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Our Story 

Welcome to Athens, a family owned Greek restaurant established in 1980 in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. We came to this area with the mindset of sharing our love of Mediterranean food with you by creating a unique dining experience that features old world recipes passed down from our Greek ancestors. This inspiration allowed us to open the doors of Athens Restaurant & Grill forty years ago. Little did we expect to be so embraced by our community and for that we are so thankful and appreciative for your unwavering support. We hope that our restaurant can cultivate inspiration, excitement for new flavors, and the opportunity to enjoy the taste of our family's old world recipes. We look forward to sharing your next meal with us. 

Greek Ancient Sculpture of Warrior
Rows of Pillars

Our Mission


At Athens, our mission is to provide you with an inviting atmosphere, accompanied by good food, service, and an unparalleled location here in Charleston. We strive to stay true to our family's traditional Greek recipes, while also remaining health conscious. Our recipes encompass healthy and natural ingredients aimed at providing a wide variety of different options suited for everyone. We try to promote healthy cooking by preparing meals using pure virgin olive oil. The benefits of cooking your meals using olive oil as the base can aim at reducing cholesterol levels, which helps you take care of your heart & reduce the risk of heart disease. These are just a few ways we take a holistic approach of being health conscious when it comes to preparing meals, using the freshest finely-sourced ingredients that are seamlessly interwoven into our Greek family recipes. 

"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.)

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