The National

Mediterranean, New American
$ $ $
232 W Hancock Ave
Athens, GA 30601
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm



  • When the world ends, I'm coming here and ordering all you can eat crab soup
  • What out for the drunk blonde hooker that sometimes sits at the bar. She'll bite your face off.
  • Veggie plate is so much more than a veggie plate.
  • keep in mind the prix fixe with movie at Cine for $25/person
  • Try the signature cocktails, especially the National Tonic. Look out for members of R.E.M.
  • Calling the concept tapas isnt lip service to a trend; most of the dishes here are true Spanish tapas -- plates of just a few bites, no more, referred to as snackies on a short, well-planned menu.
  • wow the veggie plate was the best ever
  • Get the Spanish pizzette! Awesome service!
  • The wine list isn't the usual yada yada - ask the bartender for their suggestions on current offerings
  • Aperol gin fizz. GET ONE!
  • The food is a bit more casual here than at the Five & Ten, but the service is still perfect. The vegetarian plate is always superb, but so are the meats and fishes.
  • Chef Peter Dale makes everything from scratch and strives to get local, fresh ingredients. Check out his blog.
  • The laticino kale salad is fabulous!
  • The veggie plate is amazing, and they're happy to make it vegan for you. Best place in Athens for a nice dinner, and don't forget Cine' next door for a great movie.
  • Favorites at The National:1. The hanger steak2. A glass of the Tempranillo3. the hummus4. the soup de jour5. the tres leches - melt in your mouth cake
  • The Cuban was great!
  • Had the best meal of our US trip this time. The ham and cheese sandwich was amazing and the banana cake was too.
  • the vegetarian plate always has the most unique blend of delicious flavors
  • Great bar selection, including semi rare bourbons and Irish whiskeys, extensive wine and beer options.
  • Yum! I had the chicken it was mouth watering and juicy. My friend had a steak so tender you could cut it with a butter knife! Nice atmosphere, great service HUGE wine list.

Nearby places

234 W Hancock Ave
223 W Hancock Ave (N. Hull St.)
215 N Lumpkin St (at Clayton St.)