Was there today with a group of about
10 people. I will NEVER be back. Ordered soup and sandwich, my son had the nachos & cheese and my niece had the chili & mac to name a few things. My soup had a fishy taste so I sent it back and said I wanted nothing else; the nachos ($3.50) had about 25 chips and processed cheese so my son ate about 5 nachos & sent it back and my niece wouldn't eat her chili & mac. Mine and my niece's food was tasted by other members in my party and all said "not very good" and they wouldn't eat it either.
Got the bill, saw that I was still being billed for my full meal and talked to Mark, owner/manager. When I calmly stated that I didn't think I should have to pay for all of my and my son's food, he said, "Whatever." Told him that as a customer I didn't appreciate that especially since I wasn't being rude to him. After a number of minutes hearing how he sells gallons of the soup and has 500 customers a day, etc. I said again that I would pay for my 1/2 sandwich but the soup was inedible. He stated there was no price for 1/2 sandwich and would just take it all off (with great attitude).
Got to the register and in front of other customers he said, "and I'll take off the crappy soup you wouldn't eat and the nachos your kid wouldn't eat."
Well, Mark, on my way out, one more of your "500 daily customers" heard me complaining to my brother-in-law and said her food was horrible and she wouldn't be back either. (Oh, and everyone else in my group didn't care for the coney dogs either. They ate because we'd just done a charity walk and were hungry.)
Very bad customer service on his part. It's a shame he owns the place as well.
Great Food, Great Service, Great times. Excellent breakfast, great soups and the best hot dogs in town!!!!
Great food and service, but not a great atmosphere. We ate lunch at the Athens on a recent Saturday. The food was delicious (I recommend the spinach pie) and our server was one of the most pleasant & friendly we've ever encountered. However, the "strolling magician" kept bothering us (he was an incredibly annoying person) and the floor could have used a good washing. The noise level is quite high, too....
A humble-looking diner-style restaurant is an alternative to the fast food joints that reside on this strip of Woodward..
A lunch rush from downtown Birmingham and beyond herd in, but the wait and the heartburn is minimal in the end. Athens Coney Island provides a no-frills menu that doesn't make apologies for its simple yet delicious selections. The coney island is smothered in a rich, sinful chili so good that you will think you are doing something wrong eating it. Fries are of the shoestring variety and work well covered in chili and cheese.
coneys delight. great coney island hot dogs i wouldn't say they have the best hamburgers there are some real great bars with better burgers
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