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24 1/2 East State, Athens, OH
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Third time a charm

My wife, son, and his girl friend had a very enjoyable dinner. We had tried two other restaurants that were close so it was our third choice. The food was very good. I had the special Lake Erie walleye that was excellent. The waitress was attentive and friendly. We didn't have a reservation but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
Philip444
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Athens, Ohio
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cold in ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Dined here to celebrate son's graduation from OU. Slow unfriendly service; loud atmosphere; small wine pours; ok food in small portions; had few options for our vegan family members. They come around and give you a tiny piece of bread - basic normal small piece - and act like it is a delicacy. No oil to dip in. Disappointing experience... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We took some friends to Zoe in late April, 2015. We had never been there, so we were eager to see what it was like. Noisy, that's what. The noise level was unbelievable--it was impossible to carry on a conversation without shouting. The service was just OK. The food was unimaginative. I had shrimp carbonara, a special that night. There... More 

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Portland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love Zoe- their prices are quite reasonable for the delicious, eclectic fare served. They have seasonal, unique food and a fully stocked bar. I am never disappointed when I visit.

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Amesville, Ohio
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

What you get at Zoe would cost about $50 a plate in NYC but here it is under $20. The menu is pretty straight forward, I recommend the flank steak or whatever fish special the chef has cooked up. The bar is outstanding, really good martinis and a solid wine list. Service is swift and friendly. You will not go... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My wife, son, and his girl friend had a very enjoyable dinner. We had tried two other restaurants that were close so it was our third choice. The food was very good. I had the special Lake Erie walleye that was excellent. The waitress was attentive and friendly. We didn't have a reservation but they said that someone had cancelled... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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88 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

first the plus factors😍: good chef, creative presentations of routine dishes, salmon, sole, chicken, scallops (albeit slightly raw, undercooked, in a nice reduction)...selections unimaginitive, but tasty. The atmosphere is really poor. The frat-house noise level is so high, you must essentially scream your order to the waitress...nice staff though, doing as well as possible. I can't understate the noise level... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I know that we can rely on Zoe to provide a great meal and excellent service. Tonight was no exception. Even though we aren't "regulars" enough for anyone to really know us there, we were nevertheless personally greeted. When we asked about a favorite drink we'd had there months ago, but wasn't on the current drink list,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Tonight my girlfriend and I went to Zoe to celebrate. I ordered the rockfish (special for the night) and it was delicious. Our waitress was Susanna. She was awesome. I was dying of thirst and kept finishing my water the second she refilled it, so she left a glass water container at our table for us. She knew all of... More 

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Marietta, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The greeting when you first arrived was excellent.Our lady server was great answering all the questions we had from the menu.Both our meals were served within a reasonable time.The temperature of our food was right on.The presentation excellent.Taste,out of this world.For our trip from Marietta,Ohio to Athens,it was well worth the trip. Excellent!

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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

For the last month the food has been inconsistent. The food can be very good at times and not so good at other times. What has consistent is the temperature in the restaurant itself. If you like eating in a restaurant where you have to step outside every ten or fifteen minutes in order to cool off then you will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 1/2 East State, Athens, OH
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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