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Athens Steak House

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105 Goodson St, Bristol, VA 24201-4512
+1 276-466-8271
17:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Abingdon, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The new owners have turned this wonderful Bristol icon into the worst place in town. We sat down and were presented with the classic menu from Athens...a less formal, laminated version...no comment was made as to what was available and what was not. When questioned as to what wine was available, we were told "the bottles are up there on... More 

Thank abingdonguy
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99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

First time we had been here in years. In-laws love to come here, don't know why?! When we got there we were the only table then another couple came in. One waitress and she was struggling to say the least. The salads were good and large for a dinner salad. The lemon soup was good but cold. The rolls were... More 

Thank Bobby R
Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Sad, the rib eyes were awful, my husbands was very fatty and gristly, mine was thin and tough. Dining area closed, so everything served in the bar, which is ok, I guess, if the food was good. The salads were good. The rest of the food not worth mentioning. The bill, however was, $60! Also in bad area....

Thank Gail_Mac58_12
Franklin, Tennessee
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The new owners have ruined this Steakhouse. The filet was awful and full of fat. Sides were cold. No credit card machine. Hello? Who caries cash anymore??? This place should do everyone a favor and close their doors. Do NOT go to this place ever!

6 Thank hays125000
Memphis, TN
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I wanted to like this place but it wasn't to be. I went at 6pm and was the only customer for the hour I was there. First it is located in a sketchy area with warehouses and cheap apts. The parking lot and entrance is in back of the building. Not an area of town to go late at night.... More 

4 Thank biztravel2
Bristol, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Dinner for a party 5 was awesome. We ate in the bar area which is a great new change to the offerings.

1 Thank rtthaxton
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great Steakhouse the best Steak around And Sides. The place is old the Food is new. Service is Great would recommend for any family there's no place in the world any better we cannot wait to go.back thanks for the new owner great job

Thank Blakley18
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Athens is under new management and they have changed. Now there is a great new owner that has the best prices for beer in Bristol!! The food is amazing and service is great! It doesn't look the best from the outside but the inside is the best around. It truely is the best food in bristol for the price!!! Definately... More 

Thank David T
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Athens Steakhouse for years. We loved Miss Betty and her whole family. But the new owners have failed miserably. It has went from the best steak in the Tri-Cities to a karaoke bar.

4 Thank Steve M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Can't wait to eat the filet again. Under new ownership, I was so impressed with the quality and taste of the food. Yum!!!!!

Thank Cherie C

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Greek
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Goodson St, Bristol, VA 24201-4512
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 276-466-8271

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