Jimmy the Greek Taverna

Jimmy the Greek Taverna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jimmythegreekrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (561) 477-3272
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Jimmy Karaloukas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Piccadilly Square Shopping Plaza
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Jimmy the Greek Taverna
Jimmy the Greek Restaurant or *Taverna* is a family owned and operated restaurant located in Boca Raton, Florida. Jimmy Karaloukas has a long history of fine Greek cooking in South Florida and worked for many of the local Greek Restaurants for years. His talent for fine cooking finally promoted the decision to open his own family business. Having proven to be a success, the restaurant is now being expanded and will continue to serve the locals and visitors the food they have come to enjoy.
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Jimmy the Greek Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (4)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • gyro Heaven
    jennb
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Gyro dinner is the best! authentic Greek cuisine comfortable laid back atmosphere the people who work there are kind, friendly and we never had to wait a long time for our food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for quality and qty
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food as ok but overpriced and very small quantity for a dinner portion. Host and wait staff very friendly but the older lady that helped us was very forgetful - we asked for water and she never brought it. We asked another waiter and he brought it immediately. Same story when requesting ketchup. Finished dinner still feeling hungry.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance2.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 23 reviews are from the Jimmy the Greek Taverna reviews archive.
  • best greek food
    jennb
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    we were looking for a good Gyto and good spinach pie somewhere in our neighborhood to have great Greek food and we found it !!we're so excited would recommend this place to anyone the people inside were friendly and cared actually would ask us if we needed anything the man in charge was very polite. food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt Like We Were Family
    vafoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We had such a warm greeting as if we were family. Very good food and attentive service. Highly recommend the lemon chicken soup and Rainbow trout entrée. First time dining here and look forward to going back again.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Greek fare, with nicely
    pmccroskVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Family Greek fare, with nicely prepared but basic Greek style favorites. Not upscale, but rather weekday family
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  • Good food..lots of choices,
    GFan
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Good food..lots of choices, .noisy but you can still talk. Warm pita served before dinner but no tahini with it...they charge for it 95 cents ! I think this is a poor decision that they should re-think. All Greek restaurants serve it with the pitas.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's All Greek To Me!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great family Greek restaurant. A bit noisy once it got really busy. But lots of fun and the wait staff was very, very knowledgeable and helpful. Always a good meal! Been going there for years.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food was very good. The chicken lemon soup, the Greek salad, and several of the seafood dishes were all outstanding. However, the service was quite spotty. We waited more than 15 min for someone to take our drink order. My impression is that there was not enough wait staff to cover the dining room, which was very full. I would try Jimmy the Greek Taverna again based on the quality of the food. However, if the service was again as slow, it might change my mind about returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Opppa to great greek Food
    Meet2veganVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Very good food in an unexpected location. Dolmades hot or cold....I love the cold cause I am vegan... the lentil soup is outstanding and my friends who love meat love their chicken, and sharma. We love have lunch and dinner at Jimmy the Greek.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Although we had difficulty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Although we had difficulty trying to change our reservation from 4 to 10 people it worked out well and we did all get to sit together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but uneven service,
    BeachcomberVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Great food but uneven service, depending on who your server is. Some good, some not.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not spectacular!
    BEACHBOY
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food was good but did not rise to the level of spectacular. I would go back because the prices were fair and representative of the quality of the food. At 8:30 PM on a Saturday evening, the service needed improvement even though the restaurant was not filled to capacity.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood dining -
    BernieVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Good neighborhood dining - not necessarily a "gem"
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    nano5472
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    They do not honor reservations. we had 7:00 and when we got there she had said 45 to 1hr wait. I said you are not honoring reservation. She said we had others in line. There are too many good places to eat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Maybe it was an off night
    Jerry
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I do not like writing a less than positive comment when people are truly working hard. I think it was an off night. The servers could not have been more professional and staff as nice as could be, although things were backed up. The seafood was a little bland.
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  • Great Basic Greek Food
    BoyntonBoyVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Great basic Greek Food, nothing fancy. The Chicken Athena was very good Greek comfort food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic taverna food
    BeachcomberVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Jimmy the Greek is a pleasant surprise, tucked away in a typical strip mall. You can tell the food must be good because the place was packed. Good service, and very good Greek food. You can get Retsina by the glass - it was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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  • Love Jimmy the Greek
    Lisa
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Great local restaurant with authentic Greek food. Love everything I eat there!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • nice neighborhood dive
    lester
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Authentic Greek food in lively place. Very kid friendly....there was a party in the back room for kids, and they seemed to be having a very nice time.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OPA
    Sits26
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Hidden in a corner of a strip mall barely visible from the street is an authentic gem of a Greek restaurant. The owner visits all tables several times asking if everything is to your liking. The food is basically Greek with many fresh ingredients. We started with a bruschetta large enough for two and as flavorful and fresh as it could be. Then the lamb chops (a Greek staple) grilled to perfection by being seared on the outside and moist in the center. Do not miss the Greek ghouiash served over penne pasta ( the owner tells us it was his favorite Sunday meal as a kid in Greece - only the ghoulash was poured over French fries). We couldn't fit dessert into our sated bellies but we did opt for the Greek coffee and a baklava to take home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real find
    OlinecVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Don't be fooled by the location -- tucked away in a non descript strip shopping mall. Jimmy the Greek offers terrific Greek food, reasonably priced. The broiled salmon was delicious as was the trout. Salads as fresh and crisp as possible. Desserts made on the premises. Lovely family owned spot that we will return to
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Fair - don't bet on Jimmy
    vtastebuds
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Jimmy the Greek is fair for food, they should take lessons from Chris's Taverna in Lake Worth. Service was friendly and quite efficient. The ambiance needs to be updated and cleaned up. We would not return.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant has tasty
    diningisourpleasureVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    This restaurant has tasty Greek food.The wait staff were pleasant and well trained.We were impressed by the owners who personally inquired about the food and staff and made an effort to make sure that all are needs were taken care of.They made us feel very welcome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food in questionable
    miamistu
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Great food in questionable setting. This place could be great but the ambiance of a good restaurant is not there. More like a neighborhood pizzeria with great food. Service was friendly and efficient and the price is right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been here many times before.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Been here many times before. Food is consistently good at reasonable prices. Always very accommodating. Great lemon soup, gyro and chicken souvlaki. Excellent Greek salad. Have eaten wonderfully prepared fish dishes at other times. Always offers a number of specials. Has tasty deserts, although none eaten on this visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic