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  • 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.

  • 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’s Fish

    chucksfish.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 220 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6611

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Catering, full bar, outdoor seating, reservations, take-out. Hours: Dinner. Swanky seafood out of Destin in a historic building, with lots of simply treated stuff, sushi and East Asian-accented apps (brussels sprouts with kimchi, shishito peppers). Signature cocktails with sake or Japanese whiskey as well as standards.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Five & Ten

    fiveandten.com

    Price: $$$$

    Locations

    • 1073 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-7300 View Map

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Full bar, reservations, catering, outside seating, take-out, vegetarian friendly. Hours: Dinner. Fine dining from celebrity chef Hugh Acheson. His focus is on vegetables and careful experimentation with Southern touches. Menu changes weekly, focusing on what’s in season. Wine list by James Beard nominee; unpretentious but smart cocktails; excellent after-dinner drinks.

  • George's Lowcountry Table

    georgeslowcountrytable.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 420 Macon Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-3359 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, catering, reservations, outside seating, take-out, delivery. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Grown-up restaurant now open in a new location serves Gulf and low country classics: étouffée, shrimp and grits, sherry crab bisque, oysters (raw and cooked), jambalaya, redfish and more. Good wine list from all over, beer and Southern-accented cocktails.

  • 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.

  • Mama's Boy

    mamasboyathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 197 Oak St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-6249 View Map

    • 8851 Macon Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-8550

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    File Under: Downhome, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, curbside pick-up, counter service, outside seating, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Tues–Sun. Two locations help spread out the diners at this popular updated Southern resto that focuses on breakfast all day. Chow down on biscuits, chocolate cake, strawberry lemonade, various egg dishes, pimento cheese-topped burgers and more. Lots of great sides and family meals for pick-up. Very accommodating to those with special dietary needs.

  • 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.

  • The Office Sports Bar and Grill

    theofficeathensga.com

    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.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    porterhouseathens.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 459 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-0990 View Map

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    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Curbside pick-up, outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Locally owned steakhouse also does crab cakes, chicken, shrimp scampi and other things that aren’t red meat. Lunch includes a fried green tomato sandwich, grilled salmon BLT, she-crab soup.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • South Kitchen and Bar

    southkitchenbar.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 247 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6125

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, catering. Hours: Brunch, lunch and dinner. Located in the ornate lobby of the former Georgian Hotel. Small plates like goat cheese fritters or large plates with burgers, salmon and lambchops. Gluten-free menu. Rotating draft beers in full or half pours, good wines by the glass (and bottle) and regularly changing craft cocktails with housemade ingredients.

  • 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.

  • 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.