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Athens Restaurant & Steak

1800 S US Hwy 31, Franklin, IN 46131-8908
(317) 736-8677
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Ranked #31 of 54 Restaurants in Franklin
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Apr 29, 2014
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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The food was good, not great. As mentioned in earlier posts, the decor looks like it hasn't been updated since the family started the restaurant in 1973! The whole place is very tired looking - like most of the staff [even though they where very friendly]. We had the Gyro and Chicken Gyro sandwich plus onion rings.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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147 reviews 147 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Lots of local following and dine here often. It's family owned and they take pride in providing lots of food for a good price. The chicken is good. Nice to see the salad bar update a bit with more items but it will do. They pack a lot of people in a small are so some times it is very... More

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Franklin, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I am more often than not on call 24/7 and its very hard for me to cook any meal. As soon as I do I get called to work. Athens is a place I have gone to my whole life. I have read many of the reviews and agree somewhat. The place needs a good re-model in the worst way.... More

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Franklin, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

My family went here for my mother's birthday. She got the tenderloin sandwich and raved about it. I got the gyros sandwich and was presented with two tomato slices, a handful of sliced onion, 'lamb' that clearly came in frozen slabs, and ONE greasy pita bread (greasy as in I needed to wipe my hands after picking it up). There... More

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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I had the fried chicken. My wife had the gyro sandwich. Both were very good. The wait staff was very nice and helpful as well. The decor is dated. While I can appreciate the frugalness and nostalgia of places that have been around a while and choose not to be mainstream with hip decor, this place needs a gentle refresh.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

First impression is not good. The decor is dark, dingy and looks more like a funeral parlor than a restaurant. Definitely needs a make- over. The service is always very good - which it should be since there's rarely more than a few tables occupied when we've gone in. The food is always delicious - my husband loves the Greek... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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235 reviews 235 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

This is a popular local watering hole. Went with friends who are regulars. Not a particularly inspiring decor or cleanliness. Although nice folks and good service. I had the salad bar that gave me a sour stomach almost immediately. Both my wife and I felt sick by time we got home. I had the lobster and wife had steak kabob.... More

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Franklin, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The food was disgusting. It was greasy, and bland. The dining area was filthy. Picture a mixture of dust and grease coating fake plants. Our server left the resturant in the middle of our meal and was replaced by another and we weren't given a heads up about the replacement.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Great salad bar, fried chicken was huge and tasty! Red Hat group attended and everyone found something different to order. Would recommend it to others

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Franklin, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

The Greek Salad and gyro are what I usually get and they are both very good. The fried chicken is also really good. My husband tried the steak a couple of times, but was disappointed. The reason we stopped going there though is that the restaurant doesn't look clean to us. The front door is always grimy and I don't... More

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