Restaurants -> Vegetarian Friendly

  • 180°F Cafe

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 650 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-521-5380

    File Under: Asian. Features: Counter service. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri, dinner, seven days. The Look: Unpromising location gives way to nicely appointed small space with free Wi-Fi and personable staff. Menu: Snacky Taiwanese street food, like steamed bao, fish balls and chicken nuggets scented with five-spice. Also bubble tea, smoothies, coffee and some larger dishes.

  • Athens Bagel Co.

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 268 N. Jackson St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-5001 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, seven days. The Look: Locally owned bagel bakery in a nice, open space downtown. Menu: Big, good bagels boiled and baked in-house, in a wide variety of flavors. Top with hummus, butter (whipped, honey, peanut) or cream cheese (bacon and chive, jalapeño, snickerdoodle, sundried tomato and basil). Breakfast and lunch sandwiches on bagels: smoked pork, reuben or egg salad.

  • Athens Wok

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Take-out, delivery, beer and wine. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Casual atmosphere; friendly owners. Menu: Thai, Chinese, Korean and Japanese quick sauteed dishes made with chicken, steak, salmon, shrimp, vegetables or tofu, plus sushi. The Thai curries are some of the best things on the menu, but everything is fast and fresh.

  • Automatic Pizza

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, counter service, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Small but efficient Normaltown space with lots of character. Menu: Excellent, large, floppy, New York-style slices or whole pies, topped with quality stuff, including great anchovies and, should you be vegan, dal cheese; good salads; nice subs on Luna bread; cannoli. Drinks: Local and mainstream draft beer, wine, half-pours of either for half-price while you wait on a to-go order.

  • Barberitos Southwestern Grille & Cantina

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    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

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer (Clayton St.), catering, outside seating, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Locally owned burrito chain. Menu: Health-oriented Mexican fare. Build your own burrito (or quesadilla, fajitas, tacos, nachos or salads) as you walk down the counter. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options, plus the "7 Under 7" menu that has seven options with less than seven grams of fat each and a salsa bar.

  • Bella Noche

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2061 Hog Mountain Road Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-310-4414 View Map

    File Under: Italian, Mexican and South American. Features: Reservations, catering, beer and wine. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Sunday brunch. The Look: Quiet dining in a Watkinsville shopping center with a covered patio. Menu: Many Italian standards but some Latin accents, too, especially in the sides section, where you can get sweet or savory plantains to go with your chicken piccata. Gluten-free pastas, kids' menu and lunch specials on pastas and sandwiches.

  • Big City Bread Cafe

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bakeries, Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, catering, counter service (breakfast and lunch), outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, six days. Sunday brunch. The Look: One of the best patios in Athens has sidewalk chalk for the kids and plenty of shade. Menu: Big City does good business all day, starting with early a.m. biscuits, not-too-sweet French toast, omelets and more. Mid-day brings sandwiches, burgers and salads, with a few bigger entrees, and in the evening there's a shift to table service and brasserie-style French standards. The bakery makes fresh breads, pastries, muffins and cakes daily, and bakes special items for order during holiday seasons. Drinks: Small but good selection of bottled, canned and draft beer; wine by the glass or bottle.

  • Big Family Cafe

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2467 Jefferson Road Athens, GA. 706-355-3102

    File Under: American. Features: Take-out. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Tue–Sun, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. The Look: Warm and welcoming in an informal atmosphere. Menu: Think California diner. Big Family will make you a scramble, burrito, sandwich, order of pancakes, crepes, huevos rancheros, burger, eggs Benedict and more any time it's open. Everything is made in house, and it shows. The food is genuinely fresh, reliably delicious and has a healthy accent (lots of whole grains). Hot berry cobbler is always available for dessert.

  • Blind Pig Tavern

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    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. The Look: Three locations of a longtime Athens sports bar. Downtown is the newest, migrated from the old location on Baldwin. Menu: Tasty bar food: burgers, wings, sandwiches, wraps, hot dogs, fried pickles and chili cheese fries. Tuesdays bring po'boys, Cajun burgers and more. The Hot Healthy Mama plate includes blackened fish, spinach and black beans. Drinks: Beer on tap, more in the bottle including local brews, plus standard cocktails. A Bloody Mary bar on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Bubble Café

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 154 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-355-3002 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, take-out, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Tiny eatery tucked underneath a shoe-repair shop is cozy and cute. Menu: Bubble tea and other drinks, of course, but also gyoza, some hearty noodle soups, tasty Taiwanese-style snacks and rice bowls. Prepackaged snacks by the register.

  • Bulldawg Pizza, Wings & More

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2026 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-355-3294 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: No-frills restaurant in a shopping center; booth seating. Menu: Order pizzas as big as 24 inches in diameter on Bulldawg Pizza's website, with up to 20 toppings, as well as wings (15 sauces), hot and cold subs, calzones, fried apps, pasta, salads, breadsticks and dessert.

  • Cafe Istanbul

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 430 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-6444

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, take-out, catering, live music, reservations. Hours: Lunch and dinner, TueSat. Dinner, Sun. The Look: Athens' only Turkish eatery is in a long space with a big bar and murals. Menu: Lots of Mediterranean standards (dolmeh, hummus, baba ghanouj) but some things you can't get anywhere else in town, like a wonderful Turkish pizza topped with lamb, tomatoes, onion, garlic and feta. Options for meat-eaters and vegans alike. Don't snooze on the eggplant dishes. Drinks: A full bar, with fruity specialty cocktails and a lively, clublike vibe at night.

