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Athens Restaurant & Grill

1939 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412-2114
+1 843-795-0957
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
“gyro platter” (8 reviews)
“greek chicken” (6 reviews)
“spanakopita” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1939 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412-2114
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food, large portions, and friendly, kind service. My family of 4 has the challenge of feeding a vegetarian teenager and a picky younger child. Everyone found choices and really liked their meal. The kids menu is great and simple (typical kid food-not smaller portions...More

Thank T4familyNC
Reviewed May 2, 2018

This place has been around a while, with good reason. Though the prices may seem high, the quality is worth it. The stuffed mushroom appetizer was good. The side salad for most entres had one olive, andone cucumber. BUT the pita with gyro made up...More

Thank lowcountry101
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

I have driven past Athens numerous occasions. I so wanted to try it. I will never drive by again! This is amazing, and authentic. Don't, don't miss this!!!! Written on Easter Sunday.

Thank bgcn
Reviewed March 25, 2018

I stopped in for the soup because it was cold and damp. Had avgolemono (egg-lemon) soup and Greek-style stuffed grapeleaves. Both were delicious. It could only have been better if they served Greek coffee.

Thank araisis
Reviewed March 8, 2018

When we want Greek food this is where we go in Charleston. I think I've tried everything on their menu and have always been impressed. From their specials, to traditional all the way to their pizza. The appetizer meatballs are to die for!

Thank Monte S
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

This was a first time visit but rest assured I’ll be back. The customer service was great and the owner Mr Bill came out greeted us and spent time learning about our preferences. The food was authentic, hot and very satisfying.

Thank jackiegodlock
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

I was a great fan of this restaurant in the past, but this last time Greek chicken was so over cooked and dry, it was uneatable. I complained but was told that was the way the did it. I won’t go back.More

Thank Victoria O
AthensRestaurant, Owner at Athens Restaurant & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

It is not our policy to debate or argue with our dear customers. I feel as an owner your comments were not justified. Since I was very aware from the beginning about the situation, first of all you came in with an attitude for unknown...More

Reviewed June 8, 2017

Inside has an old fashioned feel & look, but the food is tasty and the service is good. It's quiet and there is outdoor seating also.

Thank bbg130
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

OMGOSH! It was amazing! First time visit and we will be going back! The food and alcoholic drinks were great!

Thank Kayla K
Reviewed February 26, 2017

We had a nice afternoon meal. The food is the best Greek food that we've had in the Charleston area. This is compared to two other Greek restaurants and the food served at the Charleston Greek Festival. Ordered Greek salad, Pastitsio, & Spanakopita. Food was...More

Thank Willbaugh
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February 26, 2015|
Response from Amy C | Reviewed this property |
It guess you over charged me then. I have the receipt to prove it. Not even was I charged that but I was charged twice, had to bring it to your attention and had to wait 3 days for a refund to hit my checking account. On top... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1939 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412-2114
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > James Island
  • Neighborhood: James Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-795-0957
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At Athens, our mission is to provide you with a family atmosphere, complete with good food, service, reasonable prices and unequaled quality. Although traditional dishes are our mainstays, we are setting the pace with new Heart Healthy-style dishes. By blending tradition with innovation, we stress the use of pure virgin olive oil in each of our dishes, thus cutting your cholesterol intake, and reducing the risk of heart disease. Thank you for being our friends, and making this family-owned restaurant such a success!
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