The best affordable places to eat lunch in Athens, Georgia

Published: September 21, 2014

Athens is full of great places to eat for a small college town. Places to eat range from one star all the way up to five star. Some of places are always inexpensive, and some are much cheaper at lunch time. This list is of those places that serve good food at affordable prices at lunch. The list is judged on the following criteria: quality of food, service, price, and uniqueness of the establishment.

  1. The Last Resort

    Many Athens locals are familar with this long established establishment. Some are also familar with the fact that it is not the most affordable place to eat for dinner. At lunch it is a total different story, an average meal will run around $10. Last resort has very originall mediterran type pastas, salads, and sandwiches. Also, there desserts are to die for. Service is prompt and friendly, just keep in mind this is a busy and popular place.

  2. Porterhouse Grill

    Another spot people in Athens will be familar with be expensive for dinner. However, it is very inexpensive for lunch. Porterhouse runs a special lunch menu wiht everything around 8 dollars. Items include sandwiches, burgers, and come with a side. Also, there is one special that will run you $10. The soups are awesome. Crap soup everyday, also there is a soup of the day. Deserts are very inexpensive too. Also, they have a sunday brunch which is a great deal at around $12, which include prime rib, omelettes, and all the other expected breakfast items. Service is usually good, with a professional flair to a low cost lunch.

  3. The Blind Pig - Baldwin (The Original)

    The Original Blind Pig is always a low cost favorite, but it definetly belongs on the list with those offering a cheaper lunch. Blind Pig offers a selection of burgers, wings, and sandwiches. Most meals are less than 10 dollars. Service is great and the food is awesome. Blind Pig runs some specials that may make your selecton of day important. Monday is meatloaf, and the meatloaf sandwich is awesome. Thursday is wings day, making wings cheap. Friday is fish taco day. The pig also offers a burger of a month.


Athens has so many places to eat, and many are very expensive. Use this list to find some great deal on food, along with great service.