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The Grit

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199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
+1 706-543-6592
08:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

we ate a early dinner. Niece is a fairly new vegatarian. i am not. she was not disappointed and I was able to eat an enjoyable meal.

Thank David S
Arlington, Texas
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently was in the city and loved this place! I had a spinach feta lasagna that was outstanding. Full of flavor, outstanding value, great portion size. Service was excellent and staff was very knowledgeable of what was on the menu. Others at my table also loved their food: a grilled cheese sandwich that was colossal in size and equally large... More 

1 Thank RickyPaultexas
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I work nearby and stop in once or twice a week. I love that everything is so flavorful...the potato leek soup is beyond incredible and their tomato basil if very flavorful. The portions are huge and one of the cool things is the mashed potato of the day kind of thing...some days cheddar, sometimes goat cheese. The house salad with... More 

1 Thank Tinkwannabe
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped there during a recent trip to UGA. Hipster decor and an amazing stream of background music...Pixies, REM, etc. The food was excellent. I had a "Steak" Quesidilla that was huge for 7.75. Chips and homemade salsa. Great flavor. My kids had black bean burgers and enjoyed them. They have homemade desserts that were excellent. Cool place that we will... More 

1 Thank Mike S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. Really flavorful chili. Interesting drink choices too. Older, functional but underwhelming decor.

Thank DuWors M
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131 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I am not nor will I ever be a vegetarian. That said, you don't have to have meet at every meal and you can get a great breakfast dish, without meat, at the Grit. I had a cheese omelet that was delightful. The gouda grits were excellent. I'd avoid the meat pretenders like soysage. Tried a bite only to be... More 

Thank Paul52Atlanta
Athens, Georgia
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141 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This place never disappoints! I usually get a veggie plate if I'm eating for lunch or dinner, but and I may expand my horizons and get something different next time. I've also had an omelet for breakfast, and I've gotten a few of their desserts and they were so good!

Thank Margaret G
Athens, Georgia
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This was my second trip to the Grit. My last one was several years ago. I remembered it as being very good with unique dishes. I was a little disappointed this trip. My choices were quite a bit bland. Took my waitresses suggestions. Took home some soup for my Mom. She tasted it and wouldn't eat it. I tasted it,... More 

Thank Dorothy H
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Cool place. Enjoyed the Ruben and Bon Mi sandwiches. The pinto chiliequiles was fantastic (has cheese, no vegan cheese option).

Thank Chad E
st petersburg, fl
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had lunch here. Sat at the bar. The owner was working behind the bar. She was so pleasant and helpful. Lots of vegan options. Had the vegan BLT. It was amazing and huge. Could not finish it. Everything was top quality.

Thank keekin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
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?