Skopelos at New World

4.5
722 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean

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Skopelos opened its doors in 1959 and became a Pensacola tradition, known for fine dining and exceptional service. Helmed by Pensacola Celebrity Chef Gus Silivos, Skopelos has received many prestigious awards and has held the honor of serving many well-known personalities, including former President and First Lady, George and Barbara Bush. Skopelos moved to its home in downtown Pensacola in 2016. Situated on one of the 10 Best Streets in America, the restaurant's decor takes a nod to Pensacola's history with a menu that utilizes local ingredients and the freshest flavors from the Gulf Coast. In addition to its coastal cuisine with a Mediterranean flair, Skopelos is also renowned for its USDA Certified Steaks, creative vegan cuisine, extensive lunch menu, and all-encompassing Sunday brunch buffet. In addition to private dining, Skopelos at New World offers a grand event space, ideal for banquets, weddings, and events within the heart of downtown Pensacola.
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Great food, service, and value!

Skopelos at New World
Responded on September 14, 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!!

Skopelos at New World
Responded on September 14, 2020

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and it was great to finally have several plant-based options- even desserts!

Skopelos at New World
Responded on September 14, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!

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ZachJ
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on September 14, 2020

Thank you very much, Zach!

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vipOdell
New Orleans
539 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and extensive menu. A good option for downtown Pensacola. Easy parking which is a plus for this location. Lots of good appetizers.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you, Odell!

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vipCalley
Nashville
50 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

If you have 2 hours to sit and wait for appetizers then this is the restaurant for you. We tried to order a maple bacon old fashion, a girl scout cookie old fashion, a turtle brownie, then a walnut ice cream guess what out of them all . Waitress was not welcoming at all, actually she was rude to be honest. Watched the management come out for problems at least 5 times during visit. Will not be going back.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on September 8, 2020

I am incredibly sorry to read about the issues on Saturday, Calley, and that we were out of several things you wanted. That is not a typical situation here, and we hope we can invite you back to experience the Skopelos experience we're known for. I'll reach out to you privately now.

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CharlesD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining room setting and food. Great service- even during COVIS-19 pandemic, felt everyone was considerate and respectful of others’ health and safety. Let us enjoy our meal with confidence.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you so much, Charles! We always appreciate compliments on food and service, but there's nothing more important to us than making sure our guests feel safe during this time. We're thrilled that you did. Thank you! Please come back and see us again!

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ThomasL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic anniversary dinner experience. Calvin was an excellent waiter all evening!!

Skopelos at New World
Responded on September 1, 2020

Happy Anniversary, Thomas! Thank you for celebrating with us!!

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EngridS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous. Tried several appetizers, calamari, Flaming cheese baked oysters. I had the red snapper it was delicious. Everyone at the table enjoyed their food from steak to stuffed shrimp. Fudge pie is to die for. Highly recommend for a wonderful night out.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on September 1, 2020

We really appreciate it, Engrid! Thank you so much!

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vipLuv2eat
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porch was great!

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 31, 2020

There's nothing like dining outside by that gorgeous fountain! So happy you enjoyed everything. Thank you!

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BoutteCall
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The special (Panko crusted grouper with blue crab on top drizzled with lime)

AWESOME!

The 5 of us thoroughly enjoyed it (as usual)..

Skopelos at New World
Responded on September 1, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed it! Hope you'll come back and see us again!

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NataliaW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed everything the other night. The anniversary steak special was yummy.
Thank you

Skopelos at New World
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you, Natalia! Come back and see us again!

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vipSteve
Charlotte
44 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. We had the Snapper and Filet specials for their anniversary. Server was attentive. Good evening.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 31, 2020

Happy to hear it! Thank you very much, Steve!

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vipScotty
Tallahassee
26 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An all around exceptional experience

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 27, 2020

Wonderful! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful as always. But our waitress seemed to be struggling. Drinks were late to arrive, and lemon for the water never did.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 31, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! I apologize for the issue with your drinks & lemon, but thrilled that you enjoyed the food. We hope we'll have the chance to bring you a great meal again!

