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Parthenon Restaurant

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5500 S 56th St # 100, Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 423-2222
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic Greek dining in the American Heartland

This was our first trip to the Parthenon and was on an early Sunday evening. We found the Parthenon on Trip Advisor and took the relatively high rating to heart and decided to give it a try. We typically enjoy Greek food and were not disappointed in the dishes we were served here. Our main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
JRGidaho
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Patterson, ID
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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lincoln
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Love this place greatly. My own Greek family loves to visit when they are in town visiting. My father enjoys talking about how it reminds him of his own grandmothers cooking in the kitchen. If you're a dessert lover the one I recommend is the baklava cheesecake. Absolutely THE BEST.

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Patterson, ID
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This was our first trip to the Parthenon and was on an early Sunday evening. We found the Parthenon on Trip Advisor and took the relatively high rating to heart and decided to give it a try. We typically enjoy Greek food and were not disappointed in the dishes we were served here. Our main course was the leg of... More 

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Wauneta, Nebraska
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Visited by parents and adults kids. Have visited several times and enjoyed all. Began meal with shots of ouzo. A must! Then Saganaki (pan-seared cheese appetizer), pita bread, and Tzatziki. Hubby had the Pork Souvlaki. Two had the Gyro Platter. Another a pizza. Another the Athenian Salad. I had the Herb Crusted Salmon Greek Salad (see photo). A shared piece... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We eat here fairly often and generally love the food, but salads are uniformly disappointing because the lettuce is always sitting in a puddle of water. Perhaps they store it that way. When you add a vinaigrette dressing, it's almost like eating soup. On our most recent visit the Greek salad included greens with stems several inches long and lettuce... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

A friendly greeter opened the door making it easy on me with my mother's wheelchair. We sat by a huge display case of Greek desserts. Being both calorie and nutrient conscious I was surprised at the variety of items for all ages and desires and our waitor, Josh, patiently answered our questions about the large number of Greek items. It... More 

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Crete, Nebraska
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you are looking for a great meal in Lincoln, NE, you won't go wrong picking the Parthenon. This Greek restaurant is one of those spots where they take the time to make things from scratch and truly care about the dining experience of their customers. The fish is superb--it is flown in fresh daily--and the ribeye may well be... More 

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London
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This restaurant had a good rating, and we were very pleased with the service, atmosphere and food, and glad that we could find it.

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We love the Parthenon! The eggplant feta, the baklava, the tzatziki and pita, the bananas foster, oh my, the list of amazing dishes is too long! They also have a really fun Fat Tuesday celebration!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I went to one of the wine dinners. Made the mistake of assuming that they would group people together. Don't go alone unless you don't mind sitting alone during one of these events. I prefer sitting with others so I can discuss the wine/food. However even with that bummer, the food and wine were delicious. I would highly recommend going... More 

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Boston, MA
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138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stopped in for lunch one day because other restaurants nearby had a wait. I am very pleased we stopped and we will definitely be back. Very impressive wine list from what I remember. We weren't drinking wine, so didn't spend a lot of time examining. Plenty of options for food, server was very knowledgeable, and even checked on dietary... More 

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Additional Information about Parthenon Restaurant

Address: 5500 S 56th St # 100, Lincoln, NE 68516
Phone Number: (402) 423-2222
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5500 S 56th St # 100, Lincoln, NE 68516
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: (402) 423-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?