Casual Dining

Casual dining options galore! Something for every taste, budget and appetite.

Crumbs Bakery

Crumbs Bakery is a staple of the Athens, Ohio community, offering a wide range of breads, pastries, pastas and other baked goods.

FullBrooks Café

FullBrooks Cafe offers fair trade organic coffee, specialty espresso drinks, a light lunch and breakfast menu, and delicious desserts.

The Pub

Year after year awarded with the best burger in Athens. The pub is a small local bar with a lot of big flavor and great service.

Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina

Casa Nueva is an innovative, worker-owned cooperative, dedicated to strengthening the environmental, economic and social well being of the community by promoting wholesome products, democratic participation, and responsible business practices.

Village Bakery & Cafe

At Village Bakery & Cafe, the goal is to sustain our community and provide exceptional dining by using locally grown organic vegetables, and eggs, meat, cheese and milk from locally pastured animals.

Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery

Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery prides itself in creating neo-traditional handcrafted artisan ales. Inside each pint, a fusion of American craft brewing creativity and historically sound techniques await your palate.

Athens Bread Company

Visit Website Location: 284 East State Street, Suite A, Athens Phone: 740-331-9777 Athens Bread Company is a bakery and panini shop owned by head baker, Douglass Wistendahl, who was raised in Athens and returned to pursue his passion for bread after practicing law in New York City for over 30 years. Our bread is the product of View

OMG! Rotisserie

Visit Website Location: 139 Columbus Rd., Athens Contact Information: Phone: 740-447-9598 OMG! Rotisserie specializes in mouth watering, humanely raised chicken, made-from-scratch soul food sides, crisp fresh salads and scrumptious sandwiches. Family-owned and operated, OMG! uses only the highest quality ingredients, many of which are locally sourced. Menu favorites include, a five-cheese macaroni and cheese, gumbo and collard greens; made-to-order View

Lui Lui Restaurant

Visit Website Location: 8 Station Street, Athens Contact: 740-594-8905 Since 1994, Lui Lui has offered the Athens area an eclectic fine dining experience using both Eastern and Western culinary influences along with the freshest, most high quality, locally sourced ingredients available. Our team strives for greatness in everything we do from food preparation, to creating a View

Smiling Skull Saloon

Equal parts college bar, townie bar and biker bar, ‘The Skull’ was a favorite hangout of my late college years. A little rough around the edges but with a heaping helping of small-town charm.

Harper’s Market

Location: 39 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville

Phone: 740-753-9030

The Front Room

Proudly serving the students of Ohio University freshly brewed coffee and baked goods while providing a relaxing and quiet atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Athens Dynasty

Enjoy a lunch special or dine in for a delicious Chinese dinner. You can also order your favorite Chinese dish online for take-out.


Be sure to stop by McDonald’s, America’s most popular fast food chain and burger joint.

Grand China Buffet

Specializing in serving an assortment or asian cuisine in a friendly family-style setting. both a la carte and buffet options are available.

Gourmet Your Way

Creating fresh meals from scratch covering a variety of flavors and specialties. Meals are frozen and then sold during regular-scheduled “Raid Our Freezer” events.

General Wok

Serves Chinese-style food with a new flare.

DP Dough

Stop by and pick up a hot and steaming D.P. dough calzone filled with a variety of vegetables, meats, and cheeses. Perfect for late night hunger.

Country Cupboard

Cooking fresh to order country and traditional home cooked meals for a price that can’t be beat.

China Panda

Serving a variety of traditional Chinese dishes

China King

A Chinese buffet-styled restaurant with a menu and other options available. Holds a large variety of popular American-styled foods as well.

China Fortune

Providing good fortune for all. China Fortune serves some of the best Mandarin meals in the country as well as many other Chinese dishes.

Bonnie’s Home Cooking

Bonnie won’t disappoint. Come on by Bonnie’s Home Cooking to taste traditional and locally inspire staples.

Bob Evans

Serves traditional home-style breakfasts all day along with a selection of lunch and dinner items.


Keeping great service and delicious experiences in the neighborhood.

Texas Roadhouse

Enjoy hand-cut steaks, fall off-the-bone ribs, made-from-scratch sides and fresh baked bread.

Millstone BBQ

The Southern Smoked BBQ meats are all smoked on site for fifteen to seventeen hours.

Donatos Pizza

Fresh cut pizzas, and a wide spread of handmade toasted sandwiches are a specialty.

Burr Oak Resort Dining Room & Bar

Not far outside of the city of Athens, Burr Oak Resort’s Dining room is the an ornate and lavish environment that creates the stylish, yet comfortables amenities of home.

