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Athena Greek Taverna

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680 S.Stratford Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103
336-794-3069
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Offering age-old tradition and timeless recipes that have been passed down...
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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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Apps

We got takeout from here. We got their large cold appetizer sampler and it was excellent. Very generous sizes, probably enough for six people. We also had moussaka and the lamb sausages. Everything was very good and would definitely recommend

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I dunno, the food was good but not the earth-shaking experience some seem to think. The dinner was not a waste of time however I don't think I would go back. Actually I would have gone with Grecian Corner on the basis of better location; the only reason I didn't was because of their cash-only policy. It seemed less trouble... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We got takeout from here. We got their large cold appetizer sampler and it was excellent. Very generous sizes, probably enough for six people. We also had moussaka and the lamb sausages. Everything was very good and would definitely recommend

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We are regulars at Athena. A Greek friend of ours (who also run s a competing restaurant in town) highly recommended Athena to us and he was spot on. This is now one of our favorites and having just returned from a trip to Greece last fall, the food is a close as we have been able to find to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

So much food that is so delicious. There is only one waitress so that kind of sucks. The atmosphere is ok. But I come here almost ever week for the food regardless...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Second visit for myself with friends and on both occasions we have found this restaurant to serve the best Greek food I've had although I've had many Greek meals in the UK and in Greece on holiday and none have matched this brilliant restaurant. Highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Exactly what I was hoping for! All the Greek favorites on a big menu, and it looked like some non-Greek stuff too, but who cares about that. Had 2 different Greek beers, and my sweetie had a couple glasses of a house red. Pretty good! The appetizer plate of Tzatziki, Hummus, Melitzanosalata, Taramosalata, Scordalia, Dolmathakia, Kalamata olives and pita bread... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

I visited the new Athena m it knowing what to expect. I found a clean restaurant with a good staff and good food. The pita choices are numerous and a good value. I had the gyro pita and it was flavorful and filling. The waitress was kind of scattered but she was probably new. I would definitely return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Winston-Salem has a long tradition of excellent Greek run restaurants. Athena has the most authentic Greek food. The best Greek salad! The Greek spaghetti is also excellent. Friendly service. Reasonable prices.

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Floyd, Virginia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I've been to several Greek restaurants over the years and this was close to the bottom. The food was mediocre and the service was average at best, I would not go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

One of my favorite places for lunch or dinner. Greek salad with chicken breast is terrific. Chicken is freshly charcoal grilled. Souvlakis are wonderful too. Try their daily dinner specials that include Greek potatoes and green beans. Vegetables are always tasty and well-prepared. My only complaint is that the brand of olive oil they use has a strong aftertaste.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 680 S.Stratford Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: 336-794-3069

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 15
  • Cuisine: Greek, Middle Eastern

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.
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?