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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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Elyria, Ohio
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

My husband loves Greek food so we had to check this place out. The atmosphere is...homey. It's obviously a family-run place. The food was great. My husband had spanakopita and I had grilled chicken. The service was good (not great). Both were delicious. We took baklava back to the hotel with us and had it for breakfast the next morning.... More 

Thank Michelle W
Mandeville, Louisiana
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351 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

We had a terrific dinner here on a Friday night. The parking lot is ample sized, but for non-locals, it's not on the more heavily trafficked 23rd street which gets most of the hotel crowd - and has more neon. From the server to the hostess, we enjoyed having our questions answered about the food (as we are not greek... More 

1 Thank jabberwockies
New York City, New York
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313 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

We both began with delicious grilled octopus and had lamb shanks in tomato sauce. Service was friendly and prompt. We would have returned on Sunday night, but they were going to be closed.

Thank Chandolin
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

Nice variety with Authentic menu. Really enjoyed the food. We had 8 members of our party. Each person really enjoyed our meal without complaint.

1 Thank Niclmbrt
Oxford, CT
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Ate at the Athena Pallas on Saturday evening during long weekend with family in DC. Chose Athena Palllas as it was highly recommended on TripAdvisor – and I have to spend a moment to thank those reviewers for their great feedback. What a great meal we had . . . so a few comments on the place. Great food, between... More 

1 Thank Simon S
Lynn Have, FL
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123 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

Lots of restaurants talk about being a family-run establishment, but this is what it really felt like here. I was reminded of walking into a friend's grandmother's house, being seated and then being welcomed thoroughly. Our server seemed to be one of the owners, and was very attentive and good natured. at least part of our group were tempted to... More 

1 Thank PCFamily
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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198 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Food and service were exceptional. The menu offers a good selection of lunch and dinner meals. Our soups, salads and entres were well prepared and tasty. The breads are served warm and fresh. The wait staff was very attentive. The atmosphere is relaxing and quiet. It is the perfect place for a business lunch or a great dinner after a... More 

1 Thank HedoCouple
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

We found this gem while staying in Arlington. This is great Greek food! My husband is greek & he thought the food was amazing, as did I.

1 Thank skourasfam
North Carolina
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179 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

My friend and I stumbled upon this restaurant on a recent trip to DC. What a great find! We both had the Greek combo platter. It was a full meal of a variety of different items. We each had our favorites, but you really could not go wrong with this combination. The service was wonderful and very friendly. I hope... More 

Thank SuzKMo
Austin, Texas
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

I was in a group of hungry people (some of whom were unsure about Greek food) but we started with a shared large Greek salad and everyone had a different main entree-- lamb shank, roast lamb chops, moussaka, and pastitsio. The food was delicious, the service was efficient, the portions were large, and the prices were moderate. The atmosphere at... More 

1 Thank DSNAustin

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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
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?