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Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna

4.6
359 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(719) 633-0406
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kira Mathias
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Catering
Please visit our website for our full catering menu.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 26th & 27th Streets
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Parking details
Parking available in Old Colorado Square parking lot between 26th and 27th streets.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wine
What 359 People Are Saying
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4.8
service
4.5
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4.2
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vipJimK (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife is Greek and we had not been back to this restaurant for 10 years so we decided to give it a try again. We tried three apps: sampler plate, octopus and saganaki - all we good, nothing extraordinary. The mains (filet, crab cakes, lamb, meatballs and gyro platter) were good, the lamb being pretty tough.
It was pretty pedestrian dining experience. Adequate but not reminiscent of Athens.
Service was very good, found it a bit odd that the servers were having ouzo right along with the patrons.

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TomB (Denver)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was good. My wife was disappointed in the lamb shank. My dinner was fine.

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Cheshire (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Always love coming here. So nice to see familiar faces every time.

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OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went here on New Year’s Eve for dinner and everything was lovely! Our waiter was very polite even when he had to tell us he kitchen was closing and we needed to order soon. They also served us free champagne!

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KAS64 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service. We had several substitution requests and everything was done perfectly.

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Greg (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Got the wedge salad and Fisherman's Stew. OMG was it good. Potatoes and carrots in a tomato base, with loads of fish, shrimp, mussels & scallops. Portion was enough for another meal the next day. Received a complementary taste of Uzo, which was interesting.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

We love Jake and Telly's . Tonight my husband and I decided to try new items off their menu. Just more proof that Jake and Telly's has amazing food. It's definitely one of our favorites.

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vipGodsgirl (Miami)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

They do Greek right! Very authentic! It’s a fun place and they are very friendly! Great location if you want to go for a walk on the town before or after you eat!

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

One of, if not the best Mediterranean restaurant I've ever been to.

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EdensGarden (Denver)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

The staff was very attentive and the food as usual was great! We also like have lunch at Jake & Telly's as well. A winner with my large groups.

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