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The Athenian Cafe

217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
+1 814-949-0991
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good30%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“baklava” (21 reviews)
“greek salad” (8 reviews)
“gyros” (17 reviews)
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is definitely a local favorite. I had a Greek platter with moussaka and spanakopita, along with lemon chicken rice soup and a baklava (to go). It came with a greek salad and pita. Very reasonably priced and big portions - enough to have for...More

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll get hummus and pita with just about anything you order, but we always order more; the pita bread is fresh and delicious. I always get the Mediterranean Steak Salad, and my family enjoys the Gyros. The gets the Greek spices just right.

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Food is amazing....decor kind of fast food diner.......place was packed at lunch....gyro was really really delish......neighbors greek hamburger made me wish I could eat more....give this little out of the way place a try....

Thank 123GO68
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Went on a Monday night, quiet inside but they were busy with takeout. I had gyro, Greek salad and dolmades. Gyro was full with lamb, great size and value. Dolamades served cold, how i like them. They get a 5 for baklava, huge piece and...More

Thank M P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Always a wonderful meal, never a complaint....Only thing bad is needing to chose just one thing because everything is wonderful. Loved the Gyro Salad and Stuffed Grape Leaves

Thank Lorrie B
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We were traveling back from vacation and were staying at a hotel nearby. We wanted something different, and had excellent gyros and Greek salad. The people were very friendly and helpful, and the price was right.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a gem of Altoona, Pa. the friendly wait staff (especially Lucy) make for a great casual dining experience. I have been to a lot of Greek restaurants- fancier, more expensive Greek restaurants- and none have even come close to being as good...More

Thank Emily V
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped for late lunch with my mom. Best spanokopita we have ever had....delicious. Avgolemono was also just perfect. Greek salad was so fresh and i loved tzaziki (sp) sauce....we will definitely be back. Service alao very very good.

Thank wparzich
Reviewed 31 August 2017

When driving long distances, we like to find local restaurants. This fit the bill. Easy enough to get to and the food was really good. Genuine lamb gyros and amazing tzatziki sauce. Hand formed falafel was good too. The portions are generous. The service was...More

Thank MSH444
Reviewed 19 August 2017

A very authentic Greek (middle class) restaurant. The absolute best gyro and greek salad in our area. The fries are very good, also. They do have a few genuine Greek dishes, but we seem to be hung up on the Gyro Platter at lunch time...More

Thank travelingduoPa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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