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dinner in Athens TONIGHT!

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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.
    http://www.eastwestbistro.com/

    DePalma's Italian Cafe @ 401 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 706 - 354 - 6966.
    http://www.depalmasitaliancafe.com/

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

    1. Five and Ten, or Farm 255

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      Farm 255
      255 W Washington St, Athens, GA 30601

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      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.
        http://www.farm255.com/

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        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...

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          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