Our Story 

Welcome to Athens, a family owned Greek restaurant established in 1980 in the heart of the Charleston. We came to this area with the instilled mindset that our Greek ancestors had of sharing our love of Mediterranean food with the world. This inspiration allowed us to open the doors of Athens Restaurant forty years ago. Little did we expect to be so embraced by our community & we are thankful everyday for your continued support. We hope that Athens restaurant can cultivate inspiration, cultural appreciation, and the opportunity to enjoy the taste of old world flavors. We look forward to sharing your next meal with us. Thank you for being a continued part of our journey and we look forward to continually serving our community. 

Our Mission


At Athens, our mission is to provide you with an inviting atmosphere, coupled with good food, service, and unequaled quality in the heart of Charleston. We strive to stay true to our traditional family Greek recipes, while also setting the pace with new heart healthy-style dishes to take care of you and your company. By blending tradition with innovation, we stress the use of pure virgin olive oil in each of our recipes. This is one way we consciously cook our food to reduce cholesterol intake, thus reducing the risk of heart disease. We strive for our customers to enjoy our recipes, while experiencing the long term benefits of a Mediterranean diet. 

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."

Pericles (495-429 B.C.)

1939 Maybank Highway

Charleston, SC 29412


Hours of Operation 

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed 

Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11 - 2 pm // 4 - 9 pm 

Sunday: 4 - 8 pm