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Trader Gus Shell - Athen's Gyros

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5420 Willow Rd, Waunakee, WI 53597-9133
+1 608-249-6720
06:00 - 22:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My husbands favorite place for gyros. they are in the process of building a restaurant for sit down dining. The building was looking closer to being done when I drove past last week. I love their spanakopitas and the tzatkziki sauce. Gus is a very friendly guy.

Thank zenabeans
Madison, Wisconsin
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419 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is currently run out of a trailer in the parking lot but they are continuing to offer outstanding gyros. I must say that their fries are awesome... some of the best around. Can't wait until their restaurant opens with an extended menu. The portions are large and prices reasonable. They are definitely an asset to the neighborhood.

Thank Marie R
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I got the std gyros plus feta tomato and lettuce My wife hit the chicken gyro and both were great Fast and very friendly service

Thank Tom B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you are in the market for an exceptional gyro, this is the place! Part of a gas station/ convenience store at our sitting so not good ambience. But I heard they are building a restaurant at same site, so definitely give it a vidit

Thank Wainakee
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The pork suvlaki is a dream. I hear the gyros are excellent as well. I am drooling just thinking about it...oops. (drooled).

Thank 4csmiley
Waunakee, WI
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158 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We have been to Athen's Gyros numerous times over the past few years an had great gyros. They are now operating out of a truck behind their old location until an extensive remodel or new construction takes place. We have not tried the truck gyros yet but hope the quality remains.

Thank Mike R
Waunakee, Wisconsin
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155 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food here is very good but not great. You get a lot for your money and it's fast. Gus the owner is usually around is a very pleasant guy. Sad to say the building has been bought by Quick Trip and is now closed for a remodel. Gus is still serving food out of a food truck on the... More 

Thank LorenD1
Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Been eating at Gus' about once a week since relocating my business to Waunakee in 2006. I am reporting a change, posted in signs throughout the Trader Gus property during my visit today: Effective July 15, 2016, Gus's Shell and Trader Gus restaurant will cease to exist. The property is being converted to a Kwik Trip. Gus' food service will... More 

3 Thank Butch R
Waunakee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The first thing I noticed was the cleanliness of the cooking and dining areas. The Gyros are authentically, (Greek),made with warmed meat (a combination of ground beef and ground lamb), then chilled tomatoes,onions and lettuce are added to warmed Pita bread and topped off with home made tzatziki sauce,(cucumber sauce). I'd suggest you don't try to drive while eating your... More 

Thank heidih451
Windsor, WI
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a Shell gas station. Inside there is a walk up counter where you place your order and it's made fresh while you go get your drink. I don't know what their other food is like because I get the gyro every time. It's huge. I usually use the plastic fork and knife to eat it because I can't... More 

Thank 1megger1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5420 Willow Rd, Waunakee, WI 53597-9133
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waunakee
  • Phone Number: +1 608-249-6720

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