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Athens Restaurant & Grill

1939 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412 (James Island)
(843) 762-1229
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Ranked #306 of 764 Restaurants in Charleston
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Pizza
Neighborhood: James Island
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations

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Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Good food, but $14 for a gyro with a few potato wedges as a side? Seriously? Add one piece of baklava, a drink and a tip and this lunch for one was $27! That's what I would expect for a steak dinner(with wine!)

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Summerville, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Greek Cuisine is always good - services is hit and miss (never overly friendly). The Greek salads are huge, more then enough for two to share. Gyro was delish as were all other items we had.

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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I haven't been to Athens in a while so I decided to go by for lunch, good decision. Its always a difficult decision because the chicken is great as are the steaks and pizza but I went with my old favorite the Gyro platter. I've eaten gyros in many different cities and states but none compare to those at Athens.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Been going to Athens for many years and have always had a good experience. Perhaps it was a bad night. Went with a party if 6 for my grandparents 65th anniversary. Service started ok but soon it was an hour and 20 minutes and we had not received entrees. The waitress commented that there were 2 large parties and they... More 

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AthensRestaurant, Owner at Athens Restaurant & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Ellen, We at Athens would like to thank you for all the great years dining at our restaurant & the good memories you had for so many years. We don't have any excuses, but we do have some difficult nights. We are not perfect, but I will assure you we are doing our best to please our customers day... More 

brownsville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Athens is by far the best Charleston has to offer. The location is on Maybank Rd. The service and food were outstanding. Highly recommend, my choice of the evening was Lasanga this came after the house Greek salad which was the best I have had, they serve warm fresh bread that was really good. We also had an appetizer that... More 

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AthensRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Athens Restaurant & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us; we are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope to see you back soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The food was wonderful and the service for such a large group was great. We went with a group of 14 friends. Our large table was in the back so that we could talk and not worry other customers. Our server, John, was great. He managed to keep everyone happy refilling drinks and delivering salads and dinners at the appropriate... More 

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AthensRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Athens Restaurant & Grill, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful evening. Thank you for coming out to see us, and thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We will let Johnnie know that his excellent service made your evening so enjoyable, and we look forward to seeing you again! =) More 

Cleveland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Saganaki, spanakopita, gyros, and even Greek salad were so inferior to the 30 or so Greek owned restaurants I have been to worldwide. I would not recommend anyone to eat here.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We have been going to Athens for years. The reason why, is pure and simple...The Food! We love the whole menu, but my favorite is the Leg of Lamb served with Greek style potatoes and a Greek salad. I like to start out with the Greek Soup (Lemon, Rice, Chicken), and the Hummus dip or the flaming Greek Cheese Dip.... More 

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Kimberling City, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We ventured out of the historic district of Charleston to find a movie house and came across this restaurant on James Island. What a treat! My wife is Greek so we always are looking for good authentic greek food and we were not let down. Everything we tried was fantastic. If it weren't for the movie, we might have stayed... More 

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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144 reviews 144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

They really act like they are glad to see you! Service is spot on. Great menu selection and they willingly adapt to your preferences. House salad is super. In our party we had chicken, gyros, and grilled salmon. All were excellent. Portions quite large. Wish I lived closer so I could try more of the menu.

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Additional Information about Athens Restaurant & Grill

Address: 1939 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone Number: (843) 762-1229
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > James Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Greek, Pizza

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