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Athenian Gardens

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950 Ribaut Rd, Beaufort, SC 29902-5486
843-379-9222
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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
Great food, family restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Laurie R
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
74 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
130 helpful votes 130 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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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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Beaufort, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a nice surprise! We didn't expect to I get authentic Mediterranean food in the middle of the Low Country, but that was just what we got! Delicious moussaka an spinach pie. Will come back!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have eaten here many times. I highly recommend it. The food is always fabulous and fresh. If you ask for "Mommas" special you will enjoy it. You may even hear Momma in the back ground. It has always had excellent service and quality food.

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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Always good and love the friendly family atmosphere. Stephen and his mama are so sweet and boy, can she cook! :) Love the Gyros, Spinach Pie, daily specials and of course the Bak lava! :)

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Athenian Gardens is about a 10 minute drive from our house, and we would drive further for this home-made, consistently good Greek fare. Really, for the money, I think this is the best food in town. We routinely order the chicken plate or spanikopeta, and my wife loves the retsina wine. Good selection of beers (I get Stella Artois, Belgian).... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Really great food prepared fresh. Service is attentive. The roasted Greek chicken with potatoes and salad is a must!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?