Restaurants -> Beer

  • 100 Proof

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 364 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-8500 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: DJs, full bar, karaoke, outside seating. The Look: A staple of the downtown college scene with a variety of frozen drinks and a full-service tiki bar on the roof. Drinks: Load up on "smurf juice," shots and bombs before dancing the night away under the neon palm trees.

  • The 11th Pin

    11thpinathens.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Beer and wine, catering, counter service. Hours: Lunch, Sat–Sun. Dinner, seven days. The Look: Counter inside Showtime Bowl; some tables, nearby arcade. Menu: Better versions of bar food/bowling alley standards: burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, wings, intensely loaded fries/tots/nachos, a burrito, garlic knots, pizza and a $6 kids menu. Drinks: Buckets of beers, some nice deep-cut craft choices. Wine, too.

  • 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: Students and others sweat it out on the dance floor to '90s jams. Drinks: Buy a tallboy, shot or mixed drink for dancing fuel.

  • Agua Linda Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Friendly, family-owned restaurant with Normaltown and Timothy locations. Menu: Very popular with folks who consider fajitas the height of Mexican food, but you can also find horchata, Mexican-style tacos with al pastor or barbacoa, tortas and more. Kids menu. Drinks: Margaritas, bottled and draft beer, micheladas (beer cocktails) and sangria.

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Beer, live music, trivia. Hours: 12–10 p.m., seven days. The Look: Large brewpub in a warehouse-type space, with a huge bar, a view of the tanks and crowlers to go. Menu: Some bar stuff, some nicer things (pork chop, grilled salmon). Beer is used as an ingredient. Good snacks, like fried cheese curds and fries served with dips. Good kids menu. Ramen nights. Drinks: Craft beers made in house, as well as guest brews. Offerings change daily, with lots of interesting options. Available in flights.

  • Allgood Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Opens at noon Mon–Sat. The Look: A two-story bar with a mixed crowd and literally hundreds of drink options. Move from the downstairs space upstairs for a little pool, or to the patio and tiki bar. Be careful going down that spiral staircase! Drinks: 20 rotating beers, 55 whiskeys, 18 tequilas and over 200 bottle beers, plus a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar daily, 12–9 p.m.

  • AMC Athens 12

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1575 Lexington Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-354-0584

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: All 12 theaters have call buttons to order food and drink, plus there's a bar and dining area in the lobby, where you don't have to have tickets to eat. Menu: Candy and popcorn, yes, but also burgers, flatbreads, wings and milkshakes. Drinks: Mostly domestics on draft, imports, domestics and local in the bottle, wine and full bar.

  • Amici

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Pizza, Bars. Features: Trivia, catering, outside seating, art, take-out, delivery, full bar, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Casual dining space with a long bar and brick walls. Menu: This small Georgia chain focuses mostly on pizza and wings, but also does sandwiches, pasta, salads and soup. Pizza of the month pushes the envelope in the toppings department (macaroni and cheese, a taco pizza called El Chido). Drinks: Full bar with lots of draft choices. The Beer of the Month is usually a good craft brew.

  • Applebee's

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2226 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-543-1339 View Map

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

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Art classes, parking. The Look: Unwind with a group of friends at the town's only paint-and-sip. Drinks: Beer, wine, sodas and bottled water.

  • Athens Wok

    athenswokga.com

    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: Classy but not fancy pizza place with small but pleasant outdoor seating at picnic tables. Menu: Excellent, large, floppy slices or whole pies, topped with quality stuff, including great anchovies; good salads; nice subs on Luna bread; cannoli. Vegan-friendly. Gluten-free options. Drinks: Local and mainstream draft beer, wine, half-pours for half-price and Sunday discounts.

  • 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. The Look: Located near the Georgia Theatre, this roomy sports bar has plenty of TVs, pool tables, darts and foosball. Drinks: Beer and mixed drinks across a wide range of taste and budget, appealing to students, alumni and visitors alike.

  • 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-ish fare, with seven options that have less than 7 grams of fat each. Customizable burritos, quesadillas, fajitas, tacos, nachos and salads, lots of veggies; vegetarian and vegan options.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

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    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. 

  • Bella Noche

    bellanochewatkinsville.com

    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 (arancini, bruschetta) but some Latin accents, too; lots of pasta choices, including gluten-free; kids menu and well-priced lunch specials.

  • 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, lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: All-day restaurant with amazing dog-friendly patio and sidewalk chalk for kids. Big booths and art inside. Menu: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus breads, pastries, cakes, special orders and more from the bakery. Really good French toast and burgers, plus quiche, some bigger plates (fish and chips, veggie sauté), fries with blue cheese and garlic aioli and lots of healthy stuff. Drinks: Small but nice selection of beer; wine by the glass or bottle.

