The Spring 2022 Flagpole Guide To Athens

Cash Only

  • Mayflower Restaurant

    Price: $


    • 171 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-1692 View Map

    File Under: Downhome. Features: Cash only, delivery. Hours: Breakfast and lunch. • The oldest restaurant in Athens (since 1948), with Southern comfort food for breakfast and lunch. Lunch options rotate and include pot roast, fried chicken livers and lemon pepper tilapia alongside vegetables like fried okra, cabbage, sweet potato souffle and squash casserole.

  • Mell's Place

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    Price: $


    • 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 karaoke. Cold domestic beer and liquor drinks.

  • Polleria Pablo

    Price: $


    • 50 Gaines School Rd. Athens, GA 30605. 706-461-2533

    File Under: Mexican and South American. Features: Counter service, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Magical Peruvian and Salvadoran restaurant occasionally advertising itself as a taqueria inside a small grocery store on the Eastside. Excellent ceviche, delicious roasted/grilled chicken with cilantro-infused rice, good lomo saltado, seafood specials, tallarin (spaghetti) and tortas.

  • Scott's BBQ

    Price: $$


    • 4007 Danielsville Road Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-1005 View Map

    File Under: BBQ. Features: Cash and checks only. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Family-owned place you might have seen on "True South" on the SEC Network serves barbecue pork, chicken, beef and ribs with beans, hash, slaw, potato salad, collard greens and seasonal vegetables. Sauce is hot and thin.