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Shade on State St.

$$ - $$$American, ,
994 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2133
+1 740-566-1009
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good24%
  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (25 reviews)
“salads” (8 reviews)
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
994 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2133
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

First impressions. Food came in a timely period after we ordered. The salads came out and looked amazing as well as being tasty. The wings came shortly after and were nice size slathered in sauce. They were tasty as well. Then came the meal. We...More

Thank Pete J
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Was not busy when we entered, but had to wait over 5 minutes before waitress approached for drink order, took another 10 minutes before drinks arrived. Food was brought out by another server, when we were about done with our meal she came thru and...More

Thank Darla C
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

It was a rainy Friday night in Athens, and the fare was first rate - Caesar salad and sliders with craft brews. The Shade was packed, but the service was swift and friendly. It all came together in a magic moment!

Thank monet1896
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Fun place to visit. Staff very friendly. Fries are really good. I appreciated server telling me slaw was vinegar based - not a fan. Good place to go for a beer and sandwich.

Thank Susi W
Reviewed 11 May 2017

First time for my me, but my son swears by It -- one of his favorite Athens restaurants for food and service. We beat the crowd in after graduation, but as we ate, the place filled up. Even so, our server remained attentive -- as...More

Thank hamamama
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The place was packed (it was graduation weekend) so we found seats at the bar. We got quick service, never had a dry glass and the bartender gave great recommendations from the menu. We had the meatball appetizer, sliders, cuban sandwich and the LeCafe salad....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The servers have always been fast and friendly and attentive. I have had several of the different types of food available, but I normally go with a root beer and white pizza. Always enough to...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I've been here several times and have always had a good experience! Their chicken wings and fried pickle spears are the best! The only downfall was we went later in the afternoon and it was PACKED. Service was a bit slower than usual but that...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

In Athens for a concert & thought we would try someplace we have never had. Very pleased we did. Wings were delicious!! Everything was tasty & came with large portions. I highly recommend giving this place a try. And definitely will eat here again!

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have a family of 5. We arrived at restaurant at 5:00 and were told it would be a 35-40 minute wait. We were finally seated at 6:20. We would have probably had a great experience and review if we would have not had such...More

Thank Kelly G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 994 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2133 (Formerly Leghorn's)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 740-566-1009
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