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199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
706-543-6592
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Ranked #6 of 343 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
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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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 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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Johnson City, Tennessee
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I've been to The Grit a couple of times when visiting Athens. I'm not a vegetarian, but I prefer food that is heavily toward the vegetable end of the spectrum. The Grit has a comfy, casual vibe and the food is pretty tasty. They don't have a particularly creative menu, but everything tastes good. I'd recommend trying the southern style... More 

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georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I love the food here and make it a point o always take out of town guests to eat here. The golden bowl and the specials are always outstanding.The yeast gravy is quite addicting and I highly recommend it over their mashers!!

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Pensacola, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Its not everyday you find a place where both meat and veg eaters are happy, but this place is THAT place! It is so nice to know I can order everything on the menu without asking if it has meat added (greens, sous, beans, etc...) AND have my meat eating family enjoy it right along with me without complaint! A... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had a birthday celebration recently at The Grit and the birthday girl is a vegan. I loved my noodle bowl and all of us raved about the food. Very friendly atmosphere and just a great celebration.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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151 reviews 151 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

For 15 years a highlight of visiting Athens is to get a The Grit Golden Bowl with veggies and cheese! Lots of other good stuff too (except not crazy about their brunch) so give it a try! Very "Athens"

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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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