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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Authentic (8)
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Fun (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Casual, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fun, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Greensboro)·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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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·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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vip
 (Miami)·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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Have been there a few times and enjoy it. The food has been hit or miss. Great one night then average the next. Overall good fun vibe though and a nice change from the chain restaurants for an evening out

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 22, 2017

Awesome as usual!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 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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vip
 (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 1, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 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 27, 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 22, 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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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 20, 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 20, 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 16, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 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 16, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I love Greek food!! I was visiting Colorado Springs for business and looked to Open Table for a good local restaurant and found Jake and Telly's. Ends up, these guys are from Philly and so am I! GO EAGLES!!! I had some lamb kabobs and they were very tasty. The service was excellent. The food was great. And the outside tables were very nice. I recommend you try this place. You won't regret it!!!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 12, 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 12, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 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 19, 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 29, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 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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