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  • The 11th Pin

    11thpinathens.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Beer and wine, catering, counter service. Hours: Lunch and dinner. A bowling-alley food counter located inside Showtime Bowl, but make it a little bit fancy. You can get all the things guaranteed to make your fingers greasy: burgers, fried chicken items, wings, jalapeno poppers, tots, etc. Beers by the bucket include some local and craft brews.

  • 1785 Bar & Grill

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 420 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. (443) 579-5566 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs. Big college bar gets its name from the year UGA was chartered but doesn’t exactly have an academic atmosphere. Also serves food (burgers, wings, tacos, nachos, loaded fries). Margarita towers, pitchers of domestics.

  • 9d's Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 400 Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-461-0268 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs/live music. The Look: College kids sweat it out on the dance floor to (mostly) ’90s jams. Drinks: Buy a tallboy, shot or mixed drink for dancing fuel.

  • Agua Linda Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

    agualindarestaurant.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2080 Timothy Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-543-0154 View Map

    • 1376 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-1500 View Map

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    File Under: Mexican and Latin American. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. This friendly, family-owned restaurant with Normaltown and Timothy locations serves Americanized Mexican basics (guac, margs, cheese dip, taco salad), but you can also find horchata, Mexican-style tacos with al pastor or barbacoa, rajas, tortas, micheladas (beer-based cocktails) and more. Kids menu. Normaltown location is renovating but has a food truck in the parking lot with seating.

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    akademiabc.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 150 Crane Dr. Bogart, GA 30622. 678-726-2288

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Beer, live music, trivia. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Beer is the focus at this craft brewery that has a full restaurant. Beers (available in flights) featured in many dishes, and the menu goes beyond fried cheese to actual entrees and flatbreads.

  • Allgood Lounge

    allgoodlounge.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 256 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-0166 View Map

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    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Opens earlier than most bars. Two-stories and a big garage door to add some air plus a patio and tiki bar. Hundreds of drink options, including a build-your-own bloody mary bar. Twenty rotating beers, 55 whiskeys, 18 tequilas and over 200 bottled beers.

  • Amici

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 233 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-0000 View Map

    • 8851 Macon Hwy.. TBA

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    File Under: Pizza, Bars. Features: Trivia, catering, outside seating, art, take-out, delivery, full bar, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Casual dining space with a long bar and brick walls. This small Georgia chain is known for its wings and wide variety of pizza toppings; the menu is big, with lots of sandwiches, pasta, salads and soup. Good craft brews. Macon Highway location should open this year.

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    artinisartlounge.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 337 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-8530 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Art classes, parking. Local in-town paint-and-sip with beer and wine, plus nonalcoholic beverages if you need to concentrate on your sunset masterpiece. Take-home kits, too.

  • Athens Wok

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 493 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-2695 View Map

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    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Take-out, delivery, beer and wine. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Informal place focusing on quick-sauteed Thai, Chinese, Korean and Japanese dishes made with fresh ingredients. The Thai curries are a highlight.

  • Athentic Brewing Company

    athenticbrewing.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 108 Park Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-206-2074

    File Under: Breweries. Features: Beer. Athens’ newest brewery is in the historic Boulevard neighborhood. Wide variety of brews, changing often, big patio and occasional food pop-ups.

  • Automatic Pizza

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1397 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-2037

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    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, counter service, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Top-notch New York-style pizza by the slice or the pie, plus delish but not giant subs, salads, cannoli, all with quality ingredients. Vegan-friendly + gluten-free options. Half-pours on beer and wine while you wait for your order.

  • Bad Moon

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 246 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601 . No # specified

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Lots of neon, light-up dance floor, ’90s music, karaoke. Choose from domestic and local standbys, or order a house specialty like the disco lemonade or 1.5-gallon Moscow mule.

  • Bar South

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 104 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-1329 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, live music. Roomy sports bar with TVs, pool tables, darts and foosball. Beer and mixed drinks across a wide range of taste and budget, appealing to students, alumni and visitors alike.

  • Barberitos Southwestern Grille & Cantina

    barberitos.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1880 Epps Bridge Pkwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-354-0300 View Map

    • 1739 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-1866 View Map

    • 1860 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-549-9954 View Map

    • 259 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-9008 View Map

    • 2 S. Main St. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-705-1228 View Map

    • 680 N. Hwy. 29 Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-5299

    • 1180 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. No # specified.

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    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer (Clayton St.), catering, outside seating, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Locally owned burrito chain has expanded throughout the Southeast but remains Athens-y. Serves health-oriented Mexican-ish fare, highlighting low-fat options. Everything is customizable to your taste/dietary needs: burritos, quesadillas, fajitas, tacos, nachos and salads, lots of veggies; vegetarian and vegan options.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    beefobradys.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1860 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-1916 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Catering, outside seating, trivia, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. 

  • Big City Bread Cafe

    bigcitybreadcafe.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 393 N. Finley Street Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-0029 View Map

    File Under: Bakeries, Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, catering, counter service, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, plus Friday dinner. Lots more than bread and baked sweets, although plenty of those, too. Supa-good French toast, eggs, quiche, nice burgers (veg and meat), big salads, tons of veggie and vegan options. Lots of beverages, boozy and non. Large outdoor patio.

