Athena Roasted Chicken 487 S Orlando Avenue Maitland.
On recommendation from our friends who told us we must try the Roasted Chicken at Athena, we stopped by today to pick up take out for lunch. Our friends have always been right on point with other recommendations and this was no exception. We ordered a whole chicken marinated with their house blend of of dry spices and fresh lemons, slow cooked in a rotisserie until a perfect golden brown. The chicken was really moist and succulent, and the spices had marinated through the skin to the meat giving it an exceptional taste.
This is good chicken, and they say in their advertising that they have been roasting chicken “Like No One Else” since 1988, their longevity being a testament to their great product.
We added a side of Greek Potatoes to accompany the chicken, house made with a delicious herb tang, they were so good we should have bought two portions!
Athena is a counter service Greek café with some seating inside and very speedy (but welcoming) take out service. Other dishes include a wide range of Gyro, specialty salads, Tabbouleh, Hummus and more, not forgetting one of our all-time favorites at this time of year, Baklava.
You can find Athena in the “Shoppes at Maitland” strip complex just off Orlando Avenue, with plenty of parking and easy access, open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. So, give Athena a try, we are sure glad we did.