  • 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. The Look: Longtime Athens sports bar. Menu: Tasty bar food with good vegetarian choices: burgers, wings, sandwiches, fried pickles, fish tacos, barbecue and chili cheese fries. "Fat" Tuesdays bring po'boys, Cajun burgers and more. Downtown lunch attracts lawyers and other types in suits. Drinks: Beer on tap and in bottles, including local brews. Standard cocktails plus a Bloody Mary bar on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. The Look: A multi-level bar with plenty of space for students to party. Pool, beer pong, popcorn machines and more inside. Live music outside every Thursday and on game days. Drinks: 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. The Look: Chug through Power Hour and party New Orleans-style all night (or at least until 2 a.m.). Pool upstairs. Drinks: 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, Mon–Sat. The Look: Family-friendly independent fast-casual. Menu: The kitchen makes pretty much everything from scratch, including the salad dressings, on a large menu that goes from artichoke dip to tilapia. Want a Monte Cristo? Fish tacos? Bison burger? Gluten-free choices? They have all that, plus kids meals.

  • Buddha Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. The Look: Chant with the bartender while pounding sake bombs off chopsticks with your friends. Skee-Ball in the back! Drinks: Sake bombs, including the Kill Bill bomb with Red Bull, lychee martinis, shots and beer.

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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    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, seven days. The Look: Bar-like barbecue joint. Menu: Consistently good pulled pork and ribs, even without sauce. Sides are reliably tasty, too: potato salad with bacon, chicken mull, corn nuggets, fried okra, meat skins. Kids menu. Drinks: Beer, liquor, margaritas and Bloody Marys.

  • 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, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast to 8 p.m., seven days. The Look: High ceilings, cool kids area, indoor porch swing and trains out the window. Menu: Eats are on the lighter side: pastries and soft pretzels by The Comerian, hard-boiled eggs, sandwiches, cheese plates, snoballs and snacks by the scoop. Coffee and tea, plus interesting sodas. Drinks: Draft and bottled/canned craft beers, wine, craft cocktails made with beer and wine, aperitifs, boozy snoballs.

  • Caborita

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1155 Mitchell Bridge Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-7300

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American. Features: Outside seating, full bar, delivery, take-out, live music. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Big, two-floor space with a second-floor deck and a winding staircase. Menu: Lots of Americanized Mexican standards, some made with fresh avocado. Yucca fries, tacos, chiles rellenos, burgers, nachos and jarritos. Taco Thursdays. Drinks: Lots of margs, beer (draft and bottled), full bar.

  • 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: A kid's paradise, with coin-operated children's rides, old video games, an airplane hanging from the ceiling, tricycles, a full-size fountain and much more. Menu: Similar menu to the original on Lumpkin, with tweaked Peruvian specialties. La Michoacana… es Natural operates a booth with ice cream, paletas and street snacks inside the restaurant.

  • Carrabba's Italian Grill

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    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: Dinner, seven days. Lunch, Sat and Sun.

  • Centro Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. The Look: 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. Drinks: Full bar with specialty drinks like the East Clayton lemonade and key lime pie shots.

  • Chili's Grill & Bar

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    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

    choochoorestaurants.com

    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, seven days. The Look: Counter service, big booths. Menu: Generous servings of Korean and Japanese noodle and rice entrees with chicken, steak, salmon, shrimp or tofu. More traditional dishes include bibimbap, bulgogi and tonkatsu. Korean tacos come stuffed with jae yuk (marinated pork), kimchi or calamari. Popular with the late-night crowd.

  • 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, reservations, outside seating, Wi-Fi, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Watkinsville location is an upscale, two-floor space, with a big bar with TVs. Downtown Athens location coming in the fall. Menu: Steaks and beer are the emphasis, but the kitchen also loves vegetables. Menu changes frequently but includes good burgers, salads and sandwiches. Kids menu. Drinks: Well-priced and well-chosen selection of beer and wine, tap takeovers and craft cocktails.

  • 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

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, movies, art. The Look: Athens' only indie movie theater features an art gallery, two screens, a lab/meeting room and bar. Drinks: Thoughtful selection of beer and wine, plus liquor and fun movie-themed cocktails. Coffee, tea, sodas, local baked goods and fresh-popped popcorn.

  • City Bar

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 220 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-7612 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Watch sports on big-screen TVs in a historic space with marble accents and chandeliers. Daily drink deals. Drinks: 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

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Late night, Fri–Sat. The Look: Hipster diner with vintage lamps, old movies on the TV. Menu: Burgers are the main attraction, made with all-natural, humanely raised, antibiotic-free beef and creative toppings: bacon jam, peanut butter, onion rings, feta, fried eggs and more. Tots and shakes are popular. Gluten-free and vegan options, like veggie frites. Drinks: Boozy milkshakes hang out on the specials menu.

  • 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. The Look: Head upstairs to the rainbow-lit bubble wall bar. With a spacious layout, pool, TV and laser lights, this makes a great spot for groups to party. Drinks: Full bar with all the shots and bombs you could ask for.

  • Cozy Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    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 downtown, with paper lanterns and flowers on tables. Menu: Thai food with vegetarian options, including curry, pad Thai and noodles with tofu or vegetables. Soups, satay and more. Drinks: Sake bombs!

  • Craft Public House

    craftathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1040 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-4363

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Gastropub in the Ansonborough mixed-use development on the Eastside. Menu: Lots of veggies and seafood (watermelon salad, poké, mussels), but meaty stuff, too. Vegan and gluten-free items highlighted; lots of options for substitutes. Drinks: Craft beer on draft, in bottle or can, a nice selection of wines and cocktails, housemade blood-orangecello.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Breweries. Features: Beer, outside seating. The Look: A large, semi-industrial space inside a historic building downtown. The Athens Farmers Market sets up Wednesdays. The brewery also hosts art, music and food trucks. Drinks: Popular year-round offerings include Tropicalia, Athena and Classic City Lager. Limited and seasonal beers are usually available. Purchase cans on-site to take home.