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American. Features: Outside seating, beer and wine, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue-Sun. The Look: Take a left at the palm trees across from Cedar Shoals High School and enter another world, with coin-operated children's rides, vintage Mexican movie posters, an airplane hanging from the ceiling, a full-size fountain and much more. Menu: The menu is almost the same as at the original Cali ‘N' Tito’s, but there are some differences, like chicken dishes under the heading Pollo Criollo and, of course, beer, wine and margaritas. La Michoacana… es Natural operates a booth with ice cream, paletas and street snacks inside the restaurant.

  • Cali 'N' Tito's

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Mexican and South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Cash and Checks Only. Features: BYOB, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Tons of outdoor seating (covered and not), boats to play in and sometimes a parrot; it's like nothing else. Menu: Latin American food with a Peruvian influence, from tacu tacu (rice and beans topped with eggs) to lomo saltado (steak, french fries, tomato, red onions), big delicious sandwiches, yuca frita, plantains two ways (sweet and savory), fish burrito and more. Lots of veggie choices. Show up early if the weather's nice; the lines can get long.

  • Chef Ming

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-552-3233 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: A shopping-center space that feels more elegant than it should. Menu: Lots of standards, but all prepared with a lighter touch and less grease than usual. Lunch specials come with rice, spring roll, crab rangoon or chicken wings and your choice of hot and sour, egg drop or wonton soup.

  • China Star Super Buffet

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 3567 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-316-3382 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Buffet, catering, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Eight buffet tables, including a sushi bar and a hibachi area; take-out priced by the pound. Menu: Choose from over 300 Chinese, American and Japanese dishes from the buffets or order from a menu of Chinese fare like General Tso's Chicken, Mongolian beef, green mussels with black-bean sauce and Singapore chow mein. Crab legs are available daily after 4 p.m.

  • China Wok

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2475 Jefferson Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-353-3399 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Features: Counter service, take-out. The Look: Limited seating means get your food to go. Menu: Americanized quick-service Chinese dishes, including chop suey, lo mein, mai fun, moo shu and egg fu yung, make up the primary order of business here.

  • Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and sake, counter service, delivery, trivia, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Counter service, big booths and hibachi-style cooking. Menu: Generous servings of Korean and Japanese noodle and rice entrees prepared with chicken, steak, salmon, shrimp or tofu. Traditional dishes include bibimbap, bulgogi and tonkatsu. Korean tacos come stuffed with jae yuk (marinated pork), kimchi or calamari.

  • Chops and Hops

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, reservations, outside seating, art, Wi-Fi, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: White-tablecloth dining and a big bar with TVs. Menu: Steaks and beer are a strong point, but not the only option by a long shot. You can also eat salmon tacos, chicken banh mi, grilled fish and fun, chef-crafted burgers. Lots of specials. Drinks: Big selection of beer and wine, well-priced and well-chosen, tap takeovers.

  • Cinnaholic

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 170 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-608-9100

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Vegetarian Friendly. Hours: Open seven days. The Look: Gourmet cinnamon-roll franchise tucked under a fancy student apartment building. Menu: This business featured on "Shark Tank" makes vegan sweet treats you can top with frosting, fruit, nuts, jam, chocolate chips and more.

  • Clarke's Standard

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 225 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-5152

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, full bar, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Preppy but not aggressively so. Menu: This reinvention of the former Branded Butcher isn't quite as upscale. Instead, it offers burgers, sandwiches, avocado toast, some nice salads and waffles for dessert, all made much better than they need to be. The Scotch egg remains. Drinks: Big list of bottled beer, a few nice wines, some cute cocktails.

  • Clocked!

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Late night, Fri and Sat. The Look: Cute and vintage, with lots of fun things to look at. Menu: Diner fare updated. Burgers are what Clocked is best known for, made with all-natural, humanely raised, antibiotic-free beef and creative toppings: bacon jam, peanut butter, gouda, grilled mushrooms and more. Round it out with tater tots and a milkshake. Lots of gluten-free options.

  • Cozy Yum Yum

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Late night, Thu–Sat. The Look: Tucked away on Jackson Street, with pretty paper lanterns and flowers on the tables. Menu: Thai food with many vegetarian options, including massaman curry, pad Thai, curries and drunken noodles with tofu or vegetables. Also soups, satay, bubble tea and plenty more.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2080 Timothy Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-552-1237 View Map

    • 1965 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-369-0085 View Map

    • 401 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-354-6966 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Classic Italian with a little ritz but family-friendly. Menu: Each location is different, but all have New York-style pizza, calzones, pasta, salads and desserts. The menu expands at dinner, with regular specials and nice entrees like shrimp charmaine or tortelloni with grilled chicken sausage. Vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free customers are given full consideration. Drinks: Long wine list, mostly Italian. Really good beer list and cocktails.

  • Donderos' Kitchen

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 590 N. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-354-8688 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Mon–Fri. Weekend brunch. The Look: Big, sunny rooms in a historic house and a playroom with toys for kids. Menu: Hot breakfast and lunch to order until 2 p.m., but open later on weekdays for pick-up of pre-made items. Brunch on the weekends. To-go meals in the fridge and the freezer include breakfast stratas, casseroles, desserts and more. Walkers, bikers and bus riders get a 5 percent discount.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Big, beachy mural, chill atmosphere in a shopping center. Menu: Americanized Mexican staples: tacos, burritos, nachos, fajitas, quesadillas, big burritos, enchiladas, queso, fish tacos, fried ice cream. Drinks: More than 30 tequilas, a couple of draft beers, more in bottles.

