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Athenian Gardens

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950 Ribaut Rd, Beaufort, SC 29902-5486
843-379-9222
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10:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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After a few weeks of eating the overly-rich (and most often fried) food found in other Beaufort establishments, it was a nice break to have a meal here. Family run, the friendly son takes the orders and calls them out (in Greek!) to his mama back in the kitchen, who then starts cooking! Everything... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Juleine L
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a few weeks of eating the overly-rich (and most often fried) food found in other Beaufort establishments, it was a nice break to have a meal here. Family run, the friendly son takes the orders and calls them out (in Greek!) to his mama back in the kitchen, who then starts cooking! Everything was tasty, and it felt great... More 

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Thank Juleine L
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch with a friend and it was perfect. The owner waits and the mother cooks and it is always yummy. I had soup which was delish with spinach pie. All were fresh and well made.

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Thank Rowena35984
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here during several business trips and I enjoy the food. It's healthy, quick and has excellent customer service. I believe it's a mom and pop restaurant and they really do a great job of serving healthy, tasty Greek food at a decent price. Make sure to stop by for lunch early as it is a locals favorite... More 

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Thank nytaz66
Beaufort, South Carolina
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We love this place. It's small and unassuming. The food is good and servings are generous. The owner is friendly, even solicitous. Prices are reasonable. The baklava is heavenly...and sometimes on the house! As long as you get there before Mama runs out of food, time or energy in the kitchen! Mama is the chef and ruler here. She doesn't... More 

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Thank Diane W
Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Haven't been here in a while, but I know the place for several years and always went when I'm in Beaufort. Used to go with gramma and we'd have some pretty good times here. Food is delicciouuuuus! All of it, it just tastes so good! Mama makes it and Stefano serves it, excellent & warm welcome, feels like home. Definitely... More 

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Thank ddsmkes
Beaufort
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

This quaint Greek restaurant is always a pleasure to dine in! Stefano who takes care of every table, generally alone, is always tentative and personable with guests, not to mention the authentic food!

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Thank Brooke G
San Antonio, Texas
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770 reviews
560 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 516 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This little hole in the wall is located in a tiny house. The same family runs this place and there's obviously a loyal local customer base. The greek salad was tasty with lots of tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese. The eggplant parmesan was cheesy and good. The Mousaka was filled with tasty meat, potatoes, and eggplant. It was delicious. They... More 

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Thank bobemac
Bluffton, South Carolina
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144 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Based on its very good Trip Advisor reviews we had picked this small family restaurant to eat at a couple of years ago on a trip to Beaufort, and were impressed by their excellent food, very reasonable prices, and friendly service. I realize how hard it is to keep up standards, and to keep a good thing going. Happily, all... More 

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Thank Observer1
Beaufort, South Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Momma does the cooking. Lots of choices. Specials always outstanding, Small & intimate. Service great.

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Thank Mary H
Medway, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

They make you feel special and Mom serves fresh food at a great price. 8 specials as well as the standard menu. If you are looking for chef Ramsey this isn't it, but if you want a good home cooked Greek meal you are in for a treat.

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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: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?