Athens is known for having an outstanding food scene; however, enjoying all of this fantastic food can be hard on a college student budget. Many restaurants in Athens have made these great meals more accessible for students with their weekly specials or daily discounts; students just need to know where to look! Whether your student is looking for a night away from the dining halls or a nice dinner with friends, there are options for everyone. Below we have highlighted some of Athens best deals!
Seabar happy hour: From 3-6 pm and 10 pm-12 am Seabear Oyster Bar is the place to be! Well, let’s be honest, Seabear is always the place to be. However, their happy hour specials make the experience a bit more reasonable for college students. $1.50 oysters and delicious specialty drinks make Seabear a great place to relax at the end of a busy test week or a great spot for when parents come to town!
LRG Meat and Three: Tuesdays at LRG Provisions is one of the best meals you can get in Athens, priced extremely reasonably at only $14 per person! Each week the restaurant puts together a menu of a few different meat selections such as hot fried chicken or pulled BBQ pork. Along with a selection of one of these meats, each guest makes their choice of three different accompanying sides, such as charred creamed corn grits or fried green tomatoes. The menu changes each week, but selections are always made for $14.
Last Resort Lunch: Last Resort is a town favorite, especially on Parent’s Weekend. However, enjoying this outstanding up-scale restaurant when parents aren’t in town to foot the bill can be a little off-putting to students. However, Last Resort’s lunch is extremely reasonably priced with any of their salads or sandwiches priced at less than $10. Many students may be hesitant to consider Last Resort when trying a new restaurant for lunch but do not let their higher-priced (absolutely delicious) dinner scare you away from a delightful lunch.
Starland Slice and Salad: Situated right in the heart of downtown, Starland Pizzeria and Pub offers excellent pizzas, sandwiches, and salads all at a reasonable price. One of Starland’s most popular offerings is its slice and salad option. Guests chose a large slice of one-topping pizza with either a garden, Greek, or caesar salad all for only $6. Starland also has a great upstairs space that can be rented out, perfect for a Parent’s Weekend event or your student’s next semi-formal.
No matter what you chose or where you go Athens has endless options at a variety of price points. Share with your fellow foodie friends to keep up with our favorite Athens spots!