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vipALA50
Birmingham
119 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Skopelos three times within a week...that's how much we enjoyed our food and service. The food is outstanding and always top quality. You can't go wrong with anything you select.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 31, 2020

We appreciate you! Thank you! Hope we'll see you again this week too!

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floridagirl
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. There were several "energetic" tables which impacted the noise level and ambiance.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 28, 2020

Thank you very much! I'm so sorry the "energetic table" (great way to put it!) impacted the ambiance, but thrilled you enjoyed the food and service. We hope you'll come back and see us again, floridagirl!

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MelShat
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have reservations for 9/1/2020 for a group of 10! That tells you everything. We just wish that our Waitperson, Jalynn, was there tonight. But, she will be off tonight to celebrate her Mother's 50th Birthday! Jalynn was fantastic!

We really like the Rewards program. Eager to try the other restaurants one day soon!

Melodie Shatzer

Skopelos at New World
Responded on September 1, 2020

This means a lot to us, Melodie! Thank you very much! We will pass along the compliments, and look forward to seeing you tonight and on future nights (both here and Chef Silivos' other restaurants!)

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vipWilbur
Tallahassee
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Skopelos never fails to provide an exceptional dining experience.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 24, 2020

That means a lot to us! Thank you, Wilbur!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything very good. Anniversary special great value ya do very good.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 24, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed the anniversary special! Thank you for stopping in. Please come back and see us again!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were excellent.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 24, 2020

Wonderful! Thank you!

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Dolly17
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was fabulous. Our server was great and food excellent! We will be going back!

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 25, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed it all! Thank you!

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FrankP
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Skopelos is a great restaurant! We’ve been coming here for over 25 years. We eat here every year when we visit the area.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 24, 2020

We appreciate you, Frank! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Mezes Madness tried 6 dishes that were all good. Grouper cheeks and crab mousaka were fantastic. Gyro nachos and fried oysters very tasty as were the Greek fries (homemade chips with feta and herbs). Risotto balls with goat cheese were good but could have done without. For small plates generous servings.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 20, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed our Tuesday Mezze Madness specials! Thank you for the feedback. We hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a lovely girls brunch. But there was a confusion about the menu. We thought we were there for the 3 course August special, but apparently it’s only available at night. It didn’t specify that on the website, it said it was available everyday through August.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 24, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed brunch, but very sorry for the confusion with the anniversary special! We mention it's available "every night this August" on our website, but apologize that led to confusion. We hope to see you and your girlfriends again for brunch or dinner some time!

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vipOurInspiredLives
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow despite only one other table seated outdoors (understanding there was a wedding reception plus seating indoors but the restaurant should have been prepared for that). We had to ask for water refills. Bread came out after our dinner (2nd course). Wine for dinner pre-ordered came out halfway thru the entree. We were hovered over and ask to cut into our steak immediately vs being revisited to see if things were ok. We got the anniversary special filet (carpetbagger) which was cooked perfectly (temperature) but was chewy and charred overly crisp. We also got the seafood special (Tower of Power) but the soft shell crab was extremely crunchy and inedible. Dessert came with our anniversary special meal but the waiter forgot and ask if we’d like to order (with a nightly special, understandable but with a month-long, seemed odd). And while I have no expectation of complimentary items when we book via OT and annotate that it’s a special occasion...it’s generally at least acknowledged with a statement of some kind since...we could go anywhere to celebrate but we chose Skopelos. I realized COVID has changed some things but...All in all, a very disappointing experience. We have enjoyed many fine dining experiences since moving to Pensacola from Kansas City which I generally highlight for fellow local foodies on Instagram but this...was a tremendous disappointment and I would not recommend.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thank you very much for your honest feedback, Sherri. Yes, we absolutely offer a complimentary dessert for special celebrations! Our host should have alerted your server; in fact that was an issue recently brought to our attention and we've since made a staffing change. We appreciate all of your feedback and have passed it along to Chef Silivos. Thank you! I'm going to message you privately as well.

