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Athens On 4th Avenue

#165 of 1,562 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West University
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500 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705-8467
+1 520-624-6886
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here while shopping along 4th ave. Glad we did. The food was surprisingly good. I tried the lamb shank and it was as good as any I have had. Service friendly and fast. Nice atmosphere too.

Thank DrMath
Sahuarita, Arizona
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have tried this restaurant about 4-5 times since moving to the area earlier this summer. By far it is the best we have found in Tucson. We are currently touring all Greek spots trying the find the best, but Athens on 4th will be hard to beat. Not always parking in the adjacent lot (only holds about 10 cars).... More 

Thank Mark S
Oro Valley, Arizona
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190 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I have been there for both, and most recently on a Saturday night for dinner. The place was pretty much empty inside (about 6:30 pm). We sat outside, alone for the longest time until other guests arrived. No outdoor lights and the street lights are too far to be of any help. So type of lamp would have been nice.... More 

Thank Laurence L
Tucson, Arizona
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246 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Four of us went for dinner and we all enjoyed our meals very much. I had the Pastitsio (think Greek lasagna) and thought it very authentic. My husband had pork cooked on skewers with wonderful potatoes. One friend had Moussaka and the other Smoked Octopus. For dessert we shared a Baklava (the best I've had). Everything tasted authentically Greek at... More 

Thank grand old girl b
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154 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is a very clean, welcoming restaurant. It would be nice if they evened out their sidewalk in the front of the bulidng. The little waitress was delightful and busy. We brought a friend for her birthday, she chose Athens and we all enjoyed the service, the food was good and the birthday gal got a free slice of delicious... More 

Thank cliff19
Kerrville, Texas
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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is one of the best Greek restaurants we've visited... The Taramasalata was a very good appetizer with more than enough for 2. We both had the Moussaka which was well presented and OMG good! We finished with Baklava which was at the same high standard as the previous courses. A very nice neighborhood restaurant in Old Town Tucson.

Thank Philbytx
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175 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at Athens on 4th Ave this evening, as 1st time customers. While this was our 1st time there, it won't be our last. The food was very good, as was the service, and prices were reasonable. Our server was Breanna - a great smile to go along with terrific customer service skills. She made... More 

Thank HowardTucson
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Athens is becoming a favorite for us. The ambience is what you expect from a Greek restaurant. Tablecloths always make a statement for us that means an elegance and comfort that doesn't necessarily happen with bare table restaurants. The appetizers are a real find and the lunch menu is good and affordable. Service can be either great or mediocre, depending.... More 

Thank Pobremio
Tucson, Arizona
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

We had lunch at Athens during a large street fair. We have never had lunch there before so don't know whether the large number of people having lunch was usual or due to the fair. Either way the staff was attentive, the food service piping hot, and prompt service. Definitely would recommend Athens to anyone who is looking for good... More 

Thank TwoRetiredFolk
Gleeson. AZ
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249 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Last time I was here we had dinner. We were visiting Tucson for the Street Fair and thought we'd try for lunch. Place was extremely busy but our server Allison was fantastic. Food was very good and enjoyed everything.

Thank Greg B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705-8467
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > West University
  • Neighbourhood: West University
  • Phone Number: +1 520-624-6886

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