Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna
Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna

Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.greekdining.com/
  • Phone: (719) 633-0406
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Executive Chef: Kira Mathias
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please visit our website for our full catering menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 26th & 27th Streets
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available in Old Colorado Square parking lot between 26th and 27th streets.
A word from Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna
In 1997, brothers Telly and Jake Topakas moved to Colorado from Philadelphia and opened Jake and Telly’s Greek Taverna, then simply known as Jake and Telly's Bar and Grill. Though at the time the brothers were relatively young, they were third generation restaurateurs and had gathered much second hand experience and knowledge from their father, uncle, and grandfather about the restaurant business.

They soon noticed that many of their customers were enjoying the Greek specials they were offering over the standard American-style menu items and thus began the transition from a bar and grill to the only full-service Greek restaurant in Colorado Springs.

A few years into the business, Telly and Jake became interested in carrying a better variety of Greek wines and began educating themselves about wine and food pairings in general.
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Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (7)great for outdoor dining (6)fit for foodies (5)notable wine list (4)special occasion (3)great for lunch (3)romantic (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Romance in the sky...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    My girlfriend and I came to enjoy a romantic dinner, and were surprised at the ambience, superb service and delicious Greek cuisine. We sat near the windows looking out over Old Colorado City that crispy November evening, which set our hearts a-flutter. In the casual atmosphere, we didn't have to feel self-conscious while sharing dozens of kisses. Brook, a towering man of elegant demeanor, saw to our every need. It was truly a magical night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, As Always
    bubafettt
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Phenomenal staff whom made sure we were taken care of. Great menu recommendations and I just love the atmosphere. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening!
    Stevie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was our first time at Jake and Telly's. We were celebrating our 36th anniversary. What a wonderful place! The service was great, the food was good...way more than we could eat...just an overall great experience. We would certainly go back and take friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 155 reviews are from the Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna reviews archive.
  • Great Evening!
    SueAnn
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Wonderful setting for first night in Old Colorado City. Laura was an outstanding waitress: knowledgeable, pleasant and attentive. Food was also outstanding. The portion sizes were very large, so order accordingly. We sat on the patio with a great view of the mountains. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Greek Food, the best!
    CindyK
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband & I feel right at home at Jake & Telly's! They staff makes you feel like family the minute you are are welcomed at the door! They have GREAT food, with an extensive wine list from around the world! Having lived in Greece, on the island of Crete, we are very serious about our Greek food! You won't find a more authentic Greek restaurant in town! The moment you walk in the door, the fun Greece wall murals & Meditteranean blue decor, take you away to the Greek isles! OPA!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek Food
    Travelers
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Wonderful Greek food with outstanding service. We truly thank those that recommended your fine Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good find
    InSearchOfGoodFood
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Service was excellent. The lamb shank was perfectly cooked - meat falling off the bone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Greek food in Colorado Springs
    Oldguy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went there 2 years ago when old Colorado City was full of smoke from the Waldo Canyon fire and outdoor dining was not an option. We dined there this Saturday evening and we were fortunate to snag an outdoor table. It was a beautiful night and inside was quite noisy. The food was excellent and there was more than enough for two people. Service was good but not great. Had to wait a bit longer than I wanted to order drinks and when we were finished the waiter offered us an "on the house" shot of Ouzo which I feel is a great way to end a good Greek meal. Unfortunately we waited 10 minutes before we saw the waiter and he looked at us and said "whoops". And brought me two shots!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE place for Greek food!
    graygoosedines
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food was amazing! We have been fortunate enough to visit Greece and of course enjoy the food. Jake and Telly's was magnificent! I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good, but pricy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food is great, but nothing is less than $19. I had the lamb ribs, very good, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Disappointment
    DJVan
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    So excited to go to this restaurant as it sounded wonderful and we like Greek food so much, but even though the food was ok that was the problem, no "WOW" factor, I can get much better Greek food at other restaurants and it was so overpriced. To bad as it is a really nice place.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Greek food in Colorado Springs
    CindyK
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We LOVE Jake & Telly's! Having lived in Greece for two years, we are rather picky about Greek cuisine, and Jake & Telly's is very authentic! Everything from the food, wine, music, atmosphere and especially the friendly service, will impress you! OPA!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super fun evening with the gang
    JMace67
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We took a herd of folks here and were not dissappointed. The servers were great, the Greek food was wonderful and everyone in our group now loves lamb :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful as always!
    addi
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    If you're in Old Colorado City, Jake and Telly's is a must! Amazing food, the service is always great, and it's a cute place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average Food, Nice staff
    sksaylor
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was pretty good, a bit less than we expected. The staff were very courteous and nice, the service was slow. Large open room, quite noisy. Still, for a neighborhood venue & a moderate meal we will consider returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    whodontlovetoeat
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I've eaten at Jake and Telly's several times and have always had a great experience this time was no exception. Service was prompt and attentive. The food is worth the cost. There is a nice selection of wine and servers are good about helping those of us who are vino-challenged.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colorado Springs Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Aways a great time. Food, service, ambiance are always first rate. Best dining experience in southern Colorado.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs improvment
    Mckeywest
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We went to Jake & Telly's hoping it would be the same as (or close to) the Greek restaurant we use to go to on Fort Lauderdale beach. However, we were disappointed in the menu and the food. Not very Greek! Typically a Gyros Platter comes with thin sliced lamb meat, a Greek salad, pita bread, humus, etc.. Jake & Tellys comes with pita bread, very thick cut lamb (not sliced for Gyros so was confused why it was called Gyros platter), some kind of vegetable and potatoes?!?! Also, the pricing didn't equal the quality of food. Besides falling short on the authenticity of the food, it was also very salty. With that said, The service was excellent and staff were very kind and the ambiance was nice as well. Suggest the menu be given and overhaul.
