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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bar
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“* Local owners, and another Athens favorite! Southwestern-inspired food served in beautiful downtown Athens.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Great Vegetarian restaurant. Brunch on the weekend with people lining up before it opens it’s so popular. Also great for lunch and dinner during the week. The desserts are always amazing!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Their biscuits can't be beat! If one location is too busy, try their second location. You won't be sorry. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Café
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“Mediterranean-style dishes created with seasonal, Southern influences, plus an extensive wine list.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Restaurant
“297 Prince Avenue #10 (distance .6 mile) Seabear serves a rotating roster of six varieties of oysters on the half shell, and from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, they’re 1/2 price. Also on the menu - shrimp and grits, clam chowder and crispy scallion pancakes with sweet rock crab (my favorite).”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson owns this restaurant. Upscale spot for creative, contemporary Southern cooking with Sunday brunch. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“* Latin American food and BYOB served in an eclectic shack and lots of outdoor tables. Cash only. Delicious!! * They also have a location on this side of town called La Puerta del Sol: 1245 Cedar Shoals Drive. All indoor seating, closed Mondays. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
“Downtown gastropub with a wide selection of beers & cocktails, plus the tastiest fries in town.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
“Great for breakfast lunch and dinner during the week. Serves brunch on the weekend. Always good and has an excellent bakery as well. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
“This place has it all! The best coffee in town, great live music or comedy daily, and delicious brunch on the weekends!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“Yummy food, kid friendly downtown restaurant. Their outdoor patio has a sandbox and sidewalk chalk for the kids to play while you enjoy your meal. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This bar has one of the most underrated restaurants in the city. From the outside it looks like a scuzzy bar but the cocktails and beer are excellent. And the food is amazing!!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“We take all of our out of town guests to Cali-n-Titos. If you want to avoid a really long line, we recommend arriving early. The restaurant used to be a large nursery and has actual palm trees in it and so many other fun things. People love their fish tacos and plantains...but all of their food is really good! Cuban and Peruvian influence and flavor.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Trendy upscale Asian style food served family style and meant to share. Pricy but worth it. Great atmosphere and one of the best places to try great wines. The owner and bartenders know their wines and love to let you sample different varieties”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Colorful throwback diner offering creative comfort eats & milkshakes made with organic ingredients. The best burger you'll get in town.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Okay I had to include this one even though I found out it is a chain but local and I think just 4 others in Georgia. Delicious casual Mexican with the best Margaritas. Plenty of outdoor protected seating and where all the college kids go. Line moves fast and service is great. I know some families that go once a week (one of my daughter's) it's that good.”
  • 19 locals recommend