  • Cutters Pub

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 120 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-9800 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: One of the largest pubs in town also opens earlier than a lot of bars on Clayton, with a mixed crowd. Play pool, Skee-Ball, Golden Tee, foosball or darts. Make faces with friends in the photo booth, or watch a game on TV. Drinks: Huge whiskey selection, Guinness on tap.

  • Dolce Vita Trattoria Italiana

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 323 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3911 View Map

    File Under: Italian. Features: Beer and wine, reservations, catering. Hours: Dinner, seven days. The Look: Second-floor restaurant with a great view of UGA's North Campus. Menu: Red sauce on housemade pasta and more: carpaccio, good salads, daily risotto, grilled tuna and mussels. Cannoli, tiramisu and gelato finish off your meal. Kids menu. Drinks: Italian wine, of course.

  • Dominick's Italian

    dominicksitalian.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Italian. Features: Catering, full bar, reservations, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Family-style upscale Italian in small chain. Menu: Classics like eggplant parmigiana, lasagna, stuffed pork chops, chicken saltimbocca and steaks, most available in full or half servings. Express lunch special, sandwiches, kids menu. Drinks: 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

    File Under: Asian. Features: Full bar, take-out, vegetarian friendly, outside seating. Hours: Dinner, seven days. The Look: Tight quarters that are cool without being off-puttingly hip. Menu: Gourmet versions of Americanized Chinese food (mu shu, chow mein). Striving not for authenticity, but for fun. Major love for vegetables, nice small plates, beauteous ice creams for dessert, amazing eggplant fries. Drinks: Fun, intelligently picked and described wine list; a few nice beers; fancy cocktails that can be a little retro.

  • 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: Margaritas and more than 30 tequilas, some draft beers, more in bottles.

  • The Expat

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    Price: $$$$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Reservations, outside seating, full bar. Hours: Lunch, Tue–Sat. Dinner, Tue–Sun. The Look: Simply decorated renovated house. Upstairs bar with its own snacks. Menu: French-ish and refined: chicken liver pâté, charcuterie, gougères, rabbit ragout, soufflé, intensely good cheese. Lunch includes burgers (beef or veggie), grain bowl, pasta and more. Drinks: High-end cocktails with forward-thinking ingredients and a long wine list by the glass and bottle.

  • Fatz Café

    fatz.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 4115 Lexington Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-425-8780 View Map

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

  • 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. The Look: A classic college hangout, Irish pub Flanagan's and its downstairs sister bar get packed on late nights and weekends. Drinks: Daily specials on everything from cocktails to shots. Lots of whiskey.

  • The Foundry

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 295 E. Dougherty St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-7051 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Live music, catering, outside seating, reservations, Wi-Fi. Hours: Dinner, Tue–Sat. The Look: You can eat at this music-venue restaurant until the start of a show if you don't have tickets. Hotel guests and ticket holders can dine until late. Menu: Burgers (veggie or beef), catfish tacos, wings, Cobb salad, surf and turf queso; milk and cookies for dessert. Drinks: A wide selection of wine, craft beers and cocktails.

  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop

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    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, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Late night, Fri and Sat.

  • 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, seven days. The Look: Full-service restaurant inside the Hilton Garden Inn. Menu: Breakfast can be cooked to order or assembled from the buffet (kids under 12 eat free). Steaks, burgers, pasta, salads and other all-American staples for dinner.

  • General Beauregard's

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

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

  • Gianna's Mexican Grill

    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: Plenty of booths, bar in the back. Menu: Lots of Mexican favorites. Drinks: Mexican beers, margaritas.

  • Girasoles

    girasoleswatkinsville.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 24 Greensboro Hwy. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-310-0410 View Map

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Beer and wine, reservations, catering, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, Tue–Fri. Dinner, Tue–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Cozy space in downtown Watkinsville. Menu: Mexican-accented fusion, but also classic steaks and seafood. Tapas, entrees and frequently changing specials: crab cakes, Cajun pasta, fish and grits, plus chef's selection of three dishes. Sunday brunch includes waffles, omelets cooked to order and a buffet.

  • Go Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 195 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-5609 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music/DJs, karaoke, outside seating. The Look: Music venue featuring hip hop, hardcore, folk, experimental performances and dance parties. You won't be able to hear it, but the tiny TV is usually showing something cool. Drinks: Bottled brews, cocktails and shots.

  • 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 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: It's a diner, but not a cutesy one, despite its 1950s decor. Look close, and you'll see its punk rock heart. Menu: Burgers, hot sandwiches and tons of veggie choices. Don't forget fries with a side of feta dressing and a milkshake. Breakfast is served half the day, from midnight to noon, and works well on hangovers.

