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About 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.

2616 W. Colorado Ave.
Suite 24
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Greek

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 26th & 27th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(719) 633-0406

Website:
http://www.greekdining.com/

Catering:
Please visit our website for our full catering menu.

Parking Details:
Parking available in Old Colorado Square parking lot between 26th and 27th streets.

Executive Chef:
Kira Mathias

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wine

Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (11)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
People Watching (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tapas (4)
Business Meals (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Love Jake and Telly's and visit most every time we come to Colorado. Always great food and service.

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome as usual!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Incredibly friendly and the food was delicious! Waitresses and owner stopped by to check on us and the squash curry was delicious

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very nice. Salad was nice and fresh. The grilled octopus was cooked perfectly and the best salad was out of this world. Service was great prices very reasonable

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We were in Colorado Springs for just a couple of days. This restaurant was recommended on several sites so we decided to try it. The restaurant clearly met our expectations. We had a Mediterranean chicken with tomato and capers that was fantastic. The humus was delicious as was the Greek salad. We had coffee crepe brûlée for dessert and it was excellent. We will definitely return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great amazing food! Everyone there made you feel like family!

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Dependable Gree-American food. Friendly staff. Tzaziki is delicious.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Extensive menu with lots of great Greek options. Great service, fun food. Would definitely come again when in the area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food and specials. Complimentary warm pita bread was excellent. I had a rib eye steak special that was amazing and my date had the chicken kabobs which were excellent. The service was very attentive. The blueberry bread pudding for dessert was also excellent and complimentary for my dates bday. Ended dinner with complimentary Ouzo shots. Very fun evening.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food in the heart in Old Colorado City. Atmosphere was great! Food even better! A little on the pricy side but the food is well worth it and the complimentary pita bread is always welcome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food. Cool atmosphere and location. Reservations are a must.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The staff was friendly and attentive. Everyone went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied and well taken care of without suffocating us. Food was excellent. We ate outside and it was delightful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great service and a tasty meal at a good price. Couldn’t ask for more than that! Highly recommend this place.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was good but overpriced. Upcharge on wine was V high. Waitress was very kind & likeable.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Jake and Telly's is an extremely well done wine cellar that just happens to do Greek as well! Excellent pairings and I have yet to taste anything off the menu that isn't just GOOD. Their Baklava at the end is near perfection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

A bit loud for a business engagement but otherwise excellent. The food and service was 10/10.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Some of the very best authentic Greek food available in Colorado. The place is cozy and charming. Excellent service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

It was great food and service. Everyone was real nice. I recommend to any one looking for great Greek food. If we make it back to Come springs we will go again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was solid, but not exceptional. Food prep and presentation didn't seem nearly as ambitious as prices, for certain. Service was very good, including changing out a dish with which one guest at our table wasn't happy. Nice little spot, though.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The pork chop was huge, I couldn't finish it in one meal. It was delicious. It was not like the pork chops I used to get in Crete, but it was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We always enjoy eating at Jake and Telly's! The food and service are wonderful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great Food. Great Ambiance. A bit overpriced. The outdoor seating is nice. The service was good. Baklava is incredible.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was good. Service was awful. We waited 30 min for the server at the beginning who spilled someones mostly dranken martini on my son without assisting him in cleaning up. We then had to wait another 30 min after we paid to get the dessert we ordered to go. In addition, the house red wine- which has been good in the past- tasted like my husband's home brew. Usually this restaurant is a good exoerience.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Was very pleased with our visit here. The food was terrific. The lamp kebab was tender and juicy. My wife had the octopus. She was very pleased. The atmosphere was nice and the service very good. Going back tonight.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Everything was fabulous! Great service, knowledge, and presentation. Very good selection of wines. Highly recommended!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Jake and Telly's was wonderful from the moment we entered. We had made a reservation and they seated us immediately upon arrival. The place does get real busy. Our server was friendly and accommodating. We never felt rushed. They checked in on us in an unobtrusive manner - not too often or overbearing. All of the staff were polite and friendly.

The food was excellent. Everything tasted fresh. They also have a full bar.

What a great find. We highly recommend Jake and Telly's.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We're always treated like family here, and the food is always well-prepared and so flavorful. The people are the best part of the experience!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, People Watching, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We sat outside on the balcony and it was a beautiful evening. The service and food were great. Servings are huge so be careful not to over order like we did. We would go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Always a reliable restaurant for lunch or dinner. My wife and I were there for our 19th wedding anniversary and had a nice veranda table out front. The food, drink, and service are always good. This evening, my wife had a great spinach and eggplant dish over noodles and I had my usual roast lamb leg with vegetables and orzo. Everything was cooked to perfection and tasty. My wife enjoyed her German reisling wine and I tried a new (to me) Greek red (xinomavro). We both enjoyed them tremendously.

The staff is always great, this night being no exception. Friendly, courteous and helpful with any questions or concerns.

And, of course, the complementary shot of ouzo (Opa!)...

Sure, some times and dishes are better than others, but of late, every time we have gone, we have been had excellent food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Good waitress... decent food. Greens and cucumber were wilted and discolored. It's fine.,,

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great food and service. Would highly recommend going here

Tags: Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Jake and Telly's is one of those "go-to" restaurants where you know you will always get a great meal at a reasonable price. It seems that they really have upped their game lately with locally sourced produce and meats. Their wine list is very good with wonderful and reasonable options beyond your traditional California whites and reds that are so common in other restaurants. The outdoor dining on the second floor balcony gives a bit of a euro feeling, your part of the atmosphere of Old Colorado City without being directly in the traffic. They are one of my favorite restaurants in the region.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 12, 2017

The service was outstanding! We sat on the patio and had a wonderful evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Great hospitality, great waiter, fabulous entrees. Only negative was that, despite that the place was not busy, we waited 40 minutes for our orders... One was off the specials menu and the other was a house specialty.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We come 40+ miles to Jake and Telly's, and we love it. However, we learned the hard way: avoid it Memorial Day weekend during Territory Days!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great food with wine pairing if you choose. Full of flavor on all the menu, to include deserts.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Best Greek food iv'e had since living in Greece. I will be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

What a great night ! It was my birthday and there were 7 of us. None of us had been here before! It was delicious! Our server was very sweet and attentive. She made the whole party feel special! We will definately be back! The menu has a wide selection to choose from, and my Greek red wine that was recomended did not disappoint!!! We also loved the fact that they take reservations!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great service and food was excellent and authentic

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My family and I came to Jake & Telly's for Mother's Day this year. We have frequented the restaurant a few times before as well. We came for the amazing authentic Greek cuisine as well as for the laid back atmosphere. Our server was absolutely a gem, we would come back for him alone. We all had a wonderful time and will for sure be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Live Music, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer, Spicy, Cozy, Fun, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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