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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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8:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Strictly vegetarian restaurant, and all the dishes would improve for me with a piece of salmon on top....but good for a change of pace. Reasonable prices and a fun waitstaff. You can always have a steak later.

1  Thank William M
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Their cheesy grits and pancakes are excellent! Be prepared for food so good, you won't even notice that there's no meat on the menus. Desserts are homemade, and food is fresh. Staff can be a little aloof....they're typically "too cool" hipsters.

Thank Caroline E
Reviewed 15 December 2016

You can tell that the Grit has a long established tradition. A broad menu, nice variations, a wise use of different ingredients. I had many meals at The Grit. Many were good, some were mediocre. As a vegetarian I found some combination umbearable and some...More

Thank Naturalchoice
Reviewed 29 November 2016

On a busy Sunday morning after a big game day The Grit was filled with costumers, yet the services was excellent. Our waitress made sure we had everything we needed and our food came out in a timely manner. Great vegan and vegetarian options! Though...More

Thank Vanna S
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I went for breakfast, and I have always like the Grit dating back to when I lived in Athens in college. The service was poor, the food was mediocre, and the place is really dirty. I got a glass with a lipstick smudge on it,...More

Thank Haygoodm
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Veggie omelet great ! Grits OK, needs to do better if place is called The Grit. We are huge foodies that travel all around the world and the costumer service here was TERRIBLE! . We were polite and very patience and got treated bad. First...More

Thank pibarn
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

As a non veggie person I can say I was more than satisfied. For ten bucks I had the soup of the day and a big plate full of rice and beans. Staff is friendly as well. I would definitely recommend to visit this place.

Thank Nubrinnah
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Some vegetarian establishments come with a side of attitude that makes yo feel like you should be honored to be allowed in. Not so here! Warm and inviting with a really awesome atmosphere, cool decor, super friendly staff and really awesome food. Our breakfast was...More

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Grit - not very appetizing name. Nor was the food. Oddly uppity for a place that is supposed to be counter-cultural. But, all of that aside, I found the food bland at best and simply bad at worst. Three tries and I am done.

1  Thank Hubbynfather
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Our FIRST meal in Athens on the day our FIRST child was moving into his dorm for his FIRST year of UGA was disappointingly awful. Not a pleasant experience for a teary Southern Mama & the rest of our lunch party. We were a party...More

Thank ElisaGold
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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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