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Restaurants Outside Seating

  • 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.

  • 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

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    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

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    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.

  • Amici

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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    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.

  • Automatic Pizza

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    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, 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.

  • Bad Moon

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Delightfully Instagrammable neon walls and several TVs. Hit the light-up dance floor to a soundtrack from the '90s and early '00s. Drinks: Choose from domestic and local standbys, or order a house specialty like the disco lemonade or 1.5-gallon Moscow mule.

  • 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

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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. 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. 

  • Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop

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    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: 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun–Thu. 11 a.m.–12 a.m., Fri–Sat.

  • 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 and lunch, Mon–Sat. Weekend brunch. The Look: Charming restaurant with an amazing dog-friendly patio and sidewalk chalk for kids. Big booths and art inside. Menu: Breakfast and lunch, 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.

  • Blazer's-N-Hull

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    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, Mon–Sat. The Look: Little red stand that serves wings and chicken fingers to go. Walk up, call ahead or order online. Menu: Boneless or traditional wings, available with 13 sauces (lemon pepper, honey mustard, sweet and sour) and in bulk. 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.

  • Blind Pig Tavern

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 312 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-3442

    • 2440 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-208-7979 View Map

    • 2301 College Station Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-4919

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Catering, outside seating, trivia, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: 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.

  • Blue Sky

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 128 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-3153 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: The cozy bar above Walker's appeals to students and townies alike with a view of North Campus and a rooftop patio. A lengthy drink selection includes seasonal and limited offerings. Drinks: 300+ craft beers, 100+ scotches, a wide selection of whiskeys and wine from all over. Original mixed drinks are on the menu, too.

  • 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

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Cakewalk

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 688 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605. 813-917-5689

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries. Features: Outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Tue–Sat. The Look: Small shop in a big old house, with lots of gift items for sale. Menu: Whole cakes by Savvy Cakes and Hoosier Girl, if you order ahead, but also cake by the slice, cute cookies, coffee, tea, gooey bars, baklava, Italian chocolates and more. Free samples.

  • 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.

  • Cali 'N' Tito's

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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    File Under: Mexican and Latin American, Vegetarian Friendly, Cash and Checks Only. Features: BYOB, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Magical wonderland that continually changes. Most seating is outside, but a lot of it is covered. Menu: Latin American food with a Peruvian influence and big portions: plantains (sweet and savory), steak and fries, tacu tacu (rice and beans topped with eggs), fish burrito, great empanadas and more. Lots of veggie choices. Show up early if the weather's nice; the lines can get long. Small fee to BYOB; ATM in the gas station next door.

  • 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.

  • Catch 22 Gastropub

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1021 Parkway Blvd. Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-6333 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Gastropub with a quirky attitude. Menu: Creative bar food with an emphasis on intense flavors (tacos with jerk tuna, arugula, cheese, avocado, sriracha soy, wasabi honey mustard). Fun snacks, lots of specials, cute kids menu. Drinks: Serious about beer, with more than 20 on draft and even more canned (gose, witbier, many IPAs), plus regular beer dinners and tastings. Other locations in Helen and Mt. Juliet.

  • 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.

  • Charlie Graingers

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    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, Mon–Sat. Lunch, Sun. The Look: Regional chain with an Epps Bridge outpost. Menu: Barbecue, hot dogs, sandwiches and more American faves.

  • Cheddar's Casual Cafe

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2040 Oconee Connector Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-0217

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

  • Chipotle

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    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.

  • Chops and Hops

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

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

    • 335 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601.

    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’s Fish

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Catering, full bar, outdoor seating, reservations. Hours: Dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Upscale Gulf seafood from the owners of Five Bar, in the renovated historic Greyhound station. Menu: Fish changes depending on the catch in from Destin, FL. Fried shrimp, seared scallops, surf and turf, chicken (if you must), East Asian-accented apps (brussels sprouts with kimchi, shishito peppers) and sushi. Drinks: Signature cocktails with sake or Japanese whisky, wine, some craft and domestic beers.

  • 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.

