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Shade on State St.

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American, Bar, Pub
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994 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2133 (Formerly Leghorn's)
+1 740-566-1009
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Athens, Ohio
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to meet with friends over food or beverages. They have a wide range of menu selections, the food is always tasty and the beverages are plentiful and refreshing. It seems to be busy every time I stop there and many people talk very positive about it. It seems that I run into friends whenever I... More 

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Thank WJRothman
Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just when you think you ate the best wings, you discover Shade on State Street. Not only do they have a nice thin breading and hence, crunch, but the meat is moist and fresh tasting. No frozen wings here! The pizza was excellent too. We had "The Wise Guy" and the crust was a traditional style- a little thicker than... More 

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Thank Cindy R
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I take our kids here regularly. It's perfect for families: the menu is huge and has something for everyone, the prices are really good, it has a relaxed environment and a patio for warmer weather, and the beer selection is great. Try the BBQ brisket pizza- it's delicious!

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Thank Katherine H
Oakville, Canada
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went as a family of 5 and had no problems getting a table setup quickly. Lots of drink and food choices on the menu. We orders different options for sharing. The beef sliders on pretzel buns where excellent.

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Thank Debbie S
Ohio
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

First time here! Decided to stay away from campus since it was Homecoming weekend. Was still crowded here for dinner but didn't wait too long! Had all the different games on so was very happy to catch the games, have some drinks and dinner. Had their boneless wings. Flavor was great but a little on the small side compared to... More 

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Thank TonyT
Bethesda, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Good place to go for lunch or dinner. Prices are reasonable and the food is good. Always seems to be crowded at dinner time.

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Thank Sara S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This restaurant is off the campus of OU out in town on State St. Went there on a Sunday at 12n. We did not have to wait for a table. There is a patio for outdoor seating. Inside was very clean! Service was great. The menu had so many options it was hard to choose what to get. The portions... More 

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Thank jhongell
Brewster, Ohio
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Husband and I ate here last night and enjoyed our meals. I had the Philly Steak & FF, hubby had a burger & FF. Everything was very good, but the boneless wings we got as an app, they were good, but we have had better...we got the Parm/Garlic. I also had a bloody mary....was ok, but needed to be a... More 

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Thank Leslie C
Gallipolis, Ohio
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128 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here and were surprised to find the most extensive menu we have ever seen in any restaurant. Whatever you want they have it. Our server, Katie M was a jewel. Checked on us often, along with a couple other employees. Never saw such huge portions in any other restaurant. If you are not a HUGE eater you better... More 

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Harrison, Arkansas
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118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The clerk at Fairfield Inn suggested this place so we decided to give it a try. This is a combination of a bar/restaurant but very popular with the locals. There a quite a few TV's on the walls but the food in this place is what counts. Large portions with very reasonable prices. This place is also a non smoking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 994 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2133 (Formerly Leghorn's)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 740-566-1009

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