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“Best Grouper Ever” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Athenian Restaurant

Athenian Restaurant
1130 N Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33903-5330
(239) 656-6212
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Ranked #345 of 641 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Cuisines: American, Greek
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Massillon, Ohio
1 review
“Best Grouper Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The grouper sandwich here was the best I have ever had, a huge piece nicely breaded, not overly greasy, served as a lunch special with soup (tastly spinach rice), cole slaw, and potato for 6.95! Plus a huge piece of lovely homemade cheescake for $4.25. This place is unpretentious, comfortable, and old-fashioned. We plan to return soon.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ontario
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Pretty Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

First time there. Good service and with a nice smile too.. Souvlaki and rice, kind of hoped the chicken would be on a stick but it was ok. Way too much food if that is a minus I don't know. Nice peta bread on the side and a rice pudding to top it off for about $25 for two.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New Hampshire
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Family Restaurant for big appetities!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The Athenian is a family type Greek style retaurant that we visit when we are at my Dad's place in North Fort Myers, just over the Business 41 bridge. They have a huge menu- breakfast through dinner- their food is good and the servings are so huge you have to take some home with you. Every dinner includes soup or salad and a desert. The service is extra friendly and if you are not a local they will still treat you like one. You won't leave here hungry or broke. ( Fine dining it is not)

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Go to plaka instead ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I ordered a gyro with no onions . Got a gyro with onions. No biggie I can take them off. No flavor at all from meat. Server was new but no one trained her it seemed because she was thrown to the dogs on a Sunday! Poor thing. The food is mediocre and the place looks like a diner. Plaka has two restaurants in Fort Myers and they are amazing !!!!!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good value, dated decor and menu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Place is well known to locals but first timers may be confused at first as no host was present nor signage directing to seat yourself. Staff was friendly and helpful. We had hot roast beef sandwich (ok) and gyro type sandwich (very good). Portions were large and fries were tasty. Curious tzaziki (sp) was not on the menu for a Greek restaurant and waitress not even sure what it was. Restaurant falls under comfort food at great value but avant grade it is not.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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