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ATHENIAN OWL, Jacksonville, FL

ATHENIAN OWL

4.8
4.8
246 reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Since the 1960`s, the Triantafillopoulos family, at its restaurants in Athena, Greece and Jacksonville, Florida have worked with top quality materials showing respect for the food itself and the customer.

As of December 2017, their son Yiorgos and his wife Marilena would like to welcome you to a brand new restaurant in the heart of the city, The Athenian Owl.

Reflecting the heritage and the authenticity of Yia-Yia`s (our mother and originator of the first two restaurants) recipes, we add to her wonderful food our passion of representing Greek healthy cuisine at its best.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (904) 503-3008
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 246 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Best Service

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Best Value

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Child-friendly

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Jacksonville

    Best Overall

  • Jacksonville

    Best Food

  • Jacksonville

    Best Service

  • Jacksonville

    Best Value

  • Jacksonville

    Child-friendly

  • Jacksonville

    Good for groups

  • Jacksonville

    Neighbourhood gem

246 Reviews
  1. clls

    Jacksonville

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a fantastic time here-George and family are always so welcoming and friendly that it is always a pleasure to dine here. Dinner was so good-again, as always.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at this restaurant. Excited to try it based on recommendations. The food was good even though I had better. I wish they pay more attention to the service. The waiter was nice yet we waited almost +30min to get our check and cash out.

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  3. JimC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been there several times and the food, service, and staff are always friendly and consistently great. One of our favorite “ go to “ restaurants in Jacksonville. Family owned which makes it important to support local businesses.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always very enjoyable. They make you feel so welcome

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  5. ClaytonT

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife is from Tarpon Springs (known for its Greek culture) and this restaurant reminded her of home. Great food every time we go.

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  6. TrishK

    Jacksonville

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Greek food in all of Jacksonville! Staff is also top notch.

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  7. Britboy

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We originally went here on Valentines night and had such a great experience brought friends back to try the regular menu. Such a warm experience being greeted by the owner and waiters. We felt special and the food was excellent. The serve staff were very attentive and everything came out in a timely fashion. One thing we loved was the fact that we could talk without being overpowered by loud music. A great experience. We will definitely be coming back here on a regular basis. 

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  8. clls

    Jacksonville

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not enough words to rate our dinner here Friday night. My husband was beyond thrilled with the "Greek version" of spaghetti and meatballs fixed expressly for him. When he compares a dish favorably to his grandmother's cooking, I know that it is over the top. Mama fixed it just for him and he was more than appreciative and touched that she would go through the trouble for him. Our entire dinner was wonderful, as usual. Athenian Owl is the best Greek restaurant in Jacksonville, with an outstanding staff.

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  9. DrJulie

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Athenian Owl is one of our go-to restaurants for real Greek food. It has never failed to disappoint. The service is consistently excellent. On our last visit, however, we took 2 guests. Three of our meals were excellent - as expected. But for some reason, the beef dish ordered by one of our guests was not served hot as expected. All of the other three dishes we ordered were very good, especially the moussaka.

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  10. JaxFoodies

    Jacksonville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Have not had a bad meal yet!

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  11. CarolineT

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! We ordered the tyropita as an appetizer and my friend got the special for the night which was shrimp over rice with I believe a lemon ouzo sauce and I got my favorite- the moussaka & both were wonderful. It was also her birthday and they gave us some free baklava and a huge sparkler to celebrate! The service was amazing as well and the ambience was great. Not too quiet but not loud. I love the string lights they have- it always make it feel so homey.

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  12. CarolineT

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Usually love this place but should have kept in mind that it was Valentines Day because there was a fixed menu and the portions were pretty small. However, the lamb and lobster was really Good and the champagne was a nice touch. Wish there were more traditional Greek options on the fixed menu but that was my only complaint. This is family owned and has a very homey vibe and is so cute inside

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  13. AndreaK

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had reservations for dinner on Valentines evening. We were met by a warm gracious hostess who seated us right away. The restaurant was extremely busy, but the service was as prompt as could be expected with lovely touches including a heart-shaped box of chocolates and bottles of champagne. 🥂🍾 Our food was delicious. We will definitely be returning on a not so busy holiday evening.

