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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” (18 reviews)
“gyros” (16 reviews)
“spanikopita” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a gem of Altoona, Pa. the friendly wait staff (especially Lucy) make for a great casual dining experience. I have been to a lot of Greek restaurants- fancier, more expensive Greek restaurants- and none have even come close to being as good...More

Thank Emily V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for late lunch with my mom. Best spanokopita we have ever had....delicious. Avgolemono was also just perfect. Greek salad was so fresh and i loved tzaziki (sp) sauce....we will definitely be back. Service alao very very good.

Thank wparzich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When driving long distances, we like to find local restaurants. This fit the bill. Easy enough to get to and the food was really good. Genuine lamb gyros and amazing tzatziki sauce. Hand formed falafel was good too. The portions are generous. The service was...More

Thank MSH444
Reviewed 19 August 2017

A very authentic Greek (middle class) restaurant. The absolute best gyro and greek salad in our area. The fries are very good, also. They do have a few genuine Greek dishes, but we seem to be hung up on the Gyro Platter at lunch time...More

Thank travelingduoPa
Reviewed 2 August 2017 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 1 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 25 July 2017 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 25 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 19 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
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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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