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Athenian Corner

207 Market St, Lowell, MA 01852-1810
(978) 458-7052
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Ranked #20 of 239 Restaurants in Lowell
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Greek
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Hudson, New Hampshire
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86 reviews 86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Deciding on what to have, I opted for Athenian takeout with a co-worker. We paid $20 and got: 2 lemon drop soups - tasty and big portions 2 gyros (mine was chicken, his actual gyro) - large enough to actually take the meat and have another meal with Side of rice large enough that I'm using it with the leftover... More

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Boston MA
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

I had wanted to try this restaurant for years, as it came highly recommended. We arrived early on a Saturday night, which was a good thing as it got very crowded a bit later. I had the egg lemon soup, which was tasty, if a bit salty. I ordered the lamb shish kebab, medium rare, with a cabbage dish and... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Best Greek and Armenian food around. Real belly dancers add fun to the night. Truly world class Greek and Armenian music played by some of the best musicians. Not the greatest interior but the food and entertainment make up for it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I'm picky about my grape leaves. Prior to getting them at the Athenian Corner, the only grape leaves I found acceptable were those cooked by a Middle-Eastern friend's grandmother. Normally the grape leaves I get at restaurants are soggy, bland, and fall apart into a mess of disapointing coagulated rice-mush. But here at the Athenian Corner, they were amazing. These... More

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We visited this place a long time before I joined tripadvisor and I honestly cant remember that dinner night. My husband was in the mood for lamb and not having anymore in the freezer and didnt feel like a trip to the market so he suggested either the athenian or the olympic resturant. Looking over both menus online, they were... More

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Good lamb, salad ordinary, but it is a good place to meet up with friends and family for a pleasant meal. Lively music on weekend nights and lots of fun.

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Avon, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Upon walking in to this restaurant the first thing I noticed were the white tablecloths and the cobalt blue glasses, nice! It was downhill from there. The carpeting was filthy, the chairs were worn and the restaurant feel overall was "worn". We were seated toward the front of the restaurant so every time the door opened we got a blast... More

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Los Altos, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We were touring the National Park sites in Lowell on a Sunday afternoon and wanted a bite to eat. We all had lunch specials (pastitio, spanikopita, mousaka, stuffed grape leaves), which come with soup and salad. The food was good, the service was good. The feel is definitely casual, the kind of place where families and groups are welcome.

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Marlboro, Vermont
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This was not what I call good Greek food. I lived there for years; only ate at tavernas so wasn't expecting fine cuisine and everything was inferior. Service was pretty bad too.

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Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

All the locals hang at the outdoor Freaky Greeky Tiki Bar on Thursdays and Saturdays to rub elbows with the local celebrities and hear the best of the local music scene. Right in the middle of everything, including the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lelacheur Park, Tsongas Arena, etc.

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