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Athens Restaurant & Grill

$$ - $$$
James Island
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1939 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412-2114
+1 843-762-1229
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Summerville, South Carolina
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 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 delivered in a timely manner (restaurant was not busy while we were there) and the... More 

Thank Willbaugh
Udon Thani, Thailand
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74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Nothing drives me crazy more than poor service. Advertise happy hour, but different in restaurant. Waiter rude and did not make us feel welcome. Didn't know our order or what came with it. We had to tell hime several times. We both had same drinks but charged differently. He said he was unable to fix it. Just not a pleasant... More 

Thank ThaiDean
Charleston, South Carolina
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152 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

In a town where new trendy restaurants are vying for the title of Charleston's hippest new eatery, predictability and reliability sometimes gets a bad rap. With a menu that has changed very little in 25 years, places like Athens can easily be ignored. This would be a mistake. The menu is diverse, well executed, and decidedly Greek. The food is... More 

Thank lowlander46
Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy Greek food, Athens restaurant is a treat. Go hungry because the portions are huge. Simple Greek salad with dressing was basic but delicious. Their homemade bread is addictive as are the Greek potatoes. Great family restaurant and pizza is yummy. Prices are very affordable and it's locally owned. Worth a visit!

Thank _angierines
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a local restaurant at a great price, this is it. Good for breakfast. Does have limited hours.

Thank Rita W
Williamsburg, Virginia
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Stopped here for dinner and we were very impressed. The food was very good. We tried kabob plate, gyro platter, spanikotpia and pizza. Everything was very good and very authentically Greek in flavor and presentation. Prices were fair and service was very good as well. We'll stop there again next time we are in town.

Thank WEGL185
Charleston SC
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173 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stopped here a few times when we first came to CHS maybe 8-10 years ago. It was fine. I mean it was a gyro and fries. Another time we did dinner and they had some other Greek options and we tried a number but it was all just OK. Decided to give it another try. Bummer. They may have moved... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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142 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This restaurant is in a lovely building and when it first opened the food was great. Now not so great. The same for the service. The food is good but just average. If you are looking for really great Greek food I would suggest somewhere else.

Thank huskyf57
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I had the gyro platter and my wife had the moussaka. Both came with a salad. The salad was one slice of tomato, one slice of cucumber, one black olive, some bland feta, and a lot of leaf lettuce. I am guessing the oily stuff was dressing; it had no detectable flavor. The gyro platter was a pita with a... More 

Thank footloosefogey
Greenville, South Carolina
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287 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Stopped in after visiting the Festival of Lights with another couple for dinner. Very enjoyable -- I had the combo gyro and chicken platter and the gyro was good although I don't think it was freshly carved and the chicken did not have much flavor. The tzatziki sauce -- while very tasty was a bit soupy. My wife had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1939 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412-2114
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > James Island
  • Neighbourhood: James Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-762-1229

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