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White Tiger Gourmet

217 Hiawassee Avenue, Athens, GA
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Ranked #20 of 322 restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
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80% Recommend
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Athens, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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10 restaurant reviews
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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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41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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Charleston, SC
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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We ate a variety of dishes. The special was a beef brisket which the person at the counter had no idea how it was cooked. That was something she should have known! The brisket was smoked and tasted wonderful but unfortunately a full HALF of it was fat. It was hard to tell in the dark just what was meat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

The smoke flavor of this tender BBQ is so yummy that it would be a crime to add sauce! This really is my favorite BBQ ever. Plus you can get a side of grilled vegetables....

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