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GailS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was so polite and informed (Calvin was his name )about the menu the dinner was outstanding and I highly recommend this restaurant I ate everything and had to take the delicious New York cheese cake home as I barley had room for my wonderful meal. My daughter in law had the Grouper and it was done to perfection she had to take half her dinner home also. We will be regular s now!

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 19, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Gail! We'll pass along the compliments to Calvin, as well as our kitchen staff. We appreciate you and can't wait to get to know our newest regulars! :)

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LarryD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very enjoyable dinner. They are celebrating their anniversary and brought back some old recipes. I had the carpetbagger. It is a tender filet with crab sauce. Delicious! The service was great.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thank you for celebrating our 61st anniversary with us! :) We're glad you had a chance to sample the 3-course anniversary special -- you made a great choice with the carpetbagger entree! We hope to see you again, whether to try one of the other anniversary specials (we'll have them all August long!), or something from our regular menu. Thank you again, Larry!

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Mapa5
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our delectable meal on the patio. We both enjoyed a Carpetbagger entree. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the shrimp and crab cream sauce drizzled over the top was delicious. Our entrees were accompanied by savory mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetable medleys. We ended our meals with scrumptious desserts.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thank you for dining with us -- and for the review! We're so happy you enjoyed it all. Please come back and see us again!

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vipSteve
Charlotte
44 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fun time with friends and a great fixed price throw back menu.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 11, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed our August throw-back specials! Thank you, Steve -- please come back and see us again!

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GeneS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brad was our server and took great care of us. The food was fantastic as usual - we tried the aged ribeye and anniversary grouper and soft shell crab tower as main course and jack fruit tacos to start and finished with the cheesecake covered in flambéd strawberries.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 11, 2020

Thank you very much, Gene! Your choices sound absolutely delicious. We hope you'll come back and see us again!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Old world charm, superb food and excellent staff made this occasion a memorable event! I would highly recommend Skopelos to anyone in search of a wonderful dinning experience.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 11, 2020

We really appreciate that! Thank you very much, Mike!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I decided to go on a date after realizing it had been almost a year since we treated ourselves to one. I wanted to eat somewhere outside with a nice atmosphere and we decided to give Skopelos a try as neither of us had ever been there. I’m a vegan, and I was extremely happy with all of the vegan options as well as how easy it was to to know right off what I could eat without having to search or ask questions. My boyfriend also really enjoyed his steak, and it was nice to eat somewhere where neither of us felt like we were giving up having good options for ourselves. We will definitely be coming back and I think we found our new special occasion spot.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 11, 2020

Your kind words mean so much to us! First, we're thrilled you and your boyfriend were able to have a date night, but on top of that, we're honored you chose to spend it with us! It's also great to read you enjoyed both the vegan options as well as steak. We look forward to seeing you both again!

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StephenB
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Skopelos. Always a very pleasant experience. Looking forward to going back.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 4, 2020

We appreciate you, Stephen! Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience but there was a bit of noise from groups of people

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 3, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Just like I remembered from
18 years ago!

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 3, 2020

We're so happy to hear we're just liked you remembered. :) Thank you so much for dining with us!

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DonnaM
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening...atmosphere, service, food were all outstanding. We will be back very soon!

Skopelos at New World
Responded on August 3, 2020

Thank you Donna! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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vipRick
Mobile
24 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the vegan options!!

Skopelos at New World
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you, Rick!

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Fannin
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ten year anniversary. They made it special with a great table.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on March 16, 2020

Happy Anniversary, Fannin! Thank you for celebrating with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted to find a place with so many vegitarian and vegan options. The roasted Greek salad is worth a visit on it own.

Skopelos at New World
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for the review! We're continuing to expand our vegan & vegetarian options, and really appreciate the feedback! Every Wednesday night we also do a Vegan + Vino night with new vegan specials starting at 4pm. It's a delicious way to spend a Wednesday night and hope you'll stop in some time to experience it too!

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Skopelos at New World offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 432-6565.

Skopelos at New World is rated 4.5 stars by 722 OpenTable diners.