Thrillist. May 2023.
Athens is a charming college town located an hour east of Atlanta—but it’s not all keg parties, casual food, and “go dawgs!” chants around these parts. The area is home to a wide range of dining options ready to satisfy. For a small city, you’ll be surprised at the chef-driven eateries and top-notch bars in Athens—some of which even rival the restaurants and bars in Atlanta.
Whether you are visiting Athens to stroll around the state gardens and tour the historic buildings or visit the UGA campus, here’s our rundown of the 18 best restaurants in Athens to try while you’re in town.
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