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Athena Greek Taverna

680 S.Stratford Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103
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Ranked #5 of 562 Restaurants in Winston Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $15
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Offering age-old tradition and timeless recipes that have been passed down through generations, the restaurant successfully combines cuisine and atmosphere to create a dining experience that won't soon be forgotten.
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English first
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Read the ratings and wanted to give it a try. So surprised at the portions served for the price they charge. I was able to eat my fill and have enough for a large dinner for my husband. Great flavor and selection. Excellent service.Best meal out in a long time. Can not stress enough the superior service we received here.... More

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85 reviews 85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best Greek meals I have ever had. While I am not a big fan of Greek food, we went here for lunch and had a tremendous experience. The waiter was very helpful and questioned some of our orders and suggested alternatives. yet, he did so politely and with good knowledge of the menu. While Winston-Salem... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This place is delicious. Hands down the best Greek restaurant I have been too outside of Greece. The gyro meat is soooooo good. I get the salad with the gyro meat on it and the salad and veggies are incredibly fresh as well. Their spanakopita is also really awesome. Their prices are not incredibly cheap, but for you get it... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My son and I were driving by and decided to stop for lunch. What a local gem! The food was excellent, especially the saganaki. We could have eaten 3 orders of that alone (but we didn't)! Lunch specials are very reasonable priced, generous, and even include a delicious salad. I can't wait to visit the city again just to come... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I wanted to rate this lower but my daughter wouldn't let me. I could have asked what some of the things were on the menu because I didn't know what they were, but I didn't. I had the Gyro platter and found the rice lukewarm and bland. I didn't care for the lamb whatsoever. I liked the Tzatziki sauce which... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I came here with my boss for dinner after looking on tripadvisor for restaurants in my area. The wait staff was so nice and helpful. Our waiter cleared up some questions for me and offered me a sample of wine when I was trying to decide which one to choose. I got the vegetarian plate, and it was fantastic. It... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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359 reviews 359 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Got to try some take out from here for lunch today, and it was all very, very good. The Chicken Souvlaki ($6.25 with a side of Fries) was excellent. The chicken is tender & moist, no dryness here, the pita was nice, and the whole wrap came together with tomato, lettuce, and the Tzatziki Sauce, which is outstanding. The FFs... More

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My Yiayia and Papou would be impressed! Nice portions. The Chef uses fresh ingredients to prepare, from scratch, dishes. My top pick is YIANNI’S PIKILIA PLATTER- A mouthwatering meal that includes Gyro, Chicken, Pork Chops, Lamb Chops and Greek-style sausage accompanied by a Greek salad, rice, lemon potatoes and vegetables. The menu lists this for two people, but it can... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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152 reviews 152 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My wife and I love this little restaurant. It is very well managed in a family way. Tuesday nights (except during summer) they have live music. Don't miss the flaming cheese appetizer. And try a bottle of traditional Retsina wine, unique and perfect with the seasonings used in this cuisine. I really like the gyro platter and moussaka entrees. A... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I have been to a lot of Greek restaurants and festivals in my day in some of the largest Greek communities in the country and this unassuming establishment in Winston-Salem has some of the best food around. Robust, harmonious flavors. Braised lamb, grilled octopus, taramosalata....all excellent. Cheerful, efficient service, generous portions and great Retsina! Authentic Greek music playing tastefully in... More

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