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Athena Grill

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1505 Space Park Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 567-9144
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Since 2002 Athena Grill has been the gastronomic oasis for the best Greek...
Since 2002 Athena Grill has been the gastronomic oasis for the best Greek food available in the Silicon Valley and we're excited to continue that tradition with you. We offer healthy portions of delicious, authentic Greek food made fresh daily- using traditional recipes direct from Greece. Our hope is to provide you with a dining experience that will take you on a journey of the sites, aromas, and flavors that has made the Greek cuisine famous around the world. Our dishes are Greek family favorites combining the finest herbs and spices with the freshest ingredients available. When you come to Athena Grill you will have your choice of classic dishes like dolmades, biftekia, mousaka, pastitsio, giouvetsi, gemista, lamb chops, souvlakia and many others. Our freshly made delicious desserts-baklava, galaktoboureko, kataifi, karidopita, ravani, kourabiedes and melomakarona-are better than our own mothers used to make! We have designed the ambience of Athena Grill to give you the feel of a cozy neighborhood restaurant in Athens, also reminiscent of the colorful restaurant in the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." With the blue and white national colors of Greece and authentic artwork lining the walls, and Greek music playing in the background, the interior of the restaurant matches the authenticity of our cuisine. Outside, we have plenty of seating surrounded by lush landscaping, reminiscent of what outdoor dining would typically look like at a Greek neighborhood restaurant. We will always do our very best to provide you with the same dining experience we would provide our own families and appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Thank you very much! Sas efharistoume poli!
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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Service

I wrote "Service" in my title because I often have Athena Grill delivered to my job, for my team. I usually order via DoorDash. The food always arrives at least 20min before the scheduled time I've asked for. I usually get orders of pita sandwiches: chicken gyros, lamb gyros and regular gyro... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Milani1987
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United States
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wrote "Service" in my title because I often have Athena Grill delivered to my job, for my team. I usually order via DoorDash. The food always arrives at least 20min before the scheduled time I've asked for. I usually get orders of pita sandwiches: chicken gyros, lamb gyros and regular gyro. The french fries that come with the orders... More 

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Thank Milani1987
Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those restaurants that you have to get brought to by a friend or something or else you will never find out about it. That is exactly what happened to me. A friend took me here and I loved it. Great burgers! Great fries! The only issue is that no one can find it.

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1 Thank Rodney Z
Dunsmuir, California
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

From the street the restaurant looks like it is closed, but it is not. You need to get here early if you don't like waiting as it gets very busy. You stand in line to order and they bring the food to the tables. Food is good, great variety and the prices are not bad. Very noisy when the place... More 

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1 Thank Brook B
Switzerland
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258 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Athena Grill is naturally Greek. Tables both indoors and outdoors... Food is Greek: tasty, and simple.

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1 Thank rokkap
Hyderabad, India
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This is a Greek place, decent food, surely on the costlier side, but worth a meal. Lot of rush during lunch hours, so plan accordingly.

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1 Thank Saint_Kabir
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I keep coming back to this place and bringing friends, co-workers and family. It's located in an industrial area, near office buildings, but has a cute patio area. Lunch time is super busy, so arrive early, however they are well staffed at lunch even if you get their during peak time the wait is not long. The food is ALWAYS... More 

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1 Thank Hsulli33
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

If you're a fan of Greek food, stop by the Athena Grill when you're in Santa Clara. It's not an expensive restaurant - it's just really, really good.

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1 Thank maffydavison
Sarasota, Florida
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great food, served family style. Whatever you are ordering you are not going to finish it. Not a fancy restaurant but you can go...not for business, please

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1 Thank Cyril I
Sunnyvale, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

90% of the time this place is great. If you are around in the evening, you may get to meet George, an experience worth having. Beware, the portions are huge. Lunch is very busy, but dinner less so. The ambience is lovely especially if you eat outside in the garden. The lamb is wonderful. Enjoy!

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1 Thank Babsnotbarb
Campbell, California
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went here for lunch on a weekday. Place is big and got filled up pretty fast. Service was very slow. We waited and waited for our food to come out. Falafel wasn't warm when it came out and felt too crunchy. I ended up taking most of my order to-go because I didn't have enough time to stay and enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1505 Space Park Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: (408) 567-9144

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Since 2002 Athena Grill has been the gastronomic oasis for the best Greek food available in the Silicon Valley and we're excited to continue that tradition with you. We offer healthy portions of delicious, authentic Greek food made fresh daily- using traditional recipes direct from Greece. Our hope is to provide you with a dining experience that will take you on a journey of the sites, aromas, and flavors that has made the Greek cuisine famous around the world. Our dishes are Greek family favorites combining the finest herbs and spices with the freshest ingredients available. When you come to Athena Grill you will have your choice of classic dishes like dolmades, biftekia, mousaka, pastitsio, giouvetsi, gemista, lamb chops, souvlakia and many others. Our freshly made delicious desserts-baklava, galaktoboureko, kataifi, karidopita, ravani, kourabiedes and melomakarona-are better than our own mothers used to make! We have designed the ambience of Athena Grill to give you the feel of a cozy neighborhood restaurant in Athens, also reminiscent of the colorful restaurant in the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." With the blue and white national colors of Greece and authentic artwork lining the walls, and Greek music playing in the background, the interior of the restaurant matches the authenticity of our cuisine. Outside, we have plenty of seating surrounded by lush landscaping, reminiscent of what outdoor dining would typically look like at a Greek neighborhood restaurant. We will always do our very best to provide you with the same dining experience we would provide our own families and appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Thank you very much! Sas efharistoume poli!
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?