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The Grill

) #134 of 325 Restaurants in Athens American,
171 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2804
+1 706-543-4770
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“feta dressing” (11 reviews)
“fries” (53 reviews)
“veggie wrap” (2 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner
171 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2804
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Reviews (156)
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, fun atmosphere, fast & friendly service. Didn't encounter any rude staff like others apparently experienced. Good place for a weekday lunch.

Thank Williby20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Grill used to be a place you could go to late at night for great food. People were loud, it was classic Athens. Now? You say one thing wrong or put your head on the table and they kick you out. Put your food...More

Thank Emily J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good, large hand cut steak fries, shakes are great. Only issue is the wait time. They do prepare everything to order, so if you're in a hurry, maybe take a chill pill before!! LOL Burgers were large and tasty. The sauce for...More

Thank AthensEd
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The rudest staff on the planet. I can't even describe the borderline criminal treatment. Threats of calling the police if a "just because" charge isn't paid? The manager is disgustingly unprofessional. There isn't a burger around worth being treated so horribly and if there was,...More

Thank thegrillisawful
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We wanted shakes, so thought we'd try this place. We ended up getting sandwiches and fries too. Everything was really good and the service was great as well. Fairly priced and centrally located.

Thank GeorgiaBlondeGirl
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Ate here during the Super Bowl and the place was almost empty. (No TV's and no music playing) We were In town for business and just looking for a place to get a quick bite. The food was just average and our waitress seemed to...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This is a fine diner with really good burgers. It is great for families and for a quick bite to eat. It is very near the UGA arch and convenient to the hotels. We didn't find anything super special about the place but the food...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

As a family of 7 with 3 young children ages 9, 6 & 4 we had stopped at the Athens information center for a recommendation of a child friendly restaurant and The Grill was recommended. We should have run the other way from this restaurant....More

Thank Joy S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had lunch here. It is a throwback to the 50's. Lots of cute memorabilia around the restaurant. Great service. Food was good, inexpensive, large servings. Not too impressed with the fries. Tasted like they were overcooked in old oil. Otherwise a good lunch.

Thank keekin
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The most terrible experience I've ever with a group of friends, who were just having a good time. Will never go back. Period.

1  Thank Gray M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-543-4770
  • E-mail
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