  • 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, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Two-floor small chain out of Atlanta. Menu: Petite burgers made with beef, turkey or beans and quinoa, plus plant-based Impossible Burger. Build your own or select a combo from the menu. Handspun milkshakes, crinkle-cut fries, fried pimento cheese nuggets, salads, chili. Drinks: Domestic and craft beers, wine, shots, cocktails and 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: Old-school with shabby-cool character. Good art. Menu: Vegetarian and vegan from around the world, but plenty of meat-eaters swear by it. Big menu (the Golden Bowl is a must) plus many daily veggies on the chalkboard. Breakfast and brunch bring burritos, pancakes, omelets and more. Don't skip dessert. Whole housemade cakes and pies are available with 48 hours notice.

  • Groove Burgers

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Burgers, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, take-out, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Slick, independently owned burger place that gets orders out fast. Menu: Burgers (both meat and veggie), salads and hot sandwiches (pork chop, Philly, fried chicken) come with great sides ("street corn," asparagus, brussels sprouts, fabulous onion rings). Clever toppings and smart choice of ingredients, like pickled shallots. Good shakes. Drinks: Full bar with plenty of options.

  • 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, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Casual, longtime local haunt. Tables in one room, a few outside and some seats at the counter. Order at the counter for take-out, or grab a seat, and the staff will come to you. Menu: Pita and tortilla wraps, falafel, salads and Phillies.

  • Hedges on Broad

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 346 E. Broad St. Athens GA 30601. 706-850-8500

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, live music, outside seating. The Look: A big screen to watch football in a bar named for Sanford Stadium's hedges. Two bars, plus a giant dance floor with a balcony. Drinks: Daily specials. The only place in town where you can vape shots.

  • 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: Clean, arty space with great light, a bocce court and a plant-laden patio in a historic neighborhood. Menu: Local providers supply produce inspiration for menu that changes regularly. Refined takes on local dishes like chicken mull or hummus made with black-eyed peas. Brunch is busy for good reason. Very accommodating of diet restrictions. Drinks: Seasonal artisan cocktails, some named for the area. Good wines and 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. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, live music, art, Wi-Fi, outside seating. Hours: Open seven days. The Look: Spacious coffee house/restaurant/bar/music club in the Bottleworks with a regular open mic night. Menu: Coffee drinks, nitro coffee, teas and juices all day pair with muffins, cookies and savory scones. Scratch-made sandwiches, yogurt parfaits. Drinks: Draft and bottled/canned craft beers, wine, craft cocktails and mocktails (some with 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, live music, counter service, trivia. Hours: Dinner and late night, Mon–Sun. Lunch, Mon–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Family-friendly neighborhood bar with eats. TVs for sporting events. Menu: Good hot dogs and veggie dogs with an array of toppings, fried cheese galore, tons of veggie and vegan choices that work for meat-eaters. Broiled grapefruit with gin, Cointreau and Lillet for brunch, plus biscuits and gravy. Drinks: Full bar with 15 draft beers, plus a well-curated selection of bottles and cans. Half pours, whiskeys and classic cocktails. Check the site to see what's on deck.

  • Highwire Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Live music, trivia, outside seating, art. Hours: Dinner and late night, Mon–Sat. The Look: Upscale cocktail bar with soft lighting, reclaimed wood walls, live jazz and silent disco. Menu: Snacks and heavier options from Trappeze, to which it connects. Drinks: High-end cocktails carefully crafted with small-batch liquors and fresh ingredients. Seasonal offerings.

  • Hilltop Grille

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    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 and dinner, Tue–Sun. Dinner, Mon. Sunday brunch. The Look: Friendly, preppy, somewhat upscale hangout with great outdoor space and Jack Davis mural. Menu: Familiar, well-executed food done better than the big chains, from fried green tomatoes and artichoke-crab dip to country-fried steak, lots of seafood, steaks and Key lime pie. Drinks: Large wooden bar serving beer, wine and cocktails with happy hour specials.

  • Inoko Japanese Steak House

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 161 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-8589 View Map

    File Under: Asian. Features: Full bar, reservations, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Sun–Fri. Dinner, Sat. The Look: Hibachi cooked in front of you as entertainment with your meal. Menu: Combinations of ribeye, filet mignon, chicken, shrimp, scallops and lobster cooked on the grill, served with rice and veggies and paired with onion soup, salad and a shrimp appetizer. Discounts for college students and senior citizens. Smaller portions during lunch. Good selection of sushi.

  • 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 has its own grill. Big patio outside, private karaoke rooms. Menu: Cook your own Korean barbecue, or the servers will do it for you. Pick a protein (pork belly, steak, chicken, shrimp, prawns, fish) or veggies, sear, wrap in radish slices and gulp down. Everything comes with salad, rice and side vegetables. Drinks: Korean soju, sake and wine, plus cocktails in addition to beer.

  • J Buffalo Wings

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

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

  • J.R. Crickets

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 810 Hawthorne Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-9800

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Catering, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Atlanta-based sports bar chain with a welcoming vibe. Menu: Wings, burgers, Phillies and wraps. Drinks: Full bar with lots of specials.

  • Jerzees Sports Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Live music/DJs, karaoke. The Look: A huge space with a multitude of TVs for catching a game or watching music videos. Monday night poker. Dance nights. Menu: Bar snacks like tacos, wings, pretzels and popcorn are often available. Drinks: 10 beers on draft and many more in bottle. Shots, frozen margs and daily specials throughout the week.

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

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    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. 

