My Review of Last Resort Grill in Athens
Athens is full of great places to eat. There are the traditional southern style restaurants that offer the typical meat and three with a side of southern hospitality. There are the quirky taquerias and mexican restaurants scattered all over town. There are the earthy and artsy vegetarian restaurants full of personality and unique dishes. And there are the cheap dives for struggling college students that need something good to eat while being able to pay with pocket change. Considering all the different kinds of restaurants, a place has to really be special to be considered the most popular restaurant in town. Welcome to Last Resort Grill.
This place is perfect for Athens. The atmosphere is vibrant and lively, but also rustic and elegant. The ambient noise can be a bit loud and the place gets warm because of an open kitchen, but the environment can still feel intimate. The tables are filled with all different types of people - college students bringing their parents for dinner, families with young kids, and older couples back in town to visit their old college town. It's the sort of place that can accommodate a large group having a celebration while also hosting a couple looking for a romantic evening.
For most restaurants like this, it's tough to have a meal without paying $25-$30 per person. Last Resort goes against the grain and serves great food at a reasonable price. Most dishes range from $12-$17 and are served with bread and a side salad (the homemade dressings are amazing). Not to mention, Last Resort might be the best lunch value in town with many of the dishes being in the $5-$8 price range.
I could go on and on about Last Resort. It constantly receives great reviews from food critics and has been talked about as one the best restaurants in the south. I don't doubt it. Ironically, Last Resort doesn't need any good publicity or promotion. The quality speaks for itself.
Read more about my time in Athens by visiting my Athens Travel Page.
Last Resort Grill
174 - 184 West Clayton Street
Athens, GA 30601