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  • It has been a 12 year tradition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    It has been a 12 year tradition of mine when I drive up from New Mexico to Colorado Springs to head directly to J&T's. Its like a second family. Hope to have ate least 12 more years of this tradition
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food/Great Time
    Linsey
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The food here is always great, the service is good, and the atmosphere is authentic Greek. My husband love, love, loves coming here. It is a little pricey, so we don't go often, but when we do, it is always memorable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience All Around
    Chris
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Visited Jake and Telly's for my fiancee's birthday and boy did they wow us. Gave us a great table over looking the main street, greeted us with complimentary shots of ouzo (which continued throughout the meal), and offered us one of the most delicious baklava desserts I've had. Our waiter, Sterling, was fantastic. He was on point, charming, and made great recommendations on beer, wine, and entrees. The vegetarian platter was delicious (and huge!) and the lamb ribs were fantastic. I appreciated the efforts the restaurant staff went through to make sure this was a special night, which it was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Greek food in town!
    CindyK
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Jake & Telly's is one of our favorite restaurants in Colorado Springs! We used to live in Greece and the food here is very authentic and delicious! The staff makes you feel like family the minute you walk through the front door. We have been frequent customers for years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Life-Changing Lamb
    Bosser
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    The food was incredible. Pita bread for starters, with wine. Calamari appetizer was fantastic. The oven-roasted lamb was amazing. I wasn't very experienced with lamb, but I must say I'm a convert. Absolutely amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is delicious!
    Joya
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    The food and service were superb and atmosphere quite nice. The prices are a bit high, however, so I am not as inclined to go as often as I would like, and the music is a bit loud since all surfaces in the restaurant are very hard. Otherwise, though, this is a perfect place to go when you want authentic Greek food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a must try restaurant
    Parentdatenight
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Best Greek food we had variety appetizer and groups and stuffed gyros. Everything was behind our expections.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful lunch
    Numnum
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    My friend and I were celebrating both of our birthdays. The lamb shank with orzo was not on the lunch menu, but we ordered it - our fave. Our waiter was helpful and knowledgable, and recommended the perfect Greek red wine for the meal. The "flaming cheese" appetizer was excellent, as usual. Our choice of desserts was decorated with birthday candles; a nice touch. We would recommend it for groups, lunch, or dinner. OPA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy eating here.
    JandV
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We have always had a good experience eating at Jake and Telly's and keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    foodie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    As usual we had a wonderful evening at Jake and Telly's. The food was fantastic. The service was quite good, and the managers/owners there table touch better than any other restaurant I have been to in Colorado Springs. My spouse is a very picky eater, so finding a place that he will enjoy is not easy, so we keep coming back to Jake and Telly's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jake & Telly's is amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I love this restaurant! We spend every special occasion at Jake and Telly's Greek Tavern! It's not a cheap place but their food is most definitely worth it! I will always come back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid
    Scratch
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Not mind blowing, but across the board I enjoy everything about Jake and Telly's. Lamb chops might have been just a bit rare, appetizers were great, and the wine was top notch. The service was prompt and friendly, thorough and professional. Give it a shot. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is one of our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is one of our favorite places. The food is always excellent and the staff are very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    James
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Ordered the gyro platter and the meat was burnt and it was served atop potatoes and cabbage. Gyro meat should be shavings of lamb/beef and not patties of meat. Potatoes and cabbage is more of a German cuisine not Greek. Platter is served without a pita so you are left to cut and eat the gyro meat as you would a steak. The appetizer pita was served with a basalmic vinegar vs. hummus-a true disappointment as oil and bread is an Italian cuisine classic. The dinner was overpriced at $17 a plate and didn't come with salad/rice or anything to warrant the price. The place was nice and situated in old Colorado City.
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  • Great
    1234567890
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    This place was wonderful. I will be going back as often as I can. Everything about it was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Greek food in CO Springs
    CJT1970
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Jake & Telly's is the best Greek food in the Colorado Spring area. The service is always great and when the weather is nice, the patio is awesome! OPA!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed
    LoverOfAuthenticity
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Jake and Telly's is one of those fantastic restaurants with a menu that never leaves the customer searching for better options. Everything looks fantastic, and it is guaranteed that it will taste sublime. I cannot imagine ordering anything that does not take the tastebuds on a cultural adventure. In addition to the outstanding cuisine, the staff and atmosphere of the restaurant is warm and inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Greek Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    What a great find in Colorado Springs. Food was excellent, staff was friendly and attentive. My best experience in the city so far. I'll be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Nice wait staff.
    Rhonda
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Great food. Nice wait staff. A little pricey so save for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    BBAD
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We had a nice evening at J&T's the other night; we went at the request of our daughter who was returning to school. She had the best meal --- lamb skewers -- and I enjoyed the stuffed gyros. The only mildly off note was my wife's pasta dish with shrimp, which included only 3 shrimp (a bit skimpy for the price). The service, as always, was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and atmosphere
    nightowl
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Great selection of food that will satisfy everyone's taste. The server recommended an excellent wine to go with our me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Greek Ensemble
    Brian
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Excellent food served by a polite and energetice staff. Staff was very helpful with the bar and food menu. Food was exccellent and some would say expensive. Remember you always get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.