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Athens Restaurant & Grill

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1939 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412-2114
(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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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The three of us pulled into Charleston around 9:00pm hoping to find something quick to eat. We drove past a place and pulled into a parking lot to turn around when my son's girlfriend pointed out that there was a restaurant right in front of us. After discussion, we decided to give it a go. We returned intentionally on our... More 

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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a bad place to eat. It's decor is a bit diner-ish but they did at least have some Greek music playing. We shared a Gyros platter between two. It was OK but the pitta bread looked suspiciously like Chef had bought a long life pitta from Publix. It wasn't very tasty or authentic and was quite tough.... More 

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

I would like to thank you for visiting our restaurant. Our apologies for our pita bread not being up to your standards. Also, thank you for your nice comments about our cold beer and Greek music. Now I understand you are on a spending budget like all of us. Together, let's approach things with a reason: you were not charged... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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 July 14, 2016

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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143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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 July 6, 2016

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
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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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16 reviews
13 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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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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 29412-2114
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > James Island
  • Neighborhood: James Island
  • Phone Number: (843) 762-1229

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