An Athens Food Guide for New Bobcats




Every fall, students come home to the rolling hills, brick streets and charming atmosphere of Athens, Ohio. For students experiencing Athens for the first time, anticipation of learning the eccentric ways of the town fills them with excitement. Athens serves as a hub for unique music and food. As Bobcats learn their way around campus, they can quickly learn their way around the delicious and local food scene.


We’ve put together a food guide for all the new Bobcats out there. From on the go grub to authentic cuisine, we cover all the ground for the taste buds to explore.



Burrito from Burrito Buggy

The Athens classic, this buggy can be found at the corner of union and court street. In between classes or a weekend meal, this food truck has everything good wrapped up in a burrito. The Burrito Buggy even travels around places in and around Athens.




Chicken and Waffle Sandwich at Uptown Grill

Sink your teeth into this delicious sandwich at the Uptown Grill. A juicy piece of fried chicken in between light and fluffy waffles and don’t forget the special sauce that coats this delicacy. A chicken and waffle sandwich is the best way to end your night in Athens.



GoodFella’s Pizza

With two locations Uptown, these pizza places are the perfect place to indulge in a delicious pie. These pies are freshly baked and thankfully GoodFella’s stays open late so you can grab a slice after late nights of studying.




Classics from Casa Nueva

For a more unique dining experience, indulge in a locally sourced meal at Casa Nueva. Their variety of salsa choices will leave you wanting to try them all. Between brunch and dinner options, you’ll always want to try new dishes. For a truly Casa classic, try the Hills Deluxe or Casa Que Pasa Burrito.



Hot Dog from O’Betty’s Red Hot

O’Betty’s is a must for any hot dog lover. Upon ordering your delicious dog, you can make your way to the back of the restaurant and feast your eyes on the hot dog memorabilia. Open late into the night, you can order some cheesy fries before heading back to campus or for a late-night snack.



As Athens welcomes you home, you’ll quickly learn the delicious and unique ways of Athens. Be sure to share your foodie-ventures with us! To begin your food-trek, visit our website for a complete list of where to eat


Use the hashtag #AthensOhio and we might feature your food on our social media channels.