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Athenian Restaurant

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15350 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80013-1032
8:00 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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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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152 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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76 reviews
52 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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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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146 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 2 helpful votes
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

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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, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?