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The Spring 2022 Flagpole Guide To Athens

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  • 1000 Faces Coffee

    1000facescoffee.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 510 N. Thomas St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-534-8860 View Map

    File Under: Coffee Houses. Features: Counter service, Wi-Fi. Hours: Seven days. • A coffee place that's very passionate about its coffee, which is roasted in the same building for maximum freshness. Also: tea, other drinks, bags of coffee, coffee accessories and light snacks. Coffees on offer change out frequently.

  • The 11th Pin

    11thpinathens.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Beer and wine, catering, counter service, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Standard bowling alley food inside Showtime Bowl (chicken fingers, fries, pretzels, wings, pizza) but slightly nicer than average. Beers by the bucket include local and craft brews, or you can do hard seltzers in bulk.

  • Add Drug Store

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    Price: $☆ Expanded Listing!

     

    Locations

    • 1695 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-2239 View Map

    File Under: American. Hours: Breakfast and lunch. Features: Counter service. • Opened in 1961, this soda fountain and lunch counter inside a Five Points pharmacy hasn’t changed much since then. Grab a stool and watch the cooks make your fries and bitty burgers. Real cherry and vanilla sodas, plus malts, milkshakes and floats. A serious bargain.

  • Ahi Hibachi & Poke

    ahihibachi.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 489 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8898

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, take-out, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. • It's not fancy, but its poke is right on, with loads of topping choices (raw and cooked). Vegetarian options, hibachi, fried rice, noodles and basic soups and salads.

  • Andy's Frozen Custard

    eatandys.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2180 West Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 762-356-4330

    File Under: Ice Cream and Smoothies. Features: Take-out, drive-thru, counter service. Hours: Seven days, open until 11 or 11:30 p.m. daily.

  • Athens Bagel Co.

    athensbagel.com

    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, counter service, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and lunch. • Excellent bagels boiled and baked in-house in a wide variety of flavors. Temporarily closed for renovations but reopening in 2022.

  • Automatic Pizza

    autopizzaathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, counter service, delivery, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Big slices of New York-style pizza made in pans brushed with garlic oil, plus delish but not giant subs, salads and cannoli all with quality ingredients. Vegan-friendly + gluten-free options.

  • Barberitos Southwestern Grille & Cantina

    barberitos.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • 1180 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-1701 View Map

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

  • Baskin-Robbins/Dunkin' Donuts

    dunkindonuts.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 771 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-3444 View Map

    • 2081 Hog Mountain Road Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-769-8363 View Map

    • 1045 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-353-7166 View Map

    • 1880 Epps Bridge Pkwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-1635

    • 935 Highway 29 N. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-6338

    File Under: Ice Cream and Smoothies, Coffee Houses and Bakeries. Features: Drive-thru, Wi-Fi, counter service. • Prince Avenue (closed for now due to a fire), Epps Bridge Parkway and Highway 29 locations are Dunkin' Donuts only.

  • Bee's Knees Bakery & Gifts

    beeskneesbakeryandgifts.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-3633 View Map

    File Under: Bakeries, Sandwiches, Delivery. Features: Catering, counter service. • Cute independent bakery does cupcakes, custom cakes, cookies, cake pops, gooey bars and box lunches with a sandwich, cheese straws and a cupcake.

  • Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop

    benjerry.com/athens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 105 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-208-0031 View Map

    File Under: Ice Cream and Smoothies. Features: Outside seating, counter service. Hours: Seven days.

  • Big City Bread Cafe

    bigcitybreadcafe.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bakeries, Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, catering, counter service, outside seating, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and lunch. • Long-time Athens favorite has a great patio popular with dogs and kids and lots of things on the somewhat French-accented menu that use the bread it bakes in-house. Biscuits, French toast, continental breakfast, omelets, great sandwiches, quiche, soups, burgers, small but good selection of beer and wine. Baked goods galore, including for special order.

  • Billy Meadow's Station

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 6729 Hwy. 72 Colbert, GA 30628. 706-788-3517

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Take-out, counter service. • Old-school hot doggery in the country makes a steamed dog with coleslaw on a toasted bun like no other. Also grilled cheese, corned beef and chicken salad.

  • Birrieria & Taqueria Jalisco

    birriadejalisco.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 494 Broad St. Nicholson, GA 30565. 678-767-2912 View Map

    File Under: Mexican and South American. Features: Counter service, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. • Tacos, grilled meats and Mexican standards, but the real attraction is the birria, a meaty stew highlighting goat or lamb, darkly spicy with ancho chiles. Goat and lamb cooked similarly can also make for good taco fillings or sope toppings. Pendergrass location, too.

