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The Grit

199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
+1 706-543-6592
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“golden bowl” (31 reviews)
“tofu” (31 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

As a vegetarian, it is always nice to find a restaurant where I can leave feeling full and satisfied. This is The Grit. We do not live in Athens but every time we visit, we eat here. The potatoes are great and the tofu is...More

Thank wrldtravelorAtlanta
Reviewed 4 October 2015

And that's saying a lot in a town full of hipsters who are wayyyy cooler than you are. To preface - I worked in fast food/catering for several years, so I know a little about customer service. My friends and I have been several times...More

1  Thank H G
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We stopped here for brunch on Sunday and the place was packed! Our wait was quick to be seated but we waited a very long time before being served. Very unique items on the menu and the food was good. I've never had grits before...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Visited with my veggie husband. It is a delight to find a veggie eatery in the US. Quirky and different. Worth a visit. Puddings are good too and not too sweet.

Thank Fleur98
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We have eaten here several times and always had a good experience. The food and the service were great. I have read where they might be expanding outside seating on the back side. This would be awesome. Everyone should have a meatless day at least...More

Thank jersilverhair
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Quintessential Athens Veggie restaurant that embodies the quirkiness of Athens. A great place for a bite for locals and tourist alike. As a carnivore, I never walk away feeling disappointed. I always feel full and delighted. My favorite dish is the golden bowl, add veggies...More

Thank rayrayjulian
Reviewed 13 September 2015

On a weekend trip to Athens we tried The Gritt our first night and went back for more on our last evening. The menu is imaginative, flavorful and reasonably priced; the service is first rate; the portions are generous and the desserts are to die...More

Thank Samuel R
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Ate there last night with my daughter who was looking for a good vegetarian restaurant in Athens. We were both looking forward to trying it after reading so many great reviews. Well, we were both extremely disappointed with our meals. The menu seemed to have...More

Thank cjwkelly .
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The Grit is located in downtown Athens amidst plenty of fine places to eat but I would rate this among the best. I'm not a vegetarian but my wife and daughter are and so we went to The Grit to check it out. I was...More

Thank Pryst
Reviewed 11 September 2015

One of my top 20 vegan meals: The Grit's veggie plate with collards, okra/tomatoes and golden tofu (which tastes like fried chicken). I loved it so much the first time, I bought The Grit's cookbook so I could whip up some southern flavor at home,...More

Thank amagar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 09:30
10:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
05:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2400
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-543-6592
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