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The Athenian Cafe

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217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
+1 814-949-0991
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Pleasant gap
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85 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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271 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great Greek restaurant with very good food, large portions, and friendly service. This has become our go-to for Saturday lunches. One of my faves is the Spanakopita lunch which includes a Greek salad and pita bread. Awesome!

Thank Amy B
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

If you want great Greek food, this is the place! The food is consistently excellent. The chicken gyro platter is enormous. The service is just as great. A must stop if your in Altoona.

Thank Steven M
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209 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you are looking for a good spot for greek food look no further than The Athenian Cafe. Their food is delicious. I recommend the baklava for dessert. Now that Union Avenue is open again it is much easier to get to.

Thank Truckie351
Altoona, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

great food, clean atmosphere, very good service. Have eaten here many times and never had a bad experience. Highly recommended.

Thank doug s

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, 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?