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The Grit

199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
+1 706-543-6592
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“tofu” (34 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 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
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

If you are a vegan or vegetarian, this is the place for you. It's not often my vegan daughter has options at a restaurant. Great variety on the menu. She got the gyro with sweet potato fries and loved every bite. I got the cheese...More

Thank LTher
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Party of four adults for breakfast, weekday. Non of us vegetarians. Between various egg dishes and pancakes we all loved our orders. All-important coffee was loved by all. Only complaint was that otherwise helpful and friendly server a bit slow to refill our cups of...More

Thank annelise342
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is not a bad restaurant, but it is also not great. The food is okay, and the service is consistently slow. I'd recommend the Golden Bowl or the Hot Noodle Bowl, but I'd skip all the Middle-Eastern inspired items, which lack spices and flavor.

Thank Jaume L
Reviewed 24 August 2017

If you are vegetarian or vegan, you will like this place. Bohemian style place and food offers a good list of delicious meal and beer/wine. Staff are polite and quick.

Thank Keramat P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Completely vegetarian place..love the atmosphere and the food, Came her for breakfast and lunch..GREAT!

Thank KDB21
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 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 - 10:00 PM
9:00 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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