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Athenian Restaurant

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15350 East Iliff, Aurora, CO
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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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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149 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Steffitte
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
Denver area
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We were in the area and selected this restaurant from Trip Advisor's top 10 restaurants in Aurora. We thought it odd that when we arrived at noon, there were no patrons in the restaurant. Not sure why that was, but our experience was great! A Greek family owns the place; I believe it's an extended family. The friendly woman who... More 

Thank LispDenverArea
Eastpointe, Michigan
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Midweek was not crowded,and started off with flaming cheese saganaki,and then sampler plate of one option,and asked for the thick greek style coffee. Everything was excellent, and choices of sampler combos was great way to try stuff. Visiting son and family in the area.

Thank Quasimodo47
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145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Cute restaurant owned by a Greek family. The gyro is delicious and so is the hummus. Usually visit once a month! The atmosphere is nice and cozy, but I do recommend a reservation if you are going on a weekend evening.

Thank Katykate4
Aurora, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Love coming here for breakfast. I always order something involving the gyro meat, it's just so good. Greek skillet or the greek omelet. Food always arrives quickly and the portions are huge. I'm sad to see they are no longer open for breakfast during the week but I'll definitely be here on the weekends.

Thank Lacey L
Aurora, Colorado
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The Athenian is consistently wonderful. Homemade Greek food. Full bar. Personal but not pushy service. Gyros meat melts in your mouth. Tzatziki is thick and rich. Be sure to start with Saganaki (flaming cheese) Opa! The price is higher than fast food Greek options in the area but it's worth every penny.

Thank Teal E
Merrick, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This place has the best Greek food by far. Start with the saganaki (the flaming cheese) and Lamb patty sliders, lemon chicken soup or crisp house Greek salad have the Chef's Special for 2 and end with an amazing dessert. The waiters and waitresses will recommend a wine pairing for your meal they have always been right on the money... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
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 East Iliff, Aurora, CO
  • 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?