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“High Hopes, Average Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Greek Islands Taverna

Greek Islands Taverna
Ranked #11 of 1,320 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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“High Hopes, Average Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a very lively and popular place that doesn't take reservations so get there early. The atmosphere was very lively, service was excellent, prices reasonable, menu selections were extensive, but food didn't leave much of an impression. They ran out of lamb shank so the waiter talked me into leg of lamb. Boring. The lamb chops were very good as was the shrimp but I found most items to be under-seasoned. I would probably go back to try other items but would assume there are better Greek restaurants in the area.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Mostly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

We have been eating at the place for years. Almost always happy with it. This time we were surprised that the portion of Lamb Chops was unusually small. The price has not fallen with the portion size.
This may be their practice during the season. Everthing is different after May 15th.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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cheltenham UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food! A queue to get in but just about worth the wait.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Visited following other reviews and recommendation of locals. 25 mins queue to get in. Simple tables. Great menu and food excellent. Service ok. Very busy so staff stretched. Got everything we wanted but not as attentive as they would have liked. Overall pleased.

Visited March 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“All a bit average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Clearly very popular place with people queuing to get in.....But, the food was average and the service poor. The owners are milking it with tables offered that had waiters and customers passing so close that they could have been eating and breathing with you.
Pity, as I like Greek food.

Visited March 2014
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Plano, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Greek food with a twist”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Not your typical Greek food. Each dish was a variant of the standard fair and each was excellent. We got to this very popular restaurant at 6:00PM and that would be a smart move. By 7:30 when we left, there was probably a 90 minute wait. For me, no restaurant is worth more than a 30 minute wait. The service was excellent and, although there were people waiting, we were not hustled out and we were able to carry on conversations without having to shout. If in South Florida and not looking for seafood, this is a great option.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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