Acropolis - Ybor City

4.3
54 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek

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Acropolis Greek Taverna serves South and Central Tampa and features a full bar, casual "tavern-style" dining and entertainment. Located in historic Ybor City's entertainment district. This location also hosts nightly entertainment including bouzouki and belly dancing.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Greek
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Daily Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11:00am - 11:00pm Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
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(813) 242-4545
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Full Bar
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.2
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Melissa was AMAZING. The entire staff was accommodating and the entertainment was phenomenal.

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b
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sat outside enjoys delicious food with a friend. Good time! Thank

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RH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! This was my first trip to Tampa,and while I was in town, I dined at the Acropolis twice! Great, authentic Greek food and tasty, generous cocktails. I highly recommend the Acropolis!

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BF
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great appetizers, we had the OCTOPUS, OUZO MUSSELS and DOLMADES. For Dinner we had the GRILLED FRESH (Whole) RED SNAPPER and ATHENIAN SCALLOPS, both excellent.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Acropolis in Ybor City was wonderful! I've been looking for a good mediterranean restaurant in Tampa for a while now and I was so happy with the menu, food, service, and atmosphere. I made reservations for my boyfriend and I's anniversary and they were very accommodating: seating us 20 minutes early on the 2nd floor loft by ourselves and we had a great view of the live music and dancing. The employees also wished us a happy anniversary many times. My boyfriend and I were thrilled to see the dancing and live music Acropolis put on. Great happy hour drink prices as well. We will definitely be back!!

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MA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a wonderful atmosphere. Our Toto Ybor City restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was very nice👍

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I
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The new wraps are outstanding.

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JK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After bringing a family/friend group of 10 to Acropolis for a Saturday night birthday celebration, I was so happy to have chosen this place! The food and atmosphere were terrific! The prices were reasonable. The vibe was FUN and our server was fantastic!
Highly recommend 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Acropolis! We went for our daughter's birthday and it was nothing but fun, fun, fun!! Highly recommend to others!!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my friend’s birthday and there was belly dancing, drinks, shots delicious food and a birthday cake. They did a great job Ami g it special and fun!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was bee different but it was tasty

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Great food. Waiter distracted serving friends totally neglected our table. Worst margarita I have ever had. Not even worth “2 for 1.” Appetizer and food were great when it finally came out. Very slow bussing tables nearby and our own. Tons better service with just as good food quality later in evening at TBBC.

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VD
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

While on a business trip to Tampa recently my employee asked if we could eat at a Greek restaurant, and since I wanted to take her to Ybor City as part of our trip anyway she found this place. GREAT FIND! Our visit started off a bit slowly and our presence at our table wasn't acknowledged by any of the wait staff for longer than I would have expected, but once our waiter Kevin did get to us the meal and the show was worth the wait! Food was great, the atmosphere was outstanding, and the impromptu show(s) during our meal complete with Greek dancing by the waiters and waitresses, throwing towels in the air, and breaking ceramic plates all the the enthusiastic shouts of "Opah!" made the evening. I will definitely be back!

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h
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

I love Acropolis and this experience we just had recently was one of the worst experiences I've ever had there or anywhere else. We waited an hour to be seated when I made reservations way in advanced. Didn't have enough seats or table space for all of our party. Service was okay for the most part.

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SM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sammy the GM/Manager greeted us at the door and seated us immediately. Fantastic service and food. Acropolis truly made up for a previous bad experience on NYE. The Manager came over multiple times to ensure we as well as the other patrons were doing well. We will continue to visit on a regular basis!

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This Greek restaurant puts on a little show to go along with the large servings of very good food.

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e
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elle B. was our server and she was attentive and excellent. The mousakka was great and the gyro dinners were tasty and plentiful.

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a
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food! Very loud but the food was so good I didn’t care! Very fun restaurant!

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NN
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a blast. It is a little loud but that should be expected with the type of live entertainment they offer.

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LM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 12 had a wonderful time and Justice was our amazing server! The food was amazing and even our Greek employee thought it was amazing.

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MB
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal. Always a great option when in the mood for Greek.

