Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna

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$30 and under
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Greek
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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4.3
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JerryJ
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, very attentive to the table needs

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LeahM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good feeling and ambience. Definetly recommend.

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SeanS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great food, very good service and a fantastic experience every time!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love this place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Most of the food tasted good but it really wasn't worth the cost. My dish was very salty and my husband's dish was small. Overall we had an ok experience.

JB
JoshuaB
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service, drinks were average price. My wife's chocolate martini was not very good. But the rest of the meal was amazing!!

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TheGreyFox
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Jake & Telly's for Valentines Day. Was disappointed that we couldn't get reservations in several other places. But we really enjoyed Jake & Telly's. The food was outstanding and the service was great. The place is a little on the noisy side. But overall we were glad we went to Jake and Telly's.

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vipThewineguy
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Restaurant was way understaffed for Valentines Day. Waiter had to make cocktails and you could tell. Waiter forgot our appetizer and when we asked where it was he admitted he forgot. We then asked not to bring our entree’s until we finished the delayed appetizer. They were brought out anyway. The manager comped is one dessert to share but it didn’t change the poor experience.

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vipCarl
Denver
92 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we are in Colorado Springs we try to visit Jake and Telly’s. The best Greek food along the front range. Excellent food, wine and service.

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None
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The food was not great. The service was poor. We will not be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have an excellent dining experience here!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Never had a bad meal at Jake & Telly’s! Best was dessert- baklava cheesecake yum!

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MikeK
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Very loud. Was hard to talk to the people at my table

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SusiK
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Food was great! Service, unfortunately, was not good. After we were seated, we got water right away. We asked for shots & were told that she get our server for us. Waited approximately 20 minutes with no one acknowledging us. We asked the bartender to get our server & finally saw one within a few minutes. Ordered cocktails & shots and an appetizer plate. Got our cocktails. Then about 10 minutes later got the appetizers, no shots. Asked about them & server had forgotten...... this would be understandable if they were super busy, but they were not even half full. Disappointing service, but again, food was great!! We would still go back.

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Cutabove
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Argentinian steak, dolmades, and the giro platter and all of it was very delicious. The steak was lean and cooked perfectly. We would go there again in a heart beat.

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TravelerDX
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We decided to visit Jake and Telly's on a night when there was a snow storm so there were only three tables occupied by others. The beet and spinach salad was outstanding. The greek avgolemono soup was excellent. The baked snapper special was very good as were the accompanied sides. I would have preferred the soup being served before the snapper and not with the snapper but that was my fault not requesting the server serve the soup first. Given the few patrons in the restaurant, I would have thought the food preparation might have gone more quickly. Overall, our visit was very enjoyable, especially the complimentary Ouzo at the end of the dinner, and we certainly will be returning.

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vipLeah
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Beyond terrible food. Probably some of the worst Greek we’ve ever had. The gyros wasn’t gyros. It was thick and weird. Crumbled feta for feta and olive plate. Octopus chewy and over cooked. And food, party of 7 was absolutely cold. Except for the kid’s burger. The restaurant was empty so not sure why. It’s also took forever to come out. Again, not sure why whole tables’ food was cold. Finally, way overpriced!!

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vipJuliusE
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always hits the mark. The patio can’t be beat.

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Sherri
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake and Telly’s creates a unique dining experience with a wonderful outside, second- story dining veranda. The food and service were exceptional. I am vegan, and I ate so well! I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an excellent dining experience in Old Colorado City.

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vipGerriA
Phoenix
174 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service good as always. Wish they would clean up the out door eating area. Needs refreshing

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The restaurant was once a great place to go. (2013) every experience I have had sense then has been less than desirable. The food was bland and porly cooked. I have no problems dropping 100+ dollars on an anniversary dinner. What we got was not worth a quarter of what we paid. Service was good, but that did not make up for the noise level and poor food.

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AlGG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

One of the worst meals I have had in years. If it wasn't for the very nice waitress I would have walked out of the place. Lentil soup like a kid made it, hummus horrible, leg of lamb?? from where? Arbys.... I could go on but I won't. Do not eat here.

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DavidM
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service; recommend the arni kebab and gyros

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LolaW
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. The food was flavor-able and prepared well. Our server was on top of it and attentive but let us talk and talk for a couple hours. Really enjoyed it. First time for both of us and will definitely be back. Highly recommend it.

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BenH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lamb chops were awesome but Argentinian steak was chewy and dry.

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Pikyta
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was very good except for the noise

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MollyB
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal with equally great service at Jake and Telly’s! I almost hesitate to praise it too much, or the word will get out and it will be too crowded to get a table! For now, just make a reservation and sit outside if the weather is nice — perfection!

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Lolita
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Loved sitting on the patio is a must on a beautiful evening!!

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AnnG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit . it was Delicious. we will defiantly tell people about this place

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, as always!

MB
MollyB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal — my husband had the fisherman’s soup, I had the salmon, and we shared a vegetable appetizer (which was large enough for a meal!) with warm pita bread — everything was perfect!! The service was excellent and the overall atmosphere and the music added to a wonderful evening. We saw many items on the menu that we would like to try — we’re already planning to come back soon. Great restaurant, great food, great staff!!

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KerryL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a fun time. Remember to save “room” for the free ouzo shots after your meal!

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Monica
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Haven't been here since 2011 and things have changed....for the worse.

JB
JameyB
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for a birthday and again you guys didn’t disappoint! Servers were attentive, appetizers were wonderful, and our meals came out perfect! Our celebration was perfect at Jake and Telly’s! See you again soon!

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Kvdg
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 8 eating here for the first time. Very good food and great service!

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JimmyG
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been there before, and it is a wonderful restaurant. When you get to meet Jake, he really makes you feel as if you're family. I don't go out too often, but when I do decide to go out, its one of the first places on my mind. If guests are visiting, and I don't know what type of specialized place they like prefer (Mexican food, Cajun, seafood, etc.), I take them to Jake and Telly's because one can never go wrong in that decision. The food is great, the service is wonderful, the dessert is awesome.

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BobM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Possibly the best Greek meal I've ever had (and that's saying something). Service was fast, the waiters were attentive, and the food was close to perfection.

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Mountainmama
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. We were all very impressed with the dishes we ordered. Highly recommend!!

LS
LisaS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Don't miss the calamari!

FAQs

Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 633-0406.

Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna is rated 4.4 stars by 497 OpenTable diners.

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