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Athena Pallas

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556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were visiting the area and decided to try dinner at Athena Pallas one night on recommendation from someone from our hotel, and because my husband loves Greek food and hadn't had it in a couple years. Started with the saganaki (hot cheese) appetizer and a Greek beer. Both very good, though we wished the saganaki was served flaming as... More 

Thank wifisker
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the best greek food I ever try. I am grecophilico, been in Greece more than 5 times since I was a teenager. I am a tapas guy and I love their appetizer, the saganaki is awesome, the octopus is outstanding, and the Mediterranean spread super. The food in general is very good. I have tried most... More 

Thank Blueadriano
Sanford, North Carolina
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55 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Charming little Greek eatery . This was my first time eating Greek food . I had a dish with seafood, sausage onions and peppers in a red sauce over rice . Tasty

Thank CFI1985
Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

It doesn't get any more authentic than at Athena Pallas. They have a really broad menu, which makes it great for large parties. My absolute favorite item on the menu is the taramasalata with warm pita. And you have to have it with vodka on the rocks (always a generous pour). Their house red wine is also good. There are... More 

Thank lesliewilder
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I had spanakopeda (?) spinach and feta pie. it was good but a bit small for the money I also had stuffed grape leaves appetizer (I was still hungry) they were quite tasty Its' at bit difficult to find, it is in the middle of a parking lot between two streets!

Thank rash67
Centerport, NY
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here on rainy Tuesday while on break from a conference at a nearby hotel. This was a great find. I had a large home style garden salad, filled with great vegetables - it was very flavorful. It was clear from the crowd that the locals like this place. Very good food and service. Would definitely recommend.

1 Thank sailingdad
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I grew up in and around Greeks my whole life and this place was like I was a kid again. Great, friendly, Greek staff. Very open to my kids and the food was amazing. Ordered sandwiches since we were in a hurry and it was amazing. Me and my wife plan to visit again next date night and enjoy the... More 

1 Thank Mihailo M
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

A nice Greek restaurant with splendid atmosphere and good food. Large portions, lots of people leave with doggy bags. Very nice and observant waiters.

1 Thank Finn J
Blue Island, Illinois
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Warm welcome, a full menu, great calamari and reasonable prices! A treasure in Arlington. It took a little exploring to find it but worth the trip!

Thank R B
Alexandria, Virginia
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

It's rare enough to find a true neighborhood restaurant in Arlington. Rarer still is to find one with its own parking lot & rarest of all is to find so excellent a cuisine in such comfortable surroundings. But that's what you'll find at this great Greek outpost in high rise Arlington. Wednesday & Friday specials include spring lamb roasted to... More 

2 Thank Dogwood50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $15
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-521-3870

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