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“My favorite diner”
Review of Athena Diner

Athena Diner
Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Southport
Cuisines: American, Greek, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“My favorite diner”
Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

Came here for the first time this week and can say honestly that it's better than Sherwood. It's much more quiet and the service is quicker. The menu is vast, much more diverse than Sherwood.(pictures included). Much more spacious diner. 5-5 stars!

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English first
Fairfield, CT
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

I would always have the best breakfast here; it is a great diner and I love it! Everybody that I take here always is impressed!

Visited April 2012
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“We go there quite often”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

For a diner, Athena is a cut above the rest. My husband and i go there quite often for breakfast, or for a light supper. My favorite is their spinach salad, serviced with bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms.

Visited March 2012
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Not what it was.....”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

This diner used to be one of the better in the area....It now looks very tired and is less busy than it used to be. Handy, just off I-95...OK for a quick stop but sadly would not go out of my way to go back.

  • Visited February 2012
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Berlin, Germany
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1,082 reviews
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“Decent family-run diner off I-95”
Reviewed March 2, 2011

In Fairfield county, the diners appear to be quite similar. However, the Athena diner stands out. Not only is family-run, but it is also smaller than the other diners. Standard booths, local staff and patrons give this place a welcome feel.

The eggs benedict are great. Full stop. The milk shake actually contained real milk and was served with the tumbler for seconds.

We are usually unable to empty our coffee cups below the 75% full mark - that's how speedy the refills are.

  • Visited February 2011
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