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Telly's Taverna

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2813 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105-2707 (28th and 29th St.)
+1 718-728-9056
11:30 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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San Diego
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came across this place while walking the area...Seemed worth a visit so we sat at the bar and ordered food and drinks off the dinner menu. Everything we had was excellent and the service was prompt and personal. While there we learned it was a family run business. If you go on a night they are serving Loukoumathes be sure... More 

Thank GusDaMan
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! we appreciate your time and buisiness! More 

New York City, New York
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for Mother's Day. Service was mediocre. They took our order and came back sometime afterwards to say that two of three entree items on the menu were not available. Then we placed a second order and they seemed to forget one those orders leaving one of us to wach the other two eat. No one said anything about... More 

Thank patnovak
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this review

I sincerely apologize that you were missing an order. Please understand that Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year for most restaurants. That being said, we do take pride in customer satisfaction and would love to have you dine with us again and earn a great review for excellent service and food. We are a family business and... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been there several times and I have never been disappointed. The sea food is outstanding but my favorite is the Musaka. I can't recommend this place enough. Check it out

Thank Stephanie L
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you so much! More 

Brooklyn, NY
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164 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to celebrate both the Catholic and Greek Easter this year; easy to get there by train (N to the last stop Astoria Ditmars Blvd) within 2 blocks walking distance; nice atmosphere and simple decor

Thank Caren J
Boston, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Four of us went for a Weds lunch. We ate Tzatziki, grilled octopus, sword fish skewer, lemon potato, Greek salad, grilled shrimp, grilled chicken, baklava and Greek coffee. Our foodie friends declared it to be the best Greek food they have ever had. We started going 20+ years ago and the quality is the same.

Thank LTPratt
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate your great review and Thank you for your years of loyalty!! More 

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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

A great greek taverna to go and enjoy your food with friends and family. The food most of the times is excellent. The staff and the owners are so happy and friendly that you want to ho back again and again

Thank DemetraCyprus
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you so much!!! see you again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

i truly had a great time at telly's taverna. great atmosphere, great food, and great service. i would definitely come here again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good meal.

Thank gs0061
Management response:

I am so appreciative for your review! Thank you! More 

Whitestone, New York
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Everything is so fresh and delicious and the service is outstanding!!! Love grilled fish, grilled shrimps, calamari and octopus, grilled vegetables and grilled lamb chops. and the best fresh Greek salads. do not forget Saganaki. and last but not least the Loukoumades at the end of your meal.

Thank kleopatrakar75
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words!! More 

New York City, New York
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214 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

this place has a long wait at every given time you go there, but the servings are good so you can go family style and eat a whole lot, the only thing you dont wanna share is the octopus, it is absolutely amazing and the serving isnt that big. this is a must for this place.

Thank 502ericaf
Astoria, New York, United States
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious. We had our rehearsal dinner there and all our guests,including the bride's to be father who is super picky,loved the food. Excellent starters(meze,as we say in Greek). Everyone loved the greek salad,grilled octopus and greek salad and yogurt dip(tzatsiki sauce). The bread they serve on the table is fresh. Staff is really friendly. Was very... More 

Thank Annita E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2813 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105-2707
    (28th and 29th St.)
  • Public Transportation: Astoria - Ditmars Blvd (N, Q) Astoria Blvd (N, Q)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 718-728-9056
We serve delicious Authentic Greek food and are known for our grilled meats and whole fresh fish along with other fresh seafood. Our authentic Greek cuisine is prepared using recipes directly from our family cookbooks. We make everything to order and use the freshest produce, fish, and meats available. In fact, you can even see how fresh our seafood is as we have it on display.We serve favorites such as saganaki, taramosalta, skordalia, and whole fish including snapper, sea bass, and spearings. We also grill lamb chops, rib-eye steaks, chicken souvlaki, spiced burgers, octopus, salmon, and swordfish. Enjoy our full bar, stocked with wine, beer, and premium liquors. Telly's Taverna is devoted to make your experience exceptional!

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