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About Jimmy the Greek Taverna

Jimmy the Greek Restaurant or *Taverna* is a family owned and operated restaurant located in Boca Raton, Florida. Jimmy Karaloukas has a long history of fine Greek cooking in South Florida and worked for many of the local Greek Restaurants for years. His talent for fine cooking finally promoted the decision to open his own family business. Having proven to be a success, the restaurant is now being expanded and will continue to serve the locals and visitors the food they have come to enjoy.

8221 Glades Road
Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33434
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Greek, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Piccadilly Square Shopping Plaza

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(561) 477-3272

Website:
http://www.jimmythegreekrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Jimmy Karaloukas

Additional:
Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout

Jimmy the Greek Taverna Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.6

service

3.8

ambience

2.9

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

69% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Authentic (4)
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Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Good lemon soup. All else edible at best

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Always good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

we took friends for an enjoyable dinner. but, the grilled octopus was chewy and over cooked. the lamb shank was served cold. ugh!
this place is off my list.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 13, 2017

They didn't have our table. They were busy
Awful service .. off our list

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

AWFUL! We were ignored by wait staff. Others who were seated after us were attended to before us. When we called someone over he said he wasn't a waiter even as he was bringing out food and clearing tables and couldn't take our drink or dinner order so we waited a bit longer. A waitress finally came to take our order. It was getting late and we lost our desire for a glass of wine and ordered our dinner. We waited for over 40 minutes for our dinners to arrive. We had allowed ample time for a leisurely dinner pre-theater and now had to eat quickly with no time (or desire at this point) for coffee. My chicken kabob was dry and the rice cold. We had to ask for bread and a basket with pita was thrown down by a passing waitress. Food was terrible and service even worse. This was our first and last visit to this restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Delicious as always!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The restaurant is a good all around Greek restaurant. Some of the dishes were good while others were not. Lamb was a bit tough and over cooked for what we ordered. The vegetables were also over cooked. Salad and octopus were good. Service was friendly and attentive. Probably makes for a great lunch restaurant.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

this seems to be a local hot spot for the over 75 crowd. The food was fine but I felt like I was eating in dining room of a retirement home. I felt sorry for the hardworking staff who had to deal with a crowd of hard to please people. We couldn't enjoy the food

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Large portions and great value. The food is excellent and plentiful. We really enjoyed the olives and feta. Also the mousska, both veggie and meat, was fantastic. Hearty Greek comfort food!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Delicious Greek food in a fun ambiance.. the lemon soup was tasty.. lamb chops were perfectly cooked and accompanied by yummy potatoes and green beans.
The dessert was a crunchy phyllo filled with a creamy filling . Thank you to our waiter who gave us great service..
Loved this restaurant and would return..

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great neighborhood dining!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food had to be returned. It was inedible. They also mentioned when we told them this was an open table reservation that they had no idea what we were talking about. Hopefully we will get our points for going to that restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food, the octopus was very tasty, hummus and gyros were generous portions. We will be back!
I went back after few days, 7:45 pm and they didn't let us eat because they will close at 8, two tables we're still eating ..very disappointed!

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Alway consistent with nice menu

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Very nice neighborhoods spot, it was very tasty definitely will return

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 19, 2017

The best Greek salad!

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Delicious as always.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Very friendly staff, food was not quite hot enough and bathroom needed cleaning.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Good, authentic Greek food. Chicken lemon soup was delicious as was the chicken penne dish (special of the day) and the chicken souvlaki were delicious as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

My parents are regulars and I'm always thrilled to eat at Jimmy's when I'm in town. They service is always impeccable , the food is delish and you can't beat the value. The fact that we dined on a Monday and the place was packed is a great indicator of how good it is!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Service was excellent! Ava is so sweet! Stephanie is always a doll with her Davy sense of humor! We had bronzini at the recommendation of Ava, and it was delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Food was cold and service was terrible. Would not recommend.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 2, 2017

This was probably some of the worse food I have had. The waitress was wonderful, but the chef atrocious! Upon arriving at the restaurant the hostess couldn't put her iphone down to help us. We found our party by ourselves. Noisy, terrible food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Excellent food from the appetizers to the main dishes. Very reasonable prices

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Service slow, salmon small thin and over cooked. Wrong salads brought to table that had to be sent back.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 18, 2017

The chicken medrodaphne

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Made a reservation on Open Table, but waited 20-25 minutes to be seated. Once seated waited a half hour for someone to take our order. Waiter just kept mumbling to himself and looking at us, but never stopped to take the order. The wonderful manager finally took our order and it came out perfectly. Food is always delicious and although we've had to wait sometimes for service, (we go often, but never without a reservation) it's usually manageable. We love going to Jimmy's because the food is great, the service staff is usually terrific and professional and it's a very comfortable place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2016

This was our first visit. Very very busy place because prices are reasonable and the menu is extensive. Our reservation was not on their list but we did get an outside table without waiting...only looks onto a parking lot but preferred to inside. No wine list although an acceptable bottle was brought. We enjoyed the included salad and the fresh pita. Dinners were salmon, grilled with a light kemon sauce, and lamb chops cooked perfectly medium rare.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 12, 2016

I go to Jimmy the Greek often with friends or just with my husband The service is always good. The food is also consistent and good. I always have fish which is really well prepared. If you want elegant dining and ambiance. This would not be it. If you have grandkids no worries this is a good choice

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Food and service was good. We had an Open Table reservation which they didn't have. Showed the reservation on my cell phone to them. Had to follow up with Open Table as our reservation was never submitted back to them for our account.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Outstanding Value
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Didn't have our reservation when part of the party arrived. They were told no reservation. When I arrived hey found the reservation. We had 6:45 and were seated 7:15. Service was slow and we're not served our main dish until 8:45, plus being very noisy.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2016

FOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD, NEVER HAD A BAD MEAL. THE BRANZINO IS ALWAYS GREAT

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Never got to eat dinner. We arrived a 7:00PM and were told to wait about 5 minutes. Afters waiting 35 minutes we left!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Everything is good

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Service was great. Loved the moussaka. Very accommodating.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 16, 2016

The Branzini was excellent. My sister's Lamb Shank was delicious. Normally she doesn't finish the whole meal. This time she did. Servers were accommodating and pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Small servings. Food quality was mediocre...vegetables were swimming in water. EH

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Excellent food and most importantly friendly staff...remember you from one time to next...

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 16, 2016

This is a local place with decent Greek food at reasonable prices.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 5, 2016

This place went from a friendly, moderate priced, decent food to long waits, not honoring reservations, and fair food. It's really disappointing but the attitude of the owners has gone south.

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