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On the Border Mexican Grill

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Mexican, Southwestern
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3640 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-3149
+1 706-247-7290
11:00 - 23:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Bogart, Georgia
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217 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went with friends on a Friday night recently after having not been in quite a while. As I said, the service and food preparation is different just about every time you go in there and we caught them on a bad night. Two of our orders were brought out not as ordered or incomplete, service was... More 

Thank texdawg89
Loganville, Georgia
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Good & typical On the Border food. Wait-staff attentive; rather than charge us for our queso, gave it to us free b/c they said they were making a fresh batch and we had to wait a little longer than usual.

Thank Georgia Family T
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We've been to On The Border several times and always found it to be good, but today, we were especially impressed with our waitress. Finding the music to be too loud, we asked for a table away from the speakers and were told that they could turn the music down and she did!! Several other restaurants have told me they... More 

Thank Jeannie O
Panhandle Florida
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157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I always try to avoid chain restaurants when I travel but On The Border in my town closed a couple of years ago and I've been missing some of my favorite foods. If the one in my town had been like this one it may have stayed in business. This one is brightly lighted (the one back home was dark... More 

Thank Taylorcat2us
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Loved the ambiance, the background fiesta music, the authentic Mexican decorations. The food was, again, absolutely delicious! Margaritas were excellent. I was a bit disappointed that they had new menus and took off our FAVORITE dessert: Kahlua Pie, but our server checked with the manager, and the manager was able to locate just one more in their freezer! WOW! What... More 

Thank MailgirlFlorida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We came here with our son & his friend while moving him into UGA. Service was good and so was the food. Restaurant was clean. Will come back here again.

Thank Linda C
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Appeared that entire staff was new and very vocal about not knowing much about the menu. I ordered Grilled Mahi tacos and brought fried fish tacos. When I mentioned I ordered grilled the waiter looked, saiid "yes it is" and began to leave. I repeated that it wasn't what I'd ordered and he finally apologized and took it away. I... More 

Thank Linda C
Athens, Georgia
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245 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We stopped for dinner on a week night. Restaurant was not busy. We were seated quickly. Server did a great job. Food was as expected from a chain restaurant. Food came to the table hot and well presented. We enjoyed the dinner. Restaurant tables and seats could use a makeover. There is a nice eating area outside.

Thank FredL757
Ocala, Florida
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Because I traveled with my dog, I ordered my meal to go and went back to my room. I got the chicken chimi with black beans and rice, and my meal did not disappoint. Service was excellent. Every server who passed by stopped to be sure I'd been helped. The queso dip is excellent.

Thank Colleen M
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We used to love On the Border but something happened with the management. Two at our table barely ate their meals because the food was WAY too salty. The waiter made no apologies. The staff was very slow with only half the tables were occupied. My family left to shop in the strip behind the restaurant while I waited and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3640 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-3149
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-247-7290
The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?