Bunch of Grapes Tavern

Bunch of Grapes Tavern is a recently renovated, modern tavern offering light fare, cocktails, wine, beer, and more.

Stephen’s Restaurant

The restaurant and bar offers a great casual dining experience while serving Italian and American classics.

Souvlaki’s Mediterranean

Souvlaki’s is the oldest eatery in Athens and boasts a wide array of gyros, pitas and an assortment of other Mediterranean cuisine.

Lucky’s Sports Tavern

A local Athens bar that’s stylized in classic Pittsburgh fashion with cold drinks and hot and fresh served meals daily.

Habibi’s Restaurant

Habibi’s Restaurant offers American and Mediterranean cuisine. Dedicated to great food, excellent service, the restaurant is located uptown, quite convenient to Ohio University Students.

Ginger Hibachi Grill & Sushi

Come by Ginger for an unforgettable Asian meal, cooked up directly in front of you and just the way you want it! They take traditional techniques and flavors from a variety of Asian cuisines, and allow you to fuse them together with a modern twist, creating a sensational assortment of customizable dishes that are guaranteed to stand out from any other fast-casual restaurant.

Courtside Pizza

Courtside is the go-to bar for any sports entertainment. They serve hand-tossed pizza and an assortment of wings, and sandwiches.

Court Street Diner

Serving breakfast all day as well as an assortment of classic American-styled lunches and dinners.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Serves fast and fresh burritos and bowls in a fast-paced family environment. Chipotle specializes in fresh, high quality ingredients.

Broney’s Alumni Grill

Provides high quality dining with excellent service. Locally owned and operated, Broney’s offers a beer and spirits list second to none.

Latitude 39

Latitude offers several distinct ways to enjoy your evening including delicious cuisine, hand crafted desserts, after work gatherings, memorable wine dinners, and special events. While the student wait staff pampers you with excellent service, feast on prime steaks, fresh seafood, pastas and great wine.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Wings. Bee. Sports. Located conveniently across from the Ohio University’s campus. Good times couldn’t be any closer.

Restaurant Salaam

The eclectic menu at Salaam includes traditional and traditionally-inspired dishes from the Middle East, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, North Africa, Thailand, India and Pakistan..

Grouse Nest Restaurant

This restaurant will appeal to the gourmet and the casual diner alike, and is open year round serving lunch and dinner. American Cuisine is featured with creative signature entrees, scrumptious desserts and excellent service.

Cutler’s Restaurant

Cutler’s is conveniently located within the Ohio University Inn and offers a wide array of freshly grown and sourced ingredients. Cutler’s has garnered a long-standing reputation for the greatest steaks and freshest seafood in town.

Bagel Street Deli

Bagel Street Deli is a locally owned and operated unique Athens’ eatery!  They take what would be a common deli sandwich, and turn it into a steamy, hot bagelwich.

The Farmacy

They are a small, independent, but full-service, natural foods grocery store. They feature a wide selection of ethnic, vegetarian, organic, and special-dietary-needs foods.

The Mine

Location: 14 Public Square, Nelsonville

Phone: 740-753-3638

The Pigskin Sports Bar & Grille

The Pigskin is Athens’ first Sports Bar and Grille and almost 20 years later, they are still the premier destination for independently-owned casual dining.

The Union Bar and Grill

Due to a debilitating fire that occurred, The Union will be undergoing construction as well as other changes to the building. Its’ re-opening is undecided.

Union Street Diner

A great diner that’s open 24/7 and serves some of the best breakfast in Athens at all times throughout the day. If breakfast isn’t your thing, there’s still a wide-variety of dishes that cover lunch and regular dinner hours.

W.g. Grinders

W.G. Grinders serves the best and hottest grinders around Athens. They serve several delicious varieties of the classic sandwich along with many other options that will surely leave you stuffed, but wanting more.

West 82 Food Court

Located within Ohio University’s Baker Center, West 82 offers a global variety of cuisine for students as well as guests visiting campus. Surely to fill any food craving you may be having.

Kiser’s Barbeque

Kiser’s offers you authentic low & slow hickory pit-smoked barbeque at its finest!

Della Zona

The goal at Della Zona is to sustain our community and provide exceptional dining by using locally grown organic vegetables, pastured meats and eggs, farmstead cheeses, and GMO-free ingredients.

Fusion Noodle Company

Athens’ newest Asian Fusion restaurant! From Pho to Penne alla Vodka; Spaghetti & Meatballs to Sweet & Spicy Udon, you’re sure to find a noodle combination to enjoy.