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The Athenian Cafe

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217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-3247
+1 814-949-0991
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We travel from State College just to eat at this place. All of the food is delicious and the service is lovely. One owner cooks all the food. The locals check the specials regularly and they often sell out early. Kids love the food too!

Thank Suzy S
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is out of the way and a bit hard to find, but it is worth it. The food is very good. The baklava is outstanding. Don't miss it. Staff is very nice. Atmosphere is nothing special, but it is pleasant.

Thank Bill F
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great Greek restaurant with very good food, large portions, and friendly service. This has become our go-to for Saturday lunches. One of my faves is the Spanakopita lunch which includes a Greek salad and pita bread. Awesome!

Thank Amy B
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

If you want great Greek food, this is the place! The food is consistently excellent. The chicken gyro platter is enormous. The service is just as great. A must stop if your in Altoona.

Thank Steven M
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149 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you are looking for a good spot for greek food look no further than The Athenian Cafe. Their food is delicious. I recommend the baklava for dessert. Now that Union Avenue is open again it is much easier to get to.

Thank Truckie351
Altoona, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

great food, clean atmosphere, very good service. Have eaten here many times and never had a bad experience. Highly recommended.

Thank doug s
State College, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Their gyros are to die for, so good! My wife and I can't get enough. The homemade baclava is fantastic, but I rarely ever have room after dinner to eat it.

Thank pdw904
Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Have been there twice on this trip and the gyros are amazing. Great portions!! Highly recommend this little family restaurant.

Thank vskisuski
Erie, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

All the Greek foods have always been excellent. Wish they were open Sundays.gyros are fabulous Greek red wine dressing is perfect

Thank Gerald H
State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

The ingredients are fresh, the waitstaff is friendly and attentive and the portions are large. Took the trip from State College to experience something different and out-of-town for pre-Valentine's day and was very pleased with the experience. The only minor awkward detail is their parking lot....which is just a bit confusing since their sign is not necessarily large or outstanding.... More 

Thank Kingston L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?