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The Greek Taverna

5755 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-4105
+1 941-922-8140
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shank” (23 reviews)
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“greek salad” (20 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
5755 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-4105
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

My favorite Greek restaurant in Sarasota. Chicken shiskabob is always moist and delicious. Bread, salad, vegetables and potatoes...........delicious. Lamb is excellent. Reasonably priced. Only negative, interior is in desperate need of an update......paint, carpeting, pictures and front hostess area. Dingy, basement type decor.

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We love that the lamb on the gyros isn't processed. Every time we eat in or take out its fresh and delicious!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 June 2017

A good impression was made as soon as we were seated; the chairs in this little place are the most comfortable I have ever found in a restaurant. Staff are very nice. Tables have clean cloth tablecloths with cloth napkins. Prices are good, not cheap,...More

Thank fog49
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Most of the staff are part of the family and they are friendly. Good service and real Greek food made and served authentically. They will take and honor reservations. A quiet and pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We visited for our first time. Our server was delightful. Wines a bit pricey. We ordered saganaki, which was flamed and delicious. Good bread. We split a Greek Country Salad, which was plenty for both of us, as well as Pastitsio. Everything was flavorful and...More

Thank veggiegirl60
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Nice Greek family owned restaurant. Lemon chicken, old family recipe was very good. Stuffed tomatoes and stuffed pepper probably held over too long. Didn't have a lot of flavor. Veggies dark in color. Lemon potatoes were tasty. The bread was excellent and Greek side salad...More

Thank VOBR
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I started with a lovely glass of 2013 Amethystos and Amy a nice white Assyrtiko from Santorini. The owner suggested we start with the grilled octopus. He said if it wasn't the best we ever had we didn't have to pay for it. We paid...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Restaurant is very low key on ambiance but the food was really wonderful. Owner only uses finest quality of meats and it shows in the taste.

Thank shirleed2017
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Last night ten of us went to the Greek Taverna , They were very helpful & gave us a big round table for all to sit at. The place was full of customers & still it was not loud or crazy. Every single one of...More

Thank Happyfeetboy
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

What a special place for a very nice evening and a delicious dinner! The service is impeccable and the food was full of flavor. We happened to go on a Friday evening when they had a belly dancer. The owner would come around and visit...More

Thank Marshalljay
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5755 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-4105
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-922-8140
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