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Athens Restaurant & Grill

1939 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412 (James Island)
(843) 762-1229
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Ranked #286 of 736 restaurants in Charleston
Cuisines: Greek, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: James Island
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62% Recommend
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English first
brownsville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

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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Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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Cleveland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We have eaten here many times as we are locals. The food is good and so are the prices. The mezes platter that is an app is big enough for me as an entree and you get a great sampling. My husband enjoys the eggplant and the lamb.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

I have been eating at this place since the early 80's and they have been very consistant over the years. Great steaks, great chicken and the best gyros I've had. The waitress was not the best on our last visit but the good food more than makes up for the slow service. Usually the service is as good as the... More

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Charleston, SC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is one of my "go to" places when wanting a casual place to eat with friends. The food is fantastic with good Greek selections. There is a nice patio and the service is great. The ambience is OK, the place is not too noisy so it's a great place to be when you want to be able to talk... More

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Augusta Ga
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Really glad we happened upon this place. Very nice atmosphere, great food at really fantastic prices. You'll be greeted at the door and seated by the owner, Vasilios. Try the 4 course dinner Mon.-Thur. for only $16.00!!! You'll leave with a doggy bag even if you're a big eater with a big appetite like me. I was with someone who... More

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