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The Athenian Cafe

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217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
(814) 949-0991
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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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a good spot for greek food look no further than The Athenian Cafe. Their food is delicious. I recommend the baklava for dessert. Now that Union Avenue is open again it is much easier to get to.

Thank Truckie351
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.

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.

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.

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

Thank Gerald H
State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
10 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 

Thank Kingston L
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226 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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.

Thank Woodsylady
State College
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166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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 

Thank Reiselust1947
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
49 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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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 

Thank Brad H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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?