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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)
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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 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
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...More

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank DuWors M
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...More

Thank Paul52Atlanta
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...More

Thank Margaret G
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...More

Thank Dorothy H
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Paul B
25 October 2017|
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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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