Hallelujah! We have a new Greek(ish) place in Hattiesburg. When Old Athens Grill first opened, I heard a few mixed reivews, but was still eager to try it. Opened by the same folks as The Bottling Company, Old Athens Grill has the usual Gyro offