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Athenian Inn

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1517 Pike Pl Ste 1517, Seattle, WA 98101-1526
+1 206-624-7166
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I are from Seattle However we hit Pike Place Market for the fresh produce. Tell the vendors your from Seattle with ID and you get a discount! We stopped in to have lunch at the "famous " Athenian restaurant. You may have recognized it in Sleepless in Seattle staring Tom Hanks! It can be extremely busy, the... More 

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Thank Lindsey T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Think your local, very average diner in a great touristy location. Seafood heavy menu as you would expect.

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Thank Mikhail A
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved have the Alaskan crab leg. It is so big that it was too much for two people. Greta food, great staff, great view!

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Thank traveller19852017
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wait time wasn't that bad when we came in. Overpriced food but it was good though. Clam chowder is exceptional. Staff are very friendly. Must check out when in Seattle.

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Thank msmaine07
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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306 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the public market area there area there are much better places to eat. The food is mundane at best, kind of prices and the setting (other than the view) is average. Service was okay

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Thank mbin8910
Brisbane
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462 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here recently to experience an iconic and historic restaurant in the Pike Market scene and were not dissappointed. Despite the crowds, the manager looked after us and ensured we were seated in a reasonable time frame and from there our service continued to be of a great standard. The clam chowder was exceptional and the setting was... More 

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Thank Baylovers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I arrived in Seattle that afternoon and stumbled upon Athenian. My daughter picked the place... and it seemed pretty busy. After a brief (less than 2 min) wait, we decided to sit at the restaurant bar top. Ryan took care of us... and our service was wonderful! The food was yummy and if we lived in Seattle,... More 

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North Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you can tell, we have eaten here many times and will continue too. The food is good value and the servers are always funky and friendly. Consistency is what makes the Athenian so good, consistently good. Pike Place Market, breakfast and buying seafood to take home after a visit in Seattle is always special. Leave lots of time to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hope the owners don't ever change the decor. Love the tiles (even though some are missing, and ought to be replaced), love the wooden booths. It looks as though the decor hasn't changed for decades and that brings authentic charm. Almost every table has a water view- which is a great thing in general, but a bit challenging as... More 

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Thank 133travels
Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small Greek-themed restaurant located in Pike Place Market. It faces the water, and is two stories. If you can, score a table by the windows upstairs. The menu is an unusual combination of standard breakfast fare, generic seafood items, and Greek dishes. There is also a full bar. The sriacha Bloody Mary was very tasty, and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1517 Pike Pl Ste 1517, Seattle, WA 98101-1526
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-624-7166

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?