  • Earth Fare Café

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1689 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-227-1717 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Buffet, counter service, outside seating, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Restaurant inside the grocery store; great deals for kids' meals. Menu: Items are created with the same kind of natural ingredients the store sells: salads with organic ingredients, sushi, fresh-made sandwiches and a hot bar, plus smoothies, juice, coffee, soups and baked goods.

  • Five & Ten

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    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. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Sunday brunch. The Look: Hugh Acheson's flagship restaurant is on one of Athens' most beautiful streets in a superlatively renovated historic home. Menu: Serious dining that stays up on trends and pushes the envelope without being obnoxiously hip. Some items recur frequently, but there's always something new to eat, based on the season. The early-evening three-course prix-fixe is a great deal. Drinks: Wine list by James Beard nominee; unpretentious but smart cocktails; excellent after-dinner drinks.

  • Food for the Soul

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1965 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-0052 View Map

    File Under: Downhome and BBQ, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Buffet, catering. Hours: Lunch, Tue–Fri. and Sun. The Look: Small, homey eatery with a self-service buffet and a cool new mural. Menu: Soul-food staples that rotate daily, like pork chops, fried chicken livers, mac and cheese and country-fried steak. Pair a meat and two sides for a hearty meal, or take advantage of the all-you-can-eat buffet.

  • Fox's Pizza Den

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2971 Monroe Hwy. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 678-661-0220 View Map

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

  • The Globe

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 199 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-4721 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Live music, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: Exposed brick interior, comfy couches and a big brass bar create a charming and relaxed atmosphere. Soccer and live music upstairs. Sunday brunch includes pancakes, steak and eggs, and the frittata of the day. Menu: Pub cuisine, including fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches, vegetarian chili and housemade potato chips with gorgonzola sauce. Drinks: An eclectic selection of over 80 craft beers, 60 wines and 40 single-malt scotches.

  • 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, buffet, delivery, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Chinese restaurant in a shopping center. Menu: Big lunch buffet daily. Tons of standard Chinese options. Dragon Dinners feature combinations of dishes for two to 10 people.

  • Golden Sun Chinese Restaurant

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sun. The Look: Pleasant dining in the Eastside Walmart shopping center. Menu: 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

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer. Hours: 24 hours, seven days. The Look: 1950s diner with cute toys in glass cases; punk-rock servers. Menu: Burgers, hot dogs, BLTs and tons of veggie choices. Crinkle-cut fries with a side of feta dressing are an Athens standard. Breakfast (midnight to noon) is greasy and satisfying, enormous milk shakes are made to order, and you can get a fountain cherry or vanilla Coke with syrup.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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    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. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Two-floor small chain out of Atlanta. Menu: Burgers are small, flat and tasty, made with beef, turkey or beans and quinoa; lots of topping choices. Handspun milkshakes, crinkle-cut fries, fried pimento cheese nuggets, salads, chili. Drinks: Domestics, imports and craft beers, wine, boozy milkshakes.

  • The Grit

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, outside seating, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. Weekend brunch. The Look: An Athens classic, with tons of character and local art on the walls. Menu: Vegetarian and vegan deliciousness that can convert meat eaters. The Golden Bowl is the signature item, a huge serving of brown rice tossed with double-fried tofu and soy sauce and topped with veggies and cheese. Make your own veggie plate from the chalkboard, or eat around the world (tabbouleh, stir fries, dal, pasta, etc.). Breakfast and brunch bring burritos, pancakes, omelets and more. Don't skip dessert. Whole housemade cakes and pies are available with 48 hours notice.

  • Gyro Wrap

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 175 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-9071 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer, counter service, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: No frills. Tables in one room, a few outside and some seats at the counter. Menu: Tortilla and pita wraps, salads and Phillies.

  • 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. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, Tue–Sat. Weekend brunch. The Look: Converted gas station includes a bocce court and a wonderful patio in a historic neighborhood. Menu: Lunch in the light-filled space is casual but refined, with soups, salads, sandwiches and quiche. The dinner menu changes more often, with interesting influences on Southern cuisine. Local providers are listed on a chalkboard. Brunch is busy for good reason. Very accommodating of diet restrictions. Drinks: Artisan cocktails, good wines, some non-frou-frou beers. Regular wine tastings.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, live music, art, Wi-Fi, outside seating. Hours: Open seven days. Lunch, seven days. Dinner Mon-Sat. The Look: Eclectic coffeehouse/restaurant/bar/music club in the Bottleworks. Menu: Coffee drinks, nitro coffee, teas and juices all day pair with muffins, cookies and savory scones or tasty pre-packed chicken salad and zippy pimento cheese. Good burgers, hot sandwiches and salads for lunch and dinner. Drinks: Draft and bottled/canned craft beers, wine, craft cocktails (some involving coffee).

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, counter service, trivia. Hours: Dinner and late night, Mon–Sun. Lunch, Fri and Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Family-friendly neighborhood bar with eats. TVs for sporting events. Menu: Hot dogs with lots of toppings, plus veggie and vegan versions of most menu items. Pierogi scramble and tempeh hash for brunch, plus housemade caramel corn and more. Drinks: Full bar with 14 draft beers (with one rotating nitro line) and a well-curated selection of bottles and cans; half pours; classic cocktails.

