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The Grit

199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
706-543-6592
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Ranked #6 of 333 restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

As meat eaters this is our second time at the Grit. The service was wonderful and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I had a sale with tofu and the lemon tahini dressing and my husband had the grilled 'steak' sandwich. The potions where really large which was great and the whole meal plus two soft drinks only came to... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It is always a joy to have a meal at The Grit in Athens, with it's interesting ambiance and its homogenous customers, i.e., ranging from students to professorial elder types. The golden bowl (tofu, soy sauce and nutritional yeast with brown rice) is a legend and for those who remember breakfast in the South before they became a vegetarian, it... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had everything from appetizer , meal, drinks and desserts for our family of five. One of the best restaurants veggie or non-veggie!!! Great service also!!!

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Athens, GA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I've been here three times for dinner, and now feel like I can write a review. The service has always been very good. The food has been inconsistent. For example, I've had the gyro twice, and one came with much more fake meat than the other time. The fries are sometimes good, sometimes not so good. The point is that... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have only come here once. I plan to take everyone I can back with me. I love the exterior of the building as well as the interior design. It's not too franchised and generic looking with all the antique junk they put on the walls in most places. Yet,you still feel like you are in a one of a... More

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Royston, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I remember when The Grit first opened back in the 80's. I wasn't really interested in vegetarian cuisine at the time, but I tried it anyway and have been crazy about The Grit ever since! I could eat their Hummus and their Tabbouleh every day of the week! Be sure to try the Black Bean Chile and the quesadillas are... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

In the three years I lived in Athens, I spent countless hours enjoying meals here with carnivores and vegetarians alike. The food is just awesome. This restaurant single-handedly changed my notion of what a chili cheese dog could be. With their chili and sharp cheddar... I'm drooling as I type. I went back a couple of weeks ago and, thankfully,... More

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Athens, GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

By far one of my favorite restaurants. I eat here once a week, on average. Veggie plate is always a winner, with tons of options that vary daily. Worth your time!

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a vegetarian restaurant - it's delicious and amazing. Pick up a copy of their cookbook if you can. Don't leave without trying the Golden Bowl. Amazing food and good value.

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Athens, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Awesome food. An Athens classic. Menu is quite varied and always has something to satisfy even the most skeptical carnivore in the group.

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