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Athenian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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15350 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80013-1032
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Corlette, Australia
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited on a Saturday night although busy there were sufficient wait staff to have attentive service. With a group of friends and had the Greek banquet. Wow the food was authentic and just kept coming. Everybody commented on hour delicious the dishes were.

Thank Jeff B
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend this restaurant. Family owned. Very friendly atmosphere. Very good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Portions are large and good quality. I have gone to the Athenian for years and will continue to eat there.

Thank gypsymonica
Denver, Colorado, United States
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64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

service was good. Waitress was attentive. We ordered the second costliest platter on the menu and it came out in 3 minutes. What? That screams under warming dish waiting for someone to order. They didn't even try to fake it. Seemed like we were rushed. Will NOT return. Food was at best OK.

Thank Neil S
Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I can't really put into words how good the food is here.... amazing? Unbelievable? Deliciousness? All of it was great. Very authentic too, according to my grandmother who had recently been to Greece. A little pricey, but 100% worth it. I just moved to the area and will definitely be returning as often as I can afford it!!!

Thank fwatso
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Love going here to eat. Great food - breakfasts/brunch huge portions. Fun staff. Great Bloody Mary's! Highly recommend.

1 Thank TigfromCO
Dayton, Ohio
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157 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Athenian Restaurant earned 5-stars, a rating I hand out infrequently. We ate here twice in three nights, and would go back in a heartbeat. This is a "real" Greek family restaurant, who clearly take great pride in there food, restaurant, and service. Over the two nights we ordered the Sampler plate twice. It is a meal in itself, and includes... More 

Thank Food_Detective101
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great food. I had the kabob sampler. Also had the cheese app. App was brought to the table, lit on fire and put out with lemon juice. Great experience. A little on the pricy side, but you get a ton of good food. Staff was really friendly. New personal favorite in Denver.

Thank WvTravelerBeckley
Stewartsville, New Jersey
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183 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on the way from Denver airport. Nice. Everything was delicious from the Greek salad to the mousska and gyro and grape leaves. Recommend it if you like Greek food or want to give it a try.

Thank rorudupa
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We went to this place 2 time during out two week stay at Buckley AFB. The man who owns the place is the one who cooks all the food and is so super friendly. He came to check on us after our food was served. Very family oriented. Great wait staff! And the food... YUM! The first time I had... More 

1 Thank Steffitte
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Wasn't very happy with my salmon. It was dry and flavorless. The service was great and the atmosphere is nice. The menu is a little on the pricey side.

Thank Nicole T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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 - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15350 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80013-1032
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: 7204490224
(720) 449-0224

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