  • Biscuit Basket

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 723 Boulevard Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-3412 View Map

    File Under: Downhome. Hours: Breakfast and lunch. • New name and new sign but not much else new at this counter inside a neighborhood convenience store. Fat biscuits with sausage, ham, eggs, tenderloin, cheese, gravy and more. Grits, eggs or hashbrowns on the side. Lunch items rotate and include corn dogs, chicken fingers, pork chops and fish on Fridays.

  • Blazer's-N-Hull

    blazers-n-hull.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1462 Glenn Carrie Road Hull, GA 30646. 706-208-0705 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Take-out, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Wings and chicken fingers to go, with 13 different sauces. Also: burgers, corn dogs, meaty salads, onion rings, fries and fried apple pies on the side. Other locations are in Statham, Lexington, Commerce, Elberton, Hartwell and Royston. Online ordering.

  • Bruster's Real Ice Cream

    brusters.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1029 Parkway Pl. Athens, Georgia 30606. 706-850-1249

    File Under: Ice Cream and Smoothies. Features: Catering. 

  • Bubble Café

    https://www.bubblecafeathens.com

    Price: $☆ Expanded Listing!

     

    Locations

    • 247 E. Broad St. 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. • Bubble tea, of course, in a wide variety of flavors (almond milk for the lactose intolerant; milk teas, fruit teas, smoothies, cloud cream, matcha), but also snacks, dumplings, good soups, rice and poke bowls and more, all in an Instagrammable interior. Good vegetarian options.

  • Bulldawg Pizza, Wings & More

    bulldawgspizza.com

    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. • Some of the biggest pizzas in town, plus wings, hot and cold subs, calzones, fried apps, pasta, salads, breadsticks and dessert. Open as late as 2:45 a.m.

  • Bulldog Bistro

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1197 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30602. 706-338-8781 View Map

    File Under: American, Coffee Houses and Bakeries. Features: Take-out, outside seating, full bar. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. • This restaurant inside UGA’s Georgia Center does a wide variety of dishes throughout most of the day, including some grab-and-go stuff and made-to-order breakfast. Bar snacks, Savannah Room favorites like celestial chicken, Thai chicken salad, burgers and more.

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    butthuttathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: BBQ. Features: Full bar, live music, catering, outside seating, delivery, trivia, karaoke. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • The rare barbecue place that has both good smoked meats (especially pork and ribs) and a full bar. Sides like chicken mull, corn nuggets, fried okra, meat skins and a meaty potato salad are legit. Desserts are well thought of.

  • 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: Full bar, counter service, outside seating, Wi-Fi, comedy, live music. • Boo-vay, not booves. European-style cafe with a light menu (pre-made sandwiches, pastries, snacks at $1 a scoop, snoballs, including boozy ones) and a lot of different beverages: coffee, tea, cool sodas, craft cocktails, wine, beer and aperitifs. Art shows and lots of fun events. Popular with kids.

  • The Café on Lumpkin

    thecafeonlumpkin.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1700 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-215-9240

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Take-out, outside seating, beer and wine, catering, counter service. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. • Breakfast until late afternoon, with pastries, burritos, sandwiches, good baked things; classic sandwiches, soups and salads at lunch; several different types of proper tea service from 3–5 p.m. (by reservation) with scones, clotted cream, tea sandwiches; and then snacks and light drinks in the early evening. Wide selection of teas.

  • Cali 'N' Tito's

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American. Features: Outside seating, beer, wine and margaritas (Eastside), delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Both locations of this Athens original do Latin American food with a Peruvian influence: lomo saltado, big sandwiches, plantains (sweet and savory), yuca, tacu tacu (rice and beans topped with eggs) and much more. Lots of veggie choices. Eastside location is bigger and full of quarter-operated kiddie rides. Lumpkin has a small fee to BYOB and now accepts credit cards (hallelujah!). Westside location is in the works.

  • Cecilia's Cake Shop

    ceciliascakeshop.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 610 N. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-3308 View Map

    File Under: Bakeries. Features: Catering. • Long-time Athens bakery has new ownership and has added cupcakes and cookies. Cakes made to order, including for special occasions like weddings and birthdays. Popular flavors include lemon, tres leches, hummingbird, mocha, caramel, coconut and red velvet. Purchase only. No seating.

  • Celia's Bakery

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 9029 Hwy. 29 N. Hull, GA 30646. 706-850-2021

    File Under: Bakeries. Features: Counter service, take-out. Hours: Wed–Mon. • Sweet and savory Mexican breads (sometimes with cream cheese and jalapenos), light and sweet cakes (whole and by the slice), coffee and more, all well priced and nicely made.

  • Charlie Graingers

    charliegraingers.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1791 Oconee Connector Athens, GA 30606. 706-521-5767

    File Under: American. Features: Counter service, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Hot dogs, brisket and barbecue.

