West Seattle restaurants: Athena’s out, Wanna Burger/Teriyaki in

Thanks to the multiple WSB’ers who tipped us on this – hard to miss the big signage that has just gone up at 1513 SW Holden, which had been the bricks-and-mortar home of Athena’s since May of last year. It was the original home of Zippy’s Giant Burgers before that, and now burgers are returning to the space, along with teriyaki, according to the signage for Wanna. Nobody was around when we followed up on tips by heading over to look, so we inquired at neighboring Seamart, and were told the proprietor is a relative of Athena’s owner Nick Parisi – we’re following up to try to find out more.

Athena’s has actually been closed for several weeks; as noted here in late August (after we’d received several questions), a post on its Facebook page mentioned it would be closed “for construction” until early September.

11 Replies to "West Seattle restaurants: Athena's out, Wanna Burger/Teriyaki in"

  • West Seattle Hipster September 13, 2013 (7:41 pm)

    Can’t wait to try it out.

  • Just checking September 13, 2013 (9:06 pm)

    OK, and what are charbrolied burgers? You lie to them first and then broil them? Got to find out soon.

  • silverfox September 13, 2013 (9:44 pm)

    Charbrolied? Typo or just over my head?

  • Stickler for Spelling September 13, 2013 (9:53 pm)

    It’s unfortunate that “Charbroiled” is misspelled on their permanent sign.

  • Jeanine September 13, 2013 (10:04 pm)

    Yikes, no one caught that?

    • WSB September 13, 2013 (10:12 pm)

      Maybe they did and the replacement is on order. Don’t know, haven’t heard back, but we’re waiting to talk with them about their food and hours, not spelling – TR

  • silverfox September 13, 2013 (11:15 pm)

    I’m not being critical of them – signs are expensive and I hope they caught it too.

  • Greatwhite September 14, 2013 (7:01 am)

    I’m always a bit suspicious of two different food types in one establishment. It’s worth a try though. I enjoyed Athena’s and will miss them, they had great fries!

  • Rockford Columbo September 14, 2013 (9:25 am)

    Typo could be an intentional marketing ploy. Just sayin’.

  • Mark S. September 14, 2013 (10:29 am)

    I noticed the burger & teriyaki combo is a bit of a Seattle staple in the 15 odd years I’ve been here. Stan’s in Ranier Valley, By’s in SODO, Pepperdock and Be’s here in WS to some extent. They might not all offer straight up teriyaki, but they’d often have some semblence of Asian flare and fare in the mix. And I’ve always had good eats at those places.

    Now the Italian/Mexican combo at Bruno’s downtown is another story ;)

  • payrollgirl September 14, 2013 (1:05 pm)

    WOW that sucks o the mis-spell hope whoever made their sign replaces it for free for them.
    Kind of like the apartment complex o Delridge, its name is Deeridge and I always wondered if that was a mis-spell too. :>)

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