Last Resort Grill
- 184 W. Clayton Street, Athens, GA 30601
Last Resort Grill serves Southwestern cuisine with a distinctive culinary point of view. Last Resort is open seven days a week, offering dinner nightly, lunch Monday through Saturday and Sunday brunch.
Last Resort opened an outdoor wine and beer garden in July 2020, an incredible new patio space with trees, picnic tables, and a full-service bar! The restaurant (inside and out) accepts only cashless payment and adds a 16% service charge to all tabs. To limit interaction, wait staff only visits a table when a numbered flag is put up by the guest. Patio seating starts at 5 p.m. and is available Wednesday through Sunday.
Last Resort uses traditional methods like open fire, grilling, brining, pickling and preserving. The Last Resort Grill has a long standing commitment to the highest level of quality food and service but it is in the relationships with guests and suppliers that truly distinguish the restaurant.
Since 1992, Last Resort has made a commitment to serving the local community and supporting the growth and preservation of Athens. Owners Melissa Clegg and Jaamy Zarnegar are very proud and grateful for the acceptance and loyalty of local residents.
The original Last Resort opened as a music club in 1966. Those who can still remember the tunes of such passionate performers as the Reverend Pearly Brown, Towns Van Zandt, Doc Watson, Jimmy Buffett, and even Steve Martin may feel nostalgic at the mere mention of the club’s name. Today that passion is found in Last Resort's menu and atmosphere, pulling directly from the room’s eclectic history.
The flavors of Last Resort's dishes extend from the farmers, growers and bakers that call Athens home. From freshly grown produce, to white chocolate cheesecake from Blackbird Bakery, to trout sourced from North Georgia streams, Last Resort's menu is a representation of the local culinary community.
Last Resort Grill's sister company, LRG Provisions, offers a full range of off-site catering services as well as a private dining space in the Five Points neighborhood. LRG Provisions is also open for dinner Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and takes both walk-ins and reservations.
In the News
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