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Athenian Garden

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619 S New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-9700
609-748-1818
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never miss it when in the area

We travel through here annually and always try to eat here. We have tried many items on the menu and enjoyed them all. This time it was on a Tuesday and for a while we were the only ones in the restaurant and then a few more came in. They are busier toward the weekend so I would call for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Annette A
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virginia
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virginia
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travel through here annually and always try to eat here. We have tried many items on the menu and enjoyed them all. This time it was on a Tuesday and for a while we were the only ones in the restaurant and then a few more came in. They are busier toward the weekend so I would call for... More 

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Thank Annette A
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is there an option for 'No star' ?! So I have 3 scenarios to give a horrible review on this place. My coworkers and I travel to this area often and have been to this place several times as the food there is genuinely good. The family who owns this restaurant knows some coworkers (who travel very often) on first... More 

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Thank KVNair
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a family owned and operated, authentic Greek restaurant, off the beaten path, just outside of Atlantic City. Food is always consistently good. Staff is friendly. Place is clean with easy and free parking. Food is traditional Greek. You almost feel as if you are eating in a large, warm, intimate Family dining area. If you are in the... More 

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Thank Frank G
Galloway, New Jersey
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Athenian Garden is a wonderful restaurant. It is small but the ambience is quite cozy. The staff is very friendly. I always use their take-out service. I've had the baked sea bass meal (lavraki). Yummmmmmmmy!!!!!!!!!

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Thank Wanda L
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Yes, we're spoiled, having recently traveled to Greece. But we get better Greek food in our home town.

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Thank RichNass
New Jersey
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The food is always good. The owner is not so good. He's the problem and it trickles down to his overworked and overwhelmed family who wait tables here.

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1 Thank micromanage
Ossining, New York
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a mom and pop restaurant that produces excellent Greek dishes.The dishes are not stereotypes..They are fresh well prepared made from scratch..Do not be in a hurry as it takes time to cook them. Service is slow but friendly and thorough... BYOB makes for an excellent value for such a fine dinner...Restaurant is very clean and has a very... More 

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Thank Henry K
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Very nice Greek fare and BYOB. Clean if nothing special in looks. Prices are fairly reasonable. We would return if in Galloway again.

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Thank Beth S
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We ate here a couple of times during this trip, and also on previous trips to the area. The food is excellent! My husband says it's exactly like the food when he traveled to Greece. The owners are very very nice. The prices seem slightly high, but that's true of most restaurants. Overall, excellent food!

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Thank Laura U
Galloway, New Jersey, USA
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had a wonderful meal as we always do at Athenian Garden. Love the fact that it is BYOB. When the osso bucco is on special, you must order. Falafel plate is plenty for sharing as an appetizer. Noise level a bit too loud making it hard to hear anyone at the far end of the table. Maybe putting sound panels... More 

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Thank Virginia L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 619 S New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-9700
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Galloway
  • Phone Number: 609-748-1818

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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