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Athena Pallas

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$$ - $$$
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556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
+1 703-521-3870
11:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ocean City, Maryland
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We lived nearby for 14 years and frequently enjoyed meals here. The menu doesn't change much but there are typically four or five nightly specials. The staff are also familiar faces, which helps create a homey environment. The decor is simple, but you're probably here for the reliably tasty food. The menu of course offers all the standard Greek dishes,... More 

Thank tmginnova
Arlington, Virginia
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once ladies and gentlemen your neighborhood food lover has found another great one. I have been to Greece and I find it funny to say the food here felt more Greek than it did while I was in Greece. I know that is going to come off and "what a stupid none traveled American douche bag" but trust me I... More 

Thank SgtRobertThaler
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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was tired and looking for a place to have dinner, but I couldn't find parking. I drove behind 23rd St and saw the lot that said Athena Pallas and it had parking so I decided that was where I'd eat. Good decision on my part. Not only did I get to park my car, but I had a really... More 

Thank purpose7
DeWitt, Michigan
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Out of the way and glad I looked at Trip Advisor first. The food was very good, service was good and it was pretty quick for a sit down lunch. I was surprised there weren't more people.

Thank LISA C
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This gem is located in Crystal City. Obviously a house renovated into a restaurant, it's a small restaurant that was packed on a Saturday night. Mostly an older crowd. The moussaka was so amazing! Romantic atmosphere. Great food. Good wine.

Thank Danedri
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

went with a party of 7. Lots of space and speedy service with delicious food. We stumbled upon this restaurant when the power went out for our original reservation and this was great. Great karma!

Thank Linda W
Rhode Island, USA
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We found this restaurant near our hotel and walked. Immediately walking through the door, you know this place has pizazze! Neatly decorated with greek music playing. I had the roasted lamb with potatoes and veggies. This was cooked so tender and tasty. Friend had stuffed grape leaves dinner with smashed potatoes and veggies. Stuffed with lamb and rice. Very good... More 

Thank MJCRhodeIsland_USA
Alexandria, Virginia
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

A traditional place owned, managed, and cooked by Greeks. Excellent food and service!! With onsite parking. A full bar and a selection of Greek wines add enjoyment to the meal.

Thank LAPR1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Every time I am in Crystal City I make time to come here. Food is always great, service spectacular and enjoy the atmosphere. Its an easy walk from Marriott etc.

Thank Sorcerer55
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were visiting the area and decided to try dinner at Athena Pallas one night on recommendation from someone from our hotel, and because my husband loves Greek food and hadn't had it in a couple years. Started with the saganaki (hot cheese) appetizer and a Greek beer. Both very good, though we wished the saganaki was served flaming as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 15
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-521-3870

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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?