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Athena Pallas

556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
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Ranked #26 of 696 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $15
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Bowie, MD
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332 reviews 332 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Five of us went after New Years. I love Greek food. It was a new experience for two of us; the other two prefer Italian and more "familiar" foods. We had saganaki, spinach triangles and grape leaves for appetizers. While the spinach triangles and grape leaves were delicious, we were disappointed that the saganaki wasn't served "flaming", just in a... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This place has amazing Greek Food. The Tzatziki is some of the best I have ever tried. I had the lamb and my wife had the eggplant. Both dishes were very tasty. We were too full to try the desserts. The was was good but not overly pushy. The atmosphere seems like you are in a Greek Cafe. Not overly... More 

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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Don't be put off by appearances--the food was delicious. Service was good (but low key), but the variety, subtle flavors, and calm atmosphere made it a very enjoyable dinner. The combo appetizer was almost enough. The lamb chops were great. Definitely worth a walk over from the hotel.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We arrived early to an empty parking lot, the only people in the restaurant were the staff...expectations were LOW. Based on: quality of the food, quantity of food, service and the price - this is a keeper. I have traveled to Greece several times and dined in small tavernas - this food was comparable if not better. The food was... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is what you hope to find in any restaurant. A true family place that does everything right. Good service and great food. The restaurant is run by Michael in the kitchen and his wife Kalli out front. Some of the highlights my wife and I love. The Caesar salad is one of the best we have ever had. It... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We arrive 20 minutes before the kitchen closed, so the owner push us a little to get our order as quickly as we could. I order for a drink Usso, dry no water no ice, the owner made a strange face that was difficult to interprete. My wife got a moussaka, it was a little dry. I got lamb and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The roast lamb, pork chops and steaks are standouts, in addition to the usual Greek dishes. Appetizers change daily and feature octopus, escargot, butter beans, taramasalata and many more. The chef each morning buys only what looks good to him. Chef and wife are always on premises. Efficient and friendly service. Free off street parking.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is an outstanding Greek restaurant in Arlington, VA (Crystal City). The food in this restaurant is great, is very reasonably priced and and comes in large portions. If you are looking for a Greek restaurant in the DC area, we enthusiastically recommend this restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is now one of our MUST go places when we are in the Arlington/DC area. We were fortunate that it was located just a couple blocks from our hotel, so it was a nice stroll on a beautiful evening. The service was great. Very attentive and helpful. They had my husband's favorite Greek wine, so he was in heaven.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent food. Staff was attentive and service was amazing. . Not expensive. Restaurant is good for family dining or romantic night on the town. Had difficulty finding it at first but it was worth the rambling.

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Additional Information about Athena Pallas

Address: 556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
Phone Number: 703-521-3870
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
Cuisine: Greek

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