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Athena Pallas

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556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
+1 703-521-3870
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Washington, DC
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit and we were surprised at this gem. First the salads were really fresh - the tomatoes were tasty - something we loved in Greece but is hard to duplicate in the winter - but they did. Portions are HUGE! We brought as much home as we ate in the restaurant. Try the Puffed Pastry with Spinach and Cheese... More 

Thank Geezers_on_the_Go
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is consistently delicious. Service is also very good and the staff remembers you...especially when you are friendly :) Most importantly, you are able to eat at a comfortable pace in a traditional Greek setting. I love it here and will patronize this establishment as often as possible.

Thank Kate K
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise to find this gem of a restaurant. The atmosphere is cozy, and the food is excellent and authentic. I especially enjoyed the combination plate. I was able to have a serving of all of my Greek favorites. My husband loved the pork chops, prepared Greek style. The price was right, too. In this neighborhood, the fact... More 

Thank 695cynthiar
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

If I'm hungry for Greek, especially pasticcio (sp?), this is where I head. It an old school Greek place with big portions and quick service. The kind of food that feels like home.

Thank Chicagorefugee13
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Read about this place on TA and decided to stop by for carry-out order to eat at DCA while waiting on flight home. It is a nice(r) greek restaurant (not the diner type greek restaurants we have in our area). I would guess that majority of their business comes from dining in, but they were happy to accommodate our take-out... More 

Tysons Corner, Virginia
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229 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We went with a few couples for dinner, and we had a relaxing and delightful experience! The food was tasted fresh and AUTHENTIC. The server and manager showed that they cared for each table of customers...this family-own establishment is one of those UNIQUE & RARE Gems in DC area. A couple of helpful hints for you: 1. Expect a very... More 

Thank Phantastic4u
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have eaten here a couple times with my family. Food is reasonably priced and portions are large. The restaurant is family run and the service is very good. One of the better dining options in the area.

Thank Gary L
Ocean City, Maryland
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 

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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
US$15 - US$15
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?