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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
The best Greek cafe we've ever enjoyed

Another great find on TripAdvisor! Couldn't find a decent Greek place at home but found this in Altoona. Loved everything we had. Really really good food. Be sure to save room for the Baklava; it is homemade. Others wrote it wasn't that good but they must have had commercially made. This is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Another great find on TripAdvisor! Couldn't find a decent Greek place at home but found this in Altoona. Loved everything we had. Really really good food. Be sure to save room for the Baklava; it is homemade. Others wrote it wasn't that good but they must have had commercially made. This is the real thing. It was so good we... More 

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The outside of the place is plain but the food within was delicious. I had the Greek lasagna, which typically does not come with cheese but they put some on to pacify me. It was delicious. Everyone in our party was pleased with what they got. The baklava (sp.?) was good but not as great as other places...needed more honey,... More 

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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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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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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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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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