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“Good food”
Review of Taverna Manos

Taverna Manos
Ranked #19 of 111 Restaurants in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$27
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

First visit was a good one. Soup could have been served with pita wedges or bread but entre portions were generous. Gyro was loaded with meat. Exterior needs a little attention but interior is cozy. Waitress was very friendly.

Thank Judy P
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Tried this restaurant tonight and was disappointed I am sorry to say. On a 90+ degree Florida evening how could you enjoy a meal in a place with no a/c? The staff said that is how it always is, so I won’t be paying $17 to sweat through dinner again. Once burned as they say. If they do have a/c they need to turn it on! Had Chicken Marsala for aforesaid $17 and two very small pieces were so dry they turned to powder which was hard to choke down once in your mouth. Lots of cheap spaghetti and little protein is not worth that price. Toilet in ladies room would not flush and we had to pound on front door to exit restaurant. I think some fine tuning is in order, but we won’t be back to see how that turns out. Thumbs down!

1  Thank citrusgal
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

There are very few restaurants in Crystal River that we enjoy eating out at, but Taverna Manos is one of them. The restaurants is clean and cozy. The ingredients in the food are fresh and tasty. In particular we love the flaming saganaki, the athenian chicken and gyros with fries. The waitstaff is attentive and professional. We eat here often and recommend this restaurant if you're in the mood for some Greek food.

Thank V2964ORangelaa
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Reviewed 14 June 2018


Not a safe atmosphere for any patron. Crazed owner/chef with aggressive, hair trigger temper runs restaurant like that old Seinfeld soup episode. Read the restaurant owners own words from their responses to any criticism on Tripadvisor, Google, Yelp, ect.

Because of Tripadvisors award for Top 10% worldwide restaurant (NOT LIKELY under this management) ,we had high hopes that this was the place to bring our family for a celebration, but WOW what an utter disappointing failure. An experience that left us at a loss for words, and worse, fearing for our personal safety from an owner/chef that is crazed while being armed with a hair trigger temper. Find another restaurant and stay as far away from this distasteful and crude behavior that is on full display at Taverna Manos.

We sincerely hope to help other patrons avoid such an utterly horrible, fearful experience in the future. Taverna Manos days are numbered with their unique take on disgusting service and food. Eat well and enjoy true hospitality.

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Thank Keith R
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I visited the Taverna Manos about once a week for years. The chef has new specials all the time and each one is more amazing than the last. The only thing that ruined my last visit was a rude man who threw a goblet of water because he didn’t like the taste. He shouted and made such a scene he was asked to leave. He acted like he thought the other customers would applaud. What a childish show. Incidentally, the water was fine.

Thank tclcit19
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