  • Clarke's Standard

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Catering, full bar, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Preppy but not totally monogrammed. Menu: Burgers (build your own, with a gluten-free bun if needed), sandwiches, new flatbreads, some nice salads, all made better than they need to be. Good pickles. Desserts by Kiki's Bakeshop. Drinks: Long list of bottled beer, plus a selection of wine and cute cocktails.

  • Clocked!

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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    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.

  • Condor Chocolates

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Coffee Houses, Something Different. Hours: Open seven days. Features: Outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: Cool space with Aztec motifs on the walls. Operations are fully visible. Menu: Created by Peter and Nick Dale, this artisanal chocolate shop sells truffles, chocolate bars and bon bons and offers drinking chocolate, coffee, gelato, salted caramel brownies, ice cream sandwiches and homemade honeycomb candy. Selection is constantly evolving and includes vegan options.

  • Courtyard Café

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: American. Features: Counter service, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Mon–Fri. The Look: Cafeteria inside the UGA Hotel. Validated parking for up to one hour is available at the South Campus Parking Deck. Menu: Breakfast in the a.m., made-to-order deli sandwiches in the p.m. Southern standards from a steam table and a soup and salad bar on weekdays. Coffee, muffins and bagels are available around the corner at Georgia Java. Under renovation in summer 2019 but still open.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

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    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.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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

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

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    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Classic Italian good for a date or a casual lunch. Menu: Each location is a little different, but all have pizza, pasta, salad and classic desserts like zuppa inglese. The menu expands at dinner, with regular specials (lasagna of the day) and more upscale entrees. Vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options; kids menu. Drinks: Long wine list with many Italian reds. Beers ranging from the regular to "really good."

  • Di'lishi Frozen Yogurt Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1791 Oconee Connector Athens, GA 30606. 706-208-1170

    File Under: Ice Cream and Smoothies, Coffee Houses. Hours: Seven days, until 9 or 10 p.m. in the summer.

  • Donderos' Kitchen

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Mon–Fri. Weekend brunch. The Look: Comfy restaurant in a historic house. Very family-friendly, with a well-stocked playroom. Menu: Hot breakfast and lunch to order until 2 p.m. Open later on weekdays for pick-up of pre-made items. Lots of veggie stuff, some vegan. Brunch on the weekends. To-go meals in the fridge and the freezer include breakfast stratas, casseroles, desserts and more. Holiday special orders. Walkers, bikers and bus riders get a 5 percent discount.

  • Donna Chang's

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1664 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-215-9100

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    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.

  • Double Barrel

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 429 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601 . No # specified

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. The Look: A college bar named for Athens' famous double-barreled cannon. TVs to watch sports and low prices. Drinks: The usual suspects, plus specialty cocktails like the Bacon Watson.

  • Doughby's Pizza and More

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 50 N. Main St. Watkinsville, Georgia 30677. 706-705-6500

    File Under: Italian and Pizza. Features: Full bar, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sun. The Look: Look for the psychedelic bus painted with a pizza theme out front. Good patio. Menu: Pizza, of course, including gluten-free options, but also fried apps, wings, salads, subs, wraps, a wide selection of pastas and Italian desserts. Cornhole outside. Curbside pickup. Drinks: Big beer selection, wine and cocktails.

  • Earth Fare Café

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Buffet, counter service, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Restaurant inside the grocery store. Great deals for kids meals. Menu: Much better than the average grocery store restaurant. Lots of variety, all with a natural emphasis: salads with organic ingredients, sushi, fresh-made sandwiches and a hot bar, plus smoothies, juice, coffee, soups and baked goods.

  • El Barrio

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1331 S. Milledge Ave. Athens GA 30605. 706-850-0708

    File Under: Mexican and South American. Features: Full bar, outside seating, vegetarian friendly. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Renovated house in Five Points with mostly outdoor seating, tattoo-inspired murals and a putting green. Menu: Tacos from the dudes behind The Pine. Housemade tortillas, fajitas, guac, churros, Jarritos, etc. Happy hour on tacos 46 p.m. daily. Kids menu. Drinks: Tons of tequilas and mezcal, housemade sangria, craft and domestic beers.

  • 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.