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    blindpigtavern.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 312 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-3442

    • 2440 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-208-7979 View Map

    • 2301 College Station Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-4919

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Catering, outside seating, trivia, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. Long-time Athens sports bar with a big menu and lots of vegetarian choices; New Orleans specials on Tuesday. Beer on tap and in bottles, including local brews. Standard cocktails plus a bloody mary bar on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    instagram.com/boarsheadlounge

    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. Big, multi-level student bar. Pool, beer pong, popcorn machines and more inside. Live music outside every Thursday and on game days. Regular specials on already inexpensive drafts and wells.

  • Bourbon Street

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 333 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-1313 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. College bar encourages you to chug through Power Hour and party New Orleans-style all night. Pool upstairs. Cheap beer, nightly specials and liquor drinks, including hurricanes and fishbowls.

  • Brett's Casual American Restaurant

    brettscasualamerican.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3190 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-1395 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Beer and wine, curbside pick-up, catering, outside seating, delivery, take-out, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Brett’s is family-oriented, which means a menu with something for everyone and deals on kids’ meals ($2 specials Mondays and Tuesdays). Gluten-free stuff, big salads, tacos, burgers, grilled seafood and more.

  • Buddha Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. Less Zen, more sake bombs that involve pounding on the table to make the shot fall into the drink. Skee-Ball in the back, lychee martinis, shots and beer.

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    butthuttathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 480 Macon Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-8511 View Map

    File Under: BBQ. Features: Full bar, live music, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Divey atmosphere and consistently good pulled pork and ribs, even without sauce, plus tasty sides like chicken mull, corn nuggets, fried okra, meat skins, meaty potato salad.

  • Buvez

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 585 Barber St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-0172

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars, Sandwiches. Features: Beer and wine, counter service, full bar, outside seating, Wi-Fi. European-style cafe that goes from early a.m. to lateish p.m. Delish pre-made sandwiches, pastries and soft pretzels by The Comerian, hard-boiled eggs, snoballs (including boozy ones) and snacks by the scoop. Coffee, tea, cool sodas, craft cocktails, wine, beer and aperitifs.

  • Cali 'N' Tito's

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1254 Cedar Shoals Dr. Athens, GA 30605. 706-355-7087

    • 1427 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-227-9979

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American. Features: Outside seating, beer and wine (Eastside), curbside pick-up, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Both locations of this Athens original do Latin American food with a Peruvian influence: lomo saltado, big sandwiches, plantains (sweet and savory), yuca, tacu tacu (rice and beans topped with eggs) and much more. Lots of veggie choices. Eastside location has more indoor seating, quarter-operated kiddie rides and a La Michoacana…es Natural ice cream counter. Lumpkin has a small fee to BYOB and usually accepts cash and check only, but there’s an ATM in the gas station next door. Westside location is in the works.

  • Carrabba's Italian Grill

    carrabbas.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 3194 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-9938 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up. Hours: Lunch and dinner.

  • Centro Bar

    instagram.com/centrobarathens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 400 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 404-271-8440

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. Watch football on a big screen and sign up for the weekly beer pong tournament. A balcony with its own bar wraps around the main floor. Full bar with specialty drinks like the East Clayton lemonade and key lime pie shots. Yappy hour sometimes.

  • Chili's Grill & Bar

    chilis.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 183 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-613-5405 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1055 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-543-8888 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and sake, delivery, trivia, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night. Quick-service Japanese and Korean food at bargain prices. You can get rice and meat basics but also bibimbap, bulgogi, tonkatsu and Korean tacos.

  • Chops and Hops

    chopsandhops.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2 S. Main St. Watkinsville 30677. 706-310-1101 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, catering, curbside pick-up, outside seating, reservations, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Somewhat upscale steaks and brews in Watkinsville but with a surprising love of vegetables. Menu changes frequently with the seasons and includes many gluten-free choices. 

  • Chuck E. Cheese's

    chuckecheese.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 3654 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-6715 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza. Features: Beer and wine. Hours: Seven days.

  • Ciné

    athenscine.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 234 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3343 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, movies, art. Athens’ only indie movie theater features an art gallery, two screens, a lab/meeting room and a bar that’s a destination in its own right, with movie-themed cocktails, good beer and wine, and liquor. Coffee, tea, sodas, local baked goods and fresh-popped popcorn.

  • City Bar

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 220 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. No # Specified View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Watch sports on big-screen TVs in a historic space with marble accents and chandeliers. Daily drink deals, plus the usual selection of beer, seltzers and shots.

  • Clocked!

    clockeddiner.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 259 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-9175 View Map

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    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer, curbside pick-up, delivery, outside seating, take-out, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Hipster diner is best known for burgers, made with all-natural, humanely raised, antibiotic-free beef and creative toppings: bacon jam, peanut butter, gouda, etc. Tots and shakes are popular, and the latter include tasty boozy ones. Gluten-free and vegan options. Large patio and pick-up window.

  • Cloud

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 164 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-7771 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. Rainbow-lit bubble wall bar and a light-up dance floor after renovations. Spacious layout, pool, TV and laser lights. Full bar with all the shots and bombs you could ask for.

  • Cozy Bar

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 179 N. Jackson St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8898

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Beer and wine. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Small space tucked away downtown, with paper lanterns and flowers on tables. Food is sometimes available. Domestics, Asian beers, wine and liquor.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 271 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-410-1043

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    File Under: Breweries. Features: Beer, outside seating. Big space with indoor and outdoor seating and lots of varied art offerings. Popular year-round offerings include Tropicalia, Athena and Classic City Lager, but there are lots of seasonal and limited-edition beers too. Purchase cans and bottles on-site to take home.

