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On the Border Mexican Grill

) #206 of 325 Restaurants in Athens $$ - $$$ Mexican,
3640 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-3149
+1 706-247-7290
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good19%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
“taco” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3640 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-3149
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife and I went with friends on a Friday night recently after having not been in quite a while. As I said, the service and food preparation is different just about every time you go in there and we caught them on a bad...More

Thank texdawg89
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Good & typical On the Border food. Wait-staff attentive; rather than charge us for our queso, gave it to us free b/c they said they were making a fresh batch and we had to wait a little longer than usual.

Thank Georgia Family T
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We've been to On The Border several times and always found it to be good, but today, we were especially impressed with our waitress. Finding the music to be too loud, we asked for a table away from the speakers and were told that they...More

Thank Jeannie O
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I always try to avoid chain restaurants when I travel but On The Border in my town closed a couple of years ago and I've been missing some of my favorite foods. If the one in my town had been like this one it may...More

Thank Taylorcat2us
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Loved the ambiance, the background fiesta music, the authentic Mexican decorations. The food was, again, absolutely delicious! Margaritas were excellent. I was a bit disappointed that they had new menus and took off our FAVORITE dessert: Kahlua Pie, but our server checked with the manager,...More

Thank MailgirlFlorida
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We came here with our son & his friend while moving him into UGA. Service was good and so was the food. Restaurant was clean. Will come back here again.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Appeared that entire staff was new and very vocal about not knowing much about the menu. I ordered Grilled Mahi tacos and brought fried fish tacos. When I mentioned I ordered grilled the waiter looked, saiid "yes it is" and began to leave. I repeated...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stopped for dinner on a week night. Restaurant was not busy. We were seated quickly. Server did a great job. Food was as expected from a chain restaurant. Food came to the table hot and well presented. We enjoyed the dinner. Restaurant tables and...More

Thank FredL757
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Because I traveled with my dog, I ordered my meal to go and went back to my room. I got the chicken chimi with black beans and rice, and my meal did not disappoint. Service was excellent. Every server who passed by stopped to be...More

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We used to love On the Border but something happened with the management. Two at our table barely ate their meals because the food was WAY too salty. The waiter made no apologies. The staff was very slow with only half the tables were occupied....More

Thank A C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3640 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-3149
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-247-7290
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The spirit of sharing Border-Style food lives on today at On The Border.
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