Athens Family Restaurant

(615) 383-2848 | View Website

2526 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN | Directions   37204

36.123247 -86.776028

Open Hours

Monday To Tuesday From 07:00 AM To 08:00 PM Wednesday To Saturday From 12:00 AM To 12:00 AM

 
Restaurants, Traditional American, Greek  more

Price: $$

Tags: Breakfast, Family-Friendly Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Debit Card, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Menu
One Egg Any Style, Toe Eggs Any Style, One Egg Any Style With Meat, Two Eggs Any Style With Meat, Chopped Steak & Eggs, Mini Steak, Corned Beef Hash, The Big Pig & Eggs, Grilled Chicken & Eggs, Athens Yogurt Cocktail... more

Reviews for Athens Family Restaurant

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Complete Waste of Time and Money – Ordered Mousaka:

Tiny portion of mousaka. Rice was uncle bens with some tumeric and no flavor. Vegetables were overcooked and bland. Food was cold and the mousaka looked like it had been frozen and thawed.

Also at the table:

Gyro Plate:

Overcooked strips of processed meat and a pile of the same rice but a small salad that looked a bit wilted and certainly was not appetizing.

Lamb Suzukakia:

Same crap rice and bland vegetables. Looked like overworked meatballs in an oblong shape with canned sauce of some sort.

Underwhelming appearance of food, cooks were slovenly and loud. The owner, I assume, was on the line stuffing something in his mouth and then continuing to touch items that would be served. This place just sucked. As a chef I may be a bit harsh, but I usually give points for effort or affordability in this case there was no effort and eveything was grossly overpriced. Just not worth the time or money. Actually pretty nasty!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

this restaurant is one of a kind!!!! – I really love this place it's grate for family's .I eat there every day !!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

In response to nashvilleguy37211 – We apologize that nashvilleguy37211 had a few bad experiences in our restaurant. We just wish that he would have said something to one of us while he was dining with us. We buy all of our meats and poultry from the farms in Franklin Kentucky fresh and we butcher it ourselves.Our coffee is a special blend that is made especially for our establishment. It is brewed with filtered water. To all of our customers we always try to satisfy all of there needs to the best of our ability.

CHEF ADEL ELOSTTA

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

An eatery in serious decline – This was once great place to eat. But our last few meals have either been forgettable or borderline disgusting. They have always bought the cheapest cuts of meat, so we always avoided the lamb shank or kabobs- (in Athens these are gristly and flavorless). But the kofta was always tasty and the shawarma was succulent; the lemon chicken soup was a delight. The kofta is now mushy and overcooked -- and so salty! They cannot even figure out how to make scrambled eggs and bacon. The coffee is like dishwater and the toast is stale. We have dined there since the week it opened-- but never again.

Chef Adel's effort to make excuses for his appalling restaurant is pathetic. He should close this awful place and work for a REAL restaurant . He needs the training, believe me.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Way overprice for below average food – The waitress was very nice and that is about where it ended. When we first sat down we were shocked at some of the prices for bacon and eggs. Reluctently, we ordered expecting the quality to be above average considering the cost. Our bacon came out cold, the toast was stale, the coffee tasted very strange. The eggs were decent but certainly didn't live up to the price tag. Never order the stuffed french toast, as it is basically 2 pieces of frech toast with a straight off the block chunk of philly cream cheese and nasty thick strawberry syrup... it was disgusting. When we mentioned this to the manager he joked about it and didn't offer to take anything off the ticket.

All in all, we consider the $22 the 2 of us spent on breakfast a total waste. Avoid this place at all costs.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

This is not authenic Greek food... – I've now visited this place 5 times... 4 of which I was coerced.

There is simply no reason to return after today's visit. The service & meal were so bad that when I pointed it out to the owner, he simply could not argue. In my humble opinion, a Greek restaurant should make an excellent salad without fail. The only near decent thing that I've eaten there was a hamburger. I've only had good service once. Today's service was inexcusable for any restaurant. If I had not been someone's guest, I would have left.

For great Mediterranean food, go to Kalamata's.

over a year ago

This is chef Adel , at Athens family restaurant serve 700 guests every day. I go trough 200 pounds of salad weekly, I know what I serve in my restaurant. And I know my customers.

I?ve talk to you last Saturday I remember you and I apologize. I did not make you pay for your meal and if you come by again and let me know so I can take care of you.

In my restaurant I do my best and I serve this community 24hours a day the lowest prices and the best quality of food.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

GREAT non-chain eatery! – Privately owed and has awesome food! They have a huge menu which I've tried most of and nothing on it has been bad. This place is great! We have our weekly office meeting here and the food is consistent and tasty every time. Plus they are open 24/7 Wednesday - Sunday!

The wait staff is always great, ask for Kristen she takes great care of us every week!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I love it – I signed up to just say how much I love this place. Turns out to even be a cook there you must have extensive experience, which makes sense, because the food (even when they're open at 3 in the morning) is delicious.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

I have been there a few times and the experience changes everytime, I doubt I will go back again. My last experience which was last weekend I found a hair in my meal after a few bites. After finding the hair I looked into the kitchen and noticed that some of the employees were not wearing caps or hair nets, along with not using gloves and washing their hands as needed (at all for that matter). Then I noticed how the female server was rubbing her nose, never washed her hands and continiously rubbed the matter into her red shirt and pants. I will never be back and do not be suprised if you pick up the bill and a pathogen at the same time. I would not recommend any restaurant that does not practice good hygiene. Beware!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Average Breakfast – I've been jonseing for a Greek Omelette (G.O.) for awhile; this morning I was determined to find one. I'm a transplant and the G.O. I'm accustomed to eating comes with Feta Cheese, Onions, Tomato, Spinach, & Avocado with Grilled Pita -- It's truly amazing. Although Athen's G.O. came with only Feta Cheese, Onions, & Tomato, they do have something on the menu called an Athen's Special Omelette which lets you have 5 ingredients of your choice. Well, that's exactly how many ingredients I needed to make my G.O. with some Grilled Pita on the side. I marched down there this morning. I've driven by many times but I've been apprehensive about going in based on the location and exterior. The restaurant is small with 16 small square tables and outdoor seating (little metal table sets you find at Zoe's). It was packed, which is a good sign - a small restaurant doesn't equate to having bad food - so I remained hopeful. I told the waitress exactly what I wanted ... first blow-they don't serve avocado ... second blow-they don't serve grilled pita as the bread side for breakfast-wheat or white are your choices. Fine, I'll try it without the avocado and without the pita ... but what do I get instead? I don't like mushrooms, I didn't want potatoes in my omelette ... I decided on having some protein and asked for lean turkey. I waited for about 10-15 minutes before getting my meal. It's a big omelette, but it was flat, heavy, and boring. The Feta overpowered the other ingredients so it was salty on several bites. Nothing like the G.O.s I'm used to. I'm not going to judge the entire restaurant on this one visit - I'm certainly not going to judge the rest of the menu either. I love Greek food and the menu looks wonderful. I do plan to return and try some of the other dishes; however, I am highly bummed over my Greek Omelette. Will anyone in Nashville, Brentwood, Antioch, Franklin, Smyrna, or Murfreesboro please prepare a G.O. the way I like it?? ... still looking...

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