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The National Restaurant

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232 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2728
+1 706-549-3450
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Athens, Georgia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Peter Dale does a wonderful job bring new tastes to your table. For a hearty vegetarian lunch I would recommend the power lunch with seasonal greens an root vegetables all locally sourced. I haven't had a thing I would not recommend . If you just want to eat at the bar have a glass of wine from their fine wine... More 

Thank Gingko259
San Francisco, CA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This lace is great. It's called the national, but really it's local. But that s good. national places are like McDonalds and their food is awful. The National serves great food and it's a nice place to spend some time.

Thank BigRick48
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Vegetable plate was wonderful! Others of our group enjoyed the salmon, chicken and steak specials. All dishes were spectacular!

Thank Cathy H
Athens, Georgia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took my wife and son/daughter-in-law there the Friday before Christmas. Erika is a vegetarian but there was a good selection for her. I had received a gift certificate from a company that I was close to prior to my retirement. All four members of our party enjoyed the starters, main course and dessert. The service was excellent. We were able... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our go-to restaurant in Athens. I had a beet salad and (surprising) farfalle with bolognese (surprising since the national "anchor" here is Spanish). Really excellently constructed. The ambience/audience is "local" but has a fair share of visitors from out of town. Standard excellent place to take academic guests visiting UGA.

Thank Anthony D
Athens, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite restaurant in Athens. Great good and wonderful atmosphere. Excellent wait staff. Last time we went was for their Hanukkah dinner. It was fun and festive.

Thank Janet M
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for B'day dinner celebration. Pleasant ambiance. Nice service. Enjoyed Vegetable Plate and stuffed dates! Nice wine selections. Overall cozy and cute!

Thank Vanita B
Athens, Georgia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surpised to realize I have never rated The National before. They are pretty much our "go to" for special occasions with groups of friends. We ate there the first weekend in December and I will say that it was one of the best meals I have had. While I always hesitate to recommend The National because I feel... More 

Thank A D
Athens, Georgia
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We eat at The National quite often when in Athens. Great service. Really delicious and well prepared dishes. Nice wine list by the glass. Always delighted - never disappointed.

Thank chefbirddog
Little Rock, Arkansas
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193 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I took my daughter and two of her friends for dinner on Thursday night. The place is great, the service lovely and they have a solid wine list. The food was good; I thought the Mahi Mahi was a little fishy. Was hoping for a little fresher flavor. Pasta special was tasty, all appetizers and desserts fine. We had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2728
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-549-3450

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