Athena Greek Restaurant in Ontario, Ohio

Last week Tom and I ate at Athena Greek Restaurant in Ontario.  We met our friend Sherrilyn Wilson at Gorman Nature Center for a nice walk in the morning, and then ate at Athena for lunch.  It was the first time I had ever eaten at Athena Greek Restaurant.

Athena Greek Restaurant

Although the website says the restaurant is Athena Greek Restaurant, the sign out front says Athens Greek Restaurant.  I’m not sure which is right, but the food was good and authentically Greek whichever it is.  The restaurant opened in 1977 and there is another Greek restaurant in the original spot.  In 2019 George Axiopoulos bought the restaurant and moved it to Ontario.  George is from Thessaloniki, Greece and is the owner and main cook at the restaurant.


We got the last parking space in the small parking lot, but there was plenty of room inside the restaurant.  We seated ourselves at a clean table and the waitress brought menus.

The menu had a variety of Greek food to order.  There was an extensive list of gyros, which looked very good.  I ordered a Raspberry Grilled Chicken Salad.  Tom got a Feisty Feta Burger with fries.  Sherrilyn was the only one who went full-Greek and ordered a Chicken Kabob plate.  I really wanted a gyro but needed to eat a salad for lunch.  Of course, the company was even better than the food.

Feisty Feta Burger
Chicken Kabob
Raspberry Chicken salad
Greek baked goods

The food was very good and the price was extremely reasonable.  We all ate everything on our plate (Tom might have left a few fries).  The servings were right-sized so we didn’t feel too full after lunch.  We were too full, however, for the tempting dessert.  There were Greek desserts of baklava and kataifi and some other delicious sounding desserts like chocolate cake and white chocolate raspberry cake.  If I eat there again, I might have to save room for dessert.

I enjoyed my lunch at Athena Greek Restaurant and recommend it if you like Greek food.