Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna

4.7
528 Reviews
$30 and under
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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GaryF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. You will not be disappointed. Greek food is a great change of pace for dining out.

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Dodi
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with good Greek food.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Kelly was a great server.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were fabulous

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Greek
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Place could use some cleaning and refreshing. Wait times for service were lengthy with no check back after food delivery. Food was mixed one good one OK. I wouldn't rush back but may consider.

JB
vipJessicaB
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service! They did a wonderful job helping with dietary restrictions and we loved the wine pairings!

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LaurieS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we entered to the end this place was awesome.

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RossP
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We don't eat here nearly often enough, and we are always pleased when we return. Classic and modern Greek fare, served with warmth and hospitality. If you enjoy Greek/Mediterranean food, you will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake and Telly’s is quickly becoming one of our favorite spots. Service is always excellent, and we have enjoyed every menu selection we have tried so far. Ingredients are fresh and high quality, always prepared as requested. We especially appreciate the lamb they serve. Highly recommend!

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DonM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. some of the folks near us were pretty loud, so it was hard to hear.

JM
JoeM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Sat at the bar with great service! Food was great!

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SusanM
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. I love that there are vegetarian options. The prices are a bit high, but the food is always delicious and the service was great.

DR
DavidR
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Jake and Telly’s is great. Can’t go wrong with the gyro, also had the Greek Dip, delicious lamb piled high on a hoagie. Sitting outside on a gorgeous day the only downside is that traffic noise if quite loud and constant, but that is not the restaurant’s fault.

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NancyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great ambiance. Really enjoyed our meal there.

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Phred
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 5 of us and everyone had a different dinner entree. Everyone was very pleased with their meal and everyone over ate! Nice, quiet atmosphere even though the restaurant was almost full.

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TinaP
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and very authentic Greek. Everyone very friendly; such a great restaurant!

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vipJeannette
Miami
68 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Unfortunately this time our server was not good and had an attitude, but we’ve had good experiences there and will continue to go. I just make sure not to get the same girl

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MichaelF
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake & Telly’s is always a great experience- the food & service are fantastic.

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took three of my friends for their first Jake & Telly's experience. They loved it! Ruban came through (as usual) with a delightful experience. We sat out on the balcony and enjoyed a lovely autumn day! The Sangria started us off and the Coffee Creme Brule' finished off our fun time with friends.

Thank you Jake and Telly!!!!

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Hank
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Reservations for 6:30, our food was finally served at 7:45. Many apologies from the waiter, but that didn’t speed up the delivery.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate our anniversary. Had an excellent time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our date night. We dined on the deck and were blessed with beautiful Colorado weather. Our server Kelly was amazing and extremely helpful with her meal recommendations as it was our first time. She ended our evening with a shot of Ouzo on the house. It is definitely a repeat for a casual, relaxed dining experience.

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CynthiaF
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service here are fantastic! We were given a complementary glasses of ouzo.

JM
JonM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff attentive and friendly. Food was extraordinary, the wine with the lamb was sooo good. Can't say enough fine things about the experience. Looking forward to our next visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flaming cheese with shrimp was fantastic!

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TravisD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

They were out of multiple things on the menu including Greek Coffee. The pita bread was dry and not fresh. The prices were quite high for the amount of food we got.

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JaneT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service. The lentil soup, lamb kebab and vegetarian sides were delicious.

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GeoffreyH
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, patient and friendly staff, wonderful ambiance - especially for a date!

GK
GaryK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service and easy to get to location.

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vipSsanb
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant is currently closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so Open Table should not have accepted reservations on those days. We arrived promptly at 7:00 pm , only to find it was closed!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Opa

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating on the balcony outside. Food was delicious! Our waiter was awesome! Personable but unobtrusive. We will come back!

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vipFoodieRean
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, drinks and atmosphere. Sat on the patio and had a great view of Pikes Peak, will return.

SG
ShannaG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great servers, great atmosphere! I understand why this restaurant is award winning!

MP
vipModusPwnens
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful. They bring you a complimentary shot of ouzo at the end of the meal as a digestif. Do yourself a favor and order the lamb ribs. Even my two year old was begging me for more, pasta and meatballs be damned.

CB
ClarkeB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to sit outside and the meal was fantastic. So many great choices. We had not been there in years and we are looking forward to our next visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our server seemed kind of distracted, she was not very attentive.

The food, however, was amazing as always! The shrimp saganaki was amazing, the red sauce was incredible. Our entrees were also incredible.

We were kind of annoyed that we couldn’t have chicken kabobs or substitute chicken on the most of the menu option. Lamb was not our first choice.

JC
JimC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time. Good but they were out of too many things.

GS
GregS
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful place to eat. The food was superb. Best Gryos sandwich I've ever had.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late and the staff made us feel welcomed and did everything possible to accommodate us. The wine was fabulous, the food scrumptious, and our waiter was excellent. Great ambiance on the second floor - we ate outside and had a lovely meal. Highly recommend!

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 4.7 stars by 528 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.