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Athenian Bar & Grill

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600 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-3238
+1 512-474-7775
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Amarillo, Texas
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412 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Located on Congress Street, the Athenian Bar & Grill is in a great location for anything you're doing downtown. Let them know if you have tickets to a show, and they'll get you out on time. It's less than a five minute walk to the Paramount Theater. The atmosphere is very nice and relaxing. The food is decent, but nothing... More 

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious. Lunch is cafeteria style which makes it easy. So good. My friend and I split plate number six and it was plenty for both of us!!

Thank Pamela F
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We first arrived and we were the only people there for quite some time then around 7:00 it started filling up. I had the Greek Stew and it was a large portion and tasted great. The flat bread and zit Zika was very fresh and tasty, couldn't get enough. I would recommend highly. Very convenient if heading out on 6th... More 

Thank Claudette S
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I was recommended to try this restaurant from a local and it did not disappoint! I visited Greece last year and I have to say, this was the BEST Greek food I've had since I was in the country of Greece itself. The quality of the food was divine and so fresh! They have a fresh rotisserie of meat they... More 

Thank Amy C
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Most reviewers comment on their experiences having lunch here. We made reservations for dinner, telling them it was a birthday celebration. When we arrived at 7PM, there was exactly one other table occupied; that caused some disquiet -- how could they prepare excellent food, many of items normally prepared in quantity (one portion of moussaka? how?)? We started with saganaki... More 

Thank NeverLift
Huntsville, Alabama
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

We don't get Greek food very often, but this is a great little place off the beaten path downtown Austin. The food is great and the prices are reasonable. There is a problem with the service, but it's not the waiter's fault. We got there early and they had one waiter trying to do everything except be the chef. We... More 

Thank Susanctravel
Williamsburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

This place serves some of the best Greek food I've had in America (its rivals being in NYC). We ordered two delicious combination plates, the Greek sampler (spanakopita, lamb and chicken) and a vegetarian plate (more spanakopita, tzatziki, taramosalata, grilled vegetables, and Greek salad). Everything was fresh, tasty, and exceptionally well-prepared and attractively presented: it exceeded my expectations. Servings are... More 

Thank Marguerite44
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191 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

A cafeteria style dining room, limited menu of salads, gyros, drinks. Clean tables and eating area but not attractive. When had lunch the restaurant was about 1/3 full and quite. Functional, no ambience, ok food.

Thank RWG2020
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

Many hit this spot up for lunch during the work day, but try it out in the evening sometime! The dinner menu is the best Greek food in town, and my husband and I often hit it up when we crave nostalgia for our honeymoon in Greece.

Thank choulipatches
Dallas, United States
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

On our most recent visit to Austin, my wife and I tried the Athenian Bar and Grill since we had a taste for Greek food and we were staying in downtown Austin. The Athenian was easy enough to find although our GPS misdirected us a little. The restaurant is large with tall wooden columns, a clear blue-white ceiling reminiscent of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-3238
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-474-7775

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