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Athena's Family Restaurant

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729 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150-4112
+1 716-692-2626
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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place always comes up when people ask "where can we go to eat?" Fortunately for me I live right around the corner and drive by the place almost every day. It is busy but the wait staff is always friendly and pleasant. They treat you like they know you. I have never had a "bad" meal here.

Thank wnybab
Souderton, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was very popular, especially on Friday night when we visited. They don't take reservations, so arrived and had to wait about 15-20 min. Once inside we ordered and were served fairly quickly. Both my wife and I had the Beer batter Fish Fry and it was Huge and came with Macaroni salad, Cole Slaw, Fries and a roll.... More 

Thank Larry K
Buffalo, United States
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Good food fast. Good breakfast loved the turkey club sub, Italian is not their specialty in my opinion

Thank Joseph S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Excellent service at this bustling Tonawanda landmark. Breatfast was excellent and orders come out quickly and they are always busy. Don't let an almost full parking lot keep you away. All food made in restaurant.

Thank catman261
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for a late lunch with family. There were very few customers in the restaurant. The waitress finally finished her personal conversation with other customers and took our order. I ordered an omelette and home fries. The egg portion of my omelette was way under cooked. The home fries were most likely cooked earlier in the day and... More 

Thank Nancy C
Tonawanda, New York
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78 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Had breakfast with a friend. The everything omelette. 3 eggs, bacon, sausage, peppers, onions , cheese and homefries. All of this inside the omelette. Choice of toast. Yep leftovers! Tomorrow's breakfast!

Thank Cindy D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Well i used to enjoy the restaurant, but as always eating out is getting more expensive by the years. i came in for lunch rather crowded, my mother has a hard time eating anything so she loves that greek soup (lemon in it). Sign says homemade but it was full of salt, she couldnt eat it. If food is home... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We have had everything from breakfast to beef souvlaki dinners. Fish fries are great too. Be sure to plan ahead as Friday's get extremely busy for the fish. Staff is always nice and the owner is present and working all of the time.

Thank momgiggly
Tonawanda, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I have been eating breakfast at Athenas for over 25 years. You will not leave hungry as there is always plenty on the plate. The service is quick. You can be in and out in 30 minutes if you are in a hurry. The waitresses are pleasant and attentive. On days when I want to stay a little longer to... More 

Thank cfura
Tonawanda, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

First time I visited Athena's Family Restaurant, I kept hearing about how great their Fish Fry was, This part of NY loves their FISH FRYS. i wasn't disappointed, in fact thats the only place i go for Fish, broiled , my best is the Beer Battered deep fried, with three sides, Yummy , its a filing meal huge piece of... More 

Thank lucy14052016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Greek
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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: +1 716-692-2626

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?