posted by Joel Kight in Food / Wine

Favorite Athens lunch spots

August 13, 2012

It's getting about that time. Everyday about 11 a.m., my stomach starts to grumble and I start thinking about lunch.  Since I don't eat breakfast, lunch is my first meal of the day.

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know I don't eat at home and normally eat out most meals (and that includes lunch).

I have a small list of my favorite places to go for lunch but I would like to see if I can get some recommendations for some new places to try.

Here is my list:

1. Mayflower Restaurant: Mayflower serves up a great meat and three for a great price and it's within walking distance of the News Building. It's locally-owed and it's like going home to eat Mom's cooking.

2. Five Star Day Café: Five Star is a locally-owned restaurant with great comfort food favorites with large portions.  The portions are so large I can take half home with me and have the rest for dinner. It's also in walking distance of work.

3. Taco Stand: Taco Stand provides inexpensive tacos and other mexican favorites at a very low price.  Taco Stand is also locally-owned and within walking distance.

4. The Last Resort: The Last Resort has some of the best food in town and their lunch menu is excellent for a very low price. They are locally-owned and a little bit father to walk, but worth it.

5. The Grit: I have to get in the truck to drive to the Grit or be super sweaty when I get there but The Grit is good for any meal.  This locally-owned vegetarian restaurant will always be on the top of my list.  Make sure to ask for the cornbread.   I usually end up taking half the meal home for dinner there, too.

Where are some of your favorite places to go for lunch in Athens?

I love my favorites but I am always willing to try somewhere new.

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