  • Cutters Pub

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 120 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-224-1187 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. One of the largest pubs in town and a more grown-up crowd than many bars around it. Pool, Skee-Ball, Golden Tee, foosball, darts, a photo booth and football on TV. Huge whiskey selection, befitting its Irish branding, Guinness on tap.

  • Dominick's Italian

    dominicksitalian.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 1430 Capital Ave. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-769-6255 View Map

    File Under: Italian. Features: Catering, curbside pick-up, full bar, reservations, take-out, Wi-Fi. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Family-style upscale Italian in small chain offering pastas, eggplant parmigiana, stuffed pork chops, chicken saltimbocca and steaks, most available in full or half servings. Express lunch special, sandwiches, kids menu. Big wine list, Italian margaritas, beers, regular wine dinners.

  • Donna Chang's

    donnachangs.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1664 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-215-9100

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    File Under: Asian. Features: Full bar, take-out, vegetarian friendly, outside seating. Hours: Dinner. Cheffed-up versions of Americanized Chinese food (mu shu, General Tso’s chicken). Vegetarian stuff is even better than the meatier options, like wickedly good dry-fried eggplant. A variety of ice creams made in-house for dessert. Fun, intelligently picked and described wine list; a few nice beers; fancy cocktails that can be a little retro.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

    athens-dospalmas.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3523 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-7771 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, curbside pick-up, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Americanized Mexican staples done well: tacos, burritos, nachos, fajitas, quesadillas, big burritos, enchiladas, queso, fish tacos, fried ice cream. Margaritas, lots of tequilas.

  • Double Barrel

    instagram.com/doublebarrelathens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 429 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601 . No # specified

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. A college bar named for Athens’ famous non-working piece of Confederate memorabilia. TVs to watch sports and low prices. What you’d expect for drinks but a few specialty cocktails like the Bacon Watson.

  • The Expat

    theexpatathens.com

    Price: $$$$

    Locations

    • 1680 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-521-5041

    File Under: Something Different, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Reservations, outside seating, take-out, full bar. Hours: Dinner. Bar and dining room are equally good, with smart, smart cocktails and an excellent wine list for the former and refined, French-inspired food for the latter. Looking for fancy cheeses or a smoked rabbit terrine? This is your place. Ditto for some of the best charcuterie in town. Meal kits and more for take-out.

  • Farm Cart

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1074 Baxter Street Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-8150

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Curbside pick-up, delivery, vegetarian friendly, outside seating, take-out, counter service, beer and wine. Hours: Breakfast and lunch. Breakfast served all day, with big biscuit sandwiches made with good ingredients and sourced locally, including the jam, as well as egg plates; meat and veggie ones are equally delicious. Lunch adds non-biscuit sandwiches and burgers plus specials. Baked goods in a case at the counter, good coffee.

  • Flanagan's & Half Moon Pub

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 301 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-208-9711 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. A classic college hangout, Irish pub Flanagan’s and its downstairs sister bar get packed on late nights and weekends. Pool, daily specials on everything from cocktails to shots. Lots of whiskey.

  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop

    fuzzystacoshop.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 265 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-0305 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Bars. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, outside seating, take-out, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • The Garden Grille

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 390 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-6800 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, buffet, catering, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and dinner. The Hilton Garden Inn’s restaurant does American staples: steaks, burgers, pasta, salads and the like, plus standard breakfast offerings.

  • General Beauregard's

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 164 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8201 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Controversy-courting downtown spot decked out in Civil War memorabilia, with a MAGA crowd. Drinks: Southern-themed cocktails.

  • Genesis

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1700 Commerce Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-351-4174

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs/live music. Event space/nightclub off the beaten path, with live music, boxing, dance nights and more. 

  • Golden Dragon

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 126 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-552-1688 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, delivery, catering, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Tons of standard Americanized Chinese options, including duck, seafood and some good tofu options. Dragon Dinners feature combinations of dishes for two to 10 people. Online ordering.

  • Golden Sun Chinese Restaurant

    goldensuninathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 4375 Lexington Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-549-3388 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Countless classic options, 30 chef's specials, 50 different lunch specials and Peking duck (if you order ahead). A lighter fare section offers steamed MSG-free meals low in sodium; lots of tofu choices.

  • The Grill

    www.thegrillathens.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 171 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-4770 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer. Hours: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night. Punk rock diner decorated with cute toys does burgers, hot sandwiches and tons of veggie choices, plus good milkshakes.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    grindhouseburgers.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1553 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-612-9327 View Map

    File Under: Burgers, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Full bar, counter service, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Small chain based in Atlanta does smallish flat burgers (beef, turkey, beans and quinoa, or Impossible Burger) plus bar snacks, fried sides and boozy and virgin milkshakes. 

  • The Grit

    thegrit.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 199 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-6592 View Map

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    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, outside seating, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Weekend brunch. An Athens classic for decades. Yes, it’s vegetarian and sometimes vegan, but it’s reliably delicious and not always healthy. Big menu drawing inspiration from around the world plus many daily veggies on the chalkboard. Breakfast (on hold during COVID) and brunch bring burritos, pancakes, omelets and more. Excellent cakes and pies that can be ordered whole (with advance notice) or by the slice.

