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Athens Restaurant

4.0
33 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Greek
Top Tags:
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

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.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean, Global, International
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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
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Phone number
(902) 422-1595
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sotirios Panopalis, Evangelos Panopalis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Preston
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Brunchgroup (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on May 11, 2014

Excellent food and service as usual. We always enjoy spending time with friends after church to continue our fellowship.

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Brunchgroup (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on February 23, 2014

Excellent food and service as usual

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Greek (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2014

Good food. I had the veggie combo and I enjoyed every bite. The roasted vegetables were a bit too oily though.
Would go back.

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sobernye (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2013

As usual, the food was great, the service was great, and we will be back. The only thing I did notice was that we didn't get any bread before the meal, which we usually do.

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Thomas (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2013

Missed your wonderful GREEK salad with my meal. OR Bagget bread with dip,,,,,,, My partner would have liked a few pices of calamari with his seafood platter......

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Brunchgroup (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2013

Excellent service and great food as usual. Always a pleasure.

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BJfoodies (Atlantic Canada)
3.0  Dined on November 29, 2013

Great local spot for pre movie dinner. Chicken Soulvaki was tasty with greek salad, roasted potatoes and pita bread. We will be back
for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
1.0  Dined on August 26, 2013

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.

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Cowie (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on July 11, 2013

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!

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Brunchgroup (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2013

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.

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Brunchgroup (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on May 12, 2013

The food is very good, the service is friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant.

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Jack (Atlantic Canada)
3.0  Dined on May 4, 2013

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on March 9, 2013

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2013

Great food and service as usual . Would be little nicer at night is the lights were little dimmer

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2013

The service and food has always been very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
3.0  Dined on January 9, 2013

Overall it was a fine experience. We were happy with the service and the meal. You were able to accommadate our requests and we will be back in the future. Thanks.

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Lunchmates (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2012

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2012

Great greek food , great restaurant, will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic Canada)
3.0  Dined on December 7, 2012

Convenient, family friendly (casual), reliable (meals are consistent quality).

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vipYqmnomad (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on October 30, 2012

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.

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