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The Grit

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199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
+1 706-543-6592
Today
08:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool place. Enjoyed the Ruben and Bon Mi sandwiches. The pinto chiliequiles was fantastic (has cheese, no vegan cheese option).

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Thank Chad E
st petersburg, fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here. Sat at the bar. The owner was working behind the bar. She was so pleasant and helpful. Lots of vegan options. Had the vegan BLT. It was amazing and huge. Could not finish it. Everything was top quality.

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Thank keekin
Athens, Georgia
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239 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met another couple for a birthday dinner. The menu is simple, and there are a number of daily specials. You are in luck if you really like tofu. Otherwise, it is good to enjoy salad. We also ordered a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. There was little taste to the cheese. The restaurant was busy with people waiting for... More 

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Thank FredL757
Brevard, North Carolina
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305 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good little local restaurant. We always manage to have a couple meals at The Grit when we visit Athens.

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1 Thank BOBandBECKY
Athens, Georgia
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76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Grit set Athens on the 'foodie' map before 'foodie' was a thing. Its first incarnation was in a caboose back in the hey day of the 1980's and it, and they, have maintained that attitude...the Grit in its present form has long been Iconic! keep on rocking!

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1 Thank Stan M
Jefferson, Georgia
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10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife is a vegetarian and I am not so I eat a lot of vegetarian meals that she prepares that are fantastic. The Grits meals were so far from Fantastic it wasn't even funny poor service small portions of not very good food. I will not ever be back again!!!

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Thank tomhukfin
Rockville, Maryland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a bit of a wait to get a table for brunch on a saturday morning, as the place is pretty popular. There were a lot of things on the menu that I considered trying, though I generally am not a fan of vegetarian food. It ended up being really good, but I made the mistake of ordering "soysauge"... More 

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1 Thank cheshiree
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We try to eat here whenever we visit family. This is the place to eat dessert first as they have the best cakes and pies! The loaded nachos with their black bean chili is fabulous as well!

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1 Thank Waltrip201
Madison
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Strictly vegetarian restaurant, and all the dishes would improve for me with a piece of salmon on top....but good for a change of pace. Reasonable prices and a fun waitstaff. You can always have a steak later.

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1 Thank William M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Their cheesy grits and pancakes are excellent! Be prepared for food so good, you won't even notice that there's no meat on the menus. Desserts are homemade, and food is fresh. Staff can be a little aloof....they're typically "too cool" hipsters.

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Thank Caroline E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?