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The Grit

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199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
706-543-6592
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You don't need to be vegetarian!

The menu offerings at The Grit are super delicious. I never miss the meat! Besides the packed house and casual atmosphere, the prices are very, very comfortable!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Joanne L
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Athens, Georgia
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  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Athens, Georgia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The menu offerings at The Grit are super delicious. I never miss the meat! Besides the packed house and casual atmosphere, the prices are very, very comfortable!

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is hands-down the BEST place to eat in Athens. The food is so good! My family of meat-a-sauruses loves it! My extended family always wants to eat there when they are in town! They have the best cornbread I have ever tasted. I have tried many dishes and they are all good...sweet potato fries; Seitan Gyro Wrap, collard greens... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We decided to drop in at The Grit for lunch today. I ordered the black bean chili with cornbread and my wife ordered the spinach and cheese quesadilla, but was brought the onion and cheese quesadilla. Everything tasted delicious, so we decided to not complain about the mistaken order! The food, prices, and service were great! We were able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Grit is so awesome I plan to return every time I visit. It's my favorite restaurant so far. I tried a veggie plate where you mix and match different sides. Steamed broccoli w peanut sauce, deviled eggs (so good it's rare to find), & the golden bowl. The Grit is known for their tofu & it's no wonder why,... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Let me start by saying that neither my wife and I are vegetarian, vegan or anything close. But I will say we had a very enjoyable lunch there. My wife got the sirloin steak sandwich and I got the gyros. Both of our entrees were quite tasty and its was very hard to tell that there was no meat in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My family and I are new Nutriarian eaters (Dr. Furhman) and have been eating vegetarian and clean. The meals here are fresh, well flavored and delicious. The veggie burgers are made fresh daily and are wonderful.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The location is in a part of a triangle street wise and it appears to look quite eclectic inside. We did get seated right away but our waiter was not overly enthusiastic. However, he was efficient. My husband had the Tofu Rueben and he proclaimed it delicious. It was served on beautiful marbled rye. i ordered the cheese and onion... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I live for the GRIT! Every time I come to Athens, it is our first stop. How can you beat the organic, healthy tastes as well as the friendly waitstaff and fabulous location? I love the Golden Bowl but truly, I have never had a bad bite in the place. If you are inclined towards a plant-based food plan, run... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

If you are near Athens GA this is the place to eat especially if you are a vegetarian or vegan. Everyone in our group enjoyed their food and the service was excellent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Ok, I'm not the biggest fan of Grit. Probably because I'm not a vegetarian. However, my meal was ok. But, if you like to eat healthy food, give it a try. You'll probably like it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 706-543-6592

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 to 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?