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Athena Greek Taverna

680 S.Stratford Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103
336-794-3069
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Ranked #3 of 561 Restaurants in Winston Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Middle Eastern
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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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
Greensboro, North Carolina
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348 reviews 348 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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130 reviews 130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Every time I eat at this restaurant, I am reminded of my visit to Greece. The food and service is fabulous! Make sure to check out the lemon potatoes and green beans as your side dish.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had a great time with great food. For some reason this place falls off our radar but it is a really good place for dates. The specials don't rotate much but they're always a safe bet.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have visited Athena Greek Taverna several times during the past few years, but returned recently only a few days ago. The food id still excellent, the best Greek food in Winston Salem by far, the atmosphere is outstanding especially if there is live music, and the service is superb. The Greek owners are both gracious hosts and wonderful warm... More

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Excellent food, staff is very friendly, and did I mention the food is excellent! Everything is fresh and Athenas is a great place to bring your family. I have not had a meal at Athenas that was not EXCELLENT!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

If you enjoy Greek food, this is a nice place to try. The wait staff was very friendly, and the meal we had was very good as well. Once again, trip Adviser steered us to a great place. We went in the afternoon for a late lunch, so there weren't many people there, but the food was just as hot... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Athena is a great family restaurant for lunch or dinner. It is not a fine dine establishment. If you are looking for good Greek food, including just a gyro or salad, this is the place. They give you very generous homemade portions at a very fair price. Their pasticcio & spanakopita are excellent. A family of four can walk in... More

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