  • 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, TueSun (Five Points), Mon–Sat (Epps Bridge). The Look: Two locations of a longtime Athens restaurant. Lumpkin Street has a covered patio. Menu: Walk down the counter and select from Jamaican standards and veggies: jerk chicken, oxtail, curry goat, barbecue ribs, salmon, spicy cabbage, spicy squash, rice and peas, fried plantains, mac and cheese. Patties, too, plus super-sweet tea and cornbread. 

  • La Cabaña de Don Juan

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Americanized Mexican restaurant: booths, TVs, sombreros and a big fireplace. Menu: Queso, burritos, combo plates, many varieties of fajitas and quesadillas and lots of lunch specials, too. Drinks: Margaritas, Mexican beers and a few draft brews.

  • La Estrella

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 400 Hawthorne Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-8557 View Map

    File Under: Mexican. Features: Full bar. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Wed–Mon. The Look: Awesome murals and beach-inspired decor. Menu: Breakfast starts a little late, but is a nice option, with eggs and pancakes. The menu has all the Americanized standards, but also wonderful seafood specialties (mojarra frita, caldo de siete mares) and excellent al pastor. Drinks: Margaritas, plus beer and wine.

  • 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. The Look: Eastside restaurant with colorful decor and a large covered outdoor patio. Menu: Popular Americanized Mexican fare: burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, taquitos, nachos, tacos and quesadillas. Special entrees and combo plates. Drinks: Margaritas, Mexican beers, domestics and house wines.

  • 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: Great outdoor seating, cool mural outside, exposed brick walls. Menu: South by Southwest, via Athens. In other words, steak with poblano pistou and cactus vinaigrette exists alongside fried green tomatoes with Vidalia bacon dressing. Brunch is always busy and serves omelets, clay pots, crab Benedict and more. Seafood and a case full of cakes. Drinks: 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, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, Mon–Sat. The Look: Fast, traditional New York-style pizzeria. Menu: Pizza by the big, floppy slice or by the pie. Massive subs, antipasti, salads, stromboli and calzones. Everything, including pitchers of beer, is priced for the penny-pincher.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, trivia, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: A spacious bar, music venue and dance floor for the local crowd. Outside, you'll find a large, dog-friendly patio decked out with a camper, boat and cornhole. Drinks: A variety of bottled beers and rotating drafts that include seasonal brews. Wine and cocktails, too.

  • Live Wire Athens

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    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. The Look: 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

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    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. 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 domestic beer available in pitchers or by the glass.

  • Logan's Roadhouse

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3668 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-227-9890 View Map

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

  • Longhorn Steakhouse

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    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.

  • 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. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Large, authentic Mexican restaurant with a nice patio, attached to a gas station. Menu: 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. Drinks: Margaritas, mixed drinks and beer.

  • LRG Provisions

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1653 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA. 706-850-2020

    File Under: American. Features: Catering, full bar, reservations. Hours: Dinner, Tue-Sun. Sunday brunch. The Look: Modern space in the heart of Five Points with an enclosed porch. Menu: The catering base for Last Resort Grill also does dinner five nights a week: meat-and-three-inspired on Tuesday; dishes like mojo chicken and al pastor guajillo the other nights. Brunch has huevos rancheros, fried oyster and eggs, ropa vieja hash and Bloody Marys by the carafe. Drinks: Local beers, specialty cocktails and fine wines.

  • Madison Bar & Bistro

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Reservations, outside seating, live music, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and dinner, seven days. The Look: Hotel Indigo's restaurant has a nice patio featuring a fire pit and a weekly cocktail hour to which you can bring your dog. Menu: Heavy and light breakfast, with some locally made baked goods. Dinner brings both fancy bar snacks and full meals better than average hotel fare. Drinks: Nice cocktails that might include house-infused peach bourbon, High West vodka or blackberries. Local draft beer, wine.

  • 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. The Look: Peter Dale's sweet reno on Boulevard has a bright veggie mural, great views and captain's hats for kids. Menu: Pick a base (brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes, salad greens), then a protein (hormone- and antibiotic-free meats, black-eyed-pea tempeh), two veggie sides and a housemade sauce. Menu changes seasonally. Condor Chocolates and La Michoacana paletas for dessert. Kidsmeals. Gluten-free choices. Everything is recyclable or compostable. Drinks: Wine and beer, Aperol spritzes.

  • 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. The Look: A two-story lounge in the historic Frigidaire building. There's free pool upstairs and several screens to watch the Dawgs play while enjoying a beautiful view of both downtown and campus. Drinks: The usual array of brews behind the bar, plus house mixers like the Humbly Hammy.

  • 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 of long standing. 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.

  • Manhattan Café

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, DJs. The Look: A local favorite for more than two decades on the Hot Corner. The atmosphere is relaxed and dimly lit, with vinyl records hanging from the ceiling. Popcorn and snacks available. Drinks: Check out the specials on the handwritten signs. Cocktails, beer, wine, sangria and sake.

  • Marker 7 Coastal Grill

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sun. Dinner only, Mon. Sunday brunch. The Look: Nice fish shack in a renovated historic house. Menu: 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. Cornhole on the lawn. Extra parking at the fire station. Drinks: Beachy cocktails, beer and wine.

  • Max

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 243 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-286-0339 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. The Look: A huge bar with a lot to offer. Play pool, air hockey or darts, or enjoy the night air and possibly a dance party or pop-up on one of the largest patios downtown. Drinks: Beers both bottled and on draft, liquor and mixers.

