We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Athenian Cafe

Is this your business?
217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
+1 814-949-0991
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good29%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“gyros” (20 reviews)
“greek salad” (10 reviews)
“baklava” (23 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (75)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I think I have tried everything on the menu. The gyros are loaded with meat. Greek dishes like moussaka are huge and delicious. The Greek burger and other burgers are made with fresh ground beef. The most outstanding item is the baklava. It is the...More

Thank delectablemountain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Athenian Cafe serves Greek food, obviously. We both had gyros and they were top notch. Plenty of flavor, lamb, perfect read. The best. The egg-lemon soup was also top notch. Lots of chicken with orzo, so thick my spoon stood up in the soup....More

Thank 3,142,013
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Looked this up on trip advisory while in town for a train convention. Waitress very nice. On the ball in refilling drinks. Food came out hot. The Spanikopita appetizer, recommend. And their gyros are amazing. Haven’t had this good a gyro since I had a...More

Thank AngelFallLove
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is my favorite place to eat. We have been here many times with family and friends and our grown children always eat here when they come back to the area to visit. I have never eaten anything that wasn't good. The gyros are...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Delicious and fresh Greek food. Not fancy, and no liquor license, but reasonably priced. Great gyros, Mediterranean chicken salad and gyro salad, baklava, spinach pie...favorite of the locals.

Thank Laura J
Reviewed January 11, 2018

We love love love the food and the service at The Athenian Cafe. You can't beat the salads, the Mediterranean dressing is fantastic. The servers are always friendly and take out is always ready promptly. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Blair County.

Thank Shannon K
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Every time I have lunch there I see many locals. Nice to see a non-chain doing well. Their secret is good service and good food. An observation I've made is "details such as clean windows" leaving good impressions.

Thank joeisle17
Reviewed December 12, 2017

This is definitely a local favorite. I had a Greek platter with moussaka and spanakopita, along with lemon chicken rice soup and a baklava (to go). It came with a greek salad and pita. Very reasonably priced and big portions - enough to have for...More

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed November 21, 2017

You'll get hummus and pita with just about anything you order, but we always order more; the pita bread is fresh and delicious. I always get the Mediterranean Steak Salad, and my family enjoys the Gyros. The gets the Greek spices just right.

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Food is amazing....decor kind of fast food diner.......place was packed at lunch....gyro was really really delish......neighbors greek hamburger made me wish I could eat more....give this little out of the way place a try....

Thank 123GO68
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 hotels in Altoona
Quality Inn & Suites
485 reviews
.07 miles away
TownePlace Suites Altoona
15 reviews
.39 miles away
Econo Lodge
85 reviews
.41 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Altoona
48 reviews
.42 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Olive Garden
161 reviews
.13 miles away
Red Lobster
91 reviews
.14 miles away
Five Guys
30 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Peoples Natural Gas Field
149 reviews
.74 miles away
Slinky Action Zone
13 reviews
3.31 miles away
Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum
248 reviews
2.07 miles away
Boyer Candy Factory Outlet
65 reviews
1.82 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Athenian Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
;