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217 Union Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 949-0991
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good Greek food

My wife and I decided to try this place while we were in Altoona for our anniversary. The only negative I have to say about this place is it is not well marked and we drove past it twice. Other than that, once we found it, we loved the food, the staff, and the atmosphere. I got a gyro and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My wife and I decided to try this place while we were in Altoona for our anniversary. The only negative I have to say about this place is it is not well marked and we drove past it twice. Other than that, once we found it, we loved the food, the staff, and the atmosphere. I got a gyro and... More 

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Three Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We ate here for lunch on a Wednesday. We were greated promptly by Barbe whom was also our server.The special included two entrees,a Greek Salad and pita bread for $12.95.Barbe recommended the pastitsio and I'm glad she did.We also ordered moussaka and spanakopita.I had iced tea to drink.The salad and pita bread were served almost immediately. Both were excellent.The pita... More 

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Gallitzin
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32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Athenian Café is a great place to go if you're tired of all the chain restaurants. The gyro I had was really good, and the atmosphere of the restaurant itself is cheery. I will definitely be back.

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State College
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is really a great place with wonderful food and very reasonable prices, and I hate to say anything negative about it, but there it is ... My husband, son and I went there for lunch on Monday before Christmas. Maybe Mondays are generally slow, and one waitress is enough to serve food, to clear tables and to accept payment,... More 

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washington dc
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 217 Union Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: (814) 949-0991

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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