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279 E. Broad St, Athens, GA
+1 706-353-7065
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Ranked #26 of 342 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, French, Seafood, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Continuing an Athens tradition in Creole and Cajun fine dining. What began in 1985 as Harry Bissett's New Orleans Cafe, lives on at NONA. Located across from the University Of Georgia's historic North Campus, is the most pleasant spot downtown for lunch or dinner. NONA features three distinct dining areas: the Bayou Room, the Atrium Balcony and the gorgeous upstairs Dining Room. Enter the restaurant through the warm and welcoming old style bar and sit in an atmosphere capturing a feel of Jazz and Mardi Gras. NONA offers dishes inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Louisiana. Delectable dishes prepared with only the finest of ingredients daily. Sample Oysters Rockefeller and Bienville, Shrimp and Grits or Sherry Crab Soup. Feast on delicious entrees such as the French Quarter Filet or Chicken Rochambeau. Chef William Shay and his accomplished staff offer daily specials that suit the most discriminating palate. Weekends are unique with our New Orleans inspired Brunch served Saturday and Sunday and are not to be missed. Be sure to check back often to learn of upcoming events and celebrations. We look forward to serving you!
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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My family, and I came here the other week to eat out. The food was great, but we did had an mix up with my order. I ordered a grilled fish plate but it came out fried. I ended up eating it anyways because the service was pretty slow, and after being there many hours I just wanted to hurry... More

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NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this review

Marian, We are sorry to hear that your experience at our restaurant was not up to par. We appreciate your feedback on the service as we are always looking for areas to improve upon. We apologize again for the mix-up, and we hope you will give us another shot the next time you are in the area. More

Savannah, Georgia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My experience was mixed in almost every category. The location is of course great. It is a bit disappointing that the outdoor area is so small. No more than 4 people can sit out there. Not much they can do about that though. Inside atmosphere is very nice. Has a NOLA feel to it, especially in the back room with... More

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Took a large group for dinner during a business meeting while in Athens. The service was excellent and food was even better. They were able to accommodate our group as if we were a table of 4. Will return again

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NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this review

Dear Unclejed13, Thank you for sharing your great experience with us. We appreciate your business and you taking the time to write a great review for us. We hope to see you again soon! More

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

While perusing downtown Athens on Labor Day, we decided to pop in to NONA for lunch. Our quick lunch ended up taking far too long. We waited and waited for our food for at least 45 minutes. I ordered the red beans and rice and my husband ordered a sandwich. Not sure what could have taken so long, but there... More

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NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this review

Dear Deewestbrook, We are very sorry to hear about this poor experience that you have described. Normally our service is prompt and attentive. We are sorry that you were not informed of the portion size that you ordered during lunch. Customer satisfaction is very important to us and if you decide to give us another try we will do everything... More

Eatonton, Georgia
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

NONA is the same location and management of the former Harry Bissett's NOLA cuisine. An outstanding menu with great daily specials. Had a wonderful lunch with a cup of gumbo and half an oyster Po Boy for the bargain price of $10. GM, Neil Smith, was there when George Davis had Harry's and is very visible in the daily operation... More

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

Dear Travelers31024, Thank you for the great review! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal and we hope we will see you again sometime soon. More

Columbus, Georgia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We ate dinner here after moving our child into his dorm. The view from the top floor over the front of North Campus was great and the décor was nice. The creamy garlic dressing on the salads was great but my iceberg wedge should have been much colder instead of room temperature to put it in the 'excellent' zone. The... More

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NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this review

Dear 2D1B, Thank you for your valuable input. We appreciate your business and are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals overall. Stop back and see us again the next time you are visiting your son! Thanks for the review. More

Atlanta USA
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192 reviews 192 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice building - super location - ask for upstairs if you want a quieter table. Oysters were good - so was the seafood medley - swift service. It does have a nice bar downstairs for casual gatherings - give it a try and I think you'll be pleased you did.

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NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this review

Dear Expattraveler100, Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and we hope we will see you again soon! More

Canton, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This restaurant is outstanding the filet mignon was well seasoned, potatoes delicious, the French onion soup was out of this world and the service was phenomenal. You're missing out if you don't try this spot.

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NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this review

Dear HThomas7, We are so pleased to hear that you loved the French Onion soup and the Filet Mignon! Thank you for the great review. We look forward to your next visit. More

Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were with a party of twelve, a group large enough to often challenge servers and kitchens, but our server was excellent, all orders were fully accurate and every one thoroughly enjoyed their meals. I had the Eggplant Pirogue. It was the most unique presentation of etoufee I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying. This will absolutely be a "must... More

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon and often! Neil Smith, general manager More

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Entering through the bar, we were led through several intimate eating areas up some stairs to an upstairs dining room in this New Orleans style restaurant. We had the room to ourselves on a Thursday night - nice for a party of 10. Lovely view out the window of the UGA campus. Lots of tempting menu options made it hard... More

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and ratings. We look forward to serving again and often! More

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Additional Information about Nona

Address: 279 E. Broad St, Athens, GA
Phone Number: +1 706-353-7065
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, French, Seafood, Sandwiches

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