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Athenian Restaurant

15350 East Iliff, Aurora, CO
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Ranked #35 of 612 restaurants in Aurora
Cuisines: Greek
Description: (720) 449-0224
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86% Recommend
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English first
Columbus, OH
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 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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Garden, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We hadn't been to the Athenian for a couple of years but found the same warm welcome, fast service and wonderful food. American standards, seafood, pasta and great Mediterranean selections, all well prepared and delicious. Try the sampler appetizer or the flaming cheese and save some room for dessert!

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

was a loyal customer for nine years, this place is going down the tube. recently my wife and I went, we left a 18% tip on a 23.00 dollar meal. apparently that was not enough, our bank statement shows up and we discovered that the waitress had OVER WRITTEN THE BILL TO SHOW THAT WE HAD LEFT A 28% TIP,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

We come here often for breakfast. The gyros are great! The meat is good quality and the pittas are to die for! The Greek vegetables are our favorite! Whether you want Greek food or breakfast this place is great! The couple that owns it are sincere and very hard working! They are in the business to make people happy! The... More

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Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We were flying into Denver heading for the mountains, and on the way wanted to meet a friend for lunch who lived in Aurora. We went onto Trip Advisor and looked for restaurants close to her house and found Athenian. This area of Aurora has fallen on hard times in the past 10 years, which is the only unfortunate draw... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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328 reviews 328 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

What a great surprise to find this 5 star quality Greek food on the front range of the Rockies! Wow. Everything we ordered was 5 stars... we did not go in hungry (wish we had) but did get two appetizers (great hummus and excellent grape leaves) and a large Greek salad to split. Everything was, was, well as it should... More

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