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The Grill

American, Diner
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171 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2804
+1 706-543-4770
00:00 - 23:59
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here during the Super Bowl and the place was almost empty. (No TV's and no music playing) We were In town for business and just looking for a place to get a quick bite. The food was just average and our waitress seemed to be under the influence of something. When we asked why they didn't have any TV's,... More 

Thank David M
Level Contributor
137 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fine diner with really good burgers. It is great for families and for a quick bite to eat. It is very near the UGA arch and convenient to the hotels. We didn't find anything super special about the place but the food was good and the atmosphere retro

Thank Mark L
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family of 7 with 3 young children ages 9, 6 & 4 we had stopped at the Athens information center for a recommendation of a child friendly restaurant and The Grill was recommended. We should have run the other way from this restaurant. The food was cold, the service was terrible, and when my husband and son -in... More 

Thank Joy S
st petersburg, fl
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here. It is a throwback to the 50's. Lots of cute memorabilia around the restaurant. Great service. Food was good, inexpensive, large servings. Not too impressed with the fries. Tasted like they were overcooked in old oil. Otherwise a good lunch.

Thank keekin
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most terrible experience I've ever with a group of friends, who were just having a good time. Will never go back. Period.

Thank Gray M
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Open 24hrs and they make a good burger. Fries were great too. I went the next morning for breakfast and service was prompt. Late at night a lot of drunk college kids go in to get food, but in the morning it's exactly what you'd expect from a diner. I would eat here for an inexpensive, quick bite next time... More 

Thank Zach B
Wetumpka, Alabama
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This place was suggested to us for a good burger. Great suggestion. Our food consisted of bacon and Swiss burgers and pepper supreme burgers. We all had platters which came with fresh cut fried however one opted for the side salad and cole slaw. I'm not a slaw eater so can't tell you the taste. Know that the salad comes... More 

Thank Preston F
Marietta, Georgia
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

You must have at least an hour of free time in order to eat here. The foods portion is good for a platter order which including fries and drink (less than $10.00). On my visit the fries was over cooked but may be it's an off time. You can order to cook your burger as you like (may be because... More 

Thank thanh b
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We ate here last weekend and it was great! We were greeted promptly and the server quickly took our orders. The orders took a little long to come to the table, however, they were made to order. I got the grilled cheese and bacon and fries. I added the feta dressing on the side. My sandwich was smaller than I... More 

Thank Maconmomma
Marietta, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

NEVER, EVER eating here again. What a nightmare of an experience today, between the lack of customer service and refusing to take back a raw chicken sandwich arguing with us that it is cooked and just pink from the lighting in there. Then not offering anything else and not wanting to remove it from the bill. The manger did not... More 

Thank Ginger D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-543-4770

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?