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24 1/2 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2540
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Athens, Ohio
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zoe's has been around for a while and has great ambience, friendly wait staff, and a good menu. The bar is top-notch as well. I don't end up here as often as I should but that says more about my laziness than anything. Its very popular around parents' weekend, sibs weekend, and the like so plan or make reservations in... More 

Thank aniruhil
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The atmosphere needed some help - maybe adding some candles and different lighting and ambiance. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was delicious. We will be back!

Thank Whitney H
Fort Myers, Florida
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Great wait staff and clean! Food is terrific! I love the oysters, crepes and the scallops as well as the salmon. Great cocktails as well. Nice place and a treat for Athens. Never a disappointment.

Thank Lisa B
Jackson, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We went to Zoe's on a Saturday evening expecting that there wouldn't be room to sit or a long wait. It took us longer to find a parking spot than to get a table. The restaurant was comfortable and is a little noisy but nothing to complain about. It was filled yet service was fast. The bar took a few... More 

Thank johnsC1927DK
SE Ohio
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We dined here recently with 2 friends and everyone enjoyed their meal for taste and quantity. My chef’s dinner salad was tasty and substantial, with fresh greens, egg slices, assorted veggies and slices of duck($14). The fish dish (halibut, a bit pricey at $26) and the scallops were very good. Wine was reasonably priced. The waitress was friendly, attentive and... More 

Thank bgtSEOhio
Jackson, Ohio
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Had a date night. Dining area is on the small side so I'd recommend reservations. We were seated immediately. Staff was excellent. Wine selections by the glass were limited but well selected. Food was very good. Flavors were great. My wife did comment her shrimp were slightly over cooked. I had no complaints.

Thank Mapbc
Loudon, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Great place to eat located right off of Court Street. French / American menu offerings. Started with the $5.00 Chop Salad: Chopped romaine lettuce with spinach, bacon, blue cheese, and a blend of marinated red bell pepper, onion, and olives blended with buttermilk dressing. Entree - $14.00 Chicken and Mushroom Paprikash: Chicken, Crimini Mushrooms, Bell Pepper, Cauliflower, and Sweet Peas... More 

Thank Mark K
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and they have a good wine list. Some menu items are marked as gluten free and we were told the chef can adjust items to make them gf as well. Two in our party have celiac and must eat gf without cross-contamination. They chose food marked gf and really enjoyed it. Best of all, they did... More 

Thank J E
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Zoe used to be a great place to eat but sadly it is not anymore, although the prices are still super steep. I have had two bad meals in a row and with inexperienced servers and no management in sight, nothing was done to remedy the situation either time. The most recent disappointment was this past weekend, for Valentine's Day.... More 

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SE Ohio
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Zoë Restaurant has been a presence in the Athens area for several years, but since it moved from a location outside of town into Athens city I had not eaten there. My mistake, as it turns out. Recently four of us dined there for a pre-theater meal, and the whole experience was excellent. We arrived at 5:30 and were seated... 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
American, French
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 1/2 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2540
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 7405924443

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