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The Athenian Cafe

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217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
+1 814-949-0991
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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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food, good prices. They have some very good gyros and I really like there Greek salad. There French fries are pretty good also

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Thank Andrew M
Altoona, PA
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266 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Athenian Cafe always delivers consistently great Greek food. Call in an order and pick up awesome food in 20 minutes. The gyros are the best!

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Thank foodie2121
State College, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We travel from State College just to eat at this place. All of the food is delicious and the service is lovely. One owner cooks all the food. The locals check the specials regularly and they often sell out early. Kids love the food too!

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Thank Suzy S
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is out of the way and a bit hard to find, but it is worth it. The food is very good. The baklava is outstanding. Don't miss it. Staff is very nice. Atmosphere is nothing special, but it is pleasant.

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Thank Bill F
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Great Greek restaurant with very good food, large portions, and friendly service. This has become our go-to for Saturday lunches. One of my faves is the Spanakopita lunch which includes a Greek salad and pita bread. Awesome!

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Thank Amy B
Cresson
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

If you want great Greek food, this is the place! The food is consistently excellent. The chicken gyro platter is enormous. The service is just as great. A must stop if your in Altoona.

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Thank Steven M
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204 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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.

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Thank Truckie351
Altoona, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: +1 814-949-0991

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