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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“gyro” (14 reviews)
“lamb” (14 reviews)
“eggplant” (9 reviews)
All hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5705 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, FL 34429-7564
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1 - 10 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 16 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

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Let me begin with my only complaint...short staffed when dinner folks arrive and service levels plummet.... Sharron was our waitress and she is a star! Knowledgeable, personable and efficient! We ordered falafel for appetizer and the dish was excellent...We had lamb (Friday-Saturday only), Greek and...More

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

Thank you for your four star review. As in any industry - people call off work. Businesses become "short staffed". We have no recourse when this happens. But according to your post you did not suffer as a result of us being short staffed. I...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Six of us ate there Sat pm. Service, food was good. BUT the next day 5 of the six had violent stomach flu. The sixth person didn't eat any leftovers. I called to tell the owner thinking she'd be pleased to know. Instead she just...More

1  Thank Suzanne H
Despina1118, Owner at Taverna Manos, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Dear Madame: I listened to your story and attempted over and over to explain to you that there is no possible way that the food you ate had any bacterial issues whatsoever. You even continue to repeat "stomach flu" and you have again written this...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a charming place with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The menu is diverse enough for diners with different tastes. I think the food is decent and priced well and the servers are always friendly. I've always enjoyed lunch there but my recent dinner...More

Thank maggie q
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I was instantly greeted and sat at a booth by the window. I can't remember the names but I had an appetizer and some soup and ordered the Artesian Haddock!! I've never eaten something so delicious! I've been to this restaurant numerous times and everything...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 20 April 2017

My husband and I treat ourselves to Taverna Manos every few months. We always ask for Sharon, to be our waitress. I like to try something new every time we go. We have never gotten a bad meal, the food is wonderful. I recommend you...More

Thank JaymieAnderson
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Went with other couple who had been before and highly recommended. Ordered Greek Panino and spouse had Santorini Eggplant. Both were spectacular! It was very busy. Parking in front was full but there is parking in a lot behind. Don't park in church lot beside...More

Thank GARY W
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John L
Are you open on thanksgiving day
22 November 2015|
Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that.
Sheila M
What is you're menu for vegans
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
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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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