend to be picky about my Greek food when I eat out somewhere. I started...with the dolmades, which were great. I had the lunch gyro platter, which was very tasty. Then to finish it off, I had the best baklava I've ever had in my life; it was soaked in honey at the bottom and was a little bit of heaven!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2020 via mobile

Outstanding find! Thanks guys for the great suggestion of roast lamb in Pita. That and the Taramasolata made my trip! Seemed like good guys as well. Hope they continue to rock!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 17, 2020

Just came back from Zorba’s ... the food was mediocre, the service begrudging, and the delivery staff (who sat outside and right across from us) was noisy and smoked incessantly. I love to support local restaurants. But I won’t be coming back here.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

Greek spoken here. This is a great place for authentic Greek food. The lamb shank was great. Service was very good. They have a limited number of tables on the sidewalk and on the street. Some are covered. Visit the Eastern State Penitentiary and then...eat at Zorba’s.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed November 25, 2019 via mobile

We decided to try something new. This was a smaller restaurant. Very friendly staff. They explained what the foods were and what we might like to try since we had not previously eaten in a authentic Greek restaurant. We did not care for the grape...leaves appetizer. The pita bread with lamb and sauce were pretty good. Prices were reasonable. I would recommend this establishment. I just don’t believe Greek food is our taste but don’t let that stop you from trying something new.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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April 25, 2018|
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Response from arbo | Reviewed this property |
It definitely is BYOB and there is a liquor store about 3-4 blocks away if you forget.
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April 29, 2017|
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February 1, 2017|
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Yes, Zorba's can accommodate vegetarians.
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Yes, Zorba's Tavern offers takeout services.

Zorba's Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4