  • Groove Burgers

    grooveburgers.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1791 Oconee Connector Athens, GA 30606. 762-499-5699

    File Under: Burgers, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, take-out, outside seating, curbside pick-up, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Clever burgers (both meat and veggie), plus salads and hot sandwiches (pimento chicken, Italian beef), good sides (“street corn,” asparagus, brussels sprouts, fabulous onion rings) and milkshakes. Cecilia cakes for dessert.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 815 N. Chase St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-354-7901 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, art, Wi-Fi, curbside pick-up, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Weekend brunch. Neighborhood restaurant focusing on local produce with a seasonally driven menu. Very accommodating of diet restrictions and preferences; Southern-inspired but not heavy. Seasonal artisan cocktails, some named for the area. Good wines and beers. Large patio for seating.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    hendershotscoffee.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 237 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3050 View Map

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, live music, art, Wi-Fi, outside seating. Hours: Open seven days. Coffee drinks, nitro coffee, teas and juices all day pair with a rotating menu from the Plate Sale. Lots of draft and bottled/canned craft beers, plus wine, craft cocktails and mocktails (some made with coffee).

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1354 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-8561

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    File Under: American, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, counter service, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Is it a bar or a restaurant? It’s clearly both. Good hot dogs, corn dogs and veggie dogs with an array of toppings, fried cheese galore, tons of veggie and vegan choices, salads and more. Excellent beer selection includes half pours to see if you like something; also whiskeys, classic cocktails and juice for kids.

  • Hilltop Grille

    hilltopgrille.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2310 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-7667 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Reservations, live music, full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Country club-ish place does classic American food with a bit of a Southern accent, like meatloaf, steak sandwich, crab cakes and gumbo. A fair amount of fried stuff but salads too. Big desserts. Nice patio.

  • International Grill and Bar

    facebook.com/IGBAthensGA

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1155 Mitchell Bridge Road Bldg. A Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-1509

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Catering, curbside pick-up, delivery, dinner, full bar, lunch, outside seating, vegetarian friendly. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Warm, family-run Persian charmer has great options for meat and veggies. Anything with eggplant is guaranteed delicious. Great specials, including lamb shanks; kids menu, including pizza.

  • Iron Factory

    ironfactoryinc.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 255 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6877

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, full bar, outside seating. Hours: Dinner. Cook your own Korean barbecue (protein or veggies) on the grill at your table or have the servers do it for you. Everything comes with salad, rice and side vegetables. Korean soju and sake at the bar.

  • J Buffalo Wings

    jbuffalo.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 196 Alps Road Athens GA 30606. 706-850-2095

    • 1805 Epps Bridge Pkwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-0823

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Beer, counter service, outside seating, take out. Hours: Lunch and dinner.

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

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    Price: $$☆ Expanded Listing!

     

    Locations

    • 1040 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-354-1515 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, catering, delivery, outside seating, take-out, trivia, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. 

  • Kelly's Jamaican Food

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1583 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-208-0000 View Map

    • 145 Epps Bridge Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-369-5400 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer, catering, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Be prepared for some serious spice. Jerk chicken, oxtail, curry goat, barbecue ribs, salmon, spicy cabbage, spicy squash, rice and peas, fried plantains, mac and cheese, patties, super-sweet tea and cornbread. Kelly has a cookbook/memoir, too.

  • La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant

    lacabanawatkinsville.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2061 Hog Mountain Road Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-769-4490

    • 2971 Monroe Hwy.. 678-661-0571

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Americanized Mexican with queso, burritos, combo plates, fajitas, quesadillas and lots of lunch specials. Yes, you can get a margarita or a Mexican beer.

  • La Fiesta

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1395 College Station Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-549-5933 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Popular Americanized Mexican fare: burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, taquitos, nachos, tacos and quesadillas. Special entrees and combo plates. Margaritas, Mexican beers, domestics and house wines.

  • Last Resort Grill

    lastresortgrill.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 184 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-0810 View Map

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    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, art, curbside pick-up. Hours: Dinner, Wed–Sun. An Athens classic for more than a generation, this restaurant added a big outdoor dining area in its parking lot recently. The menu draws from the South and the Southwest, often mingling the two; veggie and vegan choices, plus fish and seafood that it’s well known for. Cecilia cakes and more for dessert. Good bar, with American vodkas, gins and vermouths, as well as Armagnac, ice wine, Madeira, sherry and a long list of wines.

  • Little Italy

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 125 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-7100 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer, counter service, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. Foldable New Yawk slices and pies, subs that can feed two, antipasti, salads, stromboli and calzones, all at low prices.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 223 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-3144 View Map

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    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, trivia, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Like its sister bar, the Manhattan, it’s a bit more for grown-ups, but still with plenty of dancing. Big, dog-friendly patio with cornhole. A variety of bottled beers and rotating drafts that include seasonal brews. Wine and cocktails, too.

