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The Grill

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171 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2804
+1 706-543-4770
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00:00 - 23:59
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The rudest staff on the planet. I can't even describe the borderline criminal treatment. Threats of calling the police if a "just because" charge isn't paid? The manager is disgustingly unprofessional. There isn't a burger around worth being treated so horribly and if there was, I can assure you it wasn't here. Do not waste your time, because you will... More 

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Thank thegrillisawful
Savannah, Georgia
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We wanted shakes, so thought we'd try this place. We ended up getting sandwiches and fries too. Everything was really good and the service was great as well. Fairly priced and centrally located.

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Thank GeorgiaBlondeGirl
Gastonia, North Carolina
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Ate here during the Super Bowl and the place was almost empty. (No TV's and no music playing) We were In town for business and just looking for a place to get a quick bite. The food was just average and our waitress seemed to be under the influence of something. When we asked why they didn't have any TV's,... More 

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Thank David M
Georgia
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141 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This is a fine diner with really good burgers. It is great for families and for a quick bite to eat. It is very near the UGA arch and convenient to the hotels. We didn't find anything super special about the place but the food was good and the atmosphere retro

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Thank Mark L
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

As a family of 7 with 3 young children ages 9, 6 & 4 we had stopped at the Athens information center for a recommendation of a child friendly restaurant and The Grill was recommended. We should have run the other way from this restaurant. The food was cold, the service was terrible, and when my husband and son -in... More 

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Thank Joy S
st petersburg, fl
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had lunch here. It is a throwback to the 50's. Lots of cute memorabilia around the restaurant. Great service. Food was good, inexpensive, large servings. Not too impressed with the fries. Tasted like they were overcooked in old oil. Otherwise a good lunch.

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Thank keekin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The most terrible experience I've ever with a group of friends, who were just having a good time. Will never go back. Period.

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1 Thank Gray M
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Open 24hrs and they make a good burger. Fries were great too. I went the next morning for breakfast and service was prompt. Late at night a lot of drunk college kids go in to get food, but in the morning it's exactly what you'd expect from a diner. I would eat here for an inexpensive, quick bite next time... More 

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Thank Zach B
Wetumpka, Alabama
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This place was suggested to us for a good burger. Great suggestion. Our food consisted of bacon and Swiss burgers and pepper supreme burgers. We all had platters which came with fresh cut fried however one opted for the side salad and cole slaw. I'm not a slaw eater so can't tell you the taste. Know that the salad comes... More 

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Thank Preston F
Marietta, Georgia
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

You must have at least an hour of free time in order to eat here. The foods portion is good for a platter order which including fries and drink (less than $10.00). On my visit the fries was over cooked but may be it's an off time. You can order to cook your burger as you like (may be because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-543-4770

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