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Athens Market Downtown

109 W F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6088
(619) 234-1955
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Ranked #556 of 4,122 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $15 - $30
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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San Diego
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I've eaten in several Greek restaurants in San Diego, and none of them can compare to Athens Market Taverna! The Avgolemeno soup was smooth and rich, the Greek salad was fresh and full of varied ingredients, and the Spanakopita was perfect. But, the best was yet to come with the lamb shank served over pasta - best lamb shank I've... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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223 reviews 223 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Dinner choice 01 Jan, reservation for 7 PM. Good table layout and separation. Not busy so table conversation was a pleasure. Ordered the Athens Special (combo of a lamb chop, Moussaka, potato and veggies) and one order of Chicken Souvlaki with potato and onions. Dishes came with a cup of soup (three choices) and bread. Good sized portions so no... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I visited San Diego Dec 14-20 with my Sister. On a previous visit, we had walked by the Downtown Athens Market and noticed that it was crowded—so, we placed the restaurant on our “must try” list for our December visit. We were greeted at the door of the restaurant by a very friendly Labrador Retriever---his owner was enjoying a cocktail... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Beautiful entrees, lovely decor and wonderful staff with great service. Also try the baklava!! Visited from Australia.

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San Diego, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I am Greek, I have been coming here for the last 20 years for authentic Greek cuisine. But today I'm writing a review for Rosalie our server . I brought in 2 friends to experience some authentic Greek food. We were served by Rosalie. She made our night. . It's as if she was a mind reader she picked out... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Stopped by during a recent trip to San Diego. Loved it! Food was excellent and the service was exceptional. If not for the sign placed on the corner, we would have never found this place. I am glad we did.

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Top Contributor
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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22 reviews 22 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about Athens Market Downtown

Address: 109 W F St, San Diego, CA 92101-6088
Phone Number: (619) 234-1955
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Greek

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