  • home.made

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1072 Baxter St. Athens, Georgia 30606. 706-206-9216 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, delivery, take-out, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sat. Weekend brunch. The Look: Kinfolk-esque combination of rustic and sophisticated. Menu: Mimi Maumus' food has a Southern accent and a New Orleans influence; it's also seasonal, fresh and well-informed. Lunch brings variations on classics like the BLT (pepper-jelly-glazed pork belly!), beautiful salads, grain bowls and veggie sides. Dinner is relaxed fine dining. Dessert is a highlight. You can also buy casseroles, sides, snacks and take-away meals. Drinks: Crafty cocktails, good wine list and beer selection.

  • Ideal Bagel

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 815 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-0005 View Map

    File Under: Bakeries, Sandwiches, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Mon–Sun. The Look: Homage to a classic deli. Menu: Breakfast and lunch sandwiches, some on bagels and some on bread. The scrambled egg and ketchup sandwich on white toast sounds strange but induces nostalgia. House-smoked fish is great. Deli meats are sliced in full view from the stuff in the big refrigerated case.

  • Ike and Jane

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1307 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-1580 View Map

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Sandwiches, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, outside seating, take-out, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, seven days. The Look: Extreme cuteness in Normaltown. Menu: Doughnuts are the big thing, with a gazillion varieties that change out regularly, as well as many other baked goodies (try a cranberry bar instead of the standard lemon). Build your own biscuit for breakfast. Lunch brings soups, salads and sandwiches.

  • Iron Factory

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, full bar, live music, karaoke. Hours: Dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Each table in the big space has its own grill in the middle and its own hood for venting; big patio outside and private karaoke rooms. Menu: Grill your own Korean barbecue, or let the servers cook your pork belly, steak, chicken, shrimp, prawns, fish of the day, mushrooms or mixed veggies, all of which come with salad, rice and side vegetables. Drinks: Korean soju and wine, plus sweet cocktails in addition to regular beer and wine.

  • J. Christopher's

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1650 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-3520

    File Under: American. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, seven days. Features: Outdoor seating, Wi-Fi. 

  • Jason's Deli

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 140 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-425-4950 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Delivery, catering, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

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    Price: $

    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, trivia, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. 

  • Journey Juice

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1428 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-0707 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Hours: 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Mon–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. Noon–5 p.m., Sun. The Look: Swing by this juicing operation for a quick liquid meal. Knowledgeable staff members will gladly offer tips on how to plan a juice cleanse. Menu: Raw, organic, cold-pressed and unpasteurized fruit and vegetable juices that are also delicious and pre-packaged for easy transporting.

  • Just Pho...and More

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1063 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-1420 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Outside seating, art, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sun. The Look: Fern-decorated Vietnamese eatery with sit-down service and local art on the walls. Menu: The menu definitely isn't just pho, although the noodle soup comes in many varieties, including a veggie version. You can also get com (rice with grilled meat), bun (noodles) or banh mi sandwiches. Bubble tea, fruit smoothies, pastries in the case.

  • KEBA Spitfire Grill

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1021 Jamestown Blvd. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-310-7222 View Map

    • 1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-543-8210 View Map

    • 1860 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-7285 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, outside seating, drive-thru (Watkinsville), delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Local franchised sandwich shop (KAY-ba, not KEY-ba). Menu: The signature sandwich includes tons of veggies and your choice of beef, chicken, pork, feta, falafel, corned beef or tuna. Add Belgian fries and a dipping sauce to create a combo. Kids' meals, gelato for dessert, low-carb choices.

  • 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. 706-369-5399 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer, catering, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, TueSun (Five Points), Mon–Sat (Epps Bridge). The Look: Lumpkin Street is bigger, with a covered patio. The Epps Bridge offshoot is hidden away. Menu: Kelly's does tasty Jamaican food in a meat-and-two format that includes very sweet tea and cornbread. Entrees may include jerk chicken, oxtail, curry goat, barbecue ribs or salmon. Sides are veggie-friendly: spicy cabbage, spicy squash, rice and peas, fried plantains, mac and cheese.

  • Koyla Sizzling Grill and Hookah Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2024 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605. 706-215-9555

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, buffet. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: One room for dining, one room for grocery items, one room for hookah smoking. Plastic cutlery. Menu: Indian and Pakistani food, a lot of which is prepared on a grill. Lovely snacks like chicken 65, batata vada and samosas, plus biryani, lots of desserts, nonalcoholic drinks (lassis, etc.).

  • Krimson Kafe

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 40 Greensboro Hwy. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-310-0888 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, outside seating, art. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. The Look: Friendly small-town café. Menu: Homemade soups, salads and deli sandwiches. Chicken salad, egg salad, ham salad and pimento cheese are all homemade daily. Nice selection of veggie options. Fresh-squeezed apple and carrot juice.

  • Larry's Giant Subs

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-227-7298 View Map

    • 1959 S. Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-4926 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Last Resort Grill

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, art. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Lunch, Mon–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Exposed brick walls, tight but cheerful quarters. Menu: Southern meets Southwestern, with lots of black beans, corn, avocado and peppers alongside fried green tomatoes, peaches, black-eyed peas and bacon. Brunch has a line out the door for breakfast enchiladas, stuffed French toast and crab benedict. Drinks: American vodkas, gins and vermouths, as well as Armagnac, ice wine, Madeira, sherry and lots of wines by the bottle.

