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The Grit

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199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
+1 706-543-6592
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

If you are a vegan or vegetarian, this is the place for you. It's not often my vegan daughter has options at a restaurant. Great variety on the menu. She got the gyro with sweet potato fries and loved every bite. I got the cheese...More

Thank LTher
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Party of four adults for breakfast, weekday. Non of us vegetarians. Between various egg dishes and pancakes we all loved our orders. All-important coffee was loved by all. Only complaint was that otherwise helpful and friendly server a bit slow to refill our cups of...More

Thank annelise342
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

This is not a bad restaurant, but it is also not great. The food is okay, and the service is consistently slow. I'd recommend the Golden Bowl or the Hot Noodle Bowl, but I'd skip all the Middle-Eastern inspired items, which lack spices and flavor.

Thank Jaume L
Reviewed August 24, 2017

If you are vegetarian or vegan, you will like this place. Bohemian style place and food offers a good list of delicious meal and beer/wine. Staff are polite and quick.

Thank Keramat P
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Completely vegetarian place..love the atmosphere and the food, Came her for breakfast and lunch..GREAT!

Thank KDB21
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Did not know was predominately vegetarian until we took a look at the menu. Decided to give it a try. Admittedly we did not know a lot of the ingredients but decided to stick around. My son enjoyed his sandwich which included seitan for protein....More

Thank TwoGrays
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here, and the food was really good. Great omelettes and quiche. However, our server was slow and forgetful.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent. There are great choices from spicy to mild. A nice mix of dishes for a reasonable price.

Thank Johnpaul M
Reviewed July 12, 2017

I'm a meat eater, but I love the Grit. They have a larger menu with plenty of good options and a changing specials board with good options as well. They have tasty food at a very good price and good desert as well.

2  Thank CaptainCalabash
Reviewed June 8, 2017

I tried several foods here, and the overall vibe of the place seemed a little amateur. The black bean chili was ok, but could have used more spices (aromatic like cumin, not necessarily hot like pepper). The black bean chili was a little too sweet...More

Thank Huey L
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Paul B
October 24, 2017|
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Hi! The Grit does not take reservations, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 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
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-543-6592
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The Grit is surrounded by thriving businesses. It’s filled with throngs of happy customers who know they’ll get a big delicious meal that just happens to be without meat. They know we’re not food snobs or health police. Only a small portion of our customers are vegetarian or vegan. Omnivores have always been fans, and we're old hands at satisfying the more carnivorous folks in Athens. They all know they can get freshly prepared, simple, wholesome food in generous servings. ontinually surprising people with how good vegetarian food can be keeps things fun, but often the surprise is ours. The level of customers’ devotion, the reach of The Grit’s reputation, the degree to which travelers and Athens expats tell us they yearn for Grit food, and the constant requests for our cookbook all continually surprise us. The Grit is small, but people keep showing their love and it makes us proud.
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