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English first
washington dc
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Address: 217 Union Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
Phone Number: (814) 949-0991
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
Cuisine: Greek

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