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E
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I made this reservation but the restaurant did not have record of it so a bit embarrassing. Fortunately they weren’t busy so we were seated but didn’t go quite as planned. Waiter, food and entertainment were all good.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service was great!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The Food was excellent! I had eggplant rolls. We started with falafel and hummus platter as an appetizers. We took a doggie bag home and devoured the leftovers. Service could've been better. Waitress took long periods to return each time. Top 40 Nineties music did not match the venue. My girlfriend and I were celebrating our first Valentines night and when the waiters handed out roses to all of the other couples, we were apparently not included since we are a female couple. Everyone was generally friendly however. We are willing to try Acropolis again to experience the belly dancing. Hopefully a little better service next time.

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K
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time and food was good as usual

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k
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place was GREAT!! Love it every time we go.

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TR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Had to wait over a half an hour past our reservation time before we were seated. There was an outside table that would have accommodated the 10 of us, however, our request for that table was denied. There wasn't a reserved sign on the table. We were just told, "we can't". The outside hostess was kind enough to bring us drinks while we waited for our table

When seated, there was only enough room for 8. Advised the server we had a party of 10. He did bring over another table.

The food was not as good as past experiences . The lamb chops were overcooked. The server told us the dessert menu and said he would be back to get orders, however, he returned with our checks. We felt as if we were being rushed.

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DM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, food and entertainment. We were able to enjoy the Zorba Dance and look forward to our next visit!!

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MD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service. Two groups of 6-8 very young, very loud women made the place uncomfortable. Fortunately they moved to outdoor tables to smoke, after which it was much more comfortable. Despite their noise, would definitely go again if work brings me back to Tampa

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing our server Jose was incredible

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

just selected by chance and had a wonderful evening. The dancing was a nice surprise.

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BR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Restaurant did not have my Open Table Reservation - even though I had a confirmation.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time and the food was delicious (as always). We got there in time to see the "show" twice...always a lot of fun with the dancing and plate breaking - "Opa".

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SM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been to this location MANY times and realizing that this was NYE, we expected it to be crazy and a bit slow. Well, crazy it was and SLOW is not a good enough word. The only reason we were served fairly fast (1.5 hour wait) is that the tables around us left with out eating. some of them were waiting for 2-2.5 hours. Managers showed up as we completed our meal ONLY because there was a large family party coming in after. The straw that broke the camels back is when we were offered the Dessert Menu only to be told by the HOST when ordering with our waiter that we could not have dessert and we 'Had to Leave', because they needed the table and space for this large party. Sammy the manager tried to make it better, but it was too late. This happened to many people with reservations, not just us. We LOVE this place and location and would hate to see it continue down this road of destruction.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

They were completely overwhelmed with the New Year's Eve crowd. The hostess had no idea how to seat people and she sent us inside to wait without taking our names or confirming our reservation so I had to go outside to follow up with her. Then we sat for a half hour without drinks or water and had to grab a waiter (who was terrific but also overwhelmed) We only ordered main courses because we had waited so long for someone to take our order that we didn't want to risk not getting food until midnight. We had an 8pm reservation and we left there after 10pm (remember we only ordered main courses). Good news is that it gave us plenty of time to catch up with old friends but not sure I can recommend this restaurant. It is in the middle of the strip at Ybor City, we sat outside, the people watching was great. I was surprised that they were so disorganized. There are a few locations so I expected more.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably their busiest time of the year on New Year's Eve right after the Outback Bowl Parade and pep rally but well worth the wait. Great food, liquor and live Greek music.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointed because after making an opentable reservation, the Acropolis staff said they could not seat us because we made a last minute reservation. They made us wait for half an hour only to tell us they could not seat us. Staff was very rude. If they were not taking last minute reservations - why were we able to make them on opentable?

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

They sat us in the upstairs section and we felt the waitress forgot about us. Two hours for our food is too long. Won’t be back. My husbands meal was undercooked and they left out an ingredient.

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h
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Acropolis was very good. It was New Years Eve so it was really busy but we had to almost an hour to get our food once we had ordered. The servers were very friendly and they did a good job. The only reason that I didn't give a 5 star rating was due to both the length of time to get the food and that they placed 4 of us at a tiny table in a crowded area and a couple of us kept getting bumped and jostled with other diners and servers squeaking by our table.

I will definately go back and would recommend others to Acropolis, Ybor City location.

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