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The Grit

199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
+1 706-543-6592
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“tofu” (34 reviews)
“noodle bowl” (18 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:30 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
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Reviewed yesterday

Had Brunch Saturday Afternoon Nachos were killer, had Eggs Taters and Biscuits with yeast gravy was awesome Great place to eat

Thank Bobby E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the grit several times and NEVER a disappointment! Even if you are a carnivore, you must try The Grit. The food is always freshly made and wonderful! Try the baked goods as they are all so good! Lots of vegan options...More

2  Thank Lori O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a good vegetarian omelette. Huge portions. Service was attentive and coffee was free-flowing. Great decor.

2  Thank MiddleClassDude223
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lemon grass shitake mushroom soup was exceptional. Toasted cheese sandwich: single layer flat spinach leaves, 1/4 inch aliced tomatoes, thin slicesl of cheese, VERY thick Texas toast. All bread, no filling for $7,50. Friendly service, funky place. Probably won’t go back.

1  Thank papillonlady
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We were so impressed after the first time we ate here we had to come back a couple of days later. This is not a typical vegetarian/vegan place. They make various dishes that are very good and reasonably priced. It is a popular place, but...More

2  Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We stopped here for lunch on a recent road trip & really enjoyed everything. It wasn't too busy so service was OK. My only complaint was that the portions were a bit small. Maybe add an extra side to things like a sandwich special.

2  Thank saibot
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Three of us stopped here for dinner on a Sunday evening. Service was prompt, friendly and attentive without being annoying. Food selections were plentiful. I chose the philly steak sandwich with a side of the garlic and onion mashed potatoes - great choice. My wife...More

3  Thank Dave H
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I had heard rave reviews, and waited a considerable amount of time for Sunday brunch. Of the 3 in my party, only one of us got what we ordered. Of the two missed orders, only one got notice that the kitchen had run out. The...More

Thank beduty
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I am neither vegan nor vegetarian, and I am a hard sell when it comes to this type of the food. So it's quite impressive that I was sold on The Grit after one meal. The service and the food were excellent. I had the...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I recently was told that I am pre diabetic, so i thought I would give The Grit another try. I ate here about 10 years ago. So I ordered the Seitan Gyro. I just could not swallow the food. It was so dry, and had...More

Thank yahute
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Paul B
24 October 2017|
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Hi! The Grit does not take reservations, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-543-6592
  • E-mail
The Grit is surrounded by thriving businesses. It’s filled with throngs of happy customers who know they’ll get a big delicious meal that just happens to be without meat. They know we’re not food snobs or health police. Only a small portion of our customers are vegetarian or vegan. Omnivores have always been fans, and we're old hands at satisfying the more carnivorous folks in Athens. They all know they can get freshly prepared, simple, wholesome food in generous servings. ontinually surprising people with how good vegetarian food can be keeps things fun, but often the surprise is ours. The level of customers’ devotion, the reach of The Grit’s reputation, the degree to which travelers and Athens expats tell us they yearn for Grit food, and the constant requests for our cookbook all continually surprise us. The Grit is small, but people keep showing their love and it makes us proud.
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