  • The Falls

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    Price: $$$$

    Locations

    • 8851 Macon Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-2217

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, reservations, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch, Fri–Sun. Dinner, Tue–Sun. The Look: Fairly snazzy place in an upscale shopping center with a vista out the big windows. Menu: Date-night stuff, like surf and turf, housemade pasta, shrimp and grits, steakhouse-style sides. Simpler fare at the bar, but some overlap in the menus. Pina colada ice cream made tableside with liquid nitrogen. Weekend lunch has wings and a kids menu. Drinks: High-end wines and craft cocktails.

  • Firehouse Subs

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1226 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-357-4994 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches. Features: Catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. 

  • Five & Ten

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    Price: $$$$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Full bar, reservations, catering, outside seating, vegetarian friendly. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Sunday brunch. The Look: Hugh Acheson's flagship restaurant in a renovated historic home with a lovely bar. Menu: Serious dining that is forward-thinking but thoughtful, with beautiful plating. Some items recur frequently, but there's always something new based on the season. Superlative produce. Tuesday-night ramen is a standout. Drinks: Wine list by James Beard nominee; unpretentious but smart cocktails; excellent after-dinner drinks.

  • Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-9081 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches and Burgers. Features: Outside seating. 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.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 263 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-0039 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating, movies, art, trivia. The Look: A townie bar featuring music, stand-up comedy, cult movies and a gallery wall. Complimentary popcorn and mints. Drinks: A full bar with a solid beer selection, wine, retro cocktails and boozy slushies.

  • 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.

  • Fox's Pizza Den

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • George's Lowcountry Table

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2095 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605. 706-548-3359 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, catering, reservations, outside seating. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Weekend brunch. The Look: Grown-up restaurant with good service and cloth napkins. Menu: Classics from the Gulf and Carolina coasts: étouffée, shrimp and grits, sherry crab bisque, oysters (raw and cooked), peel-and-eat shrimp, jambalaya, redfish and more. Benedict, andouille-studded omelet, drop biscuits, grits at brunch. Drinks: Wines from all over, beer and Southern-accented cocktails.

  • Girasoles

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    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.

  • The Globe

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Bars and Clubs, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Live music, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: A real classic, with a grad student/faculty/townie vibe. Soccer and live music upstairs. Menu: Pub cuisine, including fish and chips, burgers, a croque monsieur, really good vegan chili and housemade potato chips. Sunday brunch includes pancakes, grits, steak and eggs and a frittata. Drinks: An eclectic selection of over 80 craft beers, 60 wines and 40 single-malt scotches.

  • 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.

  • 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

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    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

    heirloomathens.com

    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).

  • 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.

  • Hodgson's Pharmacy

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1260 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605. 706-543-7386 View Map

    File Under: Ice Cream. Hours: 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon–Fri. 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Sat. The Look: Old-fashioned drug store with soda fountain counter. Menu: Scoops of Edy's ice cream in a cup or cone for just $1. Malts, shakes and floats, too. Sit on the hill outside for the best experience.

  • 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, seven days. The Look: Homage to a classic deli. Menu: Breakfast and lunch, with nice, small bagels, excellent house-smoked fish and sandwiches (either on bagels or on Luna bread). Sandwiches involve meats sliced in front of you (capicola, roast beef, etc.) but also hummus, roasted veggies, sauerkraut and scrambled eggs. Kids meals.

  • Independent Baking Co.

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

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    File Under: Bakeries. Hours: Tue–Sun. Features: Outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: Small shop with most of its space devoted to baking. A few seats at a counter, and some on the covered patio next door. Menu: It doesn't really matter what you order here, as everything is perfect: very serious bread (down to the rolls) made with house-milled wheat, plus croissants and other feather-light viennoiserie, Counter Culture coffee and a limited selection of cookies. Products available at a few other places around town.

  • 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. Christopher's

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

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

  • 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.

  • Jason's Deli

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

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

  • Jimmy John's Gourmet Subs

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    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, seven days. Late night (Baxter).