  • 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, live music, karaoke. The Look: 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

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    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: Psychedelia meets 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: 40+ beers on tap, covering regional and crafts; 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.

  • 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. The Look: A Clayton Street party bar with warm wood accents and barn doors. Drinks: Rotating beers on draft, margaritas and several flavors of moonshine.

  • 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: Sophisticated date-night restaurant that works great for lunch, too. Menu: Mediterranean-inspired, with tapas and more. There's lots to keep vegetarians happy, like the "power lunch" (an ever-changing array of healthy, colorful veggie items) and dinner's veggie plate. Also: amazing chicken, beauteous salads, thoughtful desserts. Uses locally sourced ingredients when possible. Drinks: Wine-by-the-glass selection is large due to the Enomatic system. Finely crafted cocktails change seasonally. The bar has its own scene and hosts the occasional late-night dance party.

  • 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. The Look: There's plenty of space, inside and out, at this friendly neighborhood bar in Normaltown. Unwind on a dog-friendly patio, kept warm in the winter, or play darts in the backroom. Drinks: Ever-changing craft and local beers and handcrafted cocktails. Try the boiled peanuts.

  • Nowhere Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. The Look: A charming, dive-y bar across from the Georgia Theatre where locals and students can throw darts, shoot pool and enjoy live music most nights. Drinks: 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: Full bar, trivia. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Sunday brunch. The Look: TVs for sports, but marketed more to lawyers and business types. Menu: Big menu, with standards like wings and burgers (the latter are $5 on Tuesdays), but also grilled chicken with various sauces, pork chops, steakhouse sides and large desserts. Breakfast burger at brunch. Drinks: Domestic and craft beer, cocktails with 9–to-5-inspired names.

  • The Old Pal

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: A stylish but easygoing cocktail bar in Normaltown. Bring your dog and stay awhile. Knowledgable bartenders, occasional dance parties and pop-ups. Drinks: Craft beer, top-shelf spirits, classic and modern specialty cocktails. Housemade bitters, citron syrup and other fresh ingredients add a nice touch.

  • The Olive Garden

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    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 Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3640 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-247-7290 View Map

    File Under: Mexican. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating. 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. The Look: A college sports bar with spare decor but fast service and an impressive sound system. Drinks: Plenty of inexpensive domestics, wells, shooters and frozen drinks. Every flavor of White Claw your heart desires.

  • Outback Steakhouse

    outback.com

    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

    gtcmovies.com

    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. The Look: A full-service restaurant in the University 16 and Beechwood cinemas. Menu: Hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, pizzas and salads, plus Georgia Street Tacos with tilapia. View movies in a dine-in theater with servers, or pick up meals ahead of time to bring into the other theaters. Drinks: Mostly domestics on drafts, imports and domestics in the bottle, wine. Full bar on Alps.

  • Pauley's Original Crepe Bar

    pauleyscrepebar.com

    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 (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, buffet, delivery. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri, Sun. Dinner, seven days. The Look: A lot of look! Palatial exterior, ornate red-and-gold interior with lots of dragons. Menu: Big menu covers all the standards, with 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

    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, Tue–Sun. The Look: Family-friendly pizza parlor with quick counter service and big TVs, kids area. Same folks as Little Italy, but more creature comforts here. 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.

  • The Place

    theplaceathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Downhome, Bars. Features: Outside seating, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Sunday brunch. The Look: Beautifully renovated, historic downtown space, with a great bar upstairs. Not too casual, not too formal. Menu: Southern food that updates meat-and-three standards with lighter, healthier ingredients or makes them trendier (e.g., collard spring rolls with chow chow). Daily specials and milk and cookies for dessert. Drinks: 11 craft beers on draft, wine, Southern-accented cocktails.

  • Pouch Savory World of Pies

    pouchpies.com

    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 and dinner, Mon–Sat. Late night, Thu–Sat. The Look: Lots of seating options, including community tables, in this long space. Menu: Savory pies (some handheld, some not) 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 and wine. Pimm's cups and other cocktails from around the world.

  • Pub on Main

    pubonmainwatkinsville.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, seven days. Dinner, Mon-Sat. The Look: Family-friendly spot with lawn games outside. Menu: Burgers, Cuban, hot fish sandwich, Cajun deviled eggs. Entrees at dinner include a daily stuffed meatloaf, a country-fried plate with sawmill gravy, pulled pork, and fish and chips with dill pickle aioli. Drinks: Frosé, tons of whiskeys, good craft beer selection, three beers on tap.

  • 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

    facebook.com/therailathens

    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, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: A laid-back bar and grill full of pool tables, dart boards, slot machines and big-screen TVs. Trivia contests, dart league nights, pool tournaments and Texas Hold'em weekly. Menu: Typical bar food, including burgers, wings, sandwiches, nachos and fries. Drinks: 15 beers on draft and a fully stocked bar.

