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Athena Pallas

556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
+1 703-521-3870
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“moussaka” (18 reviews)
“baklava” (17 reviews)
“greek salad” (13 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
556 22nd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2720
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant is located on the back side of 23rd Street restaurant row but is not to be missed. They have several parking spots on 22nd Street, which is a real plus for this mostly walkable area. This is very much of a family-style and...More

Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon Athena Pallas while struggling to find a parking spot in Alexandria. The restaurant faces the back side of a popular restaurant row in Alexandria and has some dedicated parking spots. However, parking is not the best thing about the restaurant. I attending...More

Thank hcarnaby
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Saganaki as appetizer was sizzling in a cast iron skillet not flaming. Still delicious. I had stuffed grape leaves with a bechamel sauce over. Came with rice and 2 veggies. Would have been delicious with or without the sauce. Husband had beef kabob with rice...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 8 April 2018

I just got back from dinner there and could not wait to write this. First, the food was excellent and so were the prices - more on that in a moment. I cannot for the life of me figure out why one or two commenters...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I ordered the lamb dish and expected it to have a nice Greek spiciness. However, I was very disappointed because it was very bland. The service was great and the restaurant was very clean. Overall, the experience was disappointing.

Thank ZebulonPike1
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This was one of the best meals I ever had. I did not plan to go here specifically, but was just walking up 23rd from Jeff Davis Highway looking for a place to eat, and saw the sign pointing me to Athena Pallas one street...More

Thank AnnArborMiBob
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Really good Greek food, nice atmosphere, huge portions, good, friendly service and not too expensive. They make their own taramosalata (very unusual), and it was very mild. The saganaki was outstanding. I had the moussaka, as did a number of people in our party, and...More

Thank Debia M
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. The staff were friendly, our food came out quickly, and it was tasty. The atmosphere was that of a family-owned business with modest decor and no pressure to eat and leave. We will eat there again.

Thank Trekster123
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Given a positive recommendation, we decided to try Athena Pallas. It was a disappointing experience, and we won't return. The decor looks tired, the staff was less than enthusiastic and the food was mediocre. There are many truly excellent Greek restaurants in the DC metro...More

Thank Mary N
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor (nor do I play one on tv)... the closest I get to innards is the word "guts". If you're wise, you'll need empty guts to sample greatness here. Two of us had the dolma plate before a lamb shank...More

Thank dms5ex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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