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Athenian Corner

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207 Market St, Lowell, MA 01852-1810
(978) 458-7052
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Still good after all these years...

The Athenian serves wonderful egg lemon soup or lentil soup to begin the meal. We visited recently with several friends and had a variety of lamb dishes and fresh Greek salad. All raved about the tender, marinated lamb served fresh and hot. Our server was knowledgeable, accurate and friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lowell, Massachusetts
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English first
Lowell, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Athenian serves wonderful egg lemon soup or lentil soup to begin the meal. We visited recently with several friends and had a variety of lamb dishes and fresh Greek salad. All raved about the tender, marinated lamb served fresh and hot. Our server was knowledgeable, accurate and friendly. If you like Greek food, prepared authentically from old family recipes,... More 

Thank max508
Englewood FL
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158 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Wonderful assortment of original Greek food in an old building in downtown Lowell. It's small but do have an upstairs to accommodate large parties.

Thank Baker60
Hudson, New Hampshire
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138 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Athenian Corner is our go-to place when we want very good Greek Food at very reasonable prices. The place seems a little crowded with the tables close together but the service is always good. I enjoyed the Roast Lamb Garnish. I think "garnish" in this restaurant means it comes with green beans, Lima beans and potatoes cooked in the... More 

Thank BoilerDaveNH
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

The food here was exceptional! I loved the Greek fries! The atmosphere was friendly and I loved the blues and the Greek atmosphere. All of the food was amazing, so amazing that my 15 year old son went there several more times while in the area with his friends. I only wish we had one here where I live.

Thank Sheila M
Rowland Heights, California
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213 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Our group of 7 had a dinner here primarily due to the fact that all other restaurants were either closed or overflowed with delegates attending the same conference as our son was. But we were not pleasantly surprised that the food was good and reasonable. The lamb shank was tender and testy and the grape leaves were also quite good.... More 

Thank BigFishDiveClub
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Went to this restaurant for dinner and although even some recent reviews complain about the old interior I thought it was fine -- in an antiques kind of way. Was the only one for the first 10 minutes, but it was early in the evening anyway. Service was friendly and quick. No complaints here. The lemon egg drop soup was... More 

Thank Thomas T
Beachwood, New Jersey
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336 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were here for lunch and enjoyed it very much. The Moussaka was just the way I like it. The others in my party also enjoyed their dishes. The wait staff were not quite as attentive as they could have been. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank cflum
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Went there for dinner, and ordered Lamb Youvetsi... It was about the worst thing I have ever eaten! Lamb was overcooked, and tasteless, was obviously microwaved, It had no seasoning at all..The bed of orzo was a mass of hard starchy clumps and was definitely cooke a long time in the past and reheated. Again, no taste, other than the... More 

3 Thank james p
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Been here many times since moving to Lowell 7 years ago, the lamb garnish is awesome, as is their lentil soup. Best Greek food in the area by far.....

1 Thank Coaster32
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Food was quite mediocre though plentiful. Could not finish meal and it was just not very good. No Greek seasonings to speak of in the chicken shish kebab, strange coating on the deep fried calamari with a stranger dip. And a Greek coffee for $9. (not listed in the menu) is simply an unheard of price. Waitress very nice but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 Market St, Lowell, MA 01852-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: (978) 458-7052

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: American, Greek


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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