  • China 1

    chinaoneathens.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2026 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-7788 View Map

    File Under: Asian. Features: Counter service, catering, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Mostly to-go food, available fast, but a better selection than your standard stir-fry eatery: lo mein, pancit, teriyaki, sweet and sour, moo shu and meat entrees, plus chef’s special Cantonese dishes.

  • China Wok

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Features: Counter service, take-out. • Americanized quick-service Chinese dishes, including chop suey, lo mein, mai fun, moo shu, et al., make up the primary order of business in this small restaurant that mostly does to-go.

  • Chipotle

    chipotle.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 165 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-7210 View Map

    File Under: Mexican. Features: Counter service, take-out, catering, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express

    choochoojapanesekoreanexpress.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. • Quick-service Japanese and Korean food at bargain prices. You can get hibachi basics and lots of fried stuff, but also bibimbap and bulgogi.

  • Chuck E. Cheese

    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.

  • Cicis Pizza

    cicis.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 3190 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-613-2424 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza. Features: Buffet, catering, counter service, curbside pick-up, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Condor Chocolates

    condorchocolates.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1658 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-4803

    • 160 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-521-8966

    File Under: Coffee Houses, Something Different. Hours: Open seven days. Features: Outside seating, Wi-Fi. • Locally based small-batch chocolate shop offers truffles, chocolate bars, coffee bars and more, plus drinking chocolate, coffee, gelato, ice cream sandwiches, toffee, etc. Vegan options. Downtown location has a coffee menu and big windows to watch the chocolate elves at work.

  • D.P. Dough

    dpdough.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 180 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-842-2828

    File Under: Italian and Pizza. Features: Delivery, take-out, catering, counter service, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night.

  • Dawg Gone Good BBQ

    dawggonegoodbbq.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 224 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-9799 View Map

    File Under: BBQ. Features: Catering, counter service, delivery, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Cheerful, Black-owned barbecue joint that does ribs, chicken, pork and sausage, plus southern-style veggies (available in small, medium and large) and fruit cobblers. Picnic tables out front plus seating inside.

  • Ding Tea

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 125 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-3737

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Take-out. Hours: Seven days. • Bubble tea: milk, fruit or classic tea-based drinks.

  • Donderos' Kitchen

    donderoskitchen.com

    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, delivery. Hours: Breakfast and lunch. Weekend brunch. • Something for everyone: brunchy-lunchy hot food made to order until 2 p.m., with lots of veggies; stuff in the fridge and freezer any other time, plus delivery meals and lots of weekly specials, ranging all over the world in influences. Holiday special orders. Walkers, bikers and bus riders get a 5% discount. Great with dietary restrictions.

  • Earth Fare Café

    earthfare.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1689 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-2170 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Buffet, counter service, outside seating, Wi-Fi. • Hot bar inside grocery store includes veggie and vegan stuff, plus chicken, fish, soup and salad.

  • Eddie's Calzones

    eddiescalzones.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 227 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-9676

    File Under: Italian and Pizza. Features: Counter service, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days.

  • Em's Kitchen

    emskitchenathawthorne.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 975 Hawthorne Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-206-9322 View Map

    File Under: American, Bakeries. Features: Catering, counter service, curbside pick-up, delivery, outside seating. Hours: Breakfast and lunch. • Family-run eatery inside Hawthorne Drugs does a surprisingly good Cuban sandwich as well as other southern lunch standards (pimento cheese and the like), plus breakfast plates, milkshakes, hot dogs and more. Kids menu and a super family-friendly atmosphere.

  • The Farm Cart

    thefarmcart.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Curbside pick-up, delivery, vegetarian friendly, outside seating, take-out, counter service, beer and wine. Hours: Breakfast and lunch. • Primarily biscuits, served all day, but not just traditional egg and cheese varieties. Nice ingredients like housemade pickles and jam. Lunch adds non-biscuit sandwiches and burgers plus specials. Baked goods in a case at the counter, good coffee.

  • Figment Kombucha

    figmentkombucha.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1085 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-3339

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Curbside pick-up, delivery, take-out. • The tasting room for Figment Kombucha features its small-batch drinks made with high-quality local ingredients, available on tap, canned or by the growler (half or full), plus a rotating selection of fermented goods, like ketchup, giardiniera and various krauts. Specific flavors change regularly. Table seating available.

  • Food for the Soul

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Downhome, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, take-out. Hours: Lunch. • Real-deal southern food, available in meat-and-sides combos. Menu changes daily but could include pork chops, fried chicken livers, catfish, greens, yams, black-eyed peas, mac and cheese and more.

