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American, Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews greek salad gyro baklava spaghetti and meatballs french silk pie lamb rice pitta fries sandwiches huge portions service was great parking lot an appetizer feta dressing wcu
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the Chopped steak dinner and thought it was an entire pound of beef. Excellent flavor. Came with green beans and your other choice of side. Pita bread served homemade. Greek salad. Service was exceptionally fast. We received our salads but was not able...to finish before the dinners arrived. Family Friendly. We would come back to try a different entree (definitely something Greek).More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed an early dinner of gyros at Kostas. The portions were a nice size and the French fries were nice and hot.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we were in the area before the pandemic, we enjoyed their front-porch dining. This time, we certainly chose the restaurant because of that safer option. In the meantime, they have really adapted well to the changes necessary to operate a successful business in challenging...times. They have updated to an EXPRESS menu and service which is great. Even though they are probably short-staffed (as most restaurants are right now) we were surprised at the SPEED of the service. We placed an order at the counter/paid/self-served our drinks, and prepared to wait awhile on the pretty porch. Very quickly, our food was served, and it was tasty and well-prepared. Other diners seemed to prefer inside seating (to each his own) and the take-out business was booming. Since it was a rainy weekday lunch near the end of tourist season, I suspect most of these customers were locals (which is always a good sign). The food was tasty, and we plan to return when we are in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I attended Western Carolina University and I still go up that way for fishing trips and this spot is always a must visit with my dad, grandad, and myself. Consistency is their bread and butter. You are always greeted by a friendly staff and the...food is served in tremendous portions loaded with flavor! Anything you try on the menu will be excellent. I look forward to visiting Kostas again very soon!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends after a busy morning of visiting the shops. Good flavors, nice personnel, a bit pricey for lunchtime. We were not rushed out of the restaurant, we went towards the latter part of the lunch rush time. There were many locals there, so...you know a place is good when the town supports it and you see everyone greeting each other or catching up. Did like the counter order with food delivery, you can see the kitchen, prep, cleanliness and then enjoy the meal.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021 via mobile

Wide menu options and very reasonable pricing. Ordering at the counter and self-service non-alcoholic beverages may not be for everyone but we were fine with the casual approach. Ordered the chopped steak with grilled onions, baked potato and side salad as well as the roast...beef dinner with mashed potatoes, grilled onions, salad and green beans. Very hearty portions that we could not finish and very good taste and freshness. We took advantage of the pleasant evening and ate at one of the tables on the covered porch. Not a big fan of selecting tip amount at the time of the order as you don’t know what the service quality will be (especially during recent time of help shortage) but service was very attentive.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 29 July 2021

We enjoyed dinner at Kostas last week. We were a bit surprised that we ordered at the counter and then sat down which was not what was expected. BUT, I understand that so few people want to work these days and this may just be...a prototype for future restaurants to use when no one comes in to work. Our wine was a bargain and saganaki excellent. The spanakopita was exceptional and Greek salad very good. I hope we've all learned a little patience these days and know that the new normal will not be normal.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 29 July 2021

During this Covid time many restaurants have trouble finding help . Kostas still has great service along with its great food.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

Good was very good. Especially the Greek dressing for Greek salad. Service was great with several staff stopping by table to check on things. But, for the price having to order at counter, then getting number for food delivery was not ideal. Hope this style...of service is just covid and issues related to staffing shortage.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 July 2021

We visited for lunch on 7/16/21 and I was very disappointed. They recently reopened as an express style restaurant and no longer offer a casual full service atmosphere, now you walk in and wait in line to order from a fast food style menu board...and then handed a foam cup and a number you then have to fill your own drink cup and hunt for an empty table if available all this after you have already paid and the prices have also been raised considerably over the past year. I had the Athenas chicken and a tea and it was $17.59 before the tip. The food was good but I don't think all go back to spend that kind of money in a fast food setting with no service.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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11 January 2020|
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Response from Promostar | Reviewed this property |
Kostas in Dillsboro does not have a dog area. They do have outside seating but you get to it through the restaurant. In Dillsboro, there are two restaurants that do have dog areas. Foragers Canteen and The steak house. Right... More
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20 July 2017|
Response from 605teddyd | Reviewed this property |
I know they have salads but don't know if they have other special dishes.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kostas Family Restaurant

Yes, Kostas Family Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Kostas Family Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4