Acropolis-St Petersburg

4.4
177 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek

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Our services offer a fine revival dining in a high energy atmosphere featuring belly dancing, plate breaking, napkin throwing, zorba dancing and live music; all this to recreate the ancient culture of the Greeks delivered to you at a dining experience like no other. GREEK FOOD. GREEK WINE. GREEK FUN!
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FranS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is delicious. We sat outside. There was a musician playing. Really enjoyed our dinner experience. Would go back.

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience and the food was great! I had some Baklava cheesecake for my birthday that was really good to end the evening which was wonderful as well.

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ChrisG
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Just isn’t good. Server stated “I don’t eat the food here”, which was strange and a telling story from the start. Food was average at best. This really is just a bar that serves bar quality food labeled greek.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Cool place and great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got together on vacation as a family of 10 including a baby all the way up to great grandparents. Ambiance was great - the servers danced around the restaurant once as entertainment! - food was great and Tony our server was so excellent. I should also mention the 2-for-1 drink special was amazing 😊. Would definitely recommend!

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Mark
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great hummus and kabobs.

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markv
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch, the waiter was excellent and the service for the food was fast and delicious. If I had to say something that disappointed me was the fact that having reservation for Valentines day and arriving at 6:10 for a 6:15 reservation, my date and I were lead to the back of the restaurant past at least 20 empty tables and placed next to the kitchen doorway..... It worked out ok, both my date and I have diminished hearing. The constant flow of the crew was slightly interruptive, we made due by critiquing the attire of the crew. Everyone was wearing a different style of attire. At times you couldn't tell they were part of the crew.... I digress. I would definitely recommend this place BUT will say to be a tad bit forceful if your table is not to your liking. This I will also do in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We asked for two vodka drinks but only had enough for one drink. It was 7:00 in the evening how could you be out of a product at the beginning of the evening. Asked for a bottle of Bud light but didn’t have that either. They suggested a Peroni but they didn’t have that in a bottle either they brought out a draft. I don’t drink draft beer. We ordered two food items to start. The one item is called Dolmades. The Dolmades were canned. No Greek restaurant should serve canned Dolmades. They are a Greek delicacy and should be seved freshly made. The restaurant had seven customers and the two food items still took to long to be served. The inside of the restaurant and the table seating outside looked like the area hadn’t been cleaned in days. At this point the waitress who was very good and apologetic I asked for a bourbon neat and the check. Hookah smoking apparently is their specialty. Sitting outside we chose a table away from a table that Had a cloud of smoke hanging over it. While waiting to place our order the waitress brought the table next to us another Hookah pipe so now we’re sitting between two clouds of smoke. There should either signage or someone telling us that it’s a Hookah smoking area. Being Greek and in the restaurant business all my life it appeared that there was no ownership or management involved in the place that night. I should have known when we made the reservation on open table and saw it was rated 3.5 stars we should have chosen somewhere else. Michael

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vipfoodie
Denver
105 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was just OK..Had a shrimp and crab sandwich which was dry..Their Grrek fries had feta on top again which were just OK..nothing special

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vipladybird
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Quite authentic. Octopus is very delish as is all the Greek dishes. We will def go back on the weekend for the entertainment and to "break some dishes", Greek style!

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RandyR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great place, fun, good greek stables, good value. I've been there many times and it's pretty consistent. The service isn't that not bad actually, all the staff is very nice....just slooooow to respond and to check on the table. If you sit outside they seem not to check as often. Overall, it's a good experience.

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MarkC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were looking a reservation near around 6PM on a Saturday, and Acropolis was available - and we are glad we made it because the place went from quiet to a long line in in 45 minutes! The food was excellent and the "Greek Moscow Mule" cocktail was very tasty and a nice price. The service was great - and we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful staff. Food was excellent.

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vipElaine
Tampa
166 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We like Acropolis but this time it took 45 minutes for our food to arrive. It would be very good if waitpersons could be told not to handle diners' drink glasses by the rim, where their mouths will be. That is the way to spread germs. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food and great music

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Took forever to get food and our server was very absent for most of our meal. Pretty disappointed all together.

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DanZ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We came to celebrate New Year’s Eve from Chicago.Reservation has been made one week before.We got all dressed up and almost to leave and guess what....They called me at 10pm.,(half an hr before)to tell that our reservation has been CANCELED!!!!because they are short of stuff.
NOT RECOMMENDED!!!!BEWARE!!!

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MicheleB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is a tough review to write. I've eaten here 2-3x before and have had good food and service. However, we made NYE reservations for 7 people and everything went wrong. The restaurant seemed highly understaffed for NYE. There was only 1 hostess and they had her bussing tables also. I arrived at 8:45 to check in for our 9pm reservation. I waited 20 minutes to check in, due to the hostess being clearly overwhelmed. We were patient and got drinks at the bar. We waited another 20 minutes, I checked with her again and she said she had a table open, she just needed to clean it. No problem. Another 15-20s and she came over to inform us there was a "kitchen issue" and they were no longer seating for dinner! I was so frustrated we left. I should have requested to speak to management for a gift card for future use...but as it was now past 9:30 we needed to find somewhere else to eat that could accommodate a group of 7.

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DeanP
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We went on New Year's Eve for dinner. We sat outside which was nice as they had heaters above. Service was extremely slow as there were only 6 waiters for the entire place. They were not prepared for the traffic as many customers left due to not being waited on. The 2 appetizers were delicious and felt the drinks were watered down (switched to beer). Due to the looooong wait, we decided to leave. I'd like to try it on an off night as I heard the food is good. Not sure when or if we'll get down there again.

