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171 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2804
(706) 543-4770
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cute Retro Diner Diwntown

Walked here from my hotel twice to get a decent breakfast without paying $25... Great retro vibe with toys, signs and 50's booths. Good breakfast both times. Utilitarian - nothing fancy but hot, tasty filling and cheap!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Macon, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Definitely a diner atmosphere surrounded by nostalgia and old toys and trinkets. Loved the 2 egg breakfast! Staff was friendly and service was spot on. Will definitely go again.

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Leesburg
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57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Grill is a must for all who visit Athens. It is somewhat retro decorated and has looked the same as long as I can remember. I always order a cheeseburger when eating here. The fries and Feta Cheese as well as the milkshakes/malts are simply sinful! Prices are reasonable and service is most always speedy.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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89 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Walked here from my hotel twice to get a decent breakfast without paying $25... Great retro vibe with toys, signs and 50's booths. Good breakfast both times. Utilitarian - nothing fancy but hot, tasty filling and cheap!

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fortson, ga
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I have actually had to cool myself down for two days to even write this review. Never in my life have I been treated with such disrespect. Myself & a coworker were in Athens for business. We went to the diner for a late night snack before calling it a night. We sat down and I ordered a patty melt.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

there's no way to describe how good the french fries with feta sauce are at The Grill. Their shakes are the best, too, but I didn't have one on this trip. If you've never been to The Grill, don't expect the clean shiny diner thing. it's old and clean enough with weird memorabilia on its ancient walls. very fun, though.... More 

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atlanta, GA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Visit the Grill for lunch. Ordered burger plate and waited .... about 1 hour ... food still not come. The children sit in another table has same fate. When we ask the waitress about the wait ... the answer is not pleasant ... "foods already order, you just wait". We finally has to take it in the box because we... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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62 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

You can tell this place is an old institution in the city of Athens. Located right next to the UGA campus in downtown Athens, there are probably grease spots on the floor and ceiling of this place that date back to at least the sixties. Service was reasonably fast for a weekend lunch crowd that only filled about half of... More 

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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117 reviews 117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Walk through the door and it's 1940! Coca-Cola is a real deal (or a shake) and one must chose THE most correct burger - it's a task that is totally pleasant. This is on the major input to the north entrance to the campus on College Street) and is absolutely fantastic - the food, the service and LOADS of atmosphere!!!

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Macon, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were in Athens for just a night last week and decided to give The Grill a try. It was a nice stroll downtown to get there, and then the whole vintage atmosphere just pulls you in. I had a grilled cheese, and husband had a Reuben. Both the sandwiches were excellent. Husband's fries were the real deal. As well... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Was in Athens for game day - it was great food and the service was good. Atmosphere was a lot of fun would highly recommend it if you are there for a game or just visiting any other day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: (706) 543-4770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

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