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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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New York City, New York
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A lot of people come to NYC and visit the usual tourist attractions, which is great but if you really want to get a feel for NYC hop on the train to Astoria. You can grab the N or Q train at any one of the lines stations in Midtown Manhattan. Take either train to the last stop in Queens... More 

Thank John C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Gathering of 11 family members. Ordered lots of items on the menu. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Will come again every chance I can.

Thank Anthony M
Stamford, CT
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Last night six of us from Connecticut had a fabulous dinner at Telly's Taverna in Astoria. We were able to make reservations. They provide valet parking and the food is outstanding. The service is professional and caring, and everyone is having a great time. Loved the octopus, prawns, and swordfish. The spinach pie and baklava were the best I ever... More 

1 Thank GerryKStamford_CT
Pittston, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Every time my family and I come to New York City we always come to Telly's Taverna. We never have any complaints about the food or service. It truly is the best Greek food around.

1 Thank notisvavlas
Astoria, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This traditional Greek Taverna will not disappoint. Everything is super fresh and delicious. You must try the whole grilled Lavraki (Mediterranean seabass) and Grilled Octopus. I have had grilled octopus all over and I truly have not had it better anywhere else. The spicy feta dip is also amazing with toasted pita bread! Perfect for families, couples or even solo!

1 Thank Dino T
South Florida, Florida
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124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Had dinner on a quiet Tuesday night. Ordered the specials, although the regular menu offered plenty of excellent choices. Had the special equivalent of "fruit de Mar" which was so good. Others had the special ravioli, a five star choice according to them. So many excellent choices, have to come back to try some.

2 Thank MartyB33
Yonkers, New York, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Good food at reasonable prices. The server was friendly and helpful. They have a pleasant outdoor dining area. Excellent value.

1 Thank Stephen M
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate it! More 

Retford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Called in here after someone recommended eating in Astoria, walked up and down as you do, was getting late so we walked in here, the welcome was warm and friendly, the waitress was lovely, we ended up with far too much food as we can't quite keep up with the appetites of some Americans, but we did it, we had... More 

1 Thank tonikb39

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, 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 Greek food and are known for our grilled meats and 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, veal chops, chicken souvlaki, spiced burgers, octopus, salmon, and swordfish. Enjoy our full bar, stocked with wine, beer, and premium liquors.

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