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The Athenian Cafe

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217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
+1 814-949-0991
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't let the dated 1980s decor and unimpressive location fool you -- this is an amazingly good Greek restaurant. I chose to eat here while staying at the new Fairfield Inn and Suites about a minute away because the reviews were so good. Yes! I had a wonderful Greek chicken salad with feta and grape leaves. If I was more... More 

Thank AnikoBod B
Altoona, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gyros are delicious and the staff are gracious and polite. I enjoy dining in or getting take out!

Thank pastordenise41287
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Went for my birthday and the waitress was very nice. Made excellent recommendations. The chicken pita wrap was so good. The house dressing was just perfect.

Thank kobooks
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Best place for Greek food in Blair County! The owner makes the absolutely best Baklava in the World! When ordering one of the Greek dinners, (Mousaka, Spanikopita, Pasticcio) always ask for the luncheon size. You will be served huge pieces -- we always need take home boxes. If you've never tried Greek food, try the Aegean platter. It will have... More 

Thank PAmom82
Pleasant gap
Level Contributor
87 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place for dinner but didn't want a chain restaurant. Found this on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. The setting leaves a little to be desired but, the food is excellent. Our waitress was great, from making recommendations, knowledge of the menu items and her attentiveness to our needs. We arrived a... More 

Thank Steve459
Indiana, PA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We visited twice in the fall of 2016 for lunch. Both times we ate late - around 2 pm., so missed their busy time and some of the specials were not available, but both times we tried new-to-us foods and everything was delicious and reasonably priced. Service was good and all was clean and neat. Servers were helpful in explaining... More 

Thank Diana H
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Very good food, good prices. They have some very good gyros and I really like there Greek salad. There French fries are pretty good also

Thank Andrew M
Altoona, PA
Level Contributor
275 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Athenian Cafe always delivers consistently great Greek food. Call in an order and pick up awesome food in 20 minutes. The gyros are the best!

Thank foodie2121
State College, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We travel from State College just to eat at this place. All of the food is delicious and the service is lovely. One owner cooks all the food. The locals check the specials regularly and they often sell out early. Kids love the food too!

Thank Suzy S
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is out of the way and a bit hard to find, but it is worth it. The food is very good. The baklava is outstanding. Don't miss it. Staff is very nice. Atmosphere is nothing special, but it is pleasant.

Thank Bill F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-949-0991

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