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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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10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

There were 6 of us in our group so we were able to try many of the options on the breakfast menu. Blueberry pancakes were delicious...if you want "real" maple syrup they will add $1.75 to the bill....otherwise it's just the regular out of the...More

Thank spaintravelerAtlanta
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I've been here so many times and love the true Athenian atmosphere is provides. The food is always tasty and all of the staff is chill, if anyone is uncomfortable with the staff then they just aren't used to genuine human beings!

Thank Evan G
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I don't know how we found this place, but it was one of the best restaurant surprises we've ever had! My husband frequented Athens so we ended up eating here quite often; and this was before we gave up products. I used to get the...More

Thank Maogun23
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Lunch today at The Grit was not only tasty, it was an experience. I had the Mediterranean platter which had two falafels (I would have ordered this as a main course), hummus, pita bread, fresh vegetables (raw), a couscous salad (can't think of the name...More

Thank lawyerdaggett
Reviewed 18 May 2017

An easy walk from our hotel, The Grit lived up to the hype it had been given. Vegetarian might not seen like the fare you are seeking, but be sure to try this place. We ordered a falafel sandwich, gyro and a grill cheese smelt...More

Thank 944phyllisk
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We went there for brunch, and the food was excellent. The portion sizes were large, too. Our entire family enjoyed it.

Thank ramirez2016
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I have been here twice now and plan on coming back! The food is delicious and you can't even tell it's vegan (so even if you're a meat lover, you can enjoy for here). It's a nice space indoors along with great seating outdoors. It's...More

Thank Val U
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank RickyPaultexas
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Tinkwannabe
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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