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Nona

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French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Sandwiches
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279 E. Broad St, Athens, GA
+1 706-353-7065
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Continuing an Athens tradition in Creole and Cajun fine dining. What...
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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great oysters

We have eatten here several times. The service is always great and so are the oysters however you order them. The special last week was swordfish which was incredible--rich and meaty and well seasoned. The gumbo was a bit spicy but my companion loved the veal and creamed spinach. It is right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
DianeXXXX
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Monticello, Florida
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Monticello, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have eatten here several times. The service is always great and so are the oysters however you order them. The special last week was swordfish which was incredible--rich and meaty and well seasoned. The gumbo was a bit spicy but my companion loved the veal and creamed spinach. It is right downtown with convenient parking. The bar is always... More 

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NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Diane! We appreciate your continued business and support and it’s such a delight you were able to make it in for our swordfish special last week. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I enjoyed a nice Sunday brunch at Nona. The salmon is superb. Kudos to the personnel. Very professional. You can have Terrapin beer or pick from the large wine collection

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

Pascal, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. We will pass your compliments along to our head chef about the salmon, and we will make sure our staff reads this review to hear about the great service they provided. Please visit NONA again soon! More 

roswell
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A relatively new spot that we really enjoy. Cajun inspired, but nice variety for everyone. Service is too notch and its a really cool space

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive experiences at NONA. We love reading feedback from our newer guests and we appreciate all of your kind words. Please stop by again soon! More 

Kernersville, NC
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Good food with the New Orleans theme. Service was lacking.. Had to ask several times for anything. Was there for my granddaughters graduation. only one waiter for room with several groups.

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

We appreciate that you took the time to provide us with honest feedback. The observations from our guests are integral to our growth and we view your review as an opportunity for improvement. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our New Orleans cuisine and we hope you will dine with us again in the near future! More 

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

i must admit that I am a hard judge of New Orleans cuisine, having lived in the area for years. Nona is a fancy restaurant offering excellent examples of Creole food such as shrimp creole, crab cakes, fried shrimp catfish and oysters. All were very good but just under the mark. However I am sure Nona is the best of... More 

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

SBChandler, We appreciate that you took the time to provide us with positive feedback, especially since you are a hard judge of New Orleans cuisine! It puts a smile on our face to hear that you find the décor and service wonderful. We hope to see you again in the near future for another great Creole meal. More 

Athens, Georgia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In the mid 1990's it was known as Harry Bissets Restaurant, however only the name changed. The Louisiana Cajun cuisine is still the finest in the state, and the same management team is in place. I start every meal with Oysters Rockefeller, and usually a fish entrée. I have NEVER been disappointed. My favorite seat.... Upstairs at table #23. They... More 

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

LarryExum, it means so much to hear feedback from such a loyal customer of ours! We are happy to hear you are such a fan of our food. We are glad table 23 means so much to you and that we could be a part of so many great memories. Thanks for sharing your story with us! More 

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Wanted to try something new, and ended up here. We did not have reservations, but were seated within minutes...even with it being graduation week at UGA! Our waitress was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and specials. Started out with the appetizers of shrimp and grits, and the crawfish cakes. Shrimp and grits may have been the best we... More 

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NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this review

Stacy, thank you for sharing your 5 star experience with us. We are glad the shrimp and grits were the best you have ever had! We appreciate your kind words and feedback. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you. More 

Athens, Georgia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I went here for a friends birthday party. This place is a good place to go for a little cajun food. The last experience however was disappointing, I do not know if it was because of the size of our party or what. The restaurant was not very busy, in fact they were still setting up for dinner while we... More 

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NONA279, Manager at Nona, responded to this review

We are very concerned with the less than extraordinary experience you had as our guest. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service and satisfaction and that does not appear to be the case here. We wish you would've addressed these concerns while you were here so you could see just how much we appreciate your business. We extend our... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

It was a friend birthday and he chose the restaurant. We were seated promptly by a very friendly hostess. It took five to ten minutes for our server to arrive at our table. We were the only people downstairs. At which point I could tell he was annoyed and thought great not going to get a good tip from them.... More 

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Athens, Georgia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My family went to eat there on a Friday night. After being seated, they waited an hour and 45 minutes before they received their food due to the insufficient wait staff. Their food was average at best, which is really bad considering the cost was on the high side. If I pay $20+ an entree, I expect great food. I... More 

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NONA279, Owner at Nona, responded to this review

We regret to hear your experience wasn’t up to par. We will take this feedback into consideration. We are always looking for ways to improve, and we appreciate your critique. Please let management know how your experience is next time you come in and we will do our best to accommodate! 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
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Sandwiches

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 279 E. Broad St, Athens, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-353-7065

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Sandwiches

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?