  • Lindsey's Culinary Market

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1238 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-0558 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, take-out, counter service. Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon–Fri. The Look: Mostly pick-up operation in Normaltown. Menu: Best known for its frozen casseroles you can take home or bring to an ailing friend or new parents, Lindsey's also does biscuits and grits for breakfast and homemade soups, sandwiches and salads for lunch. Pimentoless cheese and chicken salad are highlights. Move planned for later this year to Thomas Street downtown, at which point options will expand.

  • 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, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, Mon–Sat. The Look: Traditional New York-style pizzeria. Menu: Choose your own toppings and order by the slice or by the pie. Massive subs, antipasti, salads, stromboli and calzones, too. Everything, including pitchers of beer, is priced for the penny-pincher.

  • 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, Bars. Features: Curbside pick-up (Timothy), delivery, live music (Timothy), trivia, catering, Wi-Fi, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Local chain gone statewide has a focus on sports. Menu: Deli sandwiches, burgers with lots of toppings, salads, grilled cheese and chili combo, wings, fish tacos, and, surprisingly, lots of vegetarian options. Drinks: Fully stocked bar with inexpensive domestic beer available in pitchers or by the glass.

  • Mama Sid's Pizza

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: BYOB, buffet, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Casual family-run pizzeria that has been open for more than 30 years. Menu: An all-you-can-eat buffet is perfect for pizza lovers with a large appetite and a small budget. Order from the menu for salads, subs, pasta, hot wings, calzones and more.

  • Mama's Boy

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    • 8851 Macon Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. No # specified

    File Under: Downhome, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, outside seating, reservations, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Mon-Thu. Brunch, Fri-Sun. The Look: Modern Southern with a pretty patio by the Greenway. Long line on weekends. Location No. 2 newly opened on Macon Highway. Menu: Breakfast all day (biscuits, of course, but also scramblers, chocolate cake, omelets and more); lunch (fried chicken plate, pimento cheese-topped burger, fried green tomato sandwich, salads) in the second half of the day. Pancake Tuesdays. Strawberry lemonade. Very accommodating to those with special dietary needs.

  • Mannaweenta

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1055 Gaines School Road Athens GA 30605. 706-850-8422

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Wonderfully hospitable Ethiopian in a nondescript shopping center. Menu: Lots of beef dishes, but also tons of vegetarian and vegan options, all served with chewy, pancake-like injera bread. You'll be surprised how many ways lentils, tomatoes and onions can come together to make something delicious. Ethiopian tea and coffee, plus cookies.

  • Marti's at Midday

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1280 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-543-3541 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Mon–Fri. The Look: Sunny rooms in a pretty white house in Normaltown. Menu: Southern-style lunch and take-home entrees and casseroles are what Marti's is known for, although it also does breakfast weekdays with homemade muffins and more. Highlights include tarragon chicken salad, pimento cheese, egg salad, chicken gumbo and mint sweet tea, all of which can be bought in bulk. 

  • Mediterranean Grill

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1591 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-543-5000 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, catering, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Small chain from Decatur cooks Mediterranean standards in an open kitchen. Menu: Grilled meats and veggies (lamb, chicken, kufta, gyros) and tons of vegetarian choices, like falafel, salads, dolmas, hummus and tabbouleh, all of which can be mixed and matched into good combos. Kids' meals and business lunch specials. Baklava and other desserts.

  • 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, delivery, outside seating, trivia, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Big airy space filled with psychedelic decorations. TVs for sports. Menu: This Atlanta-based chain founded in 1974 has been in Athens a long time. Lots of toppings and specialty pies, plus pretzels made with the same dough, salads, subs, calzones and munchies. Drinks: More than 40 beers on tap, including regional, craft and high-gravity brews; bottled/canned beers, too, as well wine and liquor.

  • Mirko Pasta

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2 S. Main St. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-310-1233 View Map

    File Under: Italian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, catering, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Athens-based casual dining franchise. Menu: Pick a fresh pasta and a sauce (you can also add a protein: chicken, sausage, meatballs, shrimp) or choose a seasonal entree (like Pollo Marsala and Lasagna Verde). Add on a salad, some antipasti and dessert. White-bean hummus comes complimentary with bread.

  • 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.

  • Mother Pho

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 167 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30602. 706-354-6006

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Patio out front with a fountain in the middle; plenty of seating inside, too. Menu: The traditional beef-broth-based noodle soup is a mainstay, but you can also order banh mi sandwiches, Vietnamese crepes, summer rolls, claypots and rice dishes. Vietnamese coffee, fruit slushies, bubble tea and coconut juice to drink.

  • The National

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    Price: $$$$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Reservations, catering, outside seating, Wi-Fi, full bar. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, seven days. The Look: Big windows and blue-and-white oilcloth on the tables. Not intimidatingly fancy, but good for date night. Menu: Spanish-Mediterranean with small plates and regular-sized entrees. The "power lunch" features an ever-changing array of healthy, colorful veggie items. Dinner includes classic tapas (anchovies, olives, patatas bravas), plus large plates and great dessert. Drinks: Wine by the glass selection is bigger and more interesting than most places, due to the Enomatic wine system. Finely crafted cocktails change seasonally. The bar has its own scene and hosts the occasional late-night dance party.

  • New Red Bowl Asian Bistro

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1935 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-227-7888

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Slick place with a sushi bar, a full bar with big TVs, a bunch of booths and a big dining room. Menu: You can order fairly pedestrian stir-fries, bento boxes and sushi, but if you're adventurous, you'll ask for the full menu, which features some Szechuan specialties (cumin lamb liberally sprinkled with dried red chilis, interesting soups with pickled vegetables, unusual meats). Good noodles, too.

