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The Grit

199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
+1 706-543-6592
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“tofu” (33 reviews)
“noodle bowl” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me just say up front that I am not a vegetarian. But I have been to quite a few vegetarian restaurants. I thought the food here was fine, but nothing really special. I had the half sandwich( Deluxe Grilled Steak) and soup( mushroom barley)....More

Thank reidsmom
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I took three students from UGA there to eat, and everyone found something they really enjoyed and wanted. Plus went through 2 plates of appt sweet potato fries.

Thank 1janebuchanan2
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Had the tofu Ruben and thought I had a quantum entanglement with a Brooklyn deli. It was that good. Great ambiance with tin ceiling in scratched up old brick walls. Their selection was good also although I could do without the PBR. Service was good...More

Thank roger f
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

The soup and sandwich combo is a great go-to on a cold December day. The grilled cheese sandwich is the greatest of all time. If you have room left after your enormous meal, there's cake! I recommend the peanut cake if available. Love this place.

1  Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Family met here after walking thru the botanical gardens. Service was a little slow but the food was delicious. My husband ordered biscuits and gravy and had no idea it was vegetarian. Ate every bite. I enjoyed the grilled cheese with tomatoes and spinach.

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Four of us went to The Grit for dinner. I had gotten the noodle bowl of the day. It was good, but not memorable. The waiter wasn’t very good, and maybe that had tainted my experience. I will probably try the restaurant again sometime, since...More

Thank amspatton
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I love this place. It has good food and a real easy vibe. My meat-eating husband has even suggested that we go here. He loves the vegetarian Tofu Reuben Sandwich. It really is good. Truthfully, though, it's worth going to The Grit just for their...More

1  Thank lawyerdaggett
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The food at the Grit is incredible. Prepare to eat a vegetarian meal, but also prepare for how quality the food and service is. A unique building and vibe that leaves you wanting to come back. (And don't forget, always get a desert here😊)

Thank alliemichd
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Food was wonderful but had to wait almost an hour to get a table. I enjoyed their tabouli salad and my husband had loaded nachos. They were pretty good. Ambience is off beat and unique. It was a nice experience for a change.

Thank Vanita B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went for dessert with some girlfriends. We had a great time and really enjoyed the atmosphere. The coconut cream pie was my favorite. The cinnamon pie was also delicious.

Thank lauren b
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Paul B
25 October 2017|
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Response from Jennifer K | Property representative |
Hi! The Grit does not take reservations, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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The Grit is surrounded by thriving businesses. It’s filled with throngs of happy customers who know they’ll get a big delicious meal that just happens to be without meat. They know we’re not food snobs or health police. Only a small portion of our customers are vegetarian or vegan. Omnivores have always been fans, and we're old hands at satisfying the more carnivorous folks in Athens. They all know they can get freshly prepared, simple, wholesome food in generous servings. ontinually surprising people with how good vegetarian food can be keeps things fun, but often the surprise is ours. The level of customers’ devotion, the reach of The Grit’s reputation, the degree to which travelers and Athens expats tell us they yearn for Grit food, and the constant requests for our cookbook all continually surprise us. The Grit is small, but people keep showing their love and it makes us proud.
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