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Athena Greek Taverna

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680 S Stratford Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103-1726
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When we entered the restaurant I noticed right away the horrible conditions of the restaurant. The floor was dirty and the tables as well. The lamps were covered with dust. We ordered three Greek Salads and grilled octopus and shrimps. The Greek salads were not good. They were full of vinegar, and I couldn't finish mine. The shrimps and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just what I was hoping for! Authentic fresh Greek food. I had the Vegetable Plate which consisted of Spanikopita, stuffed grape leaves and a large helping of tsaziki. It started with a side of Greek salad which was the best I've had! We shared a piece of Baklava that was absolutely delicious!!! I can't say enough about how good the... More 

Thank Laubon1
Manhasset, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recommended by friends whose daughter attended college in the area. Promised we would try it out. Started with stuffed grape leaves and hummus, both tasty. I had the vegetarian mousaka and my daughter had the chicken gyro platter. We both enjoyed our meals. Large portions and dinner included a salad.

Thank Alice G
Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I are originally from Chicago where there are many many Greek restaurants. This restaurant reminds us os some of them. The restaurant itself is rather unpretentious and seems rather drab compared to the brand new shopping center and restaurants that now reside next door to it. But the restaurants in the new center are chains (nothing really... More 

Thank Raymond F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic Greek food, lovely staff, fast service, huge portions. Eat here! We arrived after a long day of travel. Not the most posh surroundings, but this restaurant is awesome.

Thank danitroline
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Granted, this is a very "authentic" Greek restaurant in a city filled with restaurants owned by members of our fabulous Greek community. But with that said, the service we received was disappointing, and maybe we just caught her on a bad night. Specifically, she would disappear for 10-15 minutes at a time (and there were only 3 other occupied tables... More 

Thank JH2424
Wallburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our experience here was wonderful - friendly staff, authentic dishes, and generous portions. The entertainment on the bazouki made the atmosphere seem like I was back in Athens. This is one of the few places I have had tzatziki in the area that is closest to what I had throughout Greece. I loved the spanikopita as well as the moussaka... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What I used to be only able to get at Greek Festivals , now I can get year round. And the chicken souvlaki with Greek style green beans was delicious. They even had live music on this Saturday night. Its a small friendly family restaurant , nothing fancy. Next time we are going to make a dinner just from the... More 

Thank james w
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried Athena for the first time this weekend - we ordered takeout, so can't really comment on the service, but the inside of the restaurant was super cute. We both had the gyros, which were really yummy, and we're planning to return and eat inside and try something a little more adventurous.

Thank Bethany S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food. Always too much. We order an appetizer and split it. Usually split the dish too. Everything is great. The lamb is to die for. The owners and staff treat us like family. Welcoming and thoughtful. Wish it was overlooking the sea, that would be the only improvement!

Thank Aquick

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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
$2 - $15
Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 680 S Stratford Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103-1726
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: 13367943069
Offering age-old tradition and timeless recipes that have been passed down through generations, the restaurant successfully combines cuisine and atmosphere to create a dining experience that won't soon be forgotten.

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?