Athens Shopping & Sights

Here's a list of some of our favorite Athens spots, and most of the nearby shopping. We're working on this list. Email us if there's something we should have here that we missed.

Some of our Local Favorites

  • Avid Bookshop - Great bookstore, carries a lot of UGA class books in addition to books for fun.
  • Jackson St. Books - Wonderful used book shop downtown.
  • Ted's Most Best - Some of the best pizza, sandwiches, and salads. Get the beet/walnut salad!
  • Viva! - Argentinian food nearby. We recommend the Lomo con Papas Fritas, "viva style".
  • The Branded Butcher - Pricey, but they have the best meat in Athens.
  • Shokitini - Awesome sushi. Sit at the sushi bar for complimentary treats. Karaoke rooms upstairs!
  • Agua Linda - 2 locations, excellent Mexican food. Chunky guacamole, veggie quesadilla, and Mexican-style tacos with a variety of meats.

Music, Cinema, Art, & Nature


College Station Shopping Centre

  • Publix & Kroger - Groceries
  • Vision Video - Athens' best DVD & Blu-Ray rentals. Movies on the cheap.
  • Jittery Joe's Coffee
  • Lots of restaurants and general shopping!

Five Points

  • EarthFare - Organic grocery and market.
  • The Royal Peasant - English pub with great food and drink.
  • Jittery Joe's Coffee

Atlanta Highway Shopping

  • Target
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Georgia Square Mall
  • A wide variety of restaurants and shopping of all kinds.

The Markets at Epps Bridge

  • Trader Joe's
  • PeachMac
  • Kohl's
  • Walmart
  • Lowes and Home Depot
  • There's a Kroger here, too.
  • Various restaurants and other specialty shops.

Alps & Beechwood Shopping

  • Kroger - Recently renovated and expanded, probably the largest grocery store in Athens.
  • Fresh Market - High-end specialty grocery, just opened in Fall 2012.
  • Beechwood Stadium Cinemas 11
  • Athens Clarke County LIbrary
  • Various restaurants and other specialty shops.