Taco Bell

1202 Decatur Pike
Athens, 37303
Reviews:
Even with a line of 10 ahead of me I got my food in a matter of minutes. I ordered for my whole family and got 2 mexican pizzas and still was extremely impressed with their turn around time. The pride of Athens Fast Food conglomerate is definitely Taco Bell.

(423) 745-5933

Tex-Mex, Fast Food, Mexican

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Waffle House

1832 Holiday Dr
Athens, 37303
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Absolutely adore this place. Excellent breakfast food, old fashioned staff whose sweet as sugar. Fast service. Food cooked right there in front of you almost! My mother, brother and I would sometimes just wait around till 2am to go eat here. For some reason food just tastes better when it's really late/early! I would go here every morning if I could!
What can I say, I love Waffle House! This is the only restaurant open passed midnight in Athens...and it's great. I really love the bacon egg and cheese sandwich with hash browns. They always have great coffee no matter what time if the day and I once heard that Waffle House cooks more streaks than any other restaurant chain in the country. I don't know if that's true but the food always seems fresh and now that they don't allow smoking inside it's turned into my #1 late night spot in Athens!
This was the friendliest fastest and cleanest waffle house I have ever been too.

(423) 745-1606

Breakfast & Brunch

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Maddi Mas

10 S White St
Athens, 37303
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Love it here! Genoa Salami is the best around by far. Its one of those places that if you are even somewhat of a regular they not only remember your face but your order! Need I say more?
Good sandwiches, great fruit salad and always very friendly !
This place is great, best service in town. I eat here quite a bit and you ALWAYS get your food quick. Best club sandwich in town.

(423) 649-3627

Delis, Sandwiches

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Angela’s

509-B W Madison Ave
Athens, 37303
Reviews:
Fantastic Cuban sandwich, enjoyed every bite. I also had a side of black beans with rice and the flavor was just what I remember from childhood in Miami Florida. We ended our lunch with expresso in perfect little cups and it was delightful. We are energized for the day!
BEER! Let me say that again, because it matters in Athens, TN. Angela's has beer. Plus some pretty decent food, but the beer gets them to five stars. Sort of a divey place but in a good way. And I saw some musical instruments set up in front so presumably they have live bands. Seems like a good hangout spot in what very much seems a barless wasteland. Ropa vieja is quite good. The meat is tender and well seasoned. Sides of fried plantains, rice & beans spot on. That would earn Angela's four stars alone. Washed down with Sweetwater 420. Good service.
Gotta come here if you're in Athens. The Cuban sandy with rice and beans awesome...and I hate rice and beans usually. Gotta get dessert be the cheese cake one of the best I've ever had. Friendly staff and looks like they play live music at night, I'll have to come back for happy hour to see it for myself.

(423) 453-5064

Cuban

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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

2230 Denso Dr
Athens, 37303
Reviews:
How can you go wrong with chicken fried chicken, biscuits and gravy! Come on people this is just great country food for a great price!
Food tastes great as it does with every other Barrel, but I often find that I wait longer to receive my food at this one compared to others. I'm talking about a Thursday evening for dinner, too - not a Saturday morning. My fav is the egg sandwich with hash browns, and I order the bread grilled (NOT TOASTED!). Half the time the sandwich comes toasted and not grilled, despite stressing this when ordering. Management often comes around checking on you, but even when they know it's taking forever to get your food, they don't comp your drink or anything else. It probably should be a 3*, but the food is good so it stays a 4.
I frequent Cracker Barrel restaurants all over the southeast. The service I received at this location was the best I have ever received in any Cracker Barrel restaurant. My server was a young woman by the name of Madison.

(423) 746-8839

African, American (Traditional)

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Buddy’s Bar-B-Q

1718 Decatur Pike
Athens, 37303
Reviews:
Love love love their BBQ and hushpuppies! I grew up eating Buddy's and there's just nothing like a pulled turkey BBQ sandwich with Buddy's hot sauce and a side of hushpuppies. When I visit home, we love to pop in Buddy's and get the lil' piggy packs, as its the perfect amount of BBQ to eat while on a road trip - no one wants to feel hugely full riding down the road! It seems like the piggy pack sandwich has gotten smaller, as its now just a bit bigger than a Krystal, but honestly, it is so good. I love that the pack comes with animal crackers; I always save them for later. Our food was absolutely perfect on our last visit. I wish I had more time to explore their menu, or that I was there on a weekday, when they seem to have awesome specials ($1 hot fudge cake?!?!?). Yummy! Buddy's, move to Atlanta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Very good pulled pork sandwhich. I ordered the large sandwhich (which I would call regular) with french fries and tea all for $6.61. So, a great price. I would recommend getting the fries unsalted unless you are fond of it. Will try potato salad next time. Great convenient location from I 75.
The ribs I ate were the dried out and OVER SMOKED. They were tough and chewy.... This was the worst rib dinner. I complained, but the gal said this is the way they are served.... I can't believe if this restaurant got "The Best of the Best" for two years, must a been the best of the worst ribs in area.... I give two stars.... BBQ sauce was tasty.....

(423) 746-9920

Barbeque

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Jenkins Grille & Market

411 S Jackson St
Athens, 37303
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Went for lunch. Had the chicken salad sandwich. It was very tasty! Local place, great ambience and nice people. A welcome break from the monotony of chain restaurants!
Five stars for having a veggie burger! And beer! In a place where most places don't have these options. My friend enjoyed his reuben. Our waiter was very kind, the atmosphere was great, and the location is beautiful and surrounded by trees. They also have a patio.
It's not a bad spot in Athens...fried pickles and fried jalapeno slices (bottle caps) are fantastic! Salads are good and so is the french dip.

(423) 745-7388

Diners

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Mexi-Wing

112 N White St
Athens, 37303
Reviews:
A little hole-in-the-wall restaurant with great Mexican food. The staff is always very friendly and polite. The food is fresh and authentic. I can only speak for the Mexican part of the menu, as I've never tried any of their chicken wings. The chimichangas are what I usually get with rice beans and salad with sour cream pico de gallo and guacamole.
For middle of nowhere Athens TN which is inundated with Mexican joints I found the food here passable at best. Portions wee adequate and he location is sound. just outside a college campus cheap eats will thrive. Cheap is the proper way to describe this establishment. The best part of my meal was the basket of nacho chips brought gratis to every dine in customer. The chips saved the day because my 2 taco combo was made with stale taco shells I turned them into nachos at my table. The hot wings were edible but not hot although the were served hot so I am pretty sure I won't get a bacteria infection later. Cheap is the theme here but it is a cute place and it serves a purpose. I did wind up eating most of what they put in front of me and it wasn't horrible but given the limited choices in the Athens area and the laundry list of other Mexican places I would return to Mexi Wings.
Best lemon pepper wings I've ever had! My daughter had Mexi loco & it was delicious too. Watch out for salsa....really hot! One bite was enough for me.

(423) 745-9978

Restaurants

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Subway

1815 Decatur Pike
Athens, 37303
Reviews:
Always a line and it always seems they are overwhelmed. Guess if you put a Subway in the major metro area of Walmart in the bustling city of Athens you can expect this sort of thing. However! The bread is always fresh and the sandwiches are always delicious.

(423) 744-9594

Sandwiches, Fast Food

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Captain D’s

1805 Decatur Pike
Athens, 37303
Reviews:
Good food but pricey due to the drinks are not included with meal but is definatly better than it's competition in town

(423) 745-6151

Seafood

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