  • 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

    facebook.com/redfearngrille

    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. The Look: Inside the Holiday Inn and serving hotel guests and the public alike. Menu: Stuffed French toast, waffles, biscuit sandwiches and omelets in the morning. Evening entrees include a New York strip steak, sun-dried-tomato ravioli, fried chicken and balsamic-glazed pork chops. Sunday lunch buffet or à la carte ordering. Lunch on Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • The Roadhouse

    facebook.com/roadhousedive

    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. The Look: A dive bar "serving hangovers since 1991," featuring neon lighting and friendly bartenders. Conveniently located next door to pizza. Drinks: The usual domestics and imports are behind the bar, plus liquors and specialty shots. 

  • The Rooftop

    georgiatheatre.com/rooftop

    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, catering. 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: Draft and canned/bottled beer, mixed drinks.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    therookandpawn.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs, Something Different. Features: Full bar, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Board-game café with a long, dark space decorated with doors. Kids under 13 play for free. Free bar games. Food: Lots of things you can eat with one hand while you roll dice with the other: panini, cold sandwiches, salads, cheese plates, bowls of salty and sweet snacks. Drinks: Eight beers on draft; rotating wines and spirits, including cocktails. Coffee, tea and smoothies, too.

  • The Root

    therootathens.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. The Look: A modern, intimate bar in the basement of Five Points restaurant The Pine offering pub games and big-screen TVs. Menu: Small plates from upstairs, like deviled eggs, blackened shrimp lettuce wraps, macaroni and cheese, a bar burger on special and some other more substantial eats. Drinks: 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, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: English pub with a covered patio and TVs for soccer. Menu: The tiny kitchen turns out delicious English food: bangers and mash, lamb burger, curries, housemade potato chips with blue cheese and bacon and specials depending on the day, plus a couple of really good desserts. Drinks: UK 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: 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.

  • Sandbar

    instagram.com/sandbarathens

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. The Look: Party among the palm trees at this landlocked beach bar. Drinks: Take a shot off a surfboard with three friends 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, counter service, live music, outside seating, take-out, trivia. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, Wed–Sun. The Look: Big complex with a great patio (with porch swing and cornhole) and a bar that serves a different menu from the restaurant proper. Menu: Chicken, pork, brisket, ribs, tofu, heftily topped baked potatoes. Classic sides. Lots of types of sauce. The bar has snacks like pork nachos and fried mac-and-cheese balls. Drinks: The separate bar is open seven nights a week serving local beers, cocktails and wine with plenty of weekly specials.

  • 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. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Breakfast, Sat–Sun. The Look: UGA Hotel restaurant focuses on service. Menu: Some stuff on the menu is tradition, like Celestial Chicken (breaded chicken tenders over rice pilaf with a special sauce) and strawberry ice-cream pie, but there's also steak, sandwiches, grilled fish, shrimp and grits and good vegetarian choices. Parking is validated for up to two hours in the South Campus Deck. Drinks: Classic cocktails, beer and wine.

  • Sr. Sol

    facebook.com/SrSolRestaurants

    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 and has mariachi sometimes. Menu: Plenty for people looking for burritos, but there's also horchata to drink, real Mexican-style tacos (on corn tortillas with onions, cilantro, lime and fatty meats) and an awesome hamburguesa topped with ham and pineapple. Drinks: Margaritas served frozen or on the rocks, available in a variety of flavors. Beer, too.

  • Shokitini

    shokitini.com

    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.

  • Silver Dollar

    facebook.com/silverdollarathens

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. The Look: This clean, classic college bar is especially popular on game days. Play darts or grab some air on a covered outdoor patio. Drinks: 10 beers on tap, well drinks and daily specials.

  • Siri Thai Cuisine

    sirithaiathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, catering, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Nicely laid out, with carpet, plants and a long bar. Menu: Many vegetarian options and dishes that can be built around chicken, shrimp, pork, beef, seafood, tofu or vegetables. Noodles, rice entrees, soups, salads, curries and a 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.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    sobrewco.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Breweries. Features: Beer. The Look: SBC offers an indoor space with a bar and brewing equipment, as well as a big yard for live music, wrestling and other events. Drinks: 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.

  • 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. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Your choice of table or counter service. Big bar upstairs with pinball, Skee-Ball, pool and ping-pong, plus rooms for private parties. Menu: Large New York-style slices, lots of fresh toppings, specialty pies, big calzones, salads and sandwiches on housemade focaccia. Drinks: Domestic and import bottles and cans, tons of craft beer, wine and cocktails.

  • Sundown Saloon

    facebook.com/SundownSaloonAthens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 50 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-1180 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: A no-frills watering hole on the Eastside. DJs sometimes, pool always. 25 and up. Drinks: A couple beers on draft and the usual domestics in bottle, wells behind the bar.

  • Taco Stand

    facebook.com/thetstand

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2270 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), beer (Milledge and Barnett Shoals), outside seating (Broad and Milledge). Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: The original location on Milledge is the most spartan, but has its charm. Downtown is big and open, with sports on TV. Eastside is in a strip mall, but clean and neat. Menu: If you just get tacos, you'll miss the great strengths of this small local chain: burritos (beef, chicken, tofu, bean), Mega Nachos, veggie chili in the cooler months and basic quesadillas (with onions and jalapeños). Slight menu variations among locations. Drinks: Frozen margaritas downtown; beer at the other two.

