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The Grit

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199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
706-543-6592
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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Bethlehem, Georgia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Atlanta
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank WalterStephen
Clarkesville, Georgia
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't eat dairy and limit my meat intake-- this place is a dream! We ordered the MidE platter as an appetizer which has hummus, tabbouleh, pita, veggies, and more yummy goodness. I got the bahn mi sandwich that had marinated seitan and a wasabi aioli with veggies and my boyfriend got the falafel for his entree. It was delish... More 

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Phoenix
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't think I would like this as it is vegetarian. I was pleasantly surprised. I got quesadillas and they were delicious. Our service was not the best as I never got my Perrier that I asked for twice. I'm going to give her a break as we were a large party and they were getting busy at 6. Overall a... More 

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Thank Gchandkeh
Manor TX
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super cool little breakfast nook in Athens. Their menu is all vegetarian/vegan, and it reminded us a lot of a place in Austin called Bouldin Creek Cafe. We ate their with our two young girls and we had a great experience. The star was very friendly and the food was great. It was unfortunate for us that their espresso machine... More 

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Thank Beardmastergeneral
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being from the south means growing up on fresh vegetables especially in the summer. Most of the time (because of the heat) meat was to heavy to serve at night so we were content to have just vegetables and cornbread. Now I do love a good hamburger or piece of fish or grilled chicken every once in a while but... More 

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Thank JeanneWanders
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a MUST if visiting in Athens! Completely hip interiors and excellent service, the food will leave you plotting your return! Honestly, I could have continued eating my house special salad for at least a half plate more. It was French Green Lentils, celery and carrots served over fabulous greens. I subbed in the best tasting tofu for... More 

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Aiken, SC
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108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My sister-in law and I enjoyed a great lunch at this restaurant. They are a vegetarian restaurant. Vegan and gluten-free options are also available. I enjoyed one of the best black bean chili and cornbread dishes I have ever tasted. My sister-in-law had a delicious seitan quesadilla. During the meal, we learned that seitan is seasoned wheat gluten. We finished... More 

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Thank tlm57
Athens, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Grit has served Athens for many years. It is such a nice, quaint restaurant for family and friends to gather. Something for everyone including anyone with a vegan diet! Food, atmosphere and service were excellent. So many excellent choices for anybody's taste.

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Thank Richard S
Everett, Washington
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We were there for a mid-afternoon lunch and it was amazing. I had the Reuben and my wife had the Deluxe Grilled Steak. We also had salads and dessert. The staff was courteous, and knew the menu well. It was a nice day, so we at outside. The food was properly prepared and presented , and received in a timely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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?