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The National Restaurant

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Organic, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, Pub
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232 West Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA 30601
+1 706-549-3450
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious upscale for Athens

Try the hangar steak and the basque dessert (buttery shortbread cake with peach ice cream, candied pecan and pickled blueberries--better than it sounds).

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
gbellamy
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Try the hangar steak and the basque dessert (buttery shortbread cake with peach ice cream, candied pecan and pickled blueberries--better than it sounds).

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful dinner. Smart dishes with attention to details. Plating was top-notch. Service was spot-on and accommodating. Good wine selection. Highly recommended.

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Georgia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I love the National. I tend to sit on the bar side and enjoy wine with small plates. Every single thing is delicious, the service is outstanding, and if you go early, parking isn't a nightmare.

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Athens, Georgia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great place for a date or group dinner. Food is locally procured, dishes change seasonally, wine selection is unbelievably good!

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Colbert
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wonderful service, food, and atmosphere! We love to grab a bite to eat and then see a movie at Cine!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Delicious food, a kitschy, hometown feel (I kept looking over my shoulder for my grandma and her friends), and such creativity on a plate! The produce is fresh and local and things I am still learning to eat, like radishes and fennel - done in a way that makes you want to eat it. Service is friendly and attentive but... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great dishes, wonderful chef, nice wine list, relaxed and classy atmosphere. Also love having a cocktail, always very special and delicious before dining.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Really good dessert. Some sort of blueberry pound cake, with peach gelato, and pickled blueberries... Great appetizer and entrees. Service was excellent.

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Okemos, Michigan
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Amazing food, creative menu and fresh dishes. Great restaurant to go with friends, the atmosphere was great!

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Medicine Park, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My fourth visit while traveling...can't miss for excellent food. The Confit Chicken was absolutely awesome. This is our go to place for a great lunch. Good choice of mixed drinks and local beers.

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Additional Information about The National Restaurant

Address: 232 West Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA 30601
Phone Number: +1 706-549-3450
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Organic, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 232 West Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA 30601
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-549-3450

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Organic, Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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