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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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Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This food is authentic greek food. I should know I'm greek!There spankopita was made just right, the lamb is delicious, and I could go on for days about the amazing food and atmosphere. This is a must if you are in Charleston.

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

Our deepest appreciation for your heartfelt comments. We hope your next experience with us is just as enjoyable. Have a great day, Vasilios & Socrates More 

New York City, New York
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most authentic Greek culinary experience outside of Greece and an amazing staff that projects that renowned Greek hospitality!!! Loved it!

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

Our deepest appreciation for your heartfelt comments. We hope your next experience with us is just as enjoyable. Have a great day, Vasilios & Socrates More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been eating at Athens for 20+ years. I don't recall having a bad meal and our most recent visit was no different. Lots of good food at a fair price. Will continue to visit.

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Thank touron4
AthensRestaurant, Owner at Athens Restaurant & Grill, responded to this review

Our deepest appreciation for your heartfelt comments. We hope your next experience with us is just as enjoyable. Have a great day, Vasilios & Socrates More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten at this restaurant a number of times before and have noticed a decline in the experience. We waited about six months since our last meal to return in hopes the experience would improve. It has not and is continuing to decline. Our waitress - Anglea was NOT customer friendly. Her attitude clearly indicated she... More 

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Thank JimFitz66
AthensRestaurant, Owner at Athens Restaurant & Grill, responded to this review

Dear James, First of all, I would like to thank you for your patronage for the 10 years. After a very hard and serious meeting over a Greek coffee with my lovely Greek philosopher donkey, Socrates, we have decided to say thank you for the beautiful last 10 years and our apologies for the incident that occurred during your last... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon by mistake. On James Island, about 20 minutes from Charleston. Nice, quiet atmosphere. Good food, and will definitely go back.

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

Thank you for the kind words. We hope during your next stop we are able to give you a five-star experience. Have a great day, Vasilios & Socrates More 

South Windsor, Connecticut
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We were very pleased that the owner of the home we were visiting suggested the Athens Restaurant. This was our first visit to Charleston, and spent the afternoon in the downtown/historical area. When we looked for a place to eat, it seemed there were no reasonably priced restaurants to be found. Virtually every restaurant was billed as a 'fine' dining... More 

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Thank FloydBaran
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

I have lived in Charleston for 10 years and Athens continues to be one of my favorite restaurants. The food is great and reasonably priced, but it is the service and atmosphere that really set this place apart. They truly welcome you as if you are family and I have always been treated that way regardless of who waits on... More 

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Thank rsaxman
Charleston
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Have been going here for 8 years, and have never had a bad experience. Always greeted by one of the owners. Usually have enough to take home for next meal!!

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Thank Don F
Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

My wife and I have dined or takeout at Athens for over 10 years. Consistently good food and portions... Mazes platter & Greek chicken are our favorites. This is a nice neighborhood restaurant, not an expensive downtown facility. Staff has been great.

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Thank Michael L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Server was a sweet kid. We ordered a side salad, hummus and stuffed grape leaves. The salad was drenched in vinegar and had one piece of tomato, one slice of cucumber and one olive. Grape leaves were not fresh rather withered with dry meat inside. Hummus was so thick like wet sand- had to add oil. Bread was fresh.

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

Dear Pamela, Me and my Donkey Socrates went over your review, and thought it was a little harsh. The two appetizers you critiqued are the most popular. But again not everyone's tastes are the same for every individual food expert, there ate a 100 more people with a positive taste. We have been in business for 35 years, me and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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

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