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Shade on State St.

994 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2133
+1 740-566-1009
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average29%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (24 reviews)
“salads” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
994 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2133
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time for my me, but my son swears by It -- one of his favorite Athens restaurants for food and service. We beat the crowd in after graduation, but as we ate, the place filled up. Even so, our server remained attentive -- as...More

Thank hamamama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was packed (it was graduation weekend) so we found seats at the bar. We got quick service, never had a dry glass and the bartender gave great recommendations from the menu. We had the meatball appetizer, sliders, cuban sandwich and the LeCafe salad....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The servers have always been fast and friendly and attentive. I have had several of the different types of food available, but I normally go with a root beer and white pizza. Always enough to...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I've been here several times and have always had a good experience! Their chicken wings and fried pickle spears are the best! The only downfall was we went later in the afternoon and it was PACKED. Service was a bit slower than usual but that...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

In Athens for a concert & thought we would try someplace we have never had. Very pleased we did. Wings were delicious!! Everything was tasty & came with large portions. I highly recommend giving this place a try. And definitely will eat here again!

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have a family of 5. We arrived at restaurant at 5:00 and were told it would be a 35-40 minute wait. We were finally seated at 6:20. We would have probably had a great experience and review if we would have not had such...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I've passed this place sooo many times and was finally able eat there. Everything was great. Best Blue Cheese dressing in the business and I highly recommend the Buffalo Shrimp. They do need to do something about their water, Athens water doesn't have the best...More

Thank dj_kandre
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Traveling through a new city for business. Recommended by a new acquaintance, and not disappointed! Seating was quick, super friendly and efficient wait staff even with a good crowd in restaurant. Good selection of local craft beers, extensive bar menu, blackened chicken sandwich very tasty....More

Thank BDOG14
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Casual dining, sports bar, and quick service. Very good food options. Good for groups of up top 10. Recommend for lunch especially.

Thank BJW45701
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here on a Wednesday afternoon. Had one hour for lunch, as we were in town for a meeting. Arrived at 12:10 pm. Greeted at the door and invited to "sit anywhere we wanted". After sitting at our preferred table and waiting about 10 minutes...More

Thank Roger R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 994 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2133 (Formerly Leghorn's)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 740-566-1009
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