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

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    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 November 15, 2015
max508
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

long time local restaurant. great greek food, family owned. belly dancer entertainment. locals restaurant

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Thank marketst
Lowell, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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 

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Thank max508
Englewood FL
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163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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.

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Thank Baker60
Hudson, New Hampshire
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144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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 

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Thank BoilerDaveNH
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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.

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Thank Sheila M
Rowland Heights, California
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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 

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Thank BigFishDiveClub
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Thomas T
Beachwood, New Jersey
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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.

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Thank cflum
Philadelphia
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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 

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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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.....

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?