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Taverna Manos

5705 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, FL 34429-7564
+1 352-564-0078
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5705 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, FL 34429-7564
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have reviewed this once great restaurant before. I gave it a “rave” review. Sadly, after having many meals here, I can no longer recommend this restaurant to anyone. I do hope they can bring their standards back up to where they once were. My...More

1  Thank Citrusbreeze
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

:Thank you for this amazing review. We loved reading it and have read it over and over to help us realize what really matters to you and other clients like you. I personally want to thank you for acknowledging Nick’s "female co owner." Marvelous sir!...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Prices stayed the same on the paninis but today we received 1/2 of what we received in the past. When we questioned this we were told that too much was being wasted and the chef decided to cut the order. Huh? I found this explanation...More

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 12 March 2018

First time try, I had the chicken marsela it was very good but not the best I've had It was nicely decorated and the waiter said he just started working there, you wouldn't know it though he did a great job. Will probably give it...More

Thank Ken A
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We came here during our vacation in Crystal River on a fluke when I searched for restaurants near me..... This was the best food I have ever eaten! The food was full of flavor, the atmosphere relaxed and the staff were so nice. The food...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

The food here was just amazing. I had the Athenian seafood plate - it was $25 so I held my breath and hoped for the best. Oh how this chef delivered!! Tender large scallops and prawns with perfectly cooked spaghetti in a sauce to die...More

Thank ChileLivin
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

So Glad you enjoyed our restaurant!. Please come back soon.

Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We went for a Valentines Day Dinner, unfortunately we did realize we needed reservations. The sign upon entering said pleas seat yourself. They promptly came over and ask if we had reservations. I said we did not. They told us they could squeeze us in...More

Thank CaptJoanna
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I am so happy I noticed this little gem on the way back from a trip to Homassasa a few days ago; it’s now officially my favorite restaurant in the area. Naturally, I googled it to check out the ratings and menu. Very impressed by...More

1  Thank Mystikal11
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Stretchy pants! - it's all we wear!!. So glad to have you come and visit. Come again soon! :)

Reviewed 22 December 2017

We stopped here for a late lunch after exploring the area. It's a family-run business that provides authentic Greek food. And it is excellent! It's a quaint atmosphere with a small bar plus and outside venue for parties. The menu offers a variety of homemade...More

Thank Penny M
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon!!

Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Located just east of I 19 this is a wonderful family run business that provides the real deal Greek food. Well worth the trip if you're in this area. Many of the entrees are homemade and prepared right in house. Wine and Liquor are also...More

Thank Douglas T
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Glad you like it!! we open 4:30 pm on Saturday only. Closed on Sunday and the rest of the week is 11 am to 8 pm Mon thru Thursday. Friday 11 am to 9! Come and visit us again soon We loved having you!!

Reviewed 16 November 2017

I've been there for lunch several times. Their paninos and hummus are fantastic. I've also had the chicken souvlaki. Wonderful. The atmosphere is quaint and very relaxing and the wait staff is excellent. We really need to go there for dinner.

Thank SusanG1216
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Ya'sas! Hello (in Greek) Welcome and thank you for the lovely review! come and visit again soon! :) We look forward to seeing you!

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John L
21 November 2015|
Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that.
Sheila M
9 February 2015|
Response from Despina1118 | Property representative |
I am so sorry for not having seen this sooner - Our menu options for vegans, vegetarians and gluten free diets can be viewed on our website as it is updated seasonally to accommodate fresh food supplies during that time of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5705 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, FL 34429-7564
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-564-0078
  • E-mail
We are: Casual/Fine dining atmosphere serving Mediterranean and American foods including Greek, French, Italian and the finest seafood at reasonable prices. Outdoor dining on beautiful European-inspired patio weather permitting. Lunch and Dinner Monday through Friday. Saturday Open for dinner only 4:30 to 9 pm. We are closed Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekends. Closed Sunday. 5% discount for Cash payments. Reservations recommended, but not required. Kitchen closes 20 min before closing hour and no patrons will be seated during this time.
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