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“Great Dinner”
Review of Last Resort Grill

Last Resort Grill
Ranked #2 of 415 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Had a dinner on a Saturday night and really enjoyed salmon and grits. Prices are reasonable and location is close enough to walk from downtown shopping.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

During recent visit to Athens, we had dinner at Last Resort Grill. Had read that this was very popular, so we went later in the evening and had no trouble getting a table. The food was very good and service was great. Atmosphere was very unexpected for a small college town, but really enjoyed it. We will definitely visit again on future trips to Athens and highly recommend it to others.

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Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Whenever we are anywhere near Athens, we eat at the Last Resort Grill. It has been moved up to my favorite restaurant for multiple reasons. First the food. So flavorful. My favorite is the chicken in a bag with home made ribbon noodles. They have wonderful home made salad dressings. Everything we have eaten there has been full of flavor and never a disappointment. Second, the atmosphere is so quaint. It is a little crowded but that almost makes it part of the fun. Sitting on the patio in the spring/fall is always a extra special treat. Love Love this place. Go, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Holly C
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Went with a group of 5 around 5:30 PM and the place was only partially filled. By the time we left at 7 PM the place was packed and had a long wait list on a Thursday night!

The Last Resort Grill has a casual but intimate feel to it. Walking in the front door you are instantly drawn to their cake display filled with cheesecakes and multi-layered cakes of which they are well known for. We all ordered wine, teas or sodas along with starters of sweet potato gnocchi and caroline crab cakes. Both starters were excellent!

For dinner we decided to all try something different in order to taste one another's. Our dinners included salmon & grits (good), pork belly (very good), new southwestern roll (good), chicken in parchment (good) and our all around favorite pecan crusted blue trout (excellent)! Each and every main meal was delicious and cooked very well. The entrees did take a bit of time to "roll out" but we were fine with our drinks (quickly refilled by Gary). Unfortunately, one of our mains never did arrive and after checking with Gary he immediately handled the missing meal with speed and ultra professionalism. My meal was "comped" (though I said that was not necessary) and the entree came out around 1/2 way through everyone's meal. Gary was so gracious in his handling of the mistake that it really made up for it.
Afterwards we enjoyed 3 different types of cheesecake and cappuccinos for a relaxing finish to our meal. Living in Europe for the past 16 years I am used to having the table "all night" and though we did not stay "all night" we never felt rushed or pressed for the table. That is something rare in a busy restaurant in America.
I would definitely return to the Last Resort and Grill the next time we return to Athens for a UGA visit as the food is great and our service was excellent!

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Thank serene4848
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

I was in Athens for work and found this gem. The waiter recommended the short ribs that comes with mashed potatoes and a warm kale salad. The dish did not dissapoint. The ribs were fork tender and flavorful. The kale salad was just as impressive. all their dressings are also homemade.

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Thank Denis D
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