  • Panadería Tacuari

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2131 Hog Mountain Road Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-705-6333

    File Under: Mexican and South American, Bakeries. Features: Counter service, take-out. Hours: Mon–Wed, 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Thu–Sat, 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Sun, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. The Look: Lovely bakery/restaurant in a Watkinsville strip mall, across from Publix, with a nice kids' area. Menu: Uruguayan choripan, chicken milanesa torta, breakfast all day. The baked goods are excellent, with a huge array of Latin American sweet breads at super-cheap prices, and don't miss the empanadas, both sweet and savory. Some things are made with rice flour.

  • Panera Bread

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 3151 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-6812 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • 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, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Long, narrow downtown space is quiet at lunch, then turns into a busy bar at night. Big TVs for sports. Menu: A bunch of different crepes, both savory and sweet, plus sandwiches, salads, dips and some bar snacks available after 11 p.m. Drinks: Over 150 beers, including 28 on tap ("Around the World Beer Club" rewards completers with a photo on the wall), wines, cocktails.

  • Peking Restaurant

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, buffet, delivery. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri and Sun. Dinner, seven days. The Look: Resembles a large Chinese palace with an ornate interior. Menu: Wide range of Chinese cuisine: all the standards and more on the huge menu. Lots of vegetarian options. Pre-set dinners based on the quantity of guests makes sharing dishes in large parties easy. The expansive weekday lunch buffet is all-you-can-eat and the best bang for your buck.

  • Peppino's

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    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, Tue–Sun. The Look: Family-friendly pizza parlor with quick counter service and big TVs. Same folks as Little Italy. Menu: Standard New York-style staples: huge slices of thin- and thick-crust pizza (or get a whole pie), calzones, giant subs (Italian sausage, Philly cheesesteak, eggplant parmigiana), stromboli, pasta and a salad bar.

  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1199 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-475-7000 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Hours: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Two eateries that welcome the general public as well as visitors or staff. The Dogwood Bistro Cafeteria is on the basement floor of Talmadge Tower 1; the Dogwood Deli is on the first floor of Prince Tower. Menu: Cafeteria selections rotate daily and are relatively nutritious. The deli does sandwiches, salads, smoothies and Jittery Joe's coffee.

  • The Pine

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 1235 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605 . 706-208-0059

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. Hours: Lunch, Tue-Sat. Dinner and late night, Tue-Sun. Weekend brunch. The Look: New South eats fueled by a visible wood-fired oven behind the long bar. Menu: Flatbreads with creative toppings make good use of the oven. Daily burger special, quinoa salad with veggies and some heartier stuff for dinner. Brunch highlights biscuits. Drinks: Five Points Bottle's owners are involved, which means a great list of beer and wine and some cocktails that might include two kinds of fancy gin, among other ingredients.

  • Pita Pit

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 123 N. Jackson St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-552-0051 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: 10:30 a.m.–late night, seven days.

  • Pouch Savory World of Pies

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 151 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6696

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, take-out, full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, MonSat. The Look: Community tables, long bar, highboy tables and regular seating in a long space. Menu: Savory pies with fillings inspired by South Africa, Russia, the Mediterranean, Portugal and more. Good sides, some larger entrees, sweet pies and soup and salad. Drinks: Draft beer, some cocktails, wine.

  • Pour Restaurant and Bar

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 22 N. Main St. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-705-6064

    File Under: American, Italian and Pizza. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. Hours: Dinner Mon–Sat, lunch Sun. The Look: Tries to encourage a date-night atmosphere; kids aren't welcome; dress up a little. Menu: Flatbreads are a cornerstone, with ingredients like prosciutto, figs and goat cheese, plus seafood entrees, filet mignon, white-truffle macaroni and the like.

  • Rashe's Cuisine

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 211 Tallassee Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-4164

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Live music, take-out, catering, counter service, outdoor seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, WedSat. The Look: Mostly outdoor space (some of which is covered), with a stage for music and comedy. Menu: Jamaican food from jerk chicken to ribs, plantains, veggies, salmon, salads, oxtail and more. It's all well priced, and Friday fish specials come with wonderful peppers. Sometimes makes an appearance at the West Broad Farmers Market.

  • The Rooftop

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 215 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-7670 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Counter service, outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Cool bar/restaurant on top of the historic Georgia Theatre; take the elevator up to see fantastic views. DJs and bands regularly. Menu: Open both during shows and not, the Rooftop makes grass-fed burgers, a veggie banh mi, pork or tofu barbecue and a few other things ready in a jiffy. Drinks: Full bar, draft and canned/bottled beer.

  • Ru San's

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, reservations, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Big, loud sushi bar with a heated outdoor patio. Menu: Lots of specialty rolls and sashimi and sushi combinations. Many options if you don't do sushi, like noodles, rice dishes, tempura, grilled fish and more. Drinks: Premium cold sakes and cocktails with Japanese ingredients. Beer and wine, too, including four plum wines.

  • Sakura Steak House

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3557 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-227-0001 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Don't let the shopping center location fool you—the inside of this Japanese restaurant is fancy. A second location in Five Points should open this fall. Menu: Everything is fresh and beautiful, from sushi to miso soup. Lunch specials are a great deal, with bento boxes and maki combinations. Hot pots, yaki udon and hibachi dinners. Drinks: Japanese beer, sake, cocktails, wine.

