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The Grit

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199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grit - not very appetizing name. Nor was the food. Oddly uppity for a place that is supposed to be counter-cultural. But, all of that aside, I found the food bland at best and simply bad at worst. Three tries and I am done.

1 Thank Hubbynfather
Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our FIRST meal in Athens on the day our FIRST child was moving into his dorm for his FIRST year of UGA was disappointingly awful. Not a pleasant experience for a teary Southern Mama & the rest of our lunch party. We were a party of 6, 3 adults & 3 (Tall, Handsome, Brilliant:) UGA Freshman who have been friends... More 

Thank ElisaGold
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love this place! Atmosphere reeks of Athens, college-town (but in a good way)! I've never had anything here that I didn't love! Favorite is the Golden Bowl with a side of yeast gravy! And the sweet potato fries are a must try! Parking can be tricky, and at peak meal times, be prepared for a bit of a wait... More 

Thank DD680
Athens, Georgia
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100 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

The first time in here, one of my friend has invited me so, I didn't know that this is vegetarian restaurant. Although I'm not a vegetarian, but I did enjoy the food, the service was good and the staff were friendly too.

Thank Ma_2719
Athens, Georgia
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125 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

The Grit is a neat gem of a restaurant. Comfortable. The service is good. Friendly and engaging. It is vegetarian. As a life choice, I don't know much about being a vegetarian. What I will say is that we were very pleased with our selections. I chose the black bean burger with mashed potato and my wife had the noodle... More 

Thank JohnB57Jonesboro
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

The Grit is the essential college town old school eating place that you remember from back in the day. Simple decor, high ceiling, exposed brick, co-ed servers, beer and wine. The difference is in the food. I ordered the special Big Noodle Bowl: rice noodles with sliced yellow and white squash in a mild curry sauce served in a big... More 

Thank tom w
Athens, Georgia
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The food at this restaurant did not fit the type of good which I like. It is a vegetarian place and I do not like this type of food.

Thank StanD72727
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142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I've never had a bad meal at the grit, but I have ordered the wrong thing on occasion...as in I just didn't like it. I love/crave the Golden Bowl Tofu! Sometimes it's too much of a good thing, so I prefer to order the 3 option vegetarian where a cup of Golden Tofu is one of the items. It's sauteed... More 

1 Thank moc4
Bethlehem, Georgia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I decided to take my mom and daughter here for a special mother/daughter outing. The food was really delicious. My mother who doesn't eat vegetarian meals loved the tabouli and hummus appetizer and the tofu I had in my wrap. They also had a nice selection of cake products and the hummingbird cake was the best I've tried yet.

Thank roxiesoxie
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

While our daughter was at the university, The Grit was our favorite restaurant in Athens for the outstanding quality of its varied selections. We never had a bad meal, dessert, side, salad, etc. Granted, it has been 2 years since the last time we ate there before yesterday, but I'm afraid that will be our last visit. We were so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 706-543-6592

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