Uptown Athens Eats & Drinks

Uptown Athens has some of Ohio’s most unique, delicious, independently-owned restaurants. Many of these establishments serve fresh, local foods and are partners of our super local food program, the 30 Mile Meal. Many offer live music and a laid-back atmosphere, but you can also find upscale menus featuring world-class dishes at every turn. Every flavor you’re looking for, from the eclectic to traditional dining.

Burrito Buggy

The friendly employees dish out burritos, tacos, low-fat selections, and ice-cold pop and water.

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.

Court Street Coffee

Court Street Coffee provides both young and old with a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere to work on that next project or just have some alone time.

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.

The Fluff

C’mon, there’s no better time for dessert… Life is fun. Eat it up.

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.

HangOverEasy Athens

Serving Athens, Ohio with fresh, quality and creative breakfast, lunch, and booze every day!


Subway serves fast and healthy sub sandwiches along with artisan breads and fresh ingredients.

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.

Red Brick Sports Pub

The Redbrick Tavern Sports Grill serves food daily and is home to Mega drafts and Mega drinks.

Pita Pit

Pita Pit is located directly on Court Street, just a short walk from campus. Pita Pit serves handmade sandwiches and pitas and a variety of light lunch foods.

China King

Quick-served Chinese food, convenient uptown Athens location.

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.

Courtside Pizza

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

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

This is your gathering place for snacks, beverages, lunch, dinner and pre-game festivities. The welcoming atmosphere, friendly student wait staff, robust meal, beverage & dessert menus will assure you and your group has a wonderful culinary experience.

Buffalo Wild Wings

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

Zoë Fine Dining

An exquisite dining experience located not far off the main hustle of Court Street.

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..

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 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.

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.