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Sep 21, 2010 06:17 AM

dinner in Athens TONIGHT!

Philadelphia chowhound coming to Athens for a quick 24 hour stay. I've spent time in Athens, and have really enjoyed Dolce Vita (I think that's the name?) and The National. I've also enjoyed a quick lunch at Doc Chey's. Looking for a new place to try tonight for dinner. Here are the qualifications:

1. one entree, one glass of wine (or a beer), tax, and tip = $40 or less (if I can squeeze an app or dessert in for that price, even better!)
2. GOOD flavorful food - I'm open to absolutely any type of food, especially ethnic
3. prefer to be able to walk (within a few blocks) of the Classic Center/Hilton Garden Inn (but willing to drive for a great relatively inexpensive meal)
4. not mobbed with students

Help a girl out! Thanks :)

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    1. East West Bistro has a tapas, sandwiches and pasta menu that should be within your budget and it's 2 blocks from your hotel. DePalma's Italian Cafe would be within your budget serving fine Italian cuisine in a relaxed casual atmosphere about 2 blocks from your hotel.

      East West Bistro @ 351 East Broad St., Athens, GA 706 - 546 - 9378.

      DePalma's Italian Cafe @ 401 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 706 - 354 - 6966.

      East West Bistro
      351 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601

      1. Five and Ten, or Farm 255

        Farm 255
        255 W Washington St, Athens, GA 30601

        3 Replies
        1. re: cateringchick

          I second Farm 255. It's about 4 blocks W of your hotel.

          Farm 255 @ 255 West Washington St., Athens, GA 706 - 549 - 4660.

          Farm 255
          255 W Washington St, Athens, GA 30601

          1. re: Littleman

            Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I tried Farm 255 on your recommendation. I'm beat, but here's a quick summary:

            Service - terrible.
            Selection - limited.
            Burger - incredible.

            Worth returning for the burger alone. :)

            I'll be back in October and may try DePalma's next. Five and Ten sounds fabulous, but a bit out of my corporate expense account budget, I believe. Maybe one of these days I'll splurge out of pocket to check it out. Keep the suggestions coming, as I typically get to Athens 3-4 times a year. Thanks again! If you ever get to Philly, let me know. Happy to make some recommendations...

            Farm 255
            255 W Washington St, Athens, GA 30601

            1. re: jba1216

              try Five and Ten next time! they have a great prix fixe before 6pm