  • Fresh Air Bar-B-Que

    freshairbbq.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 5170 Atlanta Hwy. Bogart, GA 30622. 770-725-5227 View Map

    • 1110 Hull Road Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-6060 View Map

    File Under: BBQ. Features: Catering, counter service, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Both locations have classics like chopped pork and chicken, Brunswick stew, baked beans, chicken tenders and banana pudding. Kids menu, tailgating specials, meats and sides in bulk.

  • Frutta Bowls

    fruttabowls.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 245 Oconee St. Athens GA 30601. 706-514-0060

    File Under: Something Different. Hours: Seven days. Features: Take-out, counter service, catering, vegetarian friendly. • Customizable bowls with acai, pitaya and kale as the base. Add protein, granola, fruit, nuts and more.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    grindhouseburgers.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Burgers, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Full bar, counter service, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Small chain out of Atlanta does smashburgers with one patty or two (beef, turkey, beans and quinoa, or Impossible Burger), plus bar snacks, fried sides and boozy or virgin milkshakes. Nice upstairs outside seating.

  • Groove Burgers

    grooveburgers.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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

  • Half-Shepherd Market & Cheese Shop

    halfshepherd.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1238 Prince Ave., Suite B Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-2955

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Counter service, take-out. • Cheese shop and neighborhood market in Normaltown, also makes cold salads (pasta, farro, slaw) and soup. A huge array of cheeses, meats, nice wines and to-go sandwiches.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    hendershotscoffee.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, live music, art, Wi-Fi, outside seating. Hours: Open Mon–Sat. Lunch. • Coffee drinks, nitro coffee, teas and juices all day, plus baked goods from Independent and fun lunch (noodle bowls, burgers, Hong Kong French toast) from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Lots of draft and bottled/canned craft beers, plus wine, craft cocktails and mocktails (some made with coffee).

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    hiloathens.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, take-out. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. • Family-friendly tavern is all things to all people, with lots of food for all three meals (including a kajillion vegetarian and vegan options) as well as a major bar selection. Noodles, fish and chips, chili, hot dogs, fried cheese, frittatas, coffee, pastries. Great beers; also whiskeys, classic cocktails and juice for kids.

  • 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. • Nice, small bagels, excellent house-smoked fish and sandwiches (either on bagels or on Luna bread) and made with meats sliced in front of you (capicola, roast beef, etc.) but also hummus, roasted veggies, sauerkraut and scrambled eggs. Kids meals.

  • Independent Baking Co.

    independentbaking.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1625 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-3550 View Map

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    File Under: Bakeries. Features: Outside seating, Wi-Fi. • Consistently delicious baked goods made by bread nerds with house-milled wheat. Also: delightful viennoiserie. No buttercream to be found, just good ingredients and an emphasis on proper technique. Choco Coffee and hot chocolate, plus house-milled flour and grits. Products available at a few other places around town.

  • Inoko Express

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 3190 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-425-8828 View Map

    File Under: Asian. Features: Counter service, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Quick-service hibachi includes steak, chicken, shrimp, salmon, tofu and “Ultimate Vegetarian” with fried rice, vegetables and two sauces. 

  • J&J Flea Market

    jandjfleamarket.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 11661 Hwy. 441 N. Athens, GA 30607. 706-613-2410 View Map

    File Under: American, Mexican. Features: Outside seating, counter service. • Wander around the flea market inside and outside and find some eats while you’re there. La Michoacana…es Natural has its ice cream/paleta truck there most weekends. Options inside include Taqueria Mi Tierra and a place that offers pizza and other crowd-pleasing foods.

  • Jason's Deli

    jasonsdeli.com

    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, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Jennings Mill Drug Company

    jenningsmilldrugcompany.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1360 Caduceus Way Bldg. 400, Suite 105 Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-621-5996

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Counter service, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch. • Drugstore soda fountain with sandwiches: pimento cheese, chicken salad, grilled cheese, Southwestern chicken wrap, spinach salad with egg, bacon and poppyseed dressing. Also chili dogs, slaw dogs, good soups, PB&J, fro-yo and milkshakes.

  • Jimmy John's Gourmet Subs

    jimmyjohns.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 600 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-613-0500 View Map

    • 2301 College Station Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-543-5411 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches. Features: Drive-thru (Baxter), delivery, catering, counter service, outside seating (Baxter). Hours: Lunch and dinner.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    jitteryjoes.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 425 Barber St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-227-2161 View Map

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries. Features: Outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Mon–Sat. • Fresh-roasted beans by the pound—whole or ground; cups of coffee, teas and shots of espresso, all out of a quonset hut where the actual roasting is done in an unprepossessing parking lot that hosts events.