  • Jittery Joe's Coffee

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • UGA Miller Learning Center Athens, GA 30602. 706-549-2124 View Map

    • 27 Greensboro Hwy. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-769-4280 View Map

    • 1860 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-354-8000 View Map

    • 1480 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-1099 View Map

    • 1230 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605. 706-208-1979 View Map

    • 297 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-7449 View Map

    • 1880 Epps Bridge Pkwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-354-8900 View Map

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    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries. Features: Drive-thru (Baxter, Greensboro and Epps Bridge), outside seating, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Vary by location. The Look: Named for a coffee shop on "The Simpsons," Jittery Joe's is instantly identifiable with Athens. The beans are roasted on Barber Street, and each location is different. Menu: Wide range of specialty roasts that benefit different causes. Lots of hot and cold drinks and premium teas. Locally baked goodies like bagels, giant brownies, parfaits, scones and muffins.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

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    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. The Look: Look for the shiny Quonset hut. You can check out the roasting equipment inside. Some tables. Menu: Fresh-roasted beans by the pound—whole or ground to your specs—cups of coffee, teas and shots of espresso. Home base for the ubiquitous local brew. Hosts lots of events and food truck pop-ups.

  • 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. 

  • Just Pho… and More

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

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    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Outside seating, art, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sun. The Look: Fern-decorated Vietnamese eatery with sit-down service and local art on the walls. Menu: Lots of pho (beef-broth-based noodle soup customizable with lots of additions; available in a veggie version), but also com (rice with grilled meat), bun (noodles) or banh mi sandwiches. Bubble tea, fruit smoothies, pastries in the case.

  • 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. 

  • Krimson Kafe

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File Under: Sandwiches, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, outside seating, art. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. The Look: Friendly small-town café. Menu: Homemade soups, salads and deli sandwiches. Chicken salad, egg salad, ham salad and pimento cheese homemade daily (available by the scoop or the pound). Nice selection of veggie options. Fresh-squeezed apple and carrot juice, plus Jittery Joe's coffee.

  • 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.

  • 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: 12–9 p.m., seven days. The Look: Bright pink and green environs in front of the Ingles. Second location inside Eastside Cali N Tito's. Truck at J&J sometimes, plus local events. Board games. Menu: Independently owned Mexican ice cream shop that makes flavors fresh in-store daily (try the tequila ice cream), as well as gorgeous paletas full of fruit, rollitos (rolled ice cream), smoothies, aguas frescas and a variety of Mexican street-food snacks, like Dorilocos and loaded potato chips. Tostadas de ceviche on Fridays.

  • Last Resort Grill

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

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

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    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 City Diner

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

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    File Under: American. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Mon-Fri. Brunch, Sat–Sun. Features: Counter service, take-out, outside seating, vegetarian friendly. The Look: Pretty, sunny little restaurant in the middle of Winterville. Menu: Great food in a quiet environment. Southern breakfast and brunch include country ham biscuits, hotcakes, Red Mule grits and sawmill gravy. Lunch brings a burger, barbecue pork sandwich, fried egg sandwich and salads. Good pie and coffee. Tempeh and soysage coexist with country ham and smoked bacon.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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    Price: $

    Locations

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

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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    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 Jewel's Kitchen

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1075 Baxter St. Athens, GA. 706-850-9797

    File Under: Downhome. Features: Catering, counter service, take-out, outdoor seating. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Tue–Fri. Weekend brunch. The Look: Big space with homey touches, like a giant bookshelf filled with cookbooks. Menu: Breakfast all day, with staples like chicken and waffles. Try the Ooey Gooey, a biscuit with fried chicken breast topped with Brie cheese and jalapeño peach jelly. Lunch includes burgers and more.

  • Mama's Boy

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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

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    File Under: Downhome, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, outside seating, reservations, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Mon-Thu. Brunch, Fri-Sun. The Look: Original location with a pretty patio by the Greenway. The second one has more space and nice views. Menu: Breakfast all day—biscuits, of course, but also scramblers, chocolate cake, omelets and more. Lunch—fried chicken plate, pimento cheese-topped burger, fried green tomato sandwich, salads—in the second half of the day. UGA-made sausage. Strawberry lemonade. Very accommodating to those with special dietary needs.

  • Manhattan Café

    Price: $

    Locations

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

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    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

    marker7coastalgrill.com

    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.

