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The National Restaurant

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232 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2728
+1 706-549-3450
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Athens, GA
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

National is one of the best restaurants in town. A great location downtown. I would recommend it for a special dinner out with family or friends. The prices are a little high but you get what you pay for. I recommend, I've never had a bad meal or dining experience. It's always been good.

Thank UGA_guy_Athens_GA
Athens, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The National is a small, eclectic restaurant with a great bar and even better food. I have never once left without saying "That was the best thing I have ever had!" As this is an experience it is also a premium. If you are on a budget try it at lunch.

Thank KCB326
Laurel, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but interesting lunch menu. We had the fried chicken sandwich and the chicken salad. Both were very good. Service was attentive. A very pleasant place and I wouldn't hesitate to go back for lunch or dinner.

Thank Patti T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were quick to give us a table outside even though we didn't have a reservation. The prices are high but its well worth as the food is amazing. Try the pork chops they are delicious. The dessert was even better.

Thank CCCC2222
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Now I know why our family chose this restaurant to have their special dinner before the wedding tomorrow. It appeals to a lot of different tastes and has a unique atmosphere. Superior service and fabulous food. Didn't hear one complaint from our large gathering.

Thank lissiebrook
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service! Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend!!! A must visit spot if in Athens, high end but worth it.

Thank Jim H
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145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

The locals agree with me; this is a great place to enjoy a wonderful meal. The flavor combinations are creative and delicious and beautifully presented. The daily special changes and new menus are printed each day. Great vegetarian options, delicious sandwich, pumpkin soup, chicken salad. Starched white table cloths in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Rebecca A
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a place we go as a special treat. For us, it's a bit expensive to make a habit of going here regularly, but if I could afford to, I Would! The atmosphere is comfortable and attractive,the bar is award winning,the menu is creative and everything is delicious. If you want to treat yourself to a great meal, this... More 

Thank beachgypsyfl
Athens, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Love everything that I have eaten there. Food well prepared and yummy. Service is good. The place can get noisy but most "hipsters" sit in the bar area. This leaves the dining area a bit quieter. Wonderful salads and fresh, fresh, fresh ingredients. Great place!

Thank April C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Our dinner at The National Restaurant was one of our favorites - ever! The environment was welcoming and comfortable but the most amazing part of the evening was the delicious meal. The special that I ordered was grilled salmon with pistachio yogurt served with pearl couscous and salted red cabbage. It was incredible! The wine that we paired with our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2728
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-549-3450

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