Downtown Athens pulses from morning through night with a successful mixture of more than 55 popular eateries and 40 taverns and nightspots that play gracious host to our world-famous music scene and entertainment district. True to our name, Athens nurtures an eclectic culture of art, music, commerce, technology, and higher learning. For local restaurant options, please visit the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau online.
If you are looking to grab a bite to eat while on campus, delight yourself with an exquisitely prepared meal or specialty drink at one of the four on-site restaurants on campus at The Georgia Center. Attentive and friendly staffs serve a sustainable meal, simple deli sandwich, spirits or a slice of The Georgia Center's signature dessert, Strawberry Ice Cream Pie!
One of Athens' finest restaurants, The Savannah Room, offers a range of gourmet entreés, vegetarian and special selections, superb desserts and a full bar. On Commencement Day, May 13, The Savannah Room will be open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and for dinner from 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Quick, and casual, The Courtyard Café offers cafeteria-style hot lunch entrées, soup and salads. The Courtyard Café will be open on May 13 for breakfast from 7 – 10 a.m., and for lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Need a coffee or sweet-tooth fix? Georgia Java proudly serves Starbucks® coffee as well as a full line of specialty drinks and baked goods. Georgia Java will be open on graduation day from 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Unwind at the Dawg House Bar & Grill, offering a full bar and an extensive tavern menu; it's the ideal spot for watching the game, meeting with business associates or just catching up with friends. The Dawg House Lounge is open nightly from 4:30 p.m.