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The Athenian Cafe

217 Union Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 949-0991
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Ranked #3 of 142 restaurants in Altoona
Cuisines: Greek
Most recent review
- Jul 31, 2014
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English first
washington dc
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The hokey decorations in this restaurant just a mile off I99 belies the filling portions and home-cooked tastiness of the four dishes we ate. The pita bread came out warm and doughy. Hummus was of a nice texture. Side salads were decent. And our main dishes, spanikopita, gyro salad (enormous), and pastichio were delicious. Perfect for a stop off the... More

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Claysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Athenian Cafe is undoubtedly one of the best places to eat in Altoona. The food is good; the service is friendly and prompt, and the price is very reasonable. I particularly liked the chicken and baby spinach wrap.

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Vienna, West Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great lunch stop during our recent road trip. Convenient location. Large portions of yummy Greek food. Great customer service. Definitely on our list for a return visit!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've eaten in many greek restaurants across the east coast, and The Athenian Cafe is one of my favs! The atmosphere may not be the most unique, but their gyros are awesome, and the price can't be beat! Give it a shot!

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Athenian Cafe in Altoona, PA has wonderful food! It is very reasonably priced and the portions are huge! The have a open, spacious dining room but also do a huge take-out business. It is located very close to the exit on Interstate 99 and would be a nice change-of-pace stop for travelers. It is closed on Sundays. They have... More

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Alexandria, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great gyros, gyro salads, and grape leaves! The service and value are always good. This is a favorite among family and friends.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This place is great! Great value, great food and average service. I could tell that the servers were new to the service industry but they did a great job catering to my friends Vegan needs. I do wish that they were a little more informed of the menu, overall they were great. Must try the homemade Baclava (sorry if im... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The Athenian Cafe has excellent Greek food, reasonably priced, and huge portions. They are usually busy, but still serve quickly. The gyros and salads are the very best.

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Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I have drove pas the Athenian Cafe several times while in Altoona. I decided to stop with my Fiancee and was pleasantly surprised. The service was great and only out done by the food. I have not had better Mediterranean food and will go back again. The gyros are by far their best item in my opinion.

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Altoona, PA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

You can always count on the Athenian Cafe for a great meal. Always busy and the best gyros around. Would have rated Excellent, but the gyro meat could have been cooked slightly more (meaning a little more char). Great Tzatziki!

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