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Athenian Restaurant

15350 East Iliff, Aurora, CO
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Ranked #17 of 612 Restaurants in Aurora
Cuisines: Greek
Description: (720) 449-0224
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Description: (720) 449-0224
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had the pleasure of eating here with a group of seven. We ordered the saganaki (flaming cheese) and it was delicious! We all had the chicken orzo soup and loved its creaminess. We ordered and shared from two giant platters offered, and everything we had was outstanding. We were treated like family and really enjoyed the complimentary ouzo at... More

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Estero, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Amazing little restaurant with a true Greek style and menu. If you like Greek food, this is a must stop. Waitresses are great and make the experience even better. 4 of us went, all had different items, all great, we sampled each other's. Save room for dessert, there great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch, outstanding food and service! Enjoyed the Grecian plate lunch special. Will be back!

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Went for lunch. Started with the chicken orzo soup (not lemony enough for me) and calimari which was amazing. We had several different sampler plates all of which ranged from good to very good. Desserts however where outstanding! A must have was the fried custard thing and the baklava was amazing.

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Columbus, OH
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Recently had Sunday breakfast at the Athenian Restaurant. I chose the Greek Skillet (served minus the skillet) and it was very good. Home fries with green pepper & onions on the bottom; topped with gyro meat and 2 eggs of your choice....feta cheese scattered over the plate. It was a very large portion which I could have shared with another... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My bride and I love the Athenian and try to dine here several times a year. The service tonight was OUTSTANDING (long-time waitress who is not part of the family but does the job because she loves people) and the food was up to its usual excellent standards. Giant portions, reasonable prices incredible soup, and so much more. Highly recommended... More

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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

When we are in that part of town this is where we go. Great people, great food, good service. I love the mediterranean chicken, the souvlaki plate, the dolmades, the egg lemon soup and my husband always gets the gyros salad (the meat is juicy, not dry and crunchy). Lots of food. If you have room, and they have it,... More

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Aurora, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Athenian is a great restaurant to go to with friends and family for a good meal and a friendly experience. Most of their dishes are very good and true to Greek cuisine. The exception would be their dolmades, which I've definitely had better. However, my friends love them. Their gyros, pastitsio, and spanakopita are very good and well-made. Their platters... More

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Denver, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Best Greek food I've found in the Denver area. Top notch service, delicious vegetarian options, and tasty meat based dishes. And as other reviewers have stated, you MUST try the flaming cheese!! Wow. This place is a hidden gem. Can't wait to return!

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