  • Joe and Sam's Café

    joeandsams.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1021 Jamestown Blvd. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-705-1400

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Curbside pick-up, drive-thru, catering, counter service. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner• Jittery Joe’s coffee drinks, biscuits and breakfast plates in the a.m. in an airy, open space. Lunch and dinner feature classic sandwiches, soups, salads and kids menu. Baked goods, too.

  • Kelly's Jamaican Food

    kellysjerk.com

    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. • Jamaican joint with two locations; Kelly himself has written a cookbook/memoir. Hefty portions of jerk chicken, oxtail, curry goat, barbecue ribs, salmon, spicy cabbage, spicy squash, rice and peas, fried plantains, mac and cheese, patties, super-sweet tea and cornbread, served with good cheer.

  • Kiki's Bakeshop

    kikisbakeshop.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 20 Greensboro Hwy. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-769-6766

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries. Features: Catering, counter service, take-out. Hours: Mon–Sat. • Watkinsville bakery does a wide variety of cakes and pies (order whole ones in advance), plus cookies, scones, cheese straws, cupcakes, quiches, pimento cheese, bread, muffins and more. Holiday menus. Will accommodate dietary needs.

  • Krimson Kafe

    krimsonkafe.com

    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–Thur. • Friendly small-town café currently has take-out only, asking you to order ahead by phone or on the website. Deli sandwiches (including pimento cheese, egg salad and hummus) and salads, both lettuce-based and mayo-based.

  • La Michoacana Antojitos Mexicanos

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 3750 Old Jefferson Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-206-5260

    File Under: Ice Cream and Smoothies, Mexican. Features: Counter service, take-out. Hours: Seven days. • Hundreds of flavors of popsicles and ice cream in this shop attached to La Jalisco grocery store and taqueria. Also: street-food snacks like a grilled ear of corn encrusted with Hot Cheetos, agua fresca with ice cream and sliced mango with chile powder.

  • La Michoacana Es Natural

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1635 Glenn Carrie Road Hull, GA 30646. 706-521-8008

    File Under: Ice Cream and Smoothies, Mexican. Features: Outside seating. Hours: Seven days. • Astonishingly good Mexican ice cream shop that makes flavors fresh in-store daily (including queso, tequila, eggnog and more), as well as gorgeous paletas full of fruit, smoothies, aguas frescas and street-food snacks like Dorilocos and loaded potato chips. Its food truck shows up at the J&J on weekends with ice cream and savory stuff.

  • La Tienda Los Amigos

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 109 Rowe Road Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-9637

    File Under: Mexican and South American. Features: Counter service, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. • Walk inside the grocery store to find this taco counter next to the butcher counter. Weekends usually find the tortilla press working hard. Tacos (including "American" style with lettuce, tomato and cheese), tortas, burritos and specials like shrimp cocktail and chiles rellenos. Horchata and aguas frescas to drink, or snag a Jarritos from the store.

  • Larry's Giant Subs

    larryssubs.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

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

  • Lay-Z-Shopper

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Sandwiches. Features: Take-out, counter service. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. • Yes, it's a convenience store with a variety of vapes, but it also has a good sandwich counter that slices Boar's Head meats and cheeses to order. Good both after the bars close and in the middle of the day.

  • Lickin' Chicken

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 377 Oak St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-6722

    File Under: Chicken. Features: Take-out, drive-thru, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Take-out only chicken spot does wings and tenders, either plain or sauced, plus fried fish, hot sandwiches, salads, desserts and fried pickles as well as family meal deals.

  • Lil' Ice Cream Dude's Cool World

    lilicecreamdude.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1040 Gaines School Road Athens GA 30605. 706-850-8306

    File Under: Ice Cream and Smoothies. Features: Curbside pick-up, delivery, take-out, catering. Hours: Seven days. • High-schooler Beau Shell and his family own this super-fun ice cream shop, which has a wide variety of flavors, milkshakes, fat ice cream sandwiches (made in house), Italian ices and pints. You can hire the truck for parties or pick up a tailgate box of ice cream or popsicles.

  • Lindsey's Culinary Market

    lindseysculinarymarket.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 520 N. Thomas St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-0558 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, take-out, counter service. Hours: Lunch and early dinner (open until 6 p.m.). • Salads (chicken salad, pimento cheese and the like, plus bowls of greens and vegetables), soups, lots of veggies that change daily. Cookies, brownies, fancy chocolates, candy and gift items available, too. Holiday menus. Occasional wine dinners.

  • Little City Diner

    littlecitydiner.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 135 Cherokee Road Winterville, GA 30683. 706-742-7590 View Map

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    File Under: American. Features: Counter service, curbside pick-up, delivery, take-out, outside seating, vegetarian friendly, catering. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch. • The Little City in question is Winterville, just outside Athens. Southern breakfast and brunch include biscuits, eggs, quiche and Red Mule grits. Lunch means sandwiches on housemade breads, burgers and salads. Good desserts, coffee and veggie options.