  • Marti's at Midday

    martisatmidday.com

    Price: $$

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

  • Max

    facebook.com/themaxathensga

    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.

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

  • Mellow Mushroom

    mellowmushroom.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 320 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-0892 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Catering, delivery, outside seating, trivia, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: 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.

  • Menchie's

    menchies.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 196 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-208-7223 View Map

    File Under: Ice Cream. Features: Outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Seven days, 12–10 or 11 p.m.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mother Pho

    motherphoathens.com

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

  • The National

    thenationalrestaurant.com

    Price: $$$$

    Locations

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

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    File Under: Something Different, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Reservations, catering, 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

    facebook.com/normal.bar.7

    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.

  • The Old Pal

    theoldpal.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

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    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.

  • On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

    ontheborder.com

    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.

  • 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.

  • Pelican’s Snoballs

    pelicanssnoballs.com

    Price: $

    Locations

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

    File UnderSnoballs. Features: Outside seating. Hours: 12–9 p.m., Mon–Sat. 1–9 p.m., Sun. The Look: Pink and blue-bedecked space with giant Connect Four and a few tables outside. Menu: Snoballs in a million and a half flavors, from pink grapefruit to pickle. Add in gummies, cream, Nerds or chocolate syrup. Dollar cups of ice for dogs.

  • The Pine

    thepineathens.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

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

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. Hours: Lunch, Tue-Sat. Dinner and late night, Tue-Sun. Sunday brunch. The Look: New South eats fueled by a visible wood-fired oven behind the long bar. Menu: Flatbreads with creative toppings make good use of the oven. Daily burger special, nightly hand-rolled pasta, fancy veggie-forward dishes and some heartier stuff for dinner, like trout or hanger steak. Brunch highlights biscuits. Drinks: Five Points Bottle's owners are involved, which means a great list of beer and wine and some thoughtful cocktails.

  • The Place

    theplaceathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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    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.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    porterhouseathens.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

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

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    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Reservations, outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Locally owned steakhouse is dark and quiet, a grown-up space downtown. Menu: Lunch has lots that isn't steak: fish tacos, grilled salmon BLT, turkey club, crab-avocado salad. Dinner is fancier, with steaks alongside surf-and-turf, traditional à la carte sides and a classic wedge salad. Drinks: Four beers on tap, long wine list, full bar.

  • 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.

  • Pulaski Heights BBQ

    pulaskiheightsbbq.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 675 Pulaski St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-583-9600 View Map

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    File Under: BBQ, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: BYOB, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Next to the railroad tracks down Pulaski Street. Family-friendly patio with sidewalk chalk. Trains go by regularly. Menu: Excellent meats smoked daily, which means when they're out, they're out. (Check Facebook or Instagram before you go if you're worried.) Pescatarians and vegetarians will find plenty to eat. Ramen, kids-eat-free Mondays and other specials are well publicized. Housemade pickles, vinegar-lime slaw, smoked potato salad, tacos and more.

  • 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

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    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.

  • The Roadhouse

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    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

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    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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. 

  • Seabear Oyster Bar

    seabearoysterbar.com

    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. Hours: 3 p.m.–12 a.m., seven days. The Look: Casual but hip oyster bar in the Bottleworks with pretty details. Menu: Oysters change daily and are from places familiar and not. The rest of the menu is mostly small plates: a fantastic grilled cheese, mini lobster roll, Parker House rolls. Monday is ramen night (vegan and delicious). Oyster deals at daily happy hours, 3–6 p.m. and 10 p.m.–12 a.m. Drinks: Beer, wine, absinthe, sake, serious cocktails and frozen Negronis.

  • Shane's Rib Shack

    shanesribshack.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 680 U.S. Hwy. 29 N. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-9135

    File Under: BBQ. Features: Catering, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Shokitini

    shokitini.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

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

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    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

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    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.

  • 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: Until 9 p.m., seven days. The Look: Small, independent coffee shop in the heart of Normaltown with a covered year-round porch. Menu: Pastries and treats from local bakeries, plus lattes, cappuccinos and espresso drinks brewed with Jittery Joe's and 1000 Faces coffee. Some Latin-inspired options and specialty drinks. Vietnamese iced coffee in the summer. Many loose tea options as well.

