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The Athenian Cafe

217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
+1 814-949-0991
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good29%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“baklava” (19 reviews)
“gyros” (22 reviews)
“greek salad” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I took break from long drive to have lunch here. Gyroses were huge and delicious with very fresh ingredients. Service was excellent. When in Altoona area, we will come back here.

Thank Tbear999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food quality and quantity are superb. The chicken gyro platter will definitely full you up. Great place!

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love this little restaurant! Very decent food!!! Never lets us down! Staff is always accommodating, and helpful! 🖒

Thank Hattie H
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Everyone is really nice and the service is quick but good. It's a simple atmosphere but really delicious authentic cuisine. We dine here often!

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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...More

Thank AnikoBod B
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank pastordenise41287
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
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...More

Thank PAmom82
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...More

Thank Steve459
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...More

Thank Diana H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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