  • Little Italy

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer, counter service, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night. • Classic New York-style pizzeria is fast and busy. Slices are big and floppy, subs are ginormous, salads available, too.

  • Maepole

    maepole.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. • Virtuous and tasty fast food. Start with brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes or salad greens. Add a protein, two veggie sides and a housemade sauce. Menu changes seasonally. Condor Chocolates for dessert. Kids meals. Gluten-free choices. Everything is recyclable or compostable.

  • Main Moon Restaurant

    mainmoonwatkinsville.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2061 Experiment Station Road Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-769-8686 View Map

    File Under: Asian. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Basic Chinese restaurant with pictures of the food you can order: chow mein, stir fry, fried rice, lo mein, egg foo yung, Mongolian chicken, Szechuan beef, Hunan shrimp and the like, all ready fast. Menu has a Weight Watchers section.

  • Mannaweenta

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Take-out, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Athens' only Ethiopian restaurant feels like you're being hosted in someone's home. Beef, for sure, but also loads of vegan choices, all served with chewy, pancake-like injera bread. Ethiopian tea and coffee, plus cookies.

  • Marti's at Midday

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    Locations

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

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    File Under: Sandwiches, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, curbside pick-up, delivery, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. • Longtime Athens lunch spot guided by the spirit of its late founder is popular for catering, too, as well as for take-home entrees and casseroles that are great for new parents. Big salads, scoops of pimento cheese and chicken salad, sandwiches, great pita chips, sweets.

  • Mediterranean Grill

    mediterraneangrill.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, catering, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. • 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.

  • Moe's Southwest Grill

    moes.com

    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: Delivery, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Sweet covered patio is a great place to sit at this Vietnamese restaurant. It has its titular beef broth-based noodle soup, of course, but also banh mi, crepes, summer rolls, claypots and rice dishes. Vietnamese coffee, fruit slushies, bubble tea and coconut juice to drink.

  • Munch Hut

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 175 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-7150

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Catering, late night, take-out, delivery. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night (closed Sundays). • Snacks, drinks, smokes and food. This convenience store/restaurant does gyros (including one that incorporates mozzarella sticks), plus hot subs, chicken fingers, rice bowls, salads, fries and sodas. Open after the bars close.

  • Nedza's

    nedzas.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1591 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-8331

    File Under: Ice cream and Smoothies, Coffee Houses and Bakeries. Features: Delivery, catering, outside seating, beer. Hours: Breakfast and lunch. • Everything comes with a customized compliment, whether you're ordering a big savory biscuit, an elaborate crowaffle piled with toppings or a fancy donut. Also: coffee drinks, ice cream, vegan and gluten-free offerings, mimosas made with Creature Comforts' Athena.

  • Newk's Eatery

    newks.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-543-5700

    • 700 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30605. 769-230-4003

    File Under: American Features: Catering, curbside pick-up, delivery, dinner, lunch, take-out. Hours: Seven days.  Baxter Street location coming soon.

  • Nothing Bundt Cakes

    nothingbundtcakes.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1021 Dowdy Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-400-6950

    File Under: Bakeries. Features: Catering, counter service, curbside pick-up, delivery. Hours: Mon–Sat.

  • Pelican’s Snoballs

    pelicanssnoballs.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 510 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30605. No # specified.

    File UnderSnoballs. Features: Outside seating. Hours: Seven days (closes in cold weather).

  • 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, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tues–Sun. • Owned by the same folks as Little Italy, so the food is similar (New York-style pizza, enormous subs), but the vibe is different and more family-oriented. Italian salads, pasta of the day, stromboli, tiramisu and cheesecake.

  • Pita Pit

    pitapit.com

    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: Lunch and dinner.

  • Polleria Pablo

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 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.

  • Raising Cane's

    raisingcanes.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 795 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-548-2008 View Map

    File Under: Chicken. Features: Counter service, drive-thru. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • 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: Dinner • Bar/restaurant on top of the historic Georgia Theatre is open during and just before shows, with snacks and heartier things (tacos, burgers, nice salads).

  • The Rook and Pawn

    therookandpawn.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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    File Under: Bars and Clubs, Something Different. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up, counter service, outside seating, take-out, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. • Board-game café with plenty of food: hot and cold sandwiches, pizza made with pita, salads, cheese plates, bowls of salty and sweet snacks, kids menu, coffees. Games for rent or purchase and drinks soft and hard.

