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On the Border Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$Mexican,
3640 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-3149
+1 706-247-7290
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good19%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“fajita salad” (2 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3640 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-3149
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

My younger brother is (was) a big fan of On the Border ... so to celebrate his birthday we went with our family of fourteen people for lunch on Sunday. They had a table waiting for us when we arrived; unfortunately, it was next to...More

Thank Jancie S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My husband and I went because we hadn't been in several years and were just looking for something different than our usual restaurants. It was an unexpectedly pleasant experience! The chips and salsa were great, but do be warned that salsa is spicy. I like...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This place is your basic Mexican chain restaurant. Food was okay. Our server was hard working and cheerful. Nothing too bad, nothing too good. Go to a local Mom and Pop Mexican place if you're looking for real Mexican flavor.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here on a whim, just driving by. We've had OTB before, but this was especially good! The chips were fresh, warm, and crispy. Salsa was just the right spice! Waitress was attentive and kept our glasses and chips filled. Fajitas and a fajita...More

Thank AthensEd
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife and I went with friends on a Friday night recently after having not been in quite a while. As I said, the service and food preparation is different just about every time you go in there and we caught them on a bad...More

Thank texdawg89
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Good & typical On the Border food. Wait-staff attentive; rather than charge us for our queso, gave it to us free b/c they said they were making a fresh batch and we had to wait a little longer than usual.

Thank Georgia Family T
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We've been to On The Border several times and always found it to be good, but today, we were especially impressed with our waitress. Finding the music to be too loud, we asked for a table away from the speakers and were told that they...More

Thank Jeannie O
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I always try to avoid chain restaurants when I travel but On The Border in my town closed a couple of years ago and I've been missing some of my favorite foods. If the one in my town had been like this one it may...More

Thank Taylorcat2us
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Loved the ambiance, the background fiesta music, the authentic Mexican decorations. The food was, again, absolutely delicious! Margaritas were excellent. I was a bit disappointed that they had new menus and took off our FAVORITE dessert: Kahlua Pie, but our server checked with the manager,...More

Thank MailgirlFlorida
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We came here with our son & his friend while moving him into UGA. Service was good and so was the food. Restaurant was clean. Will come back here again.

Thank Linda C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3640 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-3149
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-247-7290
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.
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