Taverna Kyclades
33-07 Ditmars Blvd

Taverna Kyclades is the best Greek restaurant in Astoria, and arguably the best quality restaurant in all of Queens. It’s definitely the most popular. You can’t get near “Keeks” on a weekend night, with waits so long they have to pass out wine to keep the crowds in line. But there is a loophole, and a cheap one at that: *lunch*. They have great lunch deals where this amazingly fresh Greek salad is still the dinner price of $8, but grab a friend and order the fantastic fried calamari for $10.95, and you will each be completely satisfied for under $10. The lunch specials even come with rice, lemon potatoes or horta (Greek greens), and olive oil soaked crusty bread. If you have a couple of extra bucks to spend, the grilled or fried shrimp or fish are also top quality. The tomatoes in the Greek salad always look this perfect and the amazing feta is imported from their dedicated supplier in Greece. Now that’s authentic!

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