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Athenian Restaurant

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15350 East Iliff, Aurora, CO
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: (720) 449-0224

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Place for Greek

If you want great service with very good food, this is the place. Good atmosphere and you can tell they care about what they are doing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Jeff C
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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

If you want great service with very good food, this is the place. Good atmosphere and you can tell they care about what they are doing.

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Aurora, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We love this local family owned Greek place! Large menu, huge portions with a warm ambience. The owners always recognize us when we return. The staff is helpful and know the menu and can help you with selections if you are unfamiliar with Greek food. With a family four, we can usually order 3 dishes to share and still end... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We found this restaurant by accident. We were in the area and saw it and decided to try it for lunch. We were happy with the choice. We were greeted upon entering and seated immediately. Took a while to review the menu but decided on the spanokopita appetizer and a gyro sandwich. Both were very tasty and a good size... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My daughter took me here when I was visiting because it was one of her favorite places. I must agree; the staff, food, and ambience are all woncderful. Can't wait to go back next time I visit!

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We go to this restaurant frequently during the year. Our friend went there the first night it opened years ago. It is family owned and they greet you like family. Service is superb. The Saganaki (fried cheese) is wonderful and draws attention to your table because of the flames. Prices are reasonable. We always get the mixed meat platters and... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We first visited Athenian when we moved from Europe back in 2005. We had just left a summer vacation in Greece and were missing the food. When we found Athenian, it was a must visit. We felt we were in a good position to determine how good Athenian's food was compared to what we had only a short time prior.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Family owned business that has authentic Greek cuisine as we were treated to an excellent dinner with appetizers & drinks with superb quality lamb chops not to mention the desert to go was made from scratch and fresh. A must for Greek lovers..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Went here for lunch. Restaurant was pretty empty, but even so the service was pretty slow. Waitress forgot several items. When the food arrived it was OK. Gyro meat was excellent, pastitsio was very good, lamb chops were great, but the salads and avgolemono soup were quite bad. Overall, there are definitely better Greek restaurants in the Denver area.!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I met a long time friend here for breakfast and I was a bit taken back when I walked through the doors. I am not sure why I had never visited this place before. It's so close to my house and now after going once I will return. The atmosphere is quite unique. The decorations that adorn the walls are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you are in the Aurora area for breakfast stop by the Athenian. Tom, the owner makes the best pancakes. Bloody Marys are yummy. My favorite entree is the vegetarian skillet, very, very good. A family oriented restaurant. Kids menu has funny face pancakes-cute. Opa!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15350 East Iliff, Aurora, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aurora

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

(720) 449-0224
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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