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Jim's Greek Tavern

Non-fussy, simple Greek fare is the focus at this long-running Collingwood favourite.
By Ellen Seah and Gary Brun
August 01, 2023
By Ellen Seah and Gary Brun
August 01, 2023

Jim's Greek is home to authentic, traditional, fresh and downright delicious Greek cuisine. Opened by husband and wife team, Leonidas and Aphrodite Panagopolous, way back in 1980, it has been delighting residents of Melbourne (which has the largest Greek diaspora in Australia and one of the largest in the world) for decades. 

From the whitewashed walls and unpretentious wooden tables to the smorgasbords of meat and seafood, this endearingly rowdy restaurant is the way to go for no-frills, good food eating. You won't find menus here, but don't worry — its Australian-Greek waiters will run you through the options, which include homemade dips, saganaki and all the protein you can think of. 

Seafood dishes at Jim's Greek Tavern - Greek restaurant in Melbourne

The night we swung by, we were treated to traditional bread with a side of dips, halibut fillets with prawns, as well as saganaki, salad and calamari. BYO is welcome, and corkage is free. Otherwise, there's a great range of beers to choose from.

There's little more to say other than we highly recommend you give Jim's Greek Tavern a visit next time you have a hankering for great Greek eats.

People eating at Jim's Greek Tavern in Melbourne

Images: Tracey Ah-kee

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