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The Grill

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171 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2804
+1 706-543-4770
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
“feta dressing” (12 reviews)
“fries” (59 reviews)
“cajun burger” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Diner
171 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2804
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I travel to Athens from Ohio several times a year to visit family. It is a favorite place for family to meet for breakfast. It is kind of understood in our family that no matter how late you stayed out the night...More

Thank SuziMac8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

located downtown Athens. The grill gets packed late at night when the bars close. It is a fun lively place.

Thank jimD5096GQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious 25 year old Burger/Sandwich Icon right on College Avenue. We had terrific cheeseburgers here. My daughter had the turkey burger which she said was VERY good. Grandson had the chicken fingers. No complaints from our party! Want to try a homemade Milk Shake next...More

Thank Melanie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Neat old diner downtown. Good food and service. Large menu of burgers, dogs and sandwiches. Fresh cut fries. A must stop

Thank homewood_traveler41
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Ate here this beautiful cool afternoon in Athens. Hostess and server were both great and kept our glasses full. I had the mushroom swiss burger platter and hubs had regular burger platter. It was awesome and the platters were a great deal with the burger,...More

Thank Cadabby
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

From the delicious burgers, fries with feta dressing, and great shakes, The Grill is a long time Athens favorite. With a unique, fun atmosphere, and located in the heart of downtown, The Grill is a must for first-time visitors as well as locals.

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick breakfast - food was good but it's really a dated old diner which is part of the charm I guess, but the stained ceiling grossed me out. Really good service.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed August 10, 2017

This is a classic Athens restaurant right near the Arch. Open 24 hours a day. The Grill has been an Athens icon the early 1980's. They serve great, old-fashioned, great-tasting hamburgers and match them with wonderful homemade french fries.

Thank cowbulls
Reviewed August 1, 2017

The shakes are delicious. The burgers are good. It looks like a diner from the 50's. Unfortunately, the restrooms weren't cleaned.

Thank Renée R
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

This place was very busy when we visited. The service was slow, but there was also like only two waitresses. They have REALLY good milkshakes. I had the hotdogs with fries. It was a lot of food and I couldn't finish it all. The dogs...More

Thank Amanda W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-543-4770
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