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Where to eat in Athens, GA

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Searching for the best dining spots in Athens? These exceptional restaurants are sure to give you a wonderful dining experience that you’ll never forget.

  1. The Table Bistro
  2. 1075 Baxter St, B102

    Taste a variety of world cuisines at The Table Bistro, a hidden gem in Athens, GA. From the complex but simple Table Chef’s salad to the gourmet pasta, there’s no doubt that the restaurant’s seasonal menu will have you coming back for more.

    The Table Bistro also offers vegetable-forward, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.

  3. Seabear Oyster Bar
  4. 297 Prince Avenue Suite #10

    No other restaurant offers seafood happy hour like Seabear Oyster Bar. Coowned by renowned chef, Peter Dale, this casual, but lively dining spot is home to the best oysters in town. Seabear Oyster Bar also has Ramen Night on Mondays, Tiki Taco Night on Tuesdays, Wild Card Fish Fry on Wednesdays, and Low Country Boil on Thursdays.

  5. Five & Ten
  6. 1073 South Milledge Avenue

    Created by award-winning chef Hugh Acheson, the upscale Five & Ten restaurant offers a variety of delicious dishes that consist of Southern U.S., French, and Italian flavors. The restaurant’s sophisticated menu includes Confit Duck Leg, Frogmore Stew, and Smoked Pork Chop.

    Reservations are recommended.

  7. The National
  8. 232 West Hancock Avenue

    Hailed as one of the best restaurants in Athens, Georgia, The National is home to Southern European and Mediterranean seasonal dishes made with the highest quality ingredients. The majority of dishes served here are on small plates – perfect for big groups who want to try a variety of flavors.

    The National is the creation of Five & Ten’s Hugh Acheson and Seabear Oyster Bar’s Peter Dale.

  9. Sr. Sol
  10. 175 Tallassee Road
    2455 West Broad Street

    There’s a reason why Sr. Sol has two locations in Athens. People here just can’t get enough of this Mexican restaurant’s burritos, nachos, tacos, quesadillas, and fajitas. The lively atmosphere and excellent customer service are also a plus.

  11. Last Resort Grill
  12. 174 West Clayton Street

    For a contemporary Southern-style dining experience, head to the Last Resort Grill. First a music club; now a seafood restaurant, this dining spot boasts of dishes made from a wide array of ingredients from the freshest North Georgia fish to naturally grown produce from local farmers.

    The Parmesan Crusted Trout, Black Bean Burger, and Fried Green Tomato Sandwich are some of the most highly-recommended dishes. And don’t miss out on the restaurant’s signature dish: The Last Resort’s Praline.

  13. Clocked!
  14. 259 West Washington Street

    Known for its “out-of-this-world” burgers and fries, creamy milkshakes, and friendly atmosphere, Clocked! is a popular diner that has been serving the Athens area since early 2000. Aside from their classic American dishes, Clocked! also offers several vegan options.

  15. Mama’s Boy Restaurant
  16. 8851 Macon Highway Suite 403
    197 Oak Street

    If you’re looking for great food and great service, Mama’s Boy Restaurant fits the bill. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or brunch, each Southern-inspired dish is served with a variety of fresh ingredients and hearty portions. Some of the must-order dishes from their eclectic menu are the Salmon Cakes Benedict, Fried Chicken Biscuit, and the Pulled Pork & Potato Hash.

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