When a lot of people around Athens "especially people new to town" hear about the Oak Room, they scratch their heads and wonder, Where's that?
We're only a five-minute walk from the intersection of Court and Union streets. But those are five minutes that make a world of difference.
We're a cozy tavern and restaurant with prices students can afford and a relaxed, come as you are atmosphere that you don't get anywhere else in town.
I've worked in restaurants all my life. I've been a busboy, a dishwasher, a cook, a waiter, and a bartender. Now I own the Oak Room. It's a job that keeps me surrounded by what I love most about the restaurant business: people.
Just being around people, being of service to them, helping them out, making friends. That is what I do every day of the week, and it's a role I couldn't be happier with.
The restaurant industry has changed a lot in the last 10 years. It used to be people would Go Out To Dinner. Going Out To Dinner took an hour-and-a-half or more. It was cocktails, an appetizer, a meal, dessert, after-dinner drinks.
Now, people go out to eat. They're not dining; they're refueling. I know I can't change the world. Fast and faster is the way society has been heading for a while now. But at the Oak Room, we still strive to give you all the pleasures of Going Out To Dinner with the prices and convenience of going out to eat.
We've got great variety, at prices everyone can afford. And you can be out of here in 20 minutes or linger for two hours. We dish up everything from New York Strips with Baked Potatoes to Turkey Reubens with potato salad, From Chicken Wings to French Onion Soup, from Fish Dinners to Mozzerella Sticks. On Monday and Tuesday nights you can get a cheeseburger, and order of seasoned steak fries, and a beer for $5.95.
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Great menu brew selections.