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  14. DanaM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it as a valentines date, and will go back again.

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  15. JazzyJeffJax

    Jacksonville

    128 reviews

    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our go-to for authentic Greek cuisine. Tonight we brought a relative for their first time experience. We ordered Spanakopita, Chicken Riganato, Vegetarian Gigante, side salads, and a cup of Lentil soup. Everything was fantastic. However, the hit of the evening is always that chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside bread with the olive oil for dipping. Thank you Georgia and George for another great experience.

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  16. LocalGal

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. Every time we go, we are greeted with warm and friendly smiles and great food. You must try the Saganaki! Fantastic appetizer that brings the whole true spirit of a happy Greek celebration! Would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely go back again. . . and again!

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  17. AJMo

    Jacksonville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is authentic, service is friendly, the ambience is superb.

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  18. TimB

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Greek food I’ve had in a long time. Wonderful chefs.

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  19. Lori

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a 7:00 reservation and were seated immediately.20 minutes later,we were still waiting for someone to take our order.The owner apologized profusely and told us he would be taking care of our order. Athenian Owl makes the most delicious spanakopita! My husband had the lamb chops and I had a salad with pan fried grouper.Everything was delish.We wee also comped a delicious desert called Kok!If you like Greek food,you must try this restaurant!You will be glad you did!

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  20. CherylS

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another wonderful meal at the Owl! we continued to bring new friends for a meal and they live it! We had the grape leave and octopus. outstanding! I always have the veal as it hard to get i this area. I am always amazed! The lentil soup is a must try! I can’t recommend enough this family owned restaurant!

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  21. jazzmom29

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious & the staff was very courteous & efficient. Definitely recommend this place.

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  22. clls

    Jacksonville

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always wonderful to dine here. Excellent food, service and such a pleasure to interact with George and his family.

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  23. John

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was efficient food was wonderful as usual.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always love going here. Great service. Love the round tables and friendly service. Food is always excellent.

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  25. JaxFoodies

    Jacksonville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good authentic Greek food and excellent service! We will definitely be back.

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  26. eric

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    One of our favorite restaurants that serve our favorite cuisines. Always great family service, very friendly staff.

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  27. Whitjudy

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Greek good. Love the service and atmoshphere.

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  28. AimeeM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were great! We will definitely come again soon!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is very good - the hospitality here is the best. Enjoy

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  30. Lulu

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found this hidden gem a few years ago and now it is one of our favorites. The food is always on point and the staff is very friendly. Always a great experience when we go here.

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  31. Joanie2

    New York City

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best authentic Greek restaurant! Delicious food, excellent service and lovely staff.

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  32. CharlesC

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Greek food just like my mother-in-law used to make. Warm, friendly staff.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We accidentally stayed an hour after close and everyone was still so nice to our group of 6, attentive and didn’t rush us out. Food was great, can’t say enough good things about this place!!! One of my favorites in Jax

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants. Love the food, atmosphere and customer service 

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  35. craig

    Jacksonville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat with lovely people greeting and serving.

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  36. DanaH

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was pretty tasteless; salad and bread were good

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  37. PVFam

    Jacksonville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Great food and great service. We will return for sure.

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  38. DReats

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointing. Sat in a back room with storage. Food was cold. Reheated. Still cold. Portion size was small. Soup was cold. OpenTable reservation not accepted. Service was apologetic, said it was a busy night.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Athenian Owl is the best Greek restaurant in Jacksonville! We love love it! They have the best Greek salad and their chicken lemon and rice soup is amazing. Their roasted lamb is divine. I don’t even like lamb but I love their roasted lamb. Every time we go that’s all my husband orders. I like to try new things. George the owner is so so nice and remembers us every time we go! We go there like once a month. They treat you like family.

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  40. JaxDiningCritic

    Jacksonville

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional and never disappoints. Authentic Greek food with a warm and friendly staff, a must for any food lover.

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FAQs

ATHENIAN OWL offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 503-3008.

ATHENIAN OWL is rated 4.8 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for ATHENIAN OWL

9551 Baymeadows Rd Ste 21-23, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Additional information

  • Area
    Baymeadows
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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