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Athenian Gardens

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950 Ribaut Rd, Beaufort, SC 29902-5486
843-379-9222
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 16
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Lunch Place

Small, crowded but GREAT food and service at a reasonable price. Does not look like much from the outside. As they say, you can't judge a book by it's cover.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Clemson_Dad58
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Small, crowded but GREAT food and service at a reasonable price. Does not look like much from the outside. As they say, you can't judge a book by it's cover.

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Augusta, Georgia
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great Greek food. Don't let the looks of the outside scare you away. Very clean inside and the food is delicious. Mom cooks the food and the son waits on the table, they make you feel at home.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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119 reviews 119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The place does not look like much from the outside but the food was excellent with great, friendly service. We had lunch there and were not disappointed. My husband and I both had the spinach pie and Greek salad and even the vinaigrette dressing was handmade by the mother and cook. Then we were given free dessert, some delicious baklava.... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We are extremely pleased with our entire dining visit to the Athenian Gardens restaurant . We were warmly greeted the manager and directed to seat ourselves anywhere in the dining area. Once seated , our waitress was prompted at our table to take our drink order. My husband ordered a pork sandwich , on pita bread. And I ordered the... More 

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Clinton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Do not pay any attention to the building exterior-just go in and have a fantastic dining experience. The place seats probably 25-30. It is a family run Greek restaurant, Mom the chef and her son the waiter. The food was absolutely great with service to match. The place is spotless and prices very reasonable. There were four of us and... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

We drove 1hour out of the way to visit this restaurant due to great ratings on Trip Advisor. It did not disappoint. I had a chicken kebab Greek salad, my companions had stuffed cabbage and chicken orzo soup. We shared a falafel appetizer. All were fabulous! Service was a little slow so the owners' son served us each a delicious... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Athenian Gardens is our favorite in Beaufort. Food is always good...Chicken kabobs, Chicken Parmesan, Gyros. Delicious and fresh! This place is an authentic family restaurant where the son takes orders and "mama" cooks. Take a step into Greece when you eat here!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Usually everything is done right here, but they missed it this time by serving my wife room temperature or less pastitsio. It was delicious, but not even warm. I had the souvlaki platter and the lamb with tzatziki was excellent. A bit slower than usual, but what's not to like when you get complimentary baklava after your meal? Only open... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Awesome Mediterranean food! Owners hail from Brooklyn, NY and were very sweet and extremely friendly! The cook was my server's mama. They still speak Greek, that's how authentic the food is. Sitting at my table, I felt like family. That's the sort of feeling that you want when you go to a new restaurant. The falafel and hummus were amazing!... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just fabulous. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is so delightful. Stephan will probably seat you, but if not he will certainly welcome you and come visit. Everytime! You get to know him and Mama too. Mama! What can I say? She's in the back cooking up a storm and you want to just go hug her once you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 950 Ribaut Rd, Beaufort, SC 29902-5486
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: 843-379-9222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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