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Athena Pallas

556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
+1 703-521-3870
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“moussaka” (18 reviews)
“baklava” (16 reviews)
“greek salad” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just got back from dinner there and could not wait to write this. First, the food was excellent and so were the prices - more on that in a moment. I cannot for the life of me figure out why one or two commenters...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the lamb dish and expected it to have a nice Greek spiciness. However, I was very disappointed because it was very bland. The service was great and the restaurant was very clean. Overall, the experience was disappointing.

Thank ZebulonPike1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best meals I ever had. I did not plan to go here specifically, but was just walking up 23rd from Jeff Davis Highway looking for a place to eat, and saw the sign pointing me to Athena Pallas one street...More

Thank AnnArborMiBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good Greek food, nice atmosphere, huge portions, good, friendly service and not too expensive. They make their own taramosalata (very unusual), and it was very mild. The saganaki was outstanding. I had the moussaka, as did a number of people in our party, and...More

Thank Debia M
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. The staff were friendly, our food came out quickly, and it was tasty. The atmosphere was that of a family-owned business with modest decor and no pressure to eat and leave. We will eat there again.

Thank Trekster123
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Given a positive recommendation, we decided to try Athena Pallas. It was a disappointing experience, and we won't return. The decor looks tired, the staff was less than enthusiastic and the food was mediocre. There are many truly excellent Greek restaurants in the DC metro...More

Thank Mary N
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor (nor do I play one on tv)... the closest I get to innards is the word "guts". If you're wise, you'll need empty guts to sample greatness here. Two of us had the dolma plate before a lamb shank...More

Thank dms5ex
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We came here a few days ago for lunch. The restaurant has good service. The food is nothing to write home about. The ambience is unappealing and dated. However, it does seem to be popular based on the number of other customers eating while we...More

Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant , it is very good . Everything is delicious and too many things to list here. I have tried almost everything and have never been disappointed. Large selection of Greek traditional food , great steaks and chops , fresh seafood ,...More

Thank kristina556
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Was on the hotel bus going from the metro stop to the hotel and saw this restaurant as we drove by. Having just been to Greece, thought "Why not give this place a try". So, walked back the same evening to the Athena Pallas. SOOOO...More

Thank BRTC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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