  • Live Wire Athens

    livewireathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 227 W. Dougherty St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8283 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music/DJs, outside seating. This all-purpose performance venue has three stagestwo inside and one in a large beer garden. The space is adaptable for private parties, fashion and film events. Meeting spot for the Athens Dart League. Drinks: A good assortment of craft and local beer, as well as budget-friendly options. Wine and cocktails, too.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    locosgrill.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2020 Timothy Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-7700 View Map

    • 1985 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-208-0911 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Curbside pick-up (Timothy), delivery, live music (Timothy), trivia, catering, Wi-Fi, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Locally based sportsbar chain has a big menu with lots of vegetarian choices, deli sandwiches, burgers, salads, grilled cheese and chili combo, wings, fish tacos.

  • Longhorn Steakhouse

    longhornsteakhouse.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2170 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-0054 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Lord's Bar

    lordsbarathens.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 251 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified.

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: New bar coming soon in the former That Bar location.

  • Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1880 Hwy. 29 N. Athens, GA 30601. 706-227-8308 View Map

    File Under: Mexican and South American. Features: Delivery, outside seating, full bar, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. One of the best Mexican restaurants around, with excellent tacos (filled with cilantro, onions and fish, al pastor, barbacoa or lengua), big tortas, menudo, tostadas de ceviche and a molcajete full of grilled meats and veggies.

  • Lumberjaxe

    lumberjaxe.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 510 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-8293

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Yup, you can drink and throw axes at targets. Also: TVs, games like giant Jenga and handcrafted wood tables. Local craft beer and wine.

  • Madison Bar & Bistro

    indigoathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 500 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-0430 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Reservations, outside seating, live music, room service, take-out, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and dinner, seven days. Hotel Indigo’s restaurant serves heavy and light breakfast, with some locally made baked goods. Dinner brings both fancy bar snacks and full meals. Nice cocktails might include house-infused peach bourbon, High West vodka or blackberries.

  • Maepole

    maepole.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1021 N. Chase St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-3600

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. A way to make you eat your veggies and like it. Pick a base (brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes, salad greens), then a protein, two veggie sides and a housemade sauce. Menu changes seasonally and food is ready in no time. Condor Chocolates and La Michoacana paletas for dessert. Kids meals. Gluten-free choices. Everything is recyclable or compostable. 

  • Magnolias

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 312 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-0797 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Two-story bar in a historic building has free pool upstairs, a great view of downtown and campus and TVs for sports. The usual array of brews behind the bar, plus house mixers like the Humbly Hammy.

  • Mama Sid's Pizza

    mamasidspizza.net

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2240 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-549-6100 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. Casual, family-run pizzeria of long standing with budget prices, salads, subs, pasta, hot wings, calzones and more.

  • Manhattan Café

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 337 N. Hull St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-9767 View Map

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    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, DJs. The ultimate townie bar, with a chill, vintage-decorated, dim interior. Popcorn and snacks available. Specialty drinks, including a whole selection of hot ones in cold weather, listed on handwritten signs. Cocktails, beer, wine, sangria and sake.

  • Marker 7 Coastal Grill

    marker7coastalgrill.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 1195 Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-3451 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and brunch. Beachy fish shack does Georgia and Gulf seafood: lightly fried baskets, peel-and-eat shrimp, oysters (raw or cooked), grilled or blackened entrees and sides like coleslaw and hush puppies. Burgers and chicken tacos, too. Beachy cocktails on special on the reg.

  • Martino's Italian Restaurant

    martinositalian.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2061 Hog Mountain Rd., Suite K Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-705-6243

    File Under: Italian. Features: Curbside pick-up, delivery, outside seating, take-out, beer and wine. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Family-owned local Italian place has a big menu of primi and secondi, plus antipasti. Craving veal or chicken marsala, saltimboca, cacciatore or something of the sort? They have it, plus lots of traditional seafood preparations and Italian wine. 

  • Mell's Place

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 4648 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30622. 706-548-0830 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, cash only. Escape the downtown scene for the oldest bar in town, built in 1952. The atmosphere is warm and unfussy with pool and country karaoke. Drinks: Cold domestic beer and generous liquor pours.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    mellowmushroom.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 320 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-0892 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Catering, curbside pick-up, delivery, outside seating, trivia, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Yes, it’s a chain, but it feels like part of Athens. Lots of toppings and specialty pies, plus pretzels made with the same dough, salads, subs, calzones and munchies; good beer selection.

  • Moe's Southwest Grill

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1320 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-369-7776 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Moonshine Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 275 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: DJs, outside seating. Clayton Street party bar with warm wood accents and barn doors. Yes, it has moonshine.

  • The National

    thenationalrestaurant.com

    Price: $$$$

    Locations

    • 232 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-3450 View Map

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    File Under: Something Different, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Reservations, catering, curbside pick-up, outside seating, Wi-Fi, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Mediterranean-inspired and chef-driven food that loves vegetables. The “power lunch” (an ever-changing array of healthy, colorful veggie items) is always a great choice, but everything on the menu is good and focused on sustainability as well as keeping your tastebuds happy. Great wine list and cocktails. New garage doors allow for open-air dining with some walls and a roof.

  • Normal Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1365 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-6186 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. This friendly neighborhood bar in Normaltown is serving on its patio, which has fire pits for the winter. Ever-changing craft and local beers and handcrafted cocktails. Getchaself a pizza from Automatic next door and chill.

  • Nowhere Bar

    facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 240 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-4742 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. Charmingly dive-y bar across from the Georgia Theatre hosts locals and students alike for darts, pool and lots of live music. Plenty of beers on draft, with the usual suspects behind the bar.

