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The Athenian Cafe

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217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
(814) 949-0991
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

great food, clean atmosphere, very good service. Have eaten here many times and never had a bad experience. Highly recommended.

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Thank doug s
State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Their gyros are to die for, so good! My wife and I can't get enough. The homemade baclava is fantastic, but I rarely ever have room after dinner to eat it.

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Thank pdw904
Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Have been there twice on this trip and the gyros are amazing. Great portions!! Highly recommend this little family restaurant.

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Thank vskisuski
Erie, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

All the Greek foods have always been excellent. Wish they were open Sundays.gyros are fabulous Greek red wine dressing is perfect

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Thank Gerald H
State College, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

The ingredients are fresh, the waitstaff is friendly and attentive and the portions are large. Took the trip from State College to experience something different and out-of-town for pre-Valentine's day and was very pleased with the experience. The only minor awkward detail is their parking lot....which is just a bit confusing since their sign is not necessarily large or outstanding.... More 

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Thank Kingston L
Pennsylvania
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226 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Never miss this place when in Altoona. Easy to miss because the Laundromat sign overpowers their modest sign. Always sample something Greek but noticed that other patrons had pretty good looking American sandwiches & fries.

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Thank Woodsylady
State College
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163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

This time we went to the restaurant on a Saturday a little after the lunch rush, and that proved to be perfect timing. The service was quick and friendly, and the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. I had the original Gyro Sandwich again, and it was perfect. My son tried the French Toast with gyro meat, and he... More 

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Thank Reiselust1947
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

My wife and both love the salads. The gyros are great too. The service is always good and the people are pleasant. My Greek cuisine is limited, but we do enjoy the food here.

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Thank JBMAG
Claysburg
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Looked for a place to take my wife for a greek salad, as the place we used to go took it off menu long time ago. Read the reviews for this restaurant and thought this was the sure thing. My wife said her greek salad was ok, but my steak gyro was grisly tough steak as I read on another... More 

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Thank Brad H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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136 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Food was good. The service was good. All around good experience. I had a steak gyro platter, it was good. My wife had a chicken guro and reply likes it The regular salad is good tooo

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Thank trckn4life

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: (814) 949-0991

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