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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were so impressed after the first time we ate here we had to come back a couple of days later. This is not a typical vegetarian/vegan place. They make various dishes that are very good and reasonably priced. It is a popular place, but...More

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on a recent road trip & really enjoyed everything. It wasn't too busy so service was OK. My only complaint was that the portions were a bit small. Maybe add an extra side to things like a sandwich special.

Thank saibot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us stopped here for dinner on a Sunday evening. Service was prompt, friendly and attentive without being annoying. Food selections were plentiful. I chose the philly steak sandwich with a side of the garlic and onion mashed potatoes - great choice. My wife...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard rave reviews, and waited a considerable amount of time for Sunday brunch. Of the 3 in my party, only one of us got what we ordered. Of the two missed orders, only one got notice that the kitchen had run out. The...More

Thank beduty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am neither vegan nor vegetarian, and I am a hard sell when it comes to this type of the food. So it's quite impressive that I was sold on The Grit after one meal. The service and the food were excellent. I had the...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently was told that I am pre diabetic, so i thought I would give The Grit another try. I ate here about 10 years ago. So I ordered the Seitan Gyro. I just could not swallow the food. It was so dry, and had...More

Thank yahute
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The surroundings were nostalgic but SUPER LOUD!!! I had to cup my hands over ears in the direction of the waitress to hear what she was saying. We couldn't have a conversation because everyone else was trying to talk above the others around them. The...More

Thank timothyeruiz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at The Grit several times. This was our first time for Saturday Brunch and the four of us were very disappointed. Only waited for 5-10 min for a table which was great for noon in Athens on Saturday. However, the disapointment was...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I went in for breakfast and ordered a veggie omlet that was really good and because it was the end of breakfast so I also ordered lunch. I had the corn casserole, it was amazing! They had a selection of gluten free deserts that were...More

1  Thank Renee B
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The Grit is one of those places where you want to try everything on the menu. And if we'd been in Athens more than just a couple of days, we surely would have come back here a few more times. The food is delicious, portions...More

1  Thank barnsleyjohn
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Paul B
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, 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
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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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