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“So tasty we bought the cookbook!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Grit

The Grit
Ranked #11 of 413 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Florida
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“So tasty we bought the cookbook!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We just made our second trip to Athens and eating at The Grit was on the top of our to-do list, especially since this time my indescriminatarian husband was with us veggies :-) He enjoyed his food as much as we did. We went back for take out the next night, and we came home and cooked the recipe for the grit style tofu from the cookbook for our pet-sitters and they loved it too! The menu is varied, the portions are generous, prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere is funky but clean and not too edgy. Our server was a lifelong local that had answers for all all of our questions about the area and never let our drinks go empty. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves food and is going to be in Athens while it is open...

  • Visited July 2013
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“Always Outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

A must-try place in Athens, our favorite there for over 10 years now. Perfect college town quirky atmosphere, but with no weird music playing. A vegetarian place that does not feel or taste like it. Great prices and friendly service, but the food is what is so marvelous. Almost everything is their own make, even the bread, granola, desserts, and macaroni. A true delight every time.

  • Visited July 2013
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Athens, Georgia
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“The Grit will make you rethink vegetarian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

I was a little hesitant to try an all vegetarian restaurant but give the Grit a chance and will change your opinion on what vegetarian food can be. I tried the tofu reuben and it was excellent, the tofu really did taste like pastrami. It was sliced thin as well to make the texture pretty similar to the real thing. The veggie burgers are thick and have a good texture. The noodle dishes and stir fry dishes were also very well received. The large selections of cakes are a great end to the meal. Even the staunchest carnivores should try the Grit, you will be surprised.

  • Visited July 2013
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Athens, Georgia
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“Try the Grasshopper Cake!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

The food here is pretty great, especially since it's all vegetarian!

What I will come back for any day though, is the grasshopper cake. The grasshopper cupcake was amazing too, but that cake-just simply tooo good.

  • Visited November 2012
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Akron, Ohio
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“Vegetarian but for everyone!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Love every meal we have here! We have brought people who are not vegetarians who loved everything too. They always have great specials and a lot of variety. Desserts are amazing too if you have room for them!

  • Visited May 2013
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