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1074 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606-6315
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Athens, Georgia
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The Sultan is delicious for supper but has a great lunch menu, perfect for a business lunch. This is a hidden gem and one of the several great restaurants on Baxter Street that has revitalized this area!

Thank Rachel W
Marco Island, Florida
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109 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We thought we would stop in Athens, which is a lovely town on our way to the Botanical Gardens. We were looking for a restaurant which apparently had closed and happened upon The Sultan which we thought was Greek but turned out to be Lebanese. The personable owner greeted us warmly and helped us with directions out of town to... More 

Thank beachwalkerfun
Atlanta, Georgia
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I rarely ever award only one star--maybe once before--but I can't justify anything better: salad so wilted I can only imagine it had been stored in the refrigerator since the day before. Add to that a commercial bottled dressing. Wait! It started off with a five-six minute wait, with the owner never acknowledging my entrance because he was too busy... More 

Thank Reginald W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Love the food here. Everything tastes so fresh and homemade. The owners work so hard to make delicious Lebanese meals. The chicken and rice soup is amazing--I am addicted to it and order it every visit. You can't go wrong with the entrees--everything I've had has been fantastic, from the schwarma to the falafel to the hummus. A very unique... More 

1 Thank Jeff D
Athens, Georgia
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place is so good! It is rarely crowded, though the food is cooked when ordered, so sit back and watch the interesting music videos from the middle east.

Thank Leigh H
Jefferson, GA
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Not knowledgeable of Middle Eastern cuisine in any way but the owner is personable and a reliable source of advice.

Thank wallyhawn
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a family favorite, especially for my mother. We've been customers here for years, and were very happy when they moved off Atlanta Hwy. The new location is more spacious, easier to navigate entry/exit and just like the previous location it is a clean and comfortable atmosphere. While visiting with my mother, my husband and I took her here... More 

Thank TruthInNumbers
Newnan, GA
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We ate here while passing through town on our way home from a trip. If you live in Athens or are anywhere near there, give this place a try. Other reviewers obviously had negative experiences with both the food and service but that was not the case for us at all. The food was fantastic and more authentic than other... More 

Thank Chris S
Athens, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This was my first visit to The Sultan and I was looking forward to it. I WILL NOT be going back. I went with a large party for a birthday celebration. Despite being the only group in the restaurant, the food took a long time to come out and they continuously messed up orders. The food was also sub par.... More 

Thank mrougeau7
Zouheir A, Owner at The Sultan, responded to this review

Mary, As we remember it, everyone's food came out within twenty minutes of being ordered - and by our count, that's pretty good for a table of twenty-people. If you look on our menu, our lunch combos are 7.95 plus tax. It clearly states on the menu that our combos come with your choice of a small salad, cup of... More 

Athens, GA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I was really excited to try this out because - well, there aren't any other Mid-Eastern food places in Athens. I was overall disappointed. The hummus tasted like it came out of a can, the baba ganoush was bland, the falafel dry...And I made the mistake of asking for some extra pita bread since my platter didn't come with many.... More 

Thank redmaypril

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1074 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606-6315
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 7068507725

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