  • The Office Sports Bar and Grill

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 135 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-521-5898

    File Under: American. Features: Delivery, full bar, trivia. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Fancy-ish sports bar has a big, 9-to-5-themed menu, with wings, burgers, pork chops, steakhouse sides and large desserts. Breakfast burger at brunch. Domestic and craft beer, specialty cocktails.

  • The Old Pal

    theoldpal.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1320 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-4340 View Map

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    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, take-out. Seasonally focused cocktails, made with knowledge and care. Classics, with the year they were invented, and new things all listed on a well designed menu. Deep list of good spirits, plus some judiciously chosen wines and beers.

  • The Olive Garden

    olivegarden.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3666 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-227-2225 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza. Features: Full bar, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • On the Rocks

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 255 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-354-6666 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. College sports bar with an impressive sound system. Plenty of inexpensive domestics, wells, shooters and frozen drinks. Every flavor of White Claw your heart desires.

  • Outback Steakhouse

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 3585 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-613-6015 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Outtakes

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1793 Oconee Connector Athens, GA 30606. 706-355-9122 View Map

    • 196 Alps Road Athens GA 30606. 706-546-1011

    File Under: American. Features: Beer and wine (Oconee), full bar (Alps). Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Full-service movie theater restaurant in University 16 and Beechwood cinemas does burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizzas, salads and tacos. Mostly domestics on draft, imports and domestics in the bottle, wine.

  • Pauley's Original Crepe Bar

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 134 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-0034 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Crepe-based restaurant by day (with savory and sweet options, plus non-pancake-based foods) turns into a busy bar by night, offering over 150 beers, including 28 on tap (customers who try 100 beers are recognized on the Around the World Beer Club wall), wines, cocktails.

  • Peking Restaurant

    westpekingathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2725 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-9333 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Look for the palace on the hill on Atlanta Highway. Big menu covers all the standards, with lots of vegetarian options. Pre-set dinners based on the quantity of guests make sharing dishes in large parties easy and can be ordered for take-out or delivery as well as for eat-in.

  • Peppino's

    peppinospizzeria.homestead.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 950 Whitehall Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-613-1616 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, counter service, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tues–Sun. Owned by the same folks as Little Italy, so the food is similar (New York-style pizza, enormous subs), but the vibe is different and more family-oriented. Italian salads, pasta of the day, stromboli, tiramisu and cheesecake.

  • The Place

    theplaceathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 229 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-2988

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    File Under: Downhome, Bars. Features: Outside seating, full bar, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and brunch. A meat-and-three for the now, updated to use lighter, healthier ingredients and less salt. Shrimp burger, buttermilk-fried chicken, grilled pork chop, etc. Southern-accented cocktails.

  • Pub on Main

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 22 N. Main St. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-310-4450

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. All-American Watkinsville pub with a family-friendly atmosphere. Burgers, hot pretzels, fish and chips, fried shrimp, catfish po’boy, banana pudding. Kids menu. Frosé, tons of whiskeys, good craft beer selection. Breakfast pop-up by the Biscuit Bros includes a pancake taco.

  • Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

    raffertys.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 15 Huntington Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-613-0045 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, catering, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • The Rail Athens

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1120 Mitchell Bridge Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-354-7289 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Bars. Features: Outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Bar and grill with pool tables, dart boards, slot machines and big-screen TVs. Bar food, including burgers, wings, sandwiches, nachos and fries.

  • Red Lobster

    redlobster.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 1956 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-5376 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Redfearn Grille

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 197 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-4433 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Buffet, catering. Hours: Breakfast and dinner, seven days. Sunday lunch. Inside the Holiday Inn, but you can go there if you’re not a guest. Big menu for the two meals that bookend the day, plus Sunday lunch. Usually open Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • The Roadhouse

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 137 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-2324 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. Dive bar “serving hangovers since 1991” features neon lighting and friendly bartenders. Conveniently located next door to pizza. 

  • The Rook and Pawn

    therookandpawn.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 294 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-5040

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    File Under: Bars and Clubs, Something Different. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up, counter service, outside seating, take-out, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Board-game café has a robust menu crafted to go well with hours of play: panini, cold sandwiches, salads, cheese plates, bowls of salty and sweet snacks. Games for rent or purchase and drinks soft and hard.

  • The Root

    therootathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1235 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-208-0059

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. This bar in the basement of The Pine also does small plates from upstairs, like pimento cheese crostinis, crab fritters, oysters and meat and cheese selections. Plenty of craft beer, hand-crafted cocktails and whiskey. 

  • The Royal Peasant

    royalpeasant.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1675 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-7920 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner. English pub does proper bangers and mash, lamb burger, curries, housemade potato chips with blue cheese and bacon, plus a couple of really good desserts. Soccer on the TV. U.K. beers, dry ciders, craft brews, wine, whiskey and cocktails.

  • Ru San's

    rusansathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 196 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-552-0488 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Curbside pick-up, full bar, reservations, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Lots of specialty rolls and sashimi and sushi combinations, plus noodles, rice dishes, tempura, grilled fish and more. Premium cold sakes and cocktails with Japanese ingredients. Beer and wine, too, including four plum wines.

  • Sake Mama

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 166 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. No # Specified

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. Club-type scene. Knock some shots off chopsticks and hit the dance floor. A neon menu offers over 20 types of sake bombs. Beer, too.