  • Sabor Latino

    saborlatinoga.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    • 1550 Oglethorpe Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-202-4097

    File Under: Mexican and South American, Bakeries. Features: Delivery, full bar, take-out, outside seating (Oglethorpe). Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Looks like your standard Americanized Mexican from afar but is actually Uruguyan, with choripan, chivito, churrosco del sur and more hiding on the menu at both locations. Great baked goods, especially Latin American sweet breads (Watkinsville location), and tasty empanadas, both sweet and savory. Kids menu.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    saucehouse.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: BBQ, Bars. Features: Full bar, catering, curbside pick-up, delivery, outside seating, take-out, counter service. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Wed–Sun. • Barbecue in a cavernous space in a variety of iterations: pork, brisket, ribs, tofu, hash or stew, served over a starch, plus sides: slaw, beans, potato salad and more. Bar menu is smaller and focused on snacks. Bulk orders and margaritas.

  • Schlotzsky's Deli

    schlotzskys.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

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

  • Scoville Hot Chicken

    scovillechicken.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 311 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-6104

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Take-out, counter service. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. • Simple simple simple. Nashville hot chicken sandwiches available on a scale from “not spicy” to “reaper,” chicken fingers, fries, coleslaw, and that’s it, in a spartan environment. Order online or on a tablet inside.

  • Seabear Oyster Bar

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 297 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-4367 View Map

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    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, take-out, curbside pick-up. Hours: Dinner. • Longtime hipster oyster bar, with a great selection that changes frequently. Also fun takes on seafood and more: scallop fried rice, scallion pancake, lobster roll, grilled cheese. Beer, wine, absinthe, sake, serious cocktails and frozen Negronis.

  • Sips Espresso Café

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1390 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-363-7211 View Map

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries. Features: Outside seating, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Seven days. • Small, independent coffee shop makes caffeinated beverages (including trendy stuff) with local coffees, plus has a variety of treats and other snacks like scones (sweet and savory). Good smoothies and plenty of loose tea options.

  • Suncatcher Café

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 42 Greensboro Hwy. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-424-8281

    File Under: Downhome. Features: Take-out, counter service. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Tue–Sat. Sunday lunch. • As you'd expect from a breakfast place connected to a gas station, speedy service and big biscuits are characteristic, but there are bigger breakfast plates, too, plus meat-and-three Sunday lunch. Kids meals.

  • Sweet Spot Coffee

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 149 Oneta St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-247-0421

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries. Hours: Tue–Sat. • Darling space in the Chase Park warehouses packed with art, books and more. In-house-roasted small-batch coffee (available brewed or by bag of beans), tea, baked goods and other surprises.

  • The Table Bistro

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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. • Fresh flavors, low salt cooking and lots of vegetables in dishes like pasta with creamy basil arugula pesto or coconut macademia crusted fish. Gluten-free and dairy-free options.

  • Taco Stand

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

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

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    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer, outside seating (Milledge), take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Milledge location has been open since the 1970s, with very little in the way of change, as it should be. Burritos, veggie chili, quesadillas (soft or grilled), gigantic nachos. Eastside has some different options and a different, much newer vibe.

  • Tacos los Plebes

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 675 Danielsville Road Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-8077

    File Under: Mexican. Features: Counter service, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Excellent real Mexican inside a former Huddle House: pollo, lengua, cabeza, al pastor, chorizo, carnitas, barbacoa, asada and tripa. Menudo on weekends, horchata and great sopes.

  • Tai Chi Bubble Tea

    www.taichibubbletea.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 151 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601 . 706-395-6483

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Bubble tea, ramen, poke bowls, sushi burritos and salad bowls. Order online and pick up.

  • Tamez Barbecue

    tamezbbq.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1660 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-3939

    File Under: Downhome and BBQ. Features: Drive-thru, take-out, catering. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and early dinner. • Texas-style barbecue with a chef pedigree. Choco coffee and breakfast burritos in the a.m. on unbelievable housemade tortillas, pork and other meats in the p.m. (brisket if you're lucky), plus cornbread, beans, collards. Meats smoked daily.

  • Taqueria del Sol

    taqueriadelsol.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

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    File Under: Mexican. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, Tues–Sat. • Chef-crafted taqueria with a focused menu. Pork, brisket, fried chicken, carnitas, fish and veggie tacos, plus weekly specials and a blue-plate special. Great selection of premium tequilas, build-your-own margaritas and bottled beers.

  • Taqueria Juaritos

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 3875 Jefferson Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-521-5260

    File Under: Mexican. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Great taqueria inside the Petro Express does tacos, sopes, gorditas and burritos with fillings including asada, chicken, al pastor, barbacoa, carnitas, desebrada (shredded beef), tongue, tripe, chorizo and buche (stomach), plus hot wings and really good soups. Excellent condiment bar.