  • The Savannah Room

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Country club-style dining in the UGA Hotel, with attentive servers, nice tablecloths and butter mints. Menu: Southern-accented food includes standards like Celestial Chicken (breaded chicken tenders over rice pilaf with a special sauce) and strawberry ice-cream pie, but also steak, grilled fish, shrimp and grits and good vegetarian choices. Sustainable options are highlighted, and parking is validated for up to two hours in the South Campus Deck.

  • Schlotzsky's Deli

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1490 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-543-2518 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Drive-thru, catering, counter service, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. 

  • 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, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Tallassee location has limited seating but a few tables outside (and is attached to a gas station). Broad Street location is better for big groups. Menu: Plenty for the kids and folks who don't venture beyond the traditional arena of Mexican food, but there's also horchata to drink, real Mexican-style tacos (corn with onions, cilantro, lime and fatty meats) and an awesome hamburguesa topped with ham and pineapple. Drinks: Margaritas served frozen or on the rocks come in many flavors. Beer, too.

  • Shokitini

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Karaoke, full bar, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Loud and slick, with private karaoke rooms upstairs that are a big attraction. Menu: Long menu of sushi and sashimi options: nigiri, hand rolls, veggie options, house and special rolls. Also fried softshell crab, dumplings, land proteins (steak, chicken), lobster, noodles and desserts. Drinks: Hot and cold sake, saketinis, wine, mostly domestic beer but a few Japanese brews.

  • Siri Thai Cuisine

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 367 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-7667 View Map

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

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, full bar (Prince Ave.), catering, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Wed–Mon. The Look: Both locations feature photos of Thailand and a slightly upscale atmosphere. Menu: Large menu, with tons of vegetarian options and many dishes that can be built around chicken, shrimp, pork, beef, seafood, tofu or vegetables. Noodles, rice entrees, soups, hot pot, salads, curries and a big Thai dessert selection. Spice level can be serious. Lunch specials. Drinks: A couple of Thai beers among the domestics, sakes and a section of organic wines. Full bar at the Bottleworks location, which serves American food as well.

  • South Kitchen and Bar

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, catering. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, Mon–Sun. Sunday brunch. Late night, Fri–Sat. The Look: Beautiful historic space with vintage tile and stained glass. Menu: New South cuisine from a polished team. The deviled eggs incorporate Masala curry. The tater tots are made with duck jus. Small plates and large ones. Brunch has egg scramblers and meaty skillets, plus pancakes and special cocktails. Gluten-free menu. Drinks: Draft beers in full or half pours, good wines by the glass (and bottle) and regularly changing craft cocktails with housemade ingredients.

  • The Sultan

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1074 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-7725 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Delivery, catering, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Great big shady patio and a welcoming atmosphere in this restaurant that sells some Middle Eastern dry goods. Menu: Lunch specials include Lebanese-style flatbreads topped with cheese, tomato or za'atar. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options (big salads, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, tabbouleh, baba ghanouj, falafel) good enough to please even meatatarians, plus shawarma and kebabs of grilled beef, chicken and lamb.

  • The Table

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1075 Baxter St., B102 Athens, GA 30606. 706-395-6599

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, outside seating, take-out, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, MonSat. The Look: Sweet hidden gem on Baxter that attracts grown-ups. Menu: Asian-accented quick bistro with an emphasis on fresh flavors and beautiful presentation. Lots of veggies and seafood, little in the way of salt. Gluten-free and dairy-free options.

  • Taco Stand

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2230 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-549-5481 View Map

    • 247 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-1446 View Map

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

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar (Broad St.), beer (Milledge Ave. and Eastside), outside seating (Broad St. and Milledge Ave.). Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: The original location on Milledge is the most spartan, but has its own charm. Downtown is big and open, with sports on TV. Eastside is in a strip mall, but clean and neat. Menu: Tacos (derr), but also burritos (with beef, chicken, tofu, beans), giant Mega Nachos, veggie chili in the cooler months and wonderfully simple quesadillas (with onions and jalapenos). Don't expect a plate. Slight menu variations among locations. Drinks: Frozen margaritas downtown; beer at the other two.

  • Takorea

    mytakorea.com/hankook-takorea-athens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 311 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-521-8131

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, full bar, take-out, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Late night Thu-Sat. The Look: Athens branch of Atlanta restaurant that combines Korean and Mexican cuisine. Menu: "Takos" and burritos filled with Korean specialties like bulgogi, as well as tofu and veggies, bibimbap, nachos, rice, beans and some snacks. The sesame fries are good eats, late at night or as a side earlier in the day. Kids menu.

  • Taqueria El Agave

    facebook.com/taqueriaelagavee

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1280 Oconee St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-549-2639 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Lots of booths, bar in the back, soccer on the TV. Menu: Some Americanized Mexican standards, but also Mexican tacos (lengua, al pastor), seafood, aguas frescas and weekend specials, including menudo and seafood soups. Drinks: Mexican beers, margaritas.

  • 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

    • 473 US Hwy. 29 N. Athens, GA. No # specified

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar (Jefferson Road and Gaines School Road), beer and wine (Watkinsville), delivery, catering, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Family-friendly Mexican restaurant with festive decor; U.S. Highway 29 location to open this year. Menu: Lots of friendly standards, well executed, like big burritos to which you can add cheese dip, tons of vegetarian options, taco salads, fajitas and combo after combo. Also Jarritos, a low-cal menu, Mexican tacos, sopes and tortas. Something for everyone, and great for big groups. Drinks: 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, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Small, Atlanta-based chain with two of six locations in Athens. Menu: Asian/Latin fusion tacos: bulgogi and shiitake; teriyaki chicken with pineapple pico de gallo; tofu with sesame-soy vinaigrette; more. Apps, bowls and salads, too.

