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The Grit

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199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
+1 706-543-6592
08:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Athens, Georgia
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Walked into this place in the mood for Greek food, tried my first falafel and their seitan gyro. Turns out, I love falafel. Everything here is vegetarian and/or vegan. Pretty cool place, friendly staff, and healthy food (I assume). I am curious to go back and further explore the menu.

Thank Ra B
Monroe, Georgia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

Vegan?? you really wouldn't notice here, the food is so good that you don't miss the actual meat. i do brunch here at least twice a month, always a great place to eat and as much fun to people watch. the wait can be rough when the UGA kids are in town but patience is a virtue.....and the food is... More 

Thank MonroeTom
Athens, Georgia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

The Grit is a go-to. It's consistently good, with crowd-pleasing favorites (like their split pea dal or noodle bowls) that are permanent fixtures on an otherwise varying daily menu. The Grit is that place in town that sometimes you simply crave, but also have as your standard "I-can't-think-of-anything-to-eat" backup. There's always something there to make you full and happy!

Thank MaryBeth H
Senoia, Georgia, United States
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

FANTASTIC quant retreat that is worth the drive. Wonderful vegetarian options, even gluten free chocolate cake with no dairy !!

Thank Amy A E
Lincoln, NE
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235 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

I was looking for some vegetarian food upon my arrival in Athens, and doing a quick search for restaurants in the area I came across The Grit. I found the address, and although I drove, it turns out it is actually within walking distance of my hotel (Courtyard downtown). The place reminds me of something out of a 50's movie... More 

2 Thank Paul K
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

This little dive is amazing! Food from around the world, much of it tasting like the traditional Southern food on which I was raised, but meeting my vegetarian needs of today.

Thank barnbum2000
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

I love love love this place! I have been to The Grit for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each experience is amazing. Although, I will admit that breakfast is my favorite. Try the cheese grits. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Sundaisies36
Clayton, Georgia
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

But maybe it wold be if I were a vegan or eating wholly organic. I can't speak to that. However, for a person who eats normally, the food was not all that tasty. In addition, they were out of several things that sounded like they might have been better than what we eventually ordered. I will try another Athens restaurant... More 

Thank Lady0ftheLakes
South Florida, Florida
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515 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

I love visiting new places and finding vegan or vegetarian restaurants. I was thrilled with this one. When you walk in, there’s a counter area and several tables. Then, there’s another room with a lot more tables. There’s a chalkboard with all the day’s specials, be sure to look at it. I had a veggie platter: collard greens, “sausage” stuffing,... More 

Thank tczig
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

I recently went to The Grit for the first time for lunch. It was packed, but we got seated quickly. The servers were working very hard. We ordered an appetizer, a cup of soup, and two lunch entrees. Everything we got was delicious! I'm not a vegetarian, and neither was my lunch companion, but we really enjoyed all of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?