  • Taqueria la Jalisco

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 3750 Old Jefferson Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-316-3560 View Map

    File Under: Mexican. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Taqueria inside a full-service grocery store with a butcher counter. Menudo, carnitas, chorizo, tortas, al pastor and a few freshly made salsas. Great baked goods in the grocery section and paletas/helados next door.

  • Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, catering, counter service, delivery, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. • 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.

  • Team Biscuits and Burgers

    teambandb.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 745 Danielsville Road Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8326 View Map

    File Under: Downhome, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Drive-thru, catering, outside seating. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Mon–Sat. • Heavily football-themed place that does biscuits with sausage, bacon, bologna, steak, chicken, country ham, tenderloin, smoke-link or salmon. Beef, chicken, salmon and shrimp burgers. Wings available in large quantities geared to tailgating.

  • Ted's Most Best

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, outside seating, take-out, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. • Beauteous personally sized pizzas are as far from chain pizza as you get, carefully prepared with thinly sliced fancy toppings. Also other Italian-ish items and great salads. Gluten-free options. Desserts in the refrigerated case. Good beer in cans and bottles, a few wines by the glass. Large outdoor patio with a sandbox for kids.

  • Tokyo Express

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 690 U.S. Hwy. 29 Athens, GA 30646. 706-543-8833

    File Under: Asian. Hours: Lunch and dinner. Features: Counter service, take-out. • Quick-service hibachi and sushi, plus wings, bento box specials at lunch and dinner, hibachi, soup, edamame and some fried apps.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Full bar, outside seating, counter service, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Open seven days. • Local coffee and light food until the early afternoon (breakfast burritos and sandwiches, cheeseburger, BLT, PB&J, veggie quesadilla), bar by night. Six beers on draft and over 70 in bottles, including many microbrews.

  • Weaver D's Fine Foods

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1016 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-7797 View Map

    File Under: Downhome. Features: Catering, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tues–Sat. • A legend, in Athens and far outside it, and thankfully still open. Look for the bright-green cinderblock building and the sign that reads “Automatic for the People.” Fantastic fried chicken, squash casserole, mac and cheese, collards and the like, varying a bit daily.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    whitetigergourmet.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    • 64 N. Main St. Watkinsville, GA 30677. TBA

    File Under: Something Different, Downhome and BBQ, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, delivery, take-out, art, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sun. • Barbecue and more in an old-timey grocery with high ceilings and a ton of outside seating under fairy lights. Amazing cheeseburgers, pork-cue as well as tofu, excellent veggie sides (including perfect coleslaw, which you can also get on a hot dog), plus salads and banana pudding. Fanta in the cooler, fun specials. Watkinsville "deluxe" offshoot should open this year.

  • 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.

  • Wingster Café

    wingsterathens.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 521 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-583-9611 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Counter service, take-out, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Wings and chicken tenders (for an individual or in bulk), wraps (including one with french fries, cool ranch, cheese and bacon), sandwiches and some Asian options (sesame chicken, tonkatsu, teriyaki).

  • Wok's Up

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1791 Oconee Connector Bogart, GA 30622. 706-521-5486

    File Under: Asian. Features: Counter service, curbside pick-up, take-out, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner. • Fast-casual made-to-order stir-fry. Pick a protein (steak, chicken, shrimp, pork, tofu), some veggies, a sauce and a base (rice, noodles, salad), and they’ll cook it for you right then and there.

  • The World Famous

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: American, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, curbside pick-up, delivery, art, full bar, live music. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night. • Half bar, half restaurant, with hearty, fun food (frito fried chicken with jalapeno slaw, chicken and waffle club, tacos), lots of veggie choices and regular specials. Creative cocktails, well-priced beer (including lots of canned craft brews), wine, housemade nonalcoholic sodas and a great chalkboard that often demonstrates townies' secret love of UGA football.

  • Your Pie

    yourpie.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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

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

  • Zeb's Bar-B-Q

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 5742 U.S. Hwy. 29 Danielsville, GA 30633. 706-795-2701 View Map

    File Under: BBQ. Features: Curbside pick-up, drive-thru, checks, take-out. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Wed–Sat. Lunch, Sun. • Country barbecue joint of long standing keeps long hours, has great atmosphere and is well known for its peppery, vinegary sauce. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, tots and slaw, too, but the barbecue sandwich is the real attraction.

  • Zombie Coffee and Donuts

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 350 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-2526

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries. Features: Delivery, outside seating, Wi-Fi, catering. Hours: Seven days. • Tell the folks behind the counter which toppings you want on your freshly made chocolate or vanilla doughnut (your choice of glaze, plus sprinkles, bacon, pecans, Fruity Pebbles and more). Iced coffee made with coffee ice cubes. Vegan, paleo and gluten-free options.