  • Sandbar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 220 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 404-271-8440 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. Beach-themed college bar lets you take a shot off a surfboard or choose from “blackout buckets,” frozen drinks and a full bar to cover all the refreshments you need. 

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    saucehouse.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 830 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-363-3351 View Map

    File Under: BBQ, Bars. Features: Full bar, catering, curbside pick-up, delivery, outside seating, take-out, counter service. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Giant barbeque place that has pork, brisket, ribs, tofu, chicken fingers, slaw, beans, potato salad and bread pudding. Bulk orders, too, and margaritas available for take-out.

  • The Savannah Room

    hotel.uga.edu

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1197 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30602. 706-542-6341 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, Wi-Fi, take-out, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. UGA Hotel restaurant. Celestial Chicken (breaded chicken tenders over rice pilaf with a special sauce) is a standard as is the strawberry ice-cream pie, but there’s plenty more. 

  • Sr. Sol

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2455 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-7112 View Map

    • 175 Tallassee Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-1570 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, delivery, catering, curbside pick-up, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Two locations; the original, on Tallassee, is smaller. Lots of standards if you just want margs and guac but also good stuff for the more adventurous, including real tacos (on corn tortillas with onions, cilantro, lime and fatty meats). Super-good beans. 

  • Shokitini

    shokitini.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 251 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-7933 View Map

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    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Karaoke, full bar, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Not the place for a quiet night out but good for a party. Long menu of sushi and sashimi as well as fried softshell crab, dumplings, land proteins (steak, chicken), lobster, noodles and desserts. Hot and cold sake, saketinis, wine, mostly domestic beer but a few Japanese brews.

  • Silver Dollar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 262 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3093 View Map

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    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. This clean, classic college bar is especially popular on game days. Play darts or grab some air on a covered outdoor patio. Ten beers on tap, well drinks and daily specials.

  • Siri Thai Cuisine

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1040 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-3500 View Map

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    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, catering, delivery, outdoor seating, take-out, curbside pick-up. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sun. Somewhat upscale Thai restaurant does dishes that can be easily adapted for vegetarians. Noodles, rice entrees, soups, salads, curries and a Thai dessert selection. Spice level can be serious. Lunch specials. A couple of Thai beers among the domestics, sakes and a section of organic wines.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    sobrewco.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 231 Collins Industrial Blvd. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-7183

    File Under: Breweries. Features: Beer, live music, trivia. Lots of outdoor space and a wide variety of beers, with standards like the Red and Black Berliner and Hobnail IPA on tap. The brewery also offers small-batch, seasonal releases and lots of sours.

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    starlandpizza.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 145 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-8773 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, full bar, take-out, counter service, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Simple menu focuses on large New York-style slices, lots of fresh toppings, specialty pies, big calzones and salads. Slice and a salad will run you $6. Domestic and import bottles and cans, tons of craft beer, wine and cocktails.

  • Taco Stand

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2270 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-549-5481 View Map

    • 670 N. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-2894 View Map

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    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer, outside seating (Milledge), take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Despite the name, not so much a taqueria as a burrito joint, with excellent nachos (the “mini” size is enormous), veggie chili in the cooler months and quesadillas packed with onions and jalapeños that have their charm. Slight menu variations between locations. Original location on Milledge, recently renovated, is an Athens treasure.

  • Taqueria del Sol

    taqueriadelsol.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 334 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3890 View Map

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    File Under: Mexican. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, Tues–Sat. Chef-crafted taqueria isn’t trying to be the most authentic, but it is consistently good. Pork, brisket, fried chicken, carnitas, fish and veggie tacos, plus weekly specials and a blue-plate special. Great selection of premium tequilas, build-your-own margaritas, bottled beers.

  • Taqueria la Parrilla

    lapa.us

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1431 Capital Ave. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-310-9991 View Map

    • 2439 Jefferson Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-549-4977 View Map

    • 855 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-548-5040 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar (Jefferson and Gaines School), beer and wine (Watkinsville), delivery, catering, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Popular family-friendly Mexican restaurant does all the usual things (burritos, taco salads, fajitas, fried ice cream), but also Mexican tacos and good tortas. Kids menu. Margaritas, Mexican beers, regular bottled stuff, pitchers.

  • Taqueria Tsunami

    taqueriatsunami.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1791 Oconee Connector Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-0040

    • 320 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-621-7999 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Mexican and South American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Outside seating, take-out, delivery, curbside pick-up, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Small Atlanta-based chain does Asian/Latin fusion tacos: bulgogi and shiitake, teriyaki chicken with pineapple pico de gallo, tofu with sesame-soy vinaigrette and more. Apps, bowls and salads. Margaritas, cocktails, sangria, craft beers.

  • Taste of India

    indiaathens.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 1040 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-559-0000 View Map

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    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, delivery, catering, outdoor seating take-out, curbside pick-up. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. Big menu of Indian standards, from samosas and pakoras to poori, chat, tandoori and many vegetarian options. There’s goat, and combination dinners if you want to try a bunch of things. Lassis, chai and Indian tea, wine and beer.

  • Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

    tazikiscafe.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 227 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-247-7619

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, catering, counter service, curbside pick-up, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. Mediterranean quick-service franchise does healthful grilled food, including gyros, entree-size salads and "feasts" (grilled veggies or protein, salad, side). Soups, baklava, daily specials, family take-home meals, hummus and spicy pimento cheese, too.