  • Taste of India

    indiaathens.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 131 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-559-0000 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, buffet, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Tablecloths, tapestries and statues. Menu: Big menu of Indian standards, from samosas and pakoras to poori, chat, tandoori and many vegetarian options. There's goat if you want it, and combination dinners if you want to try a bunch of things (the daily lunch buffet works, too). Lassis, chai and Indian tea to drink. Grab a pinch of the spices by the door on your way out instead of popping an Altoid. Drinks: Wine and beer, including Indian varieties of both.

  • 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, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Two-level corner space in The Bottleworks. Menu: 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.

  • Thai E3 Cuisine

    thaie3cuisine.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 269 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601 . 706-215-9500

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Nice views from second-floor place with bright entrance. Menu: Thai classics made with fresh ingredients and less sugar than at many restaurants. Curry fries, good noodles and salads, Thai duck, seafood and sweet rice for dessert. Lunch specials.

  • 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, reservations. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. Dinner, Sun. The Look: Cozy and ornate, with lots of small tables throughout the space. Menu: Big menu runs from fresh Thai salads to satay, spicy basil duck, lots of seafood and vegetarian (and vegan) options. Kids menu with Thai scrambled eggs. Great deals at lunch. New sushi bar. Drinks: Beer and wine, Thai iced tea and Thai iced coffee.

  • The Office Sports Bar and Grill

    theofficecolumbusga.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 135 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner. The Look: Second location of a Columbus sports bar, opening soon. Menu: Fancier sports-bar fare, from burgers to salads that incorporate kale, oranges and blue cheese. Steaky entrees, too.

  • Transmetropolitan

    transmetathens.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, art. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, seven days. The Look: Pizza with table service. Big bar upstairs, plus rooms for private parties. Menu: Large thin-crust slices that aren't as floppy as classic New York-style 'za and have a puffier crust at the edge. Lots of toppings and specialty pies. Also: pastas, salads, panini, burgers and delicious oven-roasted potatoes with plenty of garlic. Drinks: Draft beer, craft beer in bottles/cans, wine, build-your-own Bloody Mary bar on Sunday.

  • Trappeze Pub

    trappezepub.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 269 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601 . 706-543-8997 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Full bar, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. Sunday brunch. The Look: High ceilings, plenty of character. Menu: Fun snacks and plenty of real meals. Stuff for people who love bacon, and tasty choices for vegetarians and vegans. Interesting sandwiches and salads. Entrees like cider slow-roasted ribs and North Carolina trout. Lunch specials are a good deal. Drinks: Serious beer, with more than 200 well-described options in the bottle and 30 on tap, plus wine and nice cocktails from Highwire Lounge (under the same ownership and accessible through a door).

  • Utage Athens Sushi Bar

    utageathenssushibar.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Full bar, reservations, delivery. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, seven days. The Look: A long sushi bar, plus tables lit by twinkling star lights. Menu: Lunch combos get you a lot for a little. There are many specialty rolls on the menu, but the nigiri is what shines. Udon and ramen are great if you want something heartier, and there's tonkatsu, teriyaki, fried rice and kids' specials that come with ice cream. Drinks: Hot and cold sake, Japanese (and American) beers, wine, sake bombs and martinis.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    whitetigergourmet.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 217 Hiawassee Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-6847 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Downhome and BBQ, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, live music, BYOB, delivery, take-out, art, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, Thu–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: In a historic building in a historic neighborhood, White Tiger supplies toys and crayons for kids and many artistic renderings of its namesake. Menu: Carnivores and vegetarians will be equally happy. Good ingredients shine in the Happy Top cheeseburger (simple and perfect, with grilled onions, field greens and mayo) or a seared salmon ciabatta. Smoked pork barbecue and tofu-q; great daily specials and seasonal sides. At brunch, try a biscuit sandwich or stack of pancakes covered in pulled pork.

  • Wildcat Grill at Broad River Outpost

    facebook.com/BROwildcatgrill

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 7911 Wildcat Bridge Road, Danielsville, GA. 706-795-3242

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Outdoor seating. The Look: A food stand at the canoeing and kayaking outpost on the Broad River. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Sat and Sun, MaySep. Menu: Curry burgers, dogs, curried rice, waffles, sandwiches, banh mi, vegetarian tamales, boiled peanuts.

  • 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, trivia. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • 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, live music/DJs, art, full bar. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Bright and cute, with funky art and fresh flowers. Menu: Smart bar food with good veggie options: tacos on Tuesday, steamed bao, fat sandwiches. Home football games for Georgia bring early hours and tasty breakfast specials. Drinks: Creative but not intimidating cocktails, well-priced beer (including lots of canned craft brews), wine, housemade nonalcoholic sodas.

  • Your Pie

    yourpie.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1591 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-7424 View Map

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

    • 1045 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-355-7048 View Map

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

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, catering, counter service, trivia, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Locally-based franchise lets you customize a personalized pizza baked in a brick oven right in front of you. Menu: Lots of topping, sauce and cheese choices, as well as several doughs. Pick a specialty pie or build your own. Vegan and gluten-free pizzas are available. Panini, bread bowl salads and gelato, too. Beer and wine available.

  • Zoe's Kitchen

    zoeskitchen.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 145 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-3400 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, drive-thru, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.