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Athenian Garden

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619 S New York Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-9700
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Edison, New Jersey
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Need I say more. The chef cursed at me because I returned a dish & threatened to call the police. Avoid this place at all costs.

Thank lugsdaddy
Linwood, New Jersey
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting this restaurant although we do live locally! We were nicely greeted when we first walked in and were seated promptly. I had the chicken slouvaki and my husband had the gyro platter, both were delicious. We also had the lentil soup and that was very good also. The waiter could have smiled a little... More 

Thank Karen G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there in our first day in NJ, free desert offered for Marriott guests staying nearby. Overall food was very below par. Gyro was over cooked and very dry, chicken wrap had cold chicken, the giant prawns were cooked, or should I say not cooked, from frozen and served still frozen in the middle. Free desert was shared between 3,... More 

Thank Ravinder S
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service and atmosphere of the restaurant were both very nice in this small community-orientated restaurant but the food was quite expensive for what it was. The chicken I ordered was rubbery but the sauce was nice. As a Londoner, I didn't really like it and feel a much tastier meal can be found for the same price. They also... More 

Thank TiTeMa2000
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I spent two days nearby to celebrate anniversary and trying to find a local place to eat that would make the occasion. Found it and loved it. Family there was great and the food was awesome. I had the lamb chops and wife had Greek chicken salad. Pricing not bad for great food. Place was clean and will... More 

1 Thank rgarciajr7
Smithville, New Jersey
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96 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We dined here for dinner and our food was delicious. We started with an eggplant spread and warm pitas that was so good. I had a Greek salad with a chicken kabob and my husband had a gyro and fries. Everything was tasty. It's a BYOB. It's a family run business and they are all nice.

Thank Kimberly B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We visited the Athenian Garden yesterday and we were very impressed with the food and service. Today after spending much of the day in the sun we just wanted to relax in our hotel with a good meal. We decided to order take out from the Athenian Garden since we had such a pleasurable experience. Everything was cooked to perfection... More 

Thank Thomas L. R
Hudson, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Best Greek food that I have had in years. Very friendly staff, service was outstanding. My sister is a Celiac and gluten free friendly dinner options are available.

1 Thank micheleboda
Paoli, PA
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My friends and I love the food but the service was subpar. Every other table got warm pita when they sat down, not us. Also the waiter literally never cracked a smile or said thank you. If you like Greek food- it was great!

Thank KHencken
Athenian G, Owner at Athenian Garden, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the food at Athenian garden. we do not bring pita bread on the table unless you order it. We serve pita with all the dips(humus ,tzatziki,skordalia for example.) as for the waiter he served you in timely manner and was polite. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you enjoy Greek food, visit this restaurant. It's small but they take reservations. The staff is pleasant. A plus is it's a BYOD place.

Thank Ronald M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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

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