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Athenian Bar & Grill

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600 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-7775
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Being Greek, I am picky

Had a quick business lunch here. Served Fast Food style, pick up the food in the front then find a table. Very busy at lunch time, but everything moved fast. The lamb Gyro was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Gronau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

I had dinner here and I was pleasently surprised. When I walked in I was a bit worried because the place was nearly empty. But the food was fantastic. Would go there again any time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Was very empty on a Friday evening but soon was more than pleasantly surprised. We were visiting friends and they suggested we try together, I was apprehensive but soon learned it would be best decision of dining out over our long weekend. Started out with an appetizer of hummus, rolled grape leaf, fried spinich, greek yogurt sauce and warm pita... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have eaten there perhaps 50-100 times over the last few years. I went today with my son who is autistic. My son was just touching the window waiting for food. The owner came outside and yelled at my son. He asked my wife what was his problem. She told him that he was acting off because he has autism.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a quick business lunch here. Served Fast Food style, pick up the food in the front then find a table. Very busy at lunch time, but everything moved fast. The lamb Gyro was good.

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Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Strolling down tree-lined Congress Street in Austin, Texas at lunchtime, my wife and I found the perfect place to have a healthy snack--the Athena Restaurant. The ambiance was excellent, whether you sat indoors in air-conditioning or outside on the patio on this balmy day. The Greek food, especially the vegan and vegetarian salads and main dishes, was prepared with both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I had the chicken and gyros plate on a bed of rice and lettuce. Absolutely excellent! the restaurant was nicely decorated and with a very good waiter. My wife's meal she said was good, however the potatoes roasted in a red sauce were excellent. Nicely decorated and right downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

dont let the walk through deli style scare you... its the best.,... the chicken salad is enough for 2 ppl

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I ate here before a show at The Paramount. We happen to be vegetarian, and there were plenty of choices for us. The food was very good and our waiter was wonderful. We ordered 2 appetizers and 1 entree and had more food than we needed. We'd both like to go back soon and have a couple... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This was an unexpected diversion. The food was wonderful, and service great. Everything was freshly made. The Trio kabobs were nicely grilled and the meat and veggies moist and tender.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Never been for dinner but it is great at lunch. The combo plates, salads and gyros are all delicious. One of the best lunches in downtown Austin.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 474-7775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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