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Athenian Grill

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313 South Ashland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502
+1 859-303-5048
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Chelsea, Michigan
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there for restaurant week. Had the hummus and stuffed grape leafs, I had a gyro and my wife had mouleska. Really good food and the proportions were huge. We had way to much food. Some beer did not notice any wine.

Thank Will58IBEW
Lexington, Kentucky
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some reviewer was questioning the Greek autheticity of this restaurant. Well, that is pure malarkey. I am the owner's father in law. I just returned from 2 weeks in southern Greece with Ilias Pappas, and our wives visiting his home town of Lamia, which is within walking distance of the mountain and sea pass where, before the birth of Christ,... More 

1 Thank CO2doc
Springfield, TN
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an early dinner here about two weeks ago while in Lexington. Greek salad, shrimp kabob with rice, pasta dish with Parmesan Cheese topping were all delicious. Also had Spanacopita with delicious spinach and feta cheese filling in a flaky crust. The Greek wine was good with a slight Retsina flavor. Personnel were all gracious, helpful and friendly. We... More 

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Louisa KY
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

When I ate here, I had to circle the block 3 times before I could find a correct parking place. But, the food was worth every second of driving! Athenian Grill has most of your classic Greek food. The hummus is a definite must try! The service was very quick. The waiter/waitress brings your food out to you, but it... More 

1 Thank Soulfoodjunkie
Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Don't listen to anyone saying this place is too expensive, not worth it, etc. You can get a plate with 1lb.+ of food for less than $9--it doesn't get much more affordable than this. Everything is good here--the gyros, spanakopita, moussaka, pastitsio--it's all tender, juicy, and flavorful. You won't be disappointed.

1 Thank N S
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Amazing meatballs and mousaka. The hummus and pita plates are huge and the dolma is delicious. Menu is small, but that just means that everything is perfect every single time.

1 Thank RachelWi
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Absolutely the best Greek food outside of Greece! The baklava, O. M. G. The menu changes regularly, the ingredients are fresh, and the staff is so nice!

1 Thank Lauren N
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Used to wonderful Greek and Mediterranean fare from my youth in Europe, I searched for good tzatziki for quite a long time in Lexington without any luck. Then came the Athenian Grill, first in Chevy Chase, then off Richmond Rd. (thank you! that's quite close to where I live). Now THAT's what it's supposed to taste like: creamy, tangy, spicy,... More 

3 Thank Carolin W
Lexington, Kentucky
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

My wife and I both had a good experience at Athenian Grill. The lamb skewers were excellent. Service was met with a smile and food is quickly delivered. This is a good place to go for a different feel and taste. Loved it!

1 Thank Butch G
United States
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209 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We have been here a couple times and always enjoyed our meals. The food is great and the people are kind and welcoming. The location is tucked back, away from the street. This makes it cozy, but difficult to find the first time you visit. They do have great food!

1 Thank menbx5

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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
Average prices
$5 - $9
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 South Ashland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-303-5048
Authentic fresh Greek Food.

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