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Taverna Manos

5705 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, FL 34429-7564
+1 352-564-0078
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“moussaka” (11 reviews)
“eggplant” (10 reviews)
“salad” (25 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5705 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, FL 34429-7564
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for a late lunch after exploring the area. It's a family-run business that provides authentic Greek food. And it is excellent! It's a quaint atmosphere with a small bar plus and outside venue for parties. The menu offers a variety of homemade...More

Thank Penny M
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon!!

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Located just east of I 19 this is a wonderful family run business that provides the real deal Greek food. Well worth the trip if you're in this area. Many of the entrees are homemade and prepared right in house. Wine and Liquor are also...More

Thank Douglas T
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Glad you like it!! we open 4:30 pm on Saturday only. Closed on Sunday and the rest of the week is 11 am to 8 pm Mon thru Thursday. Friday 11 am to 9! Come and visit us again soon We loved having you!!

Reviewed 16 November 2017

I've been there for lunch several times. Their paninos and hummus are fantastic. I've also had the chicken souvlaki. Wonderful. The atmosphere is quaint and very relaxing and the wait staff is excellent. We really need to go there for dinner.

Thank SusanG1216
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Ya'sas! Hello (in Greek) Welcome and thank you for the lovely review! come and visit again soon! :) We look forward to seeing you!

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been here several times and each time it just gets better and better! We've never been disappointed. Tonight I got the Flounder Athenia. It was awesome and the garlic potatoes were out of this world! If there was one thing...More

Thank mjandroski
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 12 August 2017

My wife and I have eaten here several times. The food is fresh, carefully prepared, and delightful I highly recommend this place -

Thank Martin G
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thanks! We loved having you and hope to see you again soon. :)

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I was staying in Crystal River for business and searching for dinner one night. The reviews looked great for this restaurant and I am so glad I tried it out. My waitress, Jennifer, was very friendly and knowledgeable about different flavors. I tried the hummus...More

Thank Jill V
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Not a lot of fare about this place but it is clean, service is great and the cook is the superstar behind the scenes! Three of us ordered Lamb and we all wanted it cooked to different degrees of doneness. The cook nailed everyone of...More

Thank Ron K
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you!! Nick is a great chef - we agree! :) Come back soon and see us.

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We are here awhile back but I'm just now able to do a review. Food was amazing!! Portions and taste were awesome. Our server was very attentive and made out trip even more enjoyable.

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I've tried each of the three Crystal River TripAdvisor listed under Greek. Taverna Manos is the best based upon these two simple dishes: pasticcio and moussaka. I look forward to trying other dishes at each restaurant. Important to note that the best Greek food I've...More

Thank ruthles2
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for your review. The reason other restaurants serve a firm stand alone "square" of pastitsio or Moussaka is that they do not hand make their specialty Greek food items rather they buy them pre-made and frozen and then microwave the serving from out...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This is a quite little place. The food was great. Very clean and comfortable. The staff was well versed in the menu but not as friendly.. A little pricy but food was worth it. There's a 5% discount when paying in cash. Not so much...More

Thank SUE m
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John L
22 November 2015|
Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that.
Sheila M
10 February 2015|
Response from Despina1118 | Property representative |
I am so sorry for not having seen this sooner - Our menu options for vegans, vegetarians and gluten free diets can be viewed on our website as it is updated seasonally to accommodate fresh food supplies during that time of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5705 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, FL 34429-7564
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-564-0078
  • E-mail
We are: Casual/Fine dining atmosphere serving Mediterranean and American foods including Greek, French, Italian and the finest seafood at reasonable prices. Outdoor dining on beautiful European-inspired patio weather permitting. Lunch and Dinner Monday through Friday. Saturday Open for dinner only 4:30 to 9 pm. We are closed Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekends. Closed Sunday. 5% discount for Cash payments. Reservations recommended, but not required. Kitchen closes 20 min before closing hour and no patrons will be seated during this time.
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