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The Grit

199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
+1 706-543-6592
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“tofu” (34 reviews)
“noodle bowl” (18 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We have eaten at The Grit several times. This was our first time for Saturday Brunch and the four of us were very disappointed. Only waited for 5-10 min for a table which was great for noon in Athens on Saturday. However, the disapointment was...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I went in for breakfast and ordered a veggie omlet that was really good and because it was the end of breakfast so I also ordered lunch. I had the corn casserole, it was amazing! They had a selection of gluten free deserts that were...More

1  Thank Renee B
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The Grit is one of those places where you want to try everything on the menu. And if we'd been in Athens more than just a couple of days, we surely would have come back here a few more times. The food is delicious, portions...More

1  Thank barnsleyjohn
Reviewed 24 January 2018 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
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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
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
  • E-mail
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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