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Athenian Corner

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207 Market St, Lowell, MA 01852-1810
+1 978-458-7052
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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andover, ma
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In these days of overdone, pretentious and overpriced AC maintains itself as a nice, family owned, local feel restaurant that is predictable in its ability to provide a nice dinner in an ethnic setting. Our family (not Greek) love the avgolemono and lentil soups. The kabobs are delicious as is most everything else we've tried. Music and belly dancing on... More 

Thank tradernumberone
Beverly, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, I have not had such a bad meal in some time. The Lamb Chop's were shoulder chops and they were unbelievably greasy, tough and a really bad value. The Greek salad is very sad - crummy iceberg lettuce with a couple of cucumber slices and 2 olives and the feta was almost missing. Ordered a couple of things to... More 

Thank AmericanAlison2017
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lowell's Athenian Corner is a very fine family run restaurant that has been in business for over 40 years. While they specialize in Greek cuisine, other dishes are available as well. They have music and belly dancing on weekend nights.

Thank Discriminating010
Boston, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Those were the words of my 20 year old college boy as he ate his Arni Youvetsi - a traditional lamb shank slow roasted, served with orzo in a light tomato sauce. I had to agree, having ordered the same thing. It was absolute comfort food! Perfectly cooked lamb, falling off the bone, and the orzo was tossed with the... More 

Thank MuddyGurl
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in before a hockey game and was surprised how quiet the restaurant was. The service was great, food was excellent and will be back soon.

Thank kellyfay44
Chesapeake City
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Outside is non-discript and you might easily pass by. Don't. Inside is the warmth and ambiance of a traditional neighborhood Greek restaurant. The food, staff and wine are right out of the old country. Prices are reasonable, staff is friendly and helpful and the food is tasty and generous portions. Several of us had lunch and we tasted several different... More 

Thank Stevens48
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Food is wonderful, authentic and comes with salad and soup. Atmosphere is old world with belly dancing on weekends.

Thank Jennifer A
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The City of Lowell, MA has a variety of ethnic restaurants to choose from, but this time a colleague and I had lunch at the Athenian Corner, with its specialty of Greek food. We had ka-bob lunches, one the lamb and the other chicken. We started with a cup of egg lemon soup which was perfect, and then had the... More 

Thank SevenOh
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The place is in need of a good cleaning. Cobwebs in the corners dirt on the rails. I don't think the carpet has ever been cleaned. Service was poor and the place was not busy at all. If the restaurant is that dirty what is the kitchen like. How can they remain open? They should close and do a renovation... More 

1 Thank Mary D
Oslo, Norway
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974 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We went here after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor - but our expectations were not met. The restaurant itself is quite charming. We tried both the soups which were good and well seasoned, so we were of to a good start. The so called Greek salad as a side however was not very Greek - just one vedge of tomato,... More 

1 Thank EllenChr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Market St, Lowell, MA 01852-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: +1 978-458-7052

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