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White Tiger Gourmet

217 Hiawassee Avenue, Athens, GA
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Ranked #21 of 333 restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: American
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81% Recommend
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English first
Calhoun, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I would not call it gourmet,but it was good and satisfying. You could tell by the ambulance double parked out front that the locals eat here. Service is not fast,so I'm sure the paramedics called ahead. Those who showed up on this Saturday lunch trip were laid back students and young hippies. We tried a pimento cheese burger, BBQ tacos,... More

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Athens, Ga.
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My hubby and I were searching for a different place to eat, happened upon this, and were absolutely thrilled. The aroma of meat smoking was other worldly, if that's possible!! The owner, who is also the chef, was trained professionally at New York's Culinary Institute of America. Located in the historic Boulevard district, the former grocery store, Davis House, once... More

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Athens, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Visited at 12pm in a Saturday lunchtime - fairly busy as you might expect but not outrageously so. Service was polite but not exactly rapid. That's fine but I don't expect to then wait 45 mins for 4 BBQ sandwiches. Got the impression it was the same wait for everyone. Pork was well smoked but nothing out of the ordinary.

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Greensboro, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you look at there photos above, it is not what many people would envision as a gourmet restaurant exterior or interior. The shelves on the rear wall have toys and games for kids. A glass meat case from a previous store is covered with white paper where children can use crayons to draw. The tables don't match,and "al fresco"... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This restaurant represents all the many things I love about Athens; eclectic, casual, great food and atmosphere. I'm always looking for ways to show my kids that you shouldn't judge something (or someone) by their appearance. This was the perfect lesson! Yes, it looks a little run down on the outside but that's what makes it special, along with the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My UGA foodie son recommended we have lunch at White Tiger Gourmet. It's a yummy delight off the beaten path inside a small, non-descript, unassuming vintage neighborhood grocery store. Once inside, the menu reveals bar be que, daily specials and more prepared with a creative twist. Intentional eclectic interior - extinct grocery store meets quirky folk art and colorful yard... More

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Linares, Andalucia, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The food at White Tiger is sooooo delicious! It's southern food with a unique twist. Fun, local feel and outdoor seating. Great option outside of downtown and located in the Boulevard neighborhood.

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Athens, GA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This evaluation is based on three trips here for lunch in the past two months. I tried the BBQ sandwich, BBQ tacos, and chicken sandwich. All were just a mess, with juices and sauce dripping out everywhere. The sandwich buns were soggy, and probably not toasted - you can't tell because they get so wet. The BBQ itself is okay.... More

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Athens, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I eat here often and I think almost all of their stuff is great. But this is not the place to go if you are looking for a classy experience. The atmosphere of White Tiger is more like your eccentric neighbor invited you over for a sandwich. For me, that is my kind of place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Go here for super delicious food in a casual atmosphere. Best BBQ, best burger, best veggie sandwiches, grilled veggies, Mac and cheese, etc.

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