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Athens Restaurant & Grill

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1939 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 762-1229
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 9
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food Is Always Good

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
Black-Cloud-6
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Summerville, South Carolina
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  • Families with children
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Four of us arrived at 4:25 PM for an early dinner. Although the web-site said they had happy hour prices, the waitress new nothing about. We ordered waters and it was after 4:30 when she said the computer said they did have happy hours on drinks and three entrees. We asked the price of the entrees and she said she... More 

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Jacksonville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Delightful dinner with wife. Hadn't been in a while and was pleasantly surprised. Owner met us at the door and took us to a nice outdoor table by the bubbling fountain. Service was prompt and professional by Jeffrey. We had Greek Margarita s and followed up with Greek salad. Fresh and tasty. Dinner was Mousaka for me and wife had... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

everything is good. the eggplant appetizer, the mezes platter appetizer 1/2 chicken, gyros, salads and spanikopita are excellent. It is located near the Pour House and the Terrace movie theater. Make a night of it starting at the Athens restaurant.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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

Dear Amy, In response to your review January 28, 2015 . First we would like to thank you, for your nice comments about how good the food was. We do value your business. However, we would like to correct you, to the way you calculated your ticket. As a result you thought it was too expensive. Our lunch Gyro Platter... More 

Summerville, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1939 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > James Island
  • Neighborhood: James Island
  • Phone Number: (843) 762-1229

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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