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199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
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Ranked #6 of 346 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Demorest, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Such a sweet little restaurant in Athens, Georgia. I never imagined I would want to order a grilled cheese sandwich at a restaurant but this places makes the best! You can choose between the spinach or tomato. I always get the tomato but I can imagine the spinach is just as delicious.

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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Don't let this vegetarian restaurant scare you if you're a meat eater! The Grit has a wealth of fabulous options for all tastes. Great noodle bowls, wonderful soups, tasty side dishes that change daily, really something for everyone. The food is all so tasty you'll never miss the meat. The staff here are always so friendly and helpful and are... More 

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I tried this restaurant for the first time. I am a meat and potatoes girl, but I wanted to try it. Very nice. Even though it is vegetarian, I enjoyed the vegetable plate. Also had the daily soup. All was very good. Sweet tea was good, not too sweet. Nice menu choices. Waitress was great, friendly and helpful. Try it... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We always go here with our vegetarian family. Our Seattle kids love coming here. We love to get some ideas of cooking for our veggie family.

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Washington, DC
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I love surprises. Was in Athens on business and dropped I to The Grit for w quick lunch. Love it. Varied, interesting menu that delivered on taste. I'll definitely go back when in Athens again.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My early morning flight out of Atlanta was cancelled and so I had a morning to spend exploring Athens. Found this place online and it was near my hotel. It's not right in the center of everything, which is nice. I had a nice leisurely walk. The Grit is simple in layout and there only a few customers, some of... More 

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We were there with another couple who are frequent customers. Every one of our dishes was lukewarm at best and they should have been served hot. The hoisin sauce greenbeans seem to have ben left out to dry for a long time. They were hard and impossible to eat. Every entrée we had was barely warm, and nothing had any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Hello! my dad took me here about 3 days ago and It was amazing!!! I had the Deluxe Grilled 'Steak' without cheese (I'm a vegan) and oh. my. god. it was to die for. it was absolutely amazing if you go there make sure you get that. its also huge. so if you are going with a friend the both... More 

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South GA
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had lunch here mid-week. Stopped in on a cold winter day. Great selection of vegetarian fare. Really did not miss the meat at all! Had the Mid-E platter and the vegetable plate. Very reasonable. Hummus was very good. LOVED the stuffed tomato. Brussel sprouts were a little undercooked, but the mustard sauce was delicious.

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Canon, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My friend and I ate at The Grit today 11.12.14. He had never eaten at a vegetarian restaurant before. He had the Black Bean Chili with sour cream and onion toppings. I had the Linguine with Roasted Pepper Cream Sauce, garden salad with house dressing, Focaccia bread, and to end the meal, Elvis Cake. It was middle afternoon and there... More 

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Additional Information about The Grit

Address: 199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
Phone Number: 706-543-6592
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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