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About Athens Restaurant
For more than a quarter of a century, people have been returning to Athens Restaurant for an enjoyable dining experience and friendly hospitality.
Here at the Athens we believe in using fresh & locally sourced (when able & available) ingredients and superior products in our recipes. We prepare most everything in house and to order.
A family run restaurant, we specialize in authentic Greek dishes from our own original recipes, as well as serving an array of other dishes such as Grilled Meats, Seafood, Pastas, Pizza and Breakfast, Brunch and Homemade Desserts. With such a varied menu selection, there is something to please every palette.
Founded by Sam & Areti Panopalis in 1982, the Athens Restaurant has been operated by their son, Evangelos, since their re-opening on Quinpool Road in 1996. We still serve many of the same customers from our original location. At the Athens our patrons are like family to us. We invite you to visit us for a fabulous meal.
Halifax, NS B3L1A4
Greek, Mediterranean, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Sotirios Panopalis, Evangelos Panopalis
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Athens Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Monday 26th August, my friend and I were there for dinner. We were seated and presented the menus. It took a log time for our sever to come me take the order and she said sorry for the wait. Well, actually we were watching them standing around and talking as the restaurant had only few customers. We ordered our food, got two glasses of wine, an appetizer, chicken souvlaki and chicken Parmesan. I wanted a bit more sauce for my calamari but our server never came back and asked how things were. Furthermore the calamari were made using the batter they use for fish and chips. After we finished our calamari she came and took the plate. I noticed that other tables were getting bread but we were never offered bread.
We have visited Athens almost weekly( or more) for approx. 15 years.
Family owned with owners always on site.
Great relaxed/ family atmosphere! Service is usually very good with pleasant staff.
We may not open the menu since we know several dishes which are always dependable and excellent presentation and flavours.
The haddock fillet dinner is a standard and have NEVER had a bone or fish not perfectly prepared.
We always recommend Athens to friends/ colleagues and clients!
Athens is a very friendly and accommodating restaurant.
I am in wheelchair and my daughter has gluten free needs.
There has never been an issue with either request.
We enjoying going a couple of times a month after church for brunch and fellowship.
Will certainly recommend this great establishment to everyone.
I came with party of 12.
Shared Greek platter
For main, I ordered pan fried haddock with side of fries & Caesar salad.
Salad was OK, would have been better if came in its own bowl, as plate was hot & this caused lettuce to lose crispness.
Fries were somewhat soggy & brown, like they were fried in overused oil.
Fish seemed fresh, but breading was too sparse.
Maybe I was expecting too much. After all, I basically ordered fish & chips at a Greek restaurant. Previous times I've been here and ate souvlaki /moussaka/lamb & it was good.
Service was friendly.
This restaurant seems to be popular with all ages of Haligonians. However, the night we visited it fell below our expectations. One of our party ordered the double chicken souvlaki and got pork. The kitchen had left the tsatsiki and lemon off my souvlaki plate. We had come especially for the gluten-free almond chocolate torte but were disappointed to hear that they no longer carry it. So, a good restaurant that could be better with a little more effort.
Last year we had our Christmas Lunch here and when it came time to book this year, everyone wanted to return to Athen's. The appetizers are great - tasty and large enough to share. The number of lunch/dinner selections is good. They are very tasty and affordable as well. The Gyro was new this year. Those in our group who ordered it, really enjoyed it. It's a unique twist on the donair!
To top it off, those who were able to stuff in desert, tried the coconut cream pie - it is a "must" on the dessert menu.
Service was excellent. Our waiter had a great sense of humour.
I suspect when it comes time to book next Christmas, we will likely return to Athen's again.
To be fair, this review pertains to breakfast, a meal simple to make but easy to get wrong when it comes to cooking eggs the right way. I am pleased to report that my eggs were cooked perfectly and the service was outstanding. I look forward trying the restaurant for lunch or dinner.
The Athens is one of our favorite family-style restaurants in Halifax. Always consistently good in all of the areas listed above. They always have a table regardless of how busy the restaurant is. We often recommend this family-owned restaurant to out-of-town friends.
Thank you to the Athens team for making my mother's birthday celebration so special. The appetizers were delicious and the service was stellar. Our group ranged from 4 - 78 years old and you managed everyone with a smile. The staff even sang "happy birthday"! My Mom is still talking about the lovely evening at the Athens for her birthday! Thank you!
They had a valentines day special for $49.99 which included wine, main course and desert for two. The wine was ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. The main course was a generous proportion and very good. The desert was small but good. Overall I feel we would have had a better deal not taking the special.
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