  • 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.

  • Steak 'n Shake

    steaknshake.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2033 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-6969 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Drive-thru, outside seating. Hours: 24 hours, seven days.

  • Sundown Saloon

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    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.

  • The Table Bistro

    mkt.com/thetableathens

    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, Mon–Sat. Dinner, Mon, Wed–Fri. The Look: Sweet hidden gem on Baxter that attracts grown-ups. Menu: Asian-accented quick bistro with an emphasis on fresh flavors and beautiful presentation. Lots of lightly seasoned veggies and seafood. Gluten-free and dairy-free options.

  • 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

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    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

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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: Counter service, drive-thru, catering, outside seating. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, Thu–Sat. The Look: Red-and-black football theme. The Menu: Breakfast biscuits with sausage, bacon, bologna, steak, chicken, country ham, tenderloin, smoke-link or salmon. Beef, chicken, salmon and shrimp burgers. Some healthier options, too. Wings available in large quantities geared to tailgating.

  • Ted's Most Best

    tedsmostbest.com

    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, 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.

  • Trappeze Pub

    trappezepub.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

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

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    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.

  • The Traveling Hobo Cafe

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 20 Greensboro Hwy. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-310-4323

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Hours: Lunch, seven days. Dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Lots of train paraphernalia in a cozy downtown Watkinsville space. Menu: Burgers are the biggest attraction, and they're huge and varied: lamb, bison, doughnuts for patties, etc. Not much in the way of health food, even in the salad section, but the fries with gravy are great. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Kids menu.

  • Uncle Ernie's Pub N Grub

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 235 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-8990

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers And Chicken. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: A little swankier than you'd expect, with a long, varnished bar and some tall tables. Menu: Straightforward place that's been closed a long time, but finally has a new location. Lots of veggie choices (sandwiches and salads), meaty sandwiches. French fries, tater tots, chips, pickles.

  • The Varsity

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1000 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-6325 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Drive-thru, catering, counter service, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Late night, Fri and Sat. The Look: "What'll ya have?" greets you at the door of this retro fast-food eatery, still going strong after 80 years. Menu: Hot dogs (with slaw, chili or pimento cheese), burgers, BLTs, grilled cheese, chicken sandwiches, french fries and onion rings. Wash it down with the famous frosted orange. Fried apple or peach pies, ice cream and brownies for dessert.

  • Viva! Argentine Cuisine

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    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

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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. 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.

  • 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, delivery. Hours: 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon–Sat. The Look: Look for the bright-green cinderblock building and the sign that reads "Automatic for the People." Few frills. Be snappy with your order, or you'll hear about it. Menu: Dexter Weaver is still serving up fantastic fried chicken, squash casserole, mac and cheese, collards and the like. The James Beard Foundation named it an "America's Classic." Damn right.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

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    Price: $$

    Locations

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

    File Under: Something Different, Downhome and BBQ, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, counter service, live music, BYOB, delivery, take-out, art, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, Thu–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Tucked away in a historic grocery with cozy indoor seating and fun picnic tables outside, plus toys for kids. Menu: Carnivores and vegetarians will be equally happy. Good ingredients abound. Perfect burgers, great veggies cooked on the flat-top (don't snooze on the cabbage), smoked pork barbecue and tofu-q; daily specials and seasonal sides. At brunch, try a biscuit sandwich or stack of pancakes covered in pulled pork.

  • Willy's Mexicana Grill

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    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

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    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. 

  • WNB Factory

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 280 Williams St. Athens, GA 30605 . 706-308-8088

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    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers And Chicken. Features: Catering, outdoor seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Late night, Fri–Sat.

  • Woodford

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    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.

  • Your Pie

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    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.

  • 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: Outside seating, Wi-Fi, catering. Hours: Seven days. The Look: Wooden tables, doughnuts made before your eyes behind the counter. Menu: Coffee (including iced coffee made with coffee ice cubes), espresso and the main attraction: doughnuts customizable with toppings from shredded coconut to bacon, pecans, Fruity Pebbles and the traditional sprinkles. Vegan, paleo and gluten-free options. Some ready-to-go sandwiches.