Culinary Locations in Athens, GA

Build Your Custom Home in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia

Athens GA enjoys a diverse culinary scene that only adds to the alluring nature of a city that is fast becoming one of the most popular places to relocate to in Georgia. At Southland Custom Homes, our Home builder in Athens is continually making the dreams of homeowners come true, and most of these new homeowners are made up of families who visited the city as tourists and chose to stay after falling head over heels in love with it.

More than any other city in Georgia, Athens truly embraces its culinary scene. In fact, its restaurants and eateries play such a strong role in the city's culture that they tend to assist in driving the tourist industry. Here are some of the city's must-visit restaurants.

5 & 10

5 & 10 is helmed by multi-award-winning chef, Hugh Acheson. Hugh is a James Beard Award winner as well as the 2007 Rising Star and 2012 winner of the Mentor Chef award from The restaurant was named Restaurant of the Year in 2007 by the Atlanta Journal- Constitution and it is a recipient of the 2013 Silver Spoon Award from Georgia Trend magazine.

The cuisine at 5 & 10 is simple, refined, and delicious. The restaurant's menu is restricted to just six entrees, which range from Wild Blue GA Catfish to Low Country Frogmore Stew to Flat Iron Steak. With a perfect complement of appetizers, "snackies," desserts, and cakes; 5 & 10 delivers an exceptional dining experience. It even has brunch and Prix Fixe menus as well as a ramen bar on select nights. Reservations are recommended.

East West Bistro

East West Bistro has been a recipient of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence since it opened its doors in 1995. The restaurant offers two stories of dining and it is capable of serving 300 people at a time among its several rooms. The cuisine is a creative blend of Asian and Mediterranean styles and the dishes are as varied as they are flavorful. The food has been featured on Food Network and in magazines throughout the Southeast.

Porterhouse Grill

The Porterhouse Grill has been Athens' first choice for great steak for over a decade. The restaurant offers a comfortable fine dining atmosphere that perfectly reflects its recently expanded menu, which includes a Sunday brunch and a host of lunch entrees affordably priced at just $8. Porterhouse Grill also offers off-site catering and premium tailgate packages and it is the one restaurant in Athens that is capable of producing wonderful memories for everything from a first date to a business lunch to an evening with friends and more.

Athens is One of America's Best Vegetarian-Friendly Small Cities

According to Peta and, Athens GA is one of the most vegetarian-friendly cities in the country! There are dozens of restaurants throughout the city that cater to the vegan crowd, with local favorites including The Grit, the Mellow Mushroom, Barberitos, the Bombay Café, and the Globe Bar. These restaurants, and others like them, specialize in producing fresh and healthy alternatives for those looking for satisfying cuisine without sacrificing taste.

Relocating to Athens, GA

Athens enjoys one of the most exciting and adventurous culinary scenes in the country. It is this dedication to exceptional cuisine that makes the city so attractive to people of all ages. Regardless of whether you are a vegan or a self-confessed carnivore, you're going to find the food scene in Athens satisfying and surprising.

With over 100 floorplans to choose from and an array of top-of-the-line interior appointments, Southland Custom Homes is among the top-rated custom home builders in Athens-Clarke County. In addition to providing a huge selection of plan options, Southland Custom Homes will work with new homebuyers to alter specific floorplans so that the finished project is exactly what the buyer wants. If you are looking for a Home builder in Athens GA, then Southland Custom Homes is sure to meet and exceed all of your expectations.

Southland Custom Homes is one of the premier Georgia on-your-land builders. We have model showrooms located in Macon (3956 Bloomfield Village Drive, Macon, GA 31206), Dawsonville (98 Bethel Drive, Dawsonville, GA 30534), and Marietta (265 N. Cobb PKWY, Marietta, GA 30062). Stop by today to see all that Southland has to offer!

If you are looking to relocate to Athens, GA, Southland Custom Homes builds in the following locations:

Baldwin County
Banks County
Barrow County
Bartow County
Bibb County
Bleckley County
Butts County
Carroll County
Cherokee County
Clarke County
Clayton County
Cobb County
Coweta County
Crawford County
Dawson County
DeKalb County
Dooly County
Douglas County
Fannin County
Fayette County
Floyd County
Forsyth County
Fulton County
Gilmer County
Gordon County
Greene County
Gwinnett County
Habersham County
Hall County
Hancock County
Haralson County
Hart County
Heard County
Henry County
Jackson County
Jasper County
Jones County
Lamar County
Lumpkin County
Macon County
Madison County
Meriwether County
Monroe County
Morgan County
Newton County
Oconee County
Oglethorpe County
Paulding County
Peach County
Pickens County
Pike County
Polk County
Pulaski County
Putnam County
Rockdale County
Stephens County
Talbot County
Taylor County
Twiggs County
Union County
Upson County
Walton County
White County
Wilkinson County

We also build in the following cities in Georgia:

Belvedere Park
College Park
East Point
Forest Park
North Atlanta
North Druid Hills
Peachtree City
Sandy Springs
Warner Robins