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“Good food”

Athena Greek Taverna
Ranked #22 of 659 Restaurants in Winston Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$15
Cuisines: Greek, Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Offering age-old tradition and timeless recipes that have been passed down through generations, the restaurant successfully combines cuisine and atmosphere to create a dining experience that won't soon be forgotten.
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Tuesday they have live music that is very good. The Greek food is great. The owners and staff are good people.

Thank Drouts
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Food and Music”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We have been here before and the food has always been great. This time we went for dinner and entertainment. On Tuesday night they have live Greek music. The duo was wonderful and we enjoyed the show as much as the food.
If you want authentic Greek food, this is the place to go; and if you like Greek music, go on a Tuesday and listen to the sound of Greece.
We will be back again and again.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Dan and Gitte S
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Rockville, MD
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273 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Generous portions and friendly service”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Although it did not live up to our expectations given the high Trip Advisor rating (#3 restaurant in W-S), my husband and I did have a nice dinner at Athena. It's a casual and friendly place that serves generous portions of decent Greek food, but for us the quality of the food suffered in comparison to an amazing meal we had a few weeks ago at a Greek restaurant in our hometown. Specifically, the char-grilled octopus appetizer was overcooked and tough, in contrast to the perfectly done version of the same dish we had in our hometown. I wanted to tell the waiter that the dish was overcooked and tough, but my husband didn't want to say anything. I have a feeling that they would have redone the dish or taken it off our bill if we said something, since they seemed to care about our enjoyment of the meal.
The grape leaves appetizer, the Greek salad with gyro meat, and the profiterole dessert all had good taste. The salad and dessert were each enough for 2 or 3 people.
Some items on the menu were fairly expensive (including the octopus appetizer, which made it more frustrating that it was overcooked). But overall it was a reasonably priced meal.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank freedshop
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great authentic Greek food”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

If you like real Greek food, you need to try Athena's. Lunch features are available and allow you to try new dishes. The Horiatiki salad and their stuffed grape leaf is excellent, as well as the various Greek style chicken offerings.

Visited February 2014
Thank Donna Shaw H
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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211 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wow ”
Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

If that's the number 3 restaurant in Winston Salem. I'm going on a diet! Nothing was good! Hummus was boring. The gyro was big chunks of nasty meat. Tasted like a lamb substitute. They Say this is the best Greek in WS. Don't eat Greek here!!!

Thank Brad P
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