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Athens Restaurant & Steak

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1800 S US Hwy 31, Franklin, IN 46131-8908
(317) 736-8677
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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The best place I've ever worked. One of Frankluns only family owned Restraunts. GEEEK/AMERICAN,have great service and food. 3 soups on our all u can eat salad bars as well as daily specials. Come let us make your day!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
L Renea D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

From gyros to stuffed grape leaves, their Greek food is fabulous. The have a daily special like fried chicken like grandma used to make. They have a small soup and salad bar. I had corn chowder which was excellent, they also have a bean and cabbage soup that is always good. They have been in business forever, but it's mostly... More 

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Thank Kyra N
Franklin, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I am a local and eat here very often, Tom has done a great job updating the décor and the staff as always is first rate! The Greek Salads are the best and a meal in itself. The Greek food is very good and is authentic. However the main thing is flame grilled steaks, pork chops and even frog legs.... More 

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Thank Mark W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

The best place I've ever worked. One of Frankluns only family owned Restraunts. GEEEK/AMERICAN,have great service and food. 3 soups on our all u can eat salad bars as well as daily specials. Come let us make your day!

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Thank L Renea D
Franklin, in
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My family likes to eat here at least once a month. I know a lot of people go to Athens for their fried chicken, but for me, it is the rib eye, with the Greek salad. I love that salad. The service is always great, and I love the gyros here as well. It's a nice place to go with... More 

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Thank Denise P
Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Small little restaurant in a strip mall but we were pleasantly surprised to find a multitude of dinner items to choose from, along with a great soup & salad bar. Wine available should you so desire. We were very pleased with our choice of restaurants after a long day on the road.

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Thank Red-Lake-Lady
Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Thank Shawn H
Lafayette, Indiana
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245 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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Thank Reader1957
Franklin, Indiana
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29 reviews
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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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Thank Mark W
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1800 S US Hwy 31, Franklin, IN 46131-8908
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: (317) 736-8677

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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