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Athens Market Downtown

109 W F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6088
(619) 234-1955
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Ranked #610 of 4,065 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: between First St. & Front St. just West of Horton Plaza
Transit: SD Trolley stop Santa Fe station. SD Metro Bus stop 1st and Broadway.
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Sacramento
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was not very impressed with our lunch today. Maybe it was what we ordered but I would expect that a Greek salad at a Greek restaurant would be better than average. I found that the salad drenched in dressing and soggy as if they made a big batch and it had been sitting for a while as opposed to... More

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San Jose, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We often come to this restaurant when in San Diego. The prices are reasonable, the food is very good, and the atmosphere is nice (especially since they have remodeled. This is a family owned place and it's always nice to see the extended family eating at the restaurant. They always make you feel welcome. Parking can be a problem here,... More

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Used to stop at Athens Market frequently but the quality declined so we stopped going. Went by the other night for the first time in a few years. Had a great meal. From appetizers to soups to entree to dessert --- everything was perfect. Service much improved as well. As before, Mary has priced her food very reasonably compared to... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you want to go to Greece without paying for airline tickets and hotels, Athens Market is a good substitute. Very good Greek food and a lot of Greek culture ooze from this "find".

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MN
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

When you're in a different city you really ought to try out DIFFERENT dining establishments - yet I found myself at the Athens Taverna TWICE; it was so good. The portions are gigantic, the food and flavors are amazing, and the service was fine. My only complaint would be that it was perhaps a bit loud; but that's because everyone... More

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Alpine, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I recently dined again at Athens Market after not visiting for a number of years. Mary and her staff are most gracious and make the experience memorable. The menu has many flavorful and savory choices at reasonable prices. Overall, an excellent choice for lunch or dinner when in San Diego!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

If you enjoy Greek cuisine you are in for a treat. Always go to this restaurant whenever I am in San Diego at least once. I have family who live downtown and this a regular haunt for them.

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Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

To be fair, we recently returned from 3 weeks in Greece, and this restaurant doesn't quite stack up. The pastichio was very good. The lamb shank special was over seasoned (in our opinion) and trimmed to a very small portion. The atmosphere seems somewhat formal; service was good.

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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

One day we felt like Greek while downtown but didn't want to walk over to the Seaport Village spot; so we tried Athen's Market 2 blocks away from home. Looking in you think it may be a bit pricey by the wonderfully set tables and ambience (not to mention primary lawyer clients); BUT the value offered here will pleasantly surprise.... More

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Prata di Pordenone, Italy
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

this restaurant looks really nice and waiters are very cordial. We had just arrived in San Diego so didn't know anything and ended up here because we wanted to eat Greek food. The lamb chops were really good. Cooked to perfection! However, the gyros were made from processed meat. They looked like thin slices of meat balls. I could not... More

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