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“Delicious food and great service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Parthenon Restaurant

Parthenon Restaurant
5500 S 56th St # 100, Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 423-2222
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Ranked #23 of 519 Restaurants in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Omaha, NE
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106 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Delicious food and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

What a treat! After two friends told us that this place is worth the 60-mile drive, we had to go. We're so glad we did! It was the nicest, most tastefully decorated Greek restaurant we'd ever visited.

Our server, Brittany, did a great job. Her suggestions were spot-on and much appreciated. We started with a spread and warm pita sampler. It was delish! All house-made, fresh, and tasty. The warm pita was addictive.

Husband had a steak kabob with rice and zucchini fries. He loved the flavors and fried zucchini, as it had been months since he'd last eaten anything fried.

I had the blackened tilapia pita. I wasn't too hungry, so this was perfect for me. It was a smaller portion (by their standards), but quite generous by mine. It was packed with flavor. I ate every bite.

We are looking forward to our next trip to Lincoln and our next meal at the Parthenon.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lincoln, Nebraska
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Our Go-To Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The menu is varied with everything you could possibly want in a Greek restaurant. I would go if the only thing they offered was the Greek side salad. It is way beyond a "side" and always fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is casual and the entertainment is fun. (Check ahead to see if it is a special night . . . belly-dancing, wine-pairing, etc.) No matter how busy it is, they never make you feel rushed and the owner usually stops by the table to say hello and make sure you're happy with your meal. Feel proud to take out-of-town friends for a hometown treat.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Lincoln”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We've been going to the Parthenon since it opened. In all my trips I've only had one visit where the service and food wasn't outstanding. The braised lamb shank is easily one of the best meals in Lincoln, The salads are huge and always great. The deserts are worth every penny. Get the Baklava ice cream!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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129 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Food and Service Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We ventured out to this southside restaurant after perusing TripAdvisor for suggestions. The friendly service and attentiveness of the entire staff is truly European and was just right; not distant, yet not hovering or ubiquitous. Unfortunately, we left no room for dessert and opted not to bring something home for later. The casual atmosphere and the unhurried dining experience did bring back fond memories of my days abroad, not the 'turn the tables' experience of so many American restaurants.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Highlands North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Service great....food?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We really enjoyed the experience....but the food was just average......great greek food is enjoyable....this lacked true flavor...kind of bland......If they pay more attention....it could be great!!!!

Visited May 2013
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