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Athena's Family Restaurant

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729 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-4112
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tonawanda, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place opens early, and is ready when I am for an AWESOME breakfast! Standard breakfasts AND Greek specialties!

Thank Cosmos14216
Tonawanda, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you think SUBWAY has a good sub - you're wrong - at least compared to this place. Friendly staff and always clean (can be a bit loud though) - this place has the best sub sandwiches in town! Always fresh rolls - fresh lettuce, tomato and onion and they don't skimp on the meat like most places do. And... More 

Thank John O
Tonawanda, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is very good. Most selections made from scratch. Excellent chicken slouvaki! Restaurant & staff very casual.

Thank Jeanine D
Jacksonville, Florida
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101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is worth putting up with the crowds and the noise. I guess the crowds and the noise are symptomatic of a great breakfast place. I prefer my breakfast in a quieter location, but the food is delicious. So, it is well worth the visit. My omelet was the best I have had in any restuarutn where they do... More 

Thank AlanBartlett
Liverpool, New York
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always go here for Sunday breakfast when in the area visiting family. Usually a wait but good food....big portions and reasonably good prices.

Thank ees1207
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. The service was a slow. Slow to refill drinks. Didn't come-back to check on us even once.

Thank rndawn37
Saratoga Springs, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I have been eating here for breakfast, lunch, dinner for about 5 years when in the Buffalo area. The food is awesome. I recommend the fish fry for dinner. If it just you and one other, I suggest you sit at the counter. Watching the waiters, the head cook and the kitchen crew behind him is like going to the... More 

Thank citation1948
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for the first time this week. Had the Half Greek chicken and my friend had the Liver and Onions. Large portion sizes with soup or salad included. Nothing going fancy, but a good meal for the price. Very friendly staff.

Thank Kathleen E
Buffalo, New York, United States
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Have been enjoying Athenas for more than 20 years! The make a great open chicken souvlaki salad and anything for breakfast or dinner is tops!! Always great service, clean and average prices. Love it here!!

Thank Elaine P
Litchfield, Connecticut
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152 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This was our second time to this restaurant and I had the fried chicken which my husband loved the last time. Quite tasty.

Thank Jocey63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 729 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-4112
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tonawanda
  • Phone Number: 716-692-2626

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