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The Grit

199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
+1 706-543-6592
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“tofu” (34 reviews)
“noodle bowl” (18 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
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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91 - 100 of 316 reviews

Reviewed 20 April 2016

The food here is always good and the desserts are super yummy. I love the golden bowl with onions and cheese and a side of yeast gravy!!

Thank autumnsoleil
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Nice variety of options at affordable prices. The food arrived quickly and was very tasty. The staff were very efficient and helpful, checking back to refill water glasses and make sure everything was ok. We wish we had this restaurant in our home town.

Thank seturner2016
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We tried the Reuben and the Banh mi for dinner, and we had the biscuits and sausage gravy, yellow grits, and sausage for breakfast the next day. Outstanding vegetarian food. Wish we lived closer!

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Came here to have a breakfast and was greeted with a somewhat rude waitress right off the bat because we wanted a certain table and was happy to wait for it I guess she wasn't in the mood to clean it, a male waiter cleaned...More

Thank JetSettersCandT
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I are very adventurous people. Almost always going out of the way for date night but rarely back to the same place. For us, the Grit is almost and hour and a half away (depending on traffic) and we have been back...More

Thank Carrie P
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

This place got me eating vegetarian food as my norm. They know how to cook tofu do its not squishy and weird. The golden bowl with veggies is a must and their brunch is awesome.

Thank marigold1013
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is a fantastic vegetarian/vegan restaurant. It was very busy on Saturday morning but did not take too long to get a table. The food is great.

Thank gamommy
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Every time I visit Athens I'm sure to eat here at least twice! Very friendly staff, busy hole in the wall place. I'm not big on meat substitutes but my meat-eating friends enjoy it. Use a lot of locally sourced products. Certain times of the...More

Thank TheNese
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Athenians claim this place as the bees knees. Do yourself a favor and keep walking down to big city bread. On a positive note: whoever's in charge of baking those cakes in the display knows what's going on. They're beautiful.

Thank Kyffon B
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Good place for dinner. Only serve vegetarian food. Which I don't mind. Hippie atmosphere. Tofu is very good. Would definitely recommend

Thank Codisha_travel
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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