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CarynS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations for 8:15 on NYE and they said they didn’t have it. Then we waited for over an hour to get a seat. They seated us and forgot about us. They didn’t bring over drinks or menus. I went to the bar to get menus and they gave us lunch menus. The floor was filthy. The waiter finally came over and took a drink order and never came back. After almost two hours later we got up and left. Horrible experience.

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Local
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Worst dining experience of my life . 1 waiter was serving 65people . Managers were rude and completely unconcerned about the horrible service . Waited nearly 3 hours and never got our food . It was embarrassing since we had guests visiting. We literally left because no on would even serve us.

I wouldn’t send my enemy to this place ! Ruined our New Years experience ! Saddest part was managers lack of empathy for their server . How can you give Someone 65 guests to serve wit no support on NYE! Will NEVER GO BACK AGAIN! Disgusting place !

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vipRose
Orlando
95 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Huge portions, Friendly staff and authentic. It is noisy so if you don't like that sort of thing, it is not a place for you. Great outdoor space. I want to come back and sit outside when it is warmer.

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Jorgensen
Tampa
48 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

3 generation family of 7. Enjoyed by all

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JossieE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Despite me receiving a confirmation e-mail, I was surprised to find that the restaurant staff never received my online reservation for our party of 12; when we arrived at 6:50 pm for our 7:15 pm time-slot, they informed me that although they used to book through OpenTable, they were no longer using that site for reservations and now use Yelp exclusively.
Despite this baffling, potentially disastrous turn of events, the manager was able to quickly accommodate our large anniversary celebration and seated us together without any hesitation; for this alone, the establishment receives high marks.
The food was fresh, flavorful and served quickly, in abundant portions; prices were fair to slightly over the expected, but within the norms for the area and venue.
I would certainly dine there again, albeit through their preferred reservation booking system... now that I know... and now YOU know...
Kalí óreksi! (Bon appétit !)

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EricD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had reservations for 7 and we were done eating our entire meal by 730! Super quick service! Staff was super friendly! Website said on Fridays there would be a dancer and plate breaking or some type of entertainment but there wasn’t which was a bit disappointing. Over all for our first time eating here we were pleased and I would recommend it to others!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall, we enjoyed our dinner out to celebrate my birthday. It was lovely.

The bathrooms definitely need some attention. The paper towels were on a roll left on the counter. The whole place seemed a bit worn. The booth seating was torn.

The food and cocktails were wonderful. The bartender who ended up taking care of us after our server left at 7:30 was so sweet. Did the server work a weird shift or was he cut because it was slow?

Overall, the food definitely was interesting and very good. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible. Waiter was more interested in the two women behind us than paying attention to our 4 top. Food over cooked and poorly seasoned. Sent back an entire meal.

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Tlash
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding. Many Thanks!! Will stop when we get back.

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vipIlovenyc
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They accepted a reservation for Sunday morning without a breakfast or brunch menu. We needed to find another restaurant for brunch.

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RosieP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thank you everyone on our group enjoyed the food and the service was excellent!

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EvaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out-of-this-world, delicious food, friendly server who went above and beyond for our comfort! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food here is amazing. My wife and I have been several times.

Service this time around left a lot to be desired. We put in a drinks and apps order as soon as we sat down... 20 mins go by and nothing came to the table. I walked over to a group of servers and asked if we could please get our drinks. To which MY server replied "what's your table number?" (info only the wait staff has) and when I said I didn't know she then asked who my server was! At this point I was frustrated. I told her she was the one who took our drinks and apps order... Which she had no recollection of whatsoever.

After that another server dashed to our table and from then on service was great. We will be back as we love the food here, but we couldn't believe how we were treated by our first server.

Also note that this place is LOUD. Great atmosphere and fun, but if you're looking for quiet and intimate, this isn't it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Mother’s Day for some apps before a show. The food is always good and fresh although they sometimes take their time getting items out but I knew that coming in.

I would say the only source of frustration is letting people smoke at the outdoor tables. I get that you get smoke from people passing by but ashtrays on tables seems a little dated to me. That and the guy who sits in the corner smoking a hookah nonstop every time I’ve been there.

So we sat inside and enjoyed our meal.

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ZoeyS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to this place for my 18th birthday and it was amazing!! I had a great time & our waitress was very friendly. She always checked up on us & the hookah tasted perfect. The view in the patio upstairs was outstanding! ❤️

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vipyoman
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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DeniseM
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very pricey and overcooked food. We waited nearly 45 minutes for our meal in an essentially empty restaurant and were going to a Rays game so we didn't send it back, but the lamb and fish were dry and overdone. Probably won't go back.

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vipmkar
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is always good. Guitar player the night I was there. He was a little creepy

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LizH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food —- perfect place to meet friends! We had excellent service and were not rushed which was delightful as we were dear friends meeting for the first time in many months.

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vipSnuzuluz55
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food and place were very nice. The waiter seemed to be stretched a bit thin. It took a while to get drinks refreshed, to order, and then to pay the bill.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I took friends that were visiting from out of state because of the belly dancing, however even though the website says she is there Friday and Saturday nights she was not there the evening we went. I was pretty bummed about that. It was one main reason we chose this place.

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Acropolis-St Petersburg offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 823-1010.

Acropolis-St Petersburg is rated 4.4 stars by 177 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.

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