  • Ted's Most Best

    tedsmostbest.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 254 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-1523 View Map

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    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, outside seating, take-out, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Refined, individually sized thin-crust pizzas are light as a feather, with good char and cool toppings. Gluten-free options. Also: sandwiches, calzones, pastas, sliders and a great beet salad. Desserts in the refrigerated case. Good beer in cans and bottles, a few wines by the glass. Large outdoor patio.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    terrapinbeer.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 265 Newton Bridge Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-549-3377 View Map

    File Under: Breweries. Features: Beer, outside seating. Loads of outside space, with live music, at which to taste local craft beer. Dogs are welcome! IPA fiends are into Hopsecutioner, but you might also find a watermelon gose or the Wake-n-Bake coffee oatmeal imperial stout. Food trucks are sometimes present.

  • Texas Roadhouse

    texasroadhouse.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1021 Dowdy Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-613-1300

    File Under: American. Features: Curbside pick-up, full bar, reservations. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Thai Spoon

    thaispoonathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 149 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-9222 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, take-out, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. Sunday dinner. Big menu runs from fresh Thai salads to satay, spicy basil duck, lots of seafood and vegan options, plus gluten-free stuff. Kids menu. Beer and wine, Thai iced tea and Thai iced coffee.

  • Tlaloc El Mexicano Restaurant

    tlalocelmexicanorestaurant.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1225 N. Chase St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-9301 View Map

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American. Features: Full bar, outside seating, drive-thru. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. Named for the Aztec rain god, this restaurant has a cult following for its Central American specialties and real-deal Mexican food; it’s added a drive-thru in COVID times. Pupusas, massive tortas, regular specials and fantastic mole. Breakfast, which includes chilaquiles, starts at 10 a.m. and is served all day. Margaritas, beer.

  • Toppers International Showbar

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 100 N. Jackson St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-0504 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, exotic dancing. Athens’ only strip club sometimes does a male revue. Full bar with prices for high rollers and budget drinkers alike. 

  • Trappeze Pub

    trappezepub.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 269 N. Hull St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8997 View Map

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    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Full bar, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. Sunday brunch. Expanded to encompass the former Highwire. Menu includes tacos, sliders, French onion soup, veggie-packed quinoa salad, burgers, ribs, cheeses and snacks. Serious beer, with more than 200 well-described options in the bottle and 30 on tap, plus wine and nice cocktails.

  • Utage Athens Sushi Bar

    utagesushibar.restaurant

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 440 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-227-9339 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Full bar, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Combos give you bang for your buck: specialty rolls, udon and ramen bowls, yakitori, sunomonu, tonkatsu, teriyaki, fried rice and much more. Hot and cold sake, Japanese (and American) beers, wine, sake bombs and martinis.

  • Viva! Argentine Cuisine

    vivaargentine.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 247 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-8284 View Map

    File Under: South American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Take-out, delivery, outside seating, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Not just beef (although it does that well!), this place is well known for its shepherd’s pie, known as pastel de papa, and its filled cupcakes. Lots of vegetarian choices, empanadas, lomo con papas fritas, great sandwiches. You do want the chimichurri sauce.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    facebook.com/WalkersPub

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 128 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-1433 View Map

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Full bar, outside seating, counter service, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Open seven days. Local coffee and pretty good light food by day, bar by night. Six beers on draft and over 70 in bottles, including many microbrews.

  • Willy's Mexicana Grill

    willys.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 196 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-1920 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer, catering, counter service, delivery, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Wing House Grill

    winghouse-grill.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 8727 U.S. Hwy. 29 Hull, GA 30646. 706-850-9700

    • 64 N Main St. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-705-6370

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Curbside pick-up, take-out, outside seating, beer. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Two locations plus a food truck and a third, Normaltown location to come. Wings, of course, boneless and regular, but also fried green tomatoes, burgers, mozzarella sticks, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and a couple of salads. Kids meals include a cookie. Homemade cake. 

  • Wonderbar

    instagram.com/wonderbarwonderbar

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 240 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. Video games, board games and rock, paper, scissors tournaments, plus snacks. Sweet specialty drinks like tipsy popsicles and Princess Peach Tea.

  • Woodford

    instagram.com/woodford.athens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 120 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. Craft and draft beer, specialty cocktails and giant Moscow mules, TVs for sports, trivia.

  • The World Famous

    facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 351 N. Hull St. Athens GA 30601. 706-543-4002 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, curbside pick-up, delivery, art, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Half bar, half restaurant, with fun food like steamed buns, tofu lettuce wraps, ever-changing tacos, shawarma, chicken-and-waffle sandwich. Lots of veggie choices. Creative cocktails, well-priced beer (including lots of canned craft brews), wine, housemade nonalcoholic sodas and a great chalkboard, plus a small shrine to Kirby Smart that sits alongside cool folk art.

  • Your Pie

    yourpie.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 196 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-3179 View Map

    • 1430 Capital Ave. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-705-1510

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, catering, counter service, curbside pick-up, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Locally based franchise does personal-size customized pizzas Lots of topping, sauce and cheese choices, as well as several doughs. Pick a specialty pie or build your own. Vegan and gluten-free choices. Panini, bread bowl salads, gelato, beer and wine.