Visit Athens GA is celebrating unique flavors and authentic culinary experiences with its third-annual Athens Restaurant Week July 10-16, 2023. The week-long event will offer prix-fixe menus and special savings from the destination’s best dining venues.
“Athens Restaurant Week is a celebration of our community and the creativity of our restaurants,” said Katie Williams, Director of the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Always open for new experiences, Athens’ restaurant scene is full of diverse, unique flavors and we couldn’t be more excited to share them with both locals and visitors!”
Participating restaurants will offer various prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner at special prices all week long. Lunch specials will feature two courses priced at $12 or $15, and dinner specials will offer the option of a two-course menu for $25 or a three-course menu for $35. Local breweries and dessert shops will also offer beer flights for $10 and sweet treats for just $5.
Located 60 miles northeast of Atlanta, Athens has emerged as one of the most underrated culinary destinations today. Since James Beard winner Hugh Acheson put Athens on the culinary map, the city has become a playground for food lovers with independent restaurants, acclaimed breweries and chefs bringing fresh concepts to discover each year. Many of these notable restaurants will be featured at this year’s Athens Restaurant Week, including new hot spots Puma Yu’s and Slater’s Steakhouse, as well as local favorites such as Big City Bread Café, The Expat, Mama’s Boy, The National, Rashe’s Cuisine and The Café on Lumpkin.
In addition to the Classic City’s delicious restaurants, Athens is known for its award-winning craft beer scene. Last fall, Visit Athens launched the Athens Beer Trolley Tour as an extension of its popular Athens Beer Trail. The hop-on-hop-off trolley takes visitors to the Athens’ six breweries, including Athentic Brewing, Normaltown Brewing Company and Southern Brewing Company which are participating in Athens Restaurant Week.
About Visit Athens
Visit Athens is the official destination marketing organization for Athens-Clarke County, Ga, providing roadmaps for visitors and residents to personal, creative journeys through the destination. Its primary goal is to increase the economic impact of the hospitality and visitor industry by attracting individual visitors, groups, and meetings and conventions to Athens. Tourism WORK$ for Athens, contributing more than $338 million in spending, $27.3 million in local and state tax revenue in 2021, and putting more than 3,900 people to work.
About Athens, GA
Located 60 miles outside of Atlanta, Athens is a beloved destination for University of Georgia alumni and football fans, as well as an emerging cultural hub in the Southeast. From live music to museums and gardens to creative chefs and artists, Athens is always open for new experiences from day to night. The vibe and energy that gave birth to R.E.M., the B-52s and Widespread Panic is alive and well today through a variety of events and attractions, like the Athens Music Walk of Fame. Gorgeous historic districts, lively annual festivals and acclaimed dining options complete the blend of eclectic Southern charm and vibrant creative energy. Lodging is available for every budget, including modern inns, hotels, B&B’s and short-term rentals. For more information, visit www.VisitAthensGA.com.
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