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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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Brooklyn, NY
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162 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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
New York City, New York
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195 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 17 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
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 31 August 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
Reviewed 21 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
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
Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?