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The Grill, Athens

171 College Ave.
Athens, GA, United States
TEL: (706) 543-4770

A local landmark for more than three decades, this 1950's-style diner is just up the block from the main entrance to the University of Georgia campus. Illuminated by old-fashioned neon signs, the Grill is decorated with white tiled walls, simple black booths, and glass display cases filled with antique toys and comic books. A jukebox sits in one corner, surrounded by Coca-Cola memorabilia. Open 24/7, the restaurant serves classic diner fare, with specialties including the burgers, hand-dipped milkshakes, and crinkle-cut fries with feta dressing. From midnight until noon, the Grill also serves traditional breakfast fare like pancakes and biscuit sandwiches.

Insider Tip:

On UGA football game days, visit during off-hours or be prepared for a long wait.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Destination Dining
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Family Style
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Menu
  • Large Groups
  • Local Favorite
  • No Reservations
  • Noisy
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Diner


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