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Athena Greek Taverna

680 S.Stratford Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103
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Ranked #5 of 561 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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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 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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355 reviews 355 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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140 reviews 140 reviews
104 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
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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