  • Taqueria del Sol

    taqueriadelsol.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Mexican. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, Tue–Sat. The Look: Chef-crafted taqueria in a cool, clean, efficient space. Menu: This location of the Atlanta-based franchise is run by the original owners, with an eye toward consistency and quality. The menu is small, but everything is good, and specials change weekly. Pork, brisket, fried chicken, carnitas, fish and veggie tacos are intensely flavored. Follow the system (order at the counter, then sit down), and everything will run smoothly. Drinks: 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. The Look: Family-friendly Mexican restaurant with festive decor. Menu: Lots of standards well executed, like big burritos to which you can add cheese dip, tons of vegetarian options, taco salads, fajitas and combos. Also a low-cal menu, Mexican tacos, sopes and tortas. Something for everyone, 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: 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 and more. Apps, bowls and salads. Drinks: Margaritas, cocktails, sangria, craft beers.

  • Taste of India

    indiaathens.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Sleeker environs in the new Ansonborough location. Menu: 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. The lunch buffet is no longer an option. Lassis, chai and Indian tea to drink. 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.

  • Ted's Most Best

    tedsmostbest.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, counter service, outside seating, live music, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: One of the best patios around, partially covered, with a big sandbox that attracts lots of kids. Menu: Refined, individually sized thin-crust pizzas make toppings like pineapple seem sophisticated. Sandwiches, calzones, pastas, sliders and a great beet salad. Desserts in the refrigerated case. Drinks: Five taps, $1 PBR at happy hour, good beer in cans and bottles, a few wines by the glass.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    terrapinbeer.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Breweries. Features: Beer, live music, outside seating. The Look: A warehouse just past Chase with an indoor tasting room and a huge lawn with a stage and picnic tables. The brewery hosts live music and annual events. Dogs are welcome! Drinks: The company has been making craft beer in Athens for over 15 years. Sample the session RecreationAle, Sound Czech pilsner or Hopsecutioner IPA.

  • Texas Roadhouse

    texasroadhouse.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: American. Features: 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, reservations. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. Sunday dinner. 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. Drinks: Beer and wine, Thai iced tea and Thai iced coffee.

  • That Bar Athens

    thatbarathens.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs. The Look: A cocktail lounge with dance parties, live music, comedy and drag shows. Drinks: Champagne and wine, craft cocktails, local and domestic beer.

  • 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. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Brightly colored cinder-block building near the Loop, with some picnic tables outside. Menu: Named for the Aztec rain god, this restaurant has a cult following for its Central American specialties and real-deal Mexican food. Pupusas, massive tortas, regular specials and fantastic mole. Breakfast starts at 10 a.m. and is served all day, featuring eggs, beans and pork products. Drinks: 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. The Look: The only strip club in Athens is right downtown! Special shows like the male revue happen often. Drinks: 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

    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: From snacks to full meals: boiled peanuts, barbecue pork tacos, sliders, French onion soup, veggie-packed quinoa salad, burgers, ribs, cheeses and more. Drinks: 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

    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: Lots of specialty rolls on the menu, but the nigiri shows off the fish best. Big menu also includes udon and ramen, tonkatsu, teriyaki, fried rice and kids specials that come with ice cream. All-you-can-eat special. Drinks: Hot and cold sake, Japanese (and American) beers, wine, sake bombs and martinis.

  • Venom Venue

    facebook.com/venomvenue

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1700 Commerce Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-438-2048

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs/live music. The Look: Caters to a diverse crowd of locals with live music, themed dance nights and hookah. Drinks: The standard classics.

  • 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: Beer and wine, delivery, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sun. The Look: Open space with a small bar, black-and-white tiled floor and color scheme that reflects the Argentinean flag. Menu: Not just beef, lots of vegetarian choices. Empanadas are a popular option, with fillings including sausage and rice, spinach and mushroom and ham and cheese. Dinner options include lomo con papas fritas, as well as chicken, shrimp and steak entrees. Cupcakes in regular and mini sizes, with a soft filling in the middle, are a highlight.

  • 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. The Look: Large bar, tons of wooden booths. A good place for meetings or late-night hanging out. Menu: From locally roasted coffees, pastries, bagels, breakfast burritos and drunken waffles (Guinness and chocolate chips) to sandwiches, quesadillas and nice small burgers. Drinks: 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: Take-out, outside seating, live music, beer. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Casual environs with picnic tables outside that's one of the rare options to get a beer in Madison County. Menu: Wings, of course, 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. The Look: From Super Smash Bros. to old-school board games to rock, paper, scissor tournaments, this gamer bar has something for everyone. Snack offerings to keep up the gaming energy. Drinks: A full bar with sweet specialty drinks like tipsy popsicles and like 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. The Look: A wall of screens for watching sports and a nice indoor-outdoor seating area. Special events include themed trivia nights, wine tastings and DJs. Drinks: Focusing on craft and draft beer. Specialty cocktails and giant Moscow mules.

  • 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. Serious about football, despite being a townie hangout. Menu: Food that goes well with beer, but also good veggie options. Steamed buns, tofu lettuce wraps, tacos, shawarma, chicken-and-waffle sandwich. Drinks: Creative cocktails, well-priced beer (including lots of canned craft brews), wine, housemade nonalcoholic sodas.

  • Your Pie

    yourpie.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 196 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-3179 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 does personal-size pizzas 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. Specials on Pi Day (Mar. 14) every year.