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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“moussaka” (11 reviews)
“eggplant” (10 reviews)
“pitas” (8 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
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5705 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, FL 34429-7564
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1 - 10 of 199 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here tonight. Everything was excellent! We had Saginaki (flaming cheese) and it was the biggest portion we'd ever been served anywhere. Yum! I had the Athenian seafood (shrimp, bay scallops, artichoke hearts in a light feta creamy sauce) and...More

Thank ArtsyDoodle
Reviewed 11 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 21 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 18 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 5 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 23 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
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Our son came in from Indiana, and I had forgotten about one of the kids' best friends growing up..who was Greek..and the kids ate with them frequently. We pulled up and he was overjoyed.. We had reservations as it was Friday night and you had...More

Thank Donna N
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Eharisto! Thank you. Looking forward to seeing you in Sept.

Reviewed 11 June 2017

We go to TM about once every six weeks and have always enjoyed our meals, particularly the pasta dishes. It deserves a much higher ranking.

Thank ellenburkemiller
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you! Customers like you make it all worthwhile :) See you again soon.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We (a party of three) did show up on a Saturday evening without reservations, although this is Crystal River, off season, so we didn't think there would be a problem. We have been living here for three years and we have not encountered a problem...More

Thank madtravlers
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for the one star review - and I am sorry we were forced to turn you away, but it was Saturday before Mother's Day - a day which many people desired to celebrate their mom's - instead of on Sunday. Our entire restaurant...More

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John L
22 November 2015|
Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that.
Sheila M
9 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
US$8 - US$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
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
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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