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Athenian Greek Restaurant

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18 North 29th Street, Billings, MT 59101-2138
+1 406-248-5681
11:00 - 21:00
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Billings, Montana
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Eaten there several hundred times since 1979 and most of the menu entrees, always very good (same cook, Mama Rentzios) with ingredients shipped over from Greece. Their Olympic Plate, a dinner entree that's a sampler of many favorites (Mousaka, Dolmades, Spanokopita, Potatoes, Beef, Pita, Salad, etc.) is a great way to go if you're really hungry (I've never left feeling... More 

Thank Montanian
Burnaby, Canada
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164 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It took 2 hours for 6 us to get simple gyros which looked like fast food when we finally got them. They were tasty but absolutely not worth 2 hours. Will never go again.

Thank laurallee2016
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The gyros are always tasty but on this visit the fries were limp and barely warm, certainly not crisp. The service was slow as only one waitress for the lunch crowd.

Thank Bev H
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The only Greek Restaurant downtown and we love it. Have to get there by ll:40 am to be guaranteed a table. A lot people love all their food and deserts. Not too classy, have to wait a while to be waited on and served because the lack of waitresses.

2 Thank ronmL7713GJ
Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were on our own for dinner. This is our first time in Billings. We decided on Greek food at the Athenian. The Renzios brothers started the restaurant in 1979. We ordered gyros and flalafel with feta cheese. We tried saganake--imported Kasseri cheese (goat) slightly fried and served flaming at the table. It was delicious! The gyros... More 

2 Thank azadams
Billings, Montana
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you love gyros you'll love the Athenian. They have many different kinds of gyros and greek salads. The price is right and the family owners are friendly and remember faces.

2 Thank Mike Y
North East
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I'd have given it between Poor and Average if I could. It was disappointing as the place looked very nice, tastefully decorated and they seem to have been in business a long time. But the food was not as tasty as most of the Greek food I have had all over the world. Disappointing

Thank MP439
New Orleans
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Stopped in on a trip up north, and thought we would have a nice reek dinner. The restaurant itself is quite nicely done. The photo murals look nice, and the original wooden floors make it comfortable. The service was spotty, and the food was very poor. We tried an assortment of appetizers, none of which were really worth eating. I... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

the salad was fresh (with real feta!). The T-bone steak was fine, and the red snapper had a very tasty sauce with it, not at all fatty. The waitress was very friendly and fast and even spoke German to us.

2 Thank Foureyes_22
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We were just visiting Billings and heard this was a good place. The food was great pretty small portions, but still delicious. We got the Gyros and they were a must buy they were amazing.

2 Thank Al K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 North 29th Street, Billings, MT 59101-2138
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
  • Phone Number: +1 406-248-5681
business phone 406-248-5681 owner NICK RENTZIOS

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