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Athenian Gardens

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950 Ribaut Rd, Beaufort, SC 29902-5486
843-379-9222
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  • 77
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  • 21
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  • 1
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  • 2
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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
Always busy

I have been here two times. Although the place is generally very busy, you usually don't have too long a wait. The food is very good, all made in house. Not e everything is great, their metaphor is okay, but everything else is good. Like most Greek restaurants, they have some Italian menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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columbia sc
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English first
columbia sc
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I have been here two times. Although the place is generally very busy, you usually don't have too long a wait. The food is very good, all made in house. Not e everything is great, their metaphor is okay, but everything else is good. Like most Greek restaurants, they have some Italian menu items also. Whatever you do, save room... More 

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Grovetown, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

You can easily miss this little house tucked in the trees, but don't. Very authentic Greek food created and served by a passionate Mom/Pop/Son/Daughter/other family gives even more flavor to the food.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Nice quiet, clean place that is Family owned & operated. Stefan and his Mom are great !! and so is the food and service !! Authentic Food ... YES ! Excellent and Friendly service .... Yes !!! Used to go 1 -2 times a week when I could drive, but being disabled limits my visits, but always get a Gyro... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Beaufort has a lot of disappointing restaurants, this place is not one of them. Great service, good home made food by the mother who runs the kitchen. I had the egg plant Parmesan and it was good. Sweet tea was delicious. Desert was provided with meal. Worth every dollar.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

As Beaufort residents, we can always count on Stefan and his Mom to impress our visitors. We've had a dock for snowbird boaters for years, and several of them insist on a Greek meal at Athenian Gardens. This is not "fine dining". Ample portions , good prices, with a friendly neighborhood sit-down atmosphere--BUT consistently great tasting Greek specialties. You like... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've been coming here since they opened. Stefan and his Mom are the Greek experts imo- they are also Greeks or Greek-American themselves! I always order the same 2-3 things (always on a diet) but their gyro meat, felafel, pita bread, spinach pie and baklava are just excellent! I usually order the small Greek salad and top it with felafel... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great place to meet friends for lunch or dinner. Friendly staff and great food My favorite is the gyro platter

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Had the lamb for dinner and very bad! When I complained to the owner , not really interested. Paid for our dinners and left, never to return.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the only restaurant in Beaufort that has Greek food...fortunately, it's a good one! Stephan and his mom run Athenian Gardens. The food is homemade, authentic Greek food which is always very good...I've never been disappointed. There are a lot of choices and variety on the menu and service is always good. Adjacent parking is limited but there is... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Athenian Gardens was a highlight of our tip to Beaufort to get married. My wife is of Greek ancestry on her mother's side and is a remarkably good cook of Greek cuisine. Indeed, while I am no doubt biased, I'd say hers is the best Greek I have ever had, including a week of meals in Greece itself! In any... 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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