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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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08:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Marietta, Georgia
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

For fathers day my wife, my daughter and I went to The Grit Restaurant in Athens. Even though it was a second choice ( the Argentinian rest. one block away was supposed to be open at 11 but did not open till 12) the food and service were very good. It has the ambiance of a 70's diner, and I... More 

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Thank badnytrip
Athens, Georgia
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Love the Grit - always have - been around forever. Great vegetarian dishes and always, always delicious. Favorite is the Golden Bowl or the monday curry (esp Massaman)

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Thank carolekv
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

I am not a vegetarian, nor am I gluten free but the food was delicious! Good quick service and a fun place with a great atmosphere in an old building style right downtown. I Will go back often.

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Thank Nancy F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Ate dinner here while at a conference. Friendliness and helpfulness were immediately evident. The service was fast enough for us to get fresh, hot entrees, and we enjoyed the hummus appetizer while we waited. The hummus was delicious and kept us busy. I also ordered the noodle bowl of the day, which was simply delicious. I'm not Vegan but was... More 

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1 Thank kdevine123
Atlanta, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 June 2015

It's.an Athens institution! In an eclectic town with a lot of unique dining options, The Grit is an authentic, quirky gem. Don't eat here because you are a vegetarian, eat here because the food is great and the desserts are to die for (Death by Chocolate cake is my recommendation).

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Thank Helen Diane B
Athens, Georgia
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Walked into this place in the mood for Greek food, tried my first falafel and their seitan gyro. Turns out, I love falafel. Everything here is vegetarian and/or vegan. Pretty cool place, friendly staff, and healthy food (I assume). I am curious to go back and further explore the menu.

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Thank Ra B
Monroe, Georgia
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Vegan?? you really wouldn't notice here, the food is so good that you don't miss the actual meat. i do brunch here at least twice a month, always a great place to eat and as much fun to people watch. the wait can be rough when the UGA kids are in town but patience is a virtue.....and the food is... More 

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Thank MonroeTom
Athens, Georgia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

The Grit is a go-to. It's consistently good, with crowd-pleasing favorites (like their split pea dal or noodle bowls) that are permanent fixtures on an otherwise varying daily menu. The Grit is that place in town that sometimes you simply crave, but also have as your standard "I-can't-think-of-anything-to-eat" backup. There's always something there to make you full and happy!

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Thank MaryBeth H
Senoia, Georgia, United States
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

FANTASTIC quant retreat that is worth the drive. Wonderful vegetarian options, even gluten free chocolate cake with no dairy !!

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Thank Amy A E
Lincoln, NE
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279 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

I was looking for some vegetarian food upon my arrival in Athens, and doing a quick search for restaurants in the area I came across The Grit. I found the address, and although I drove, it turns out it is actually within walking distance of my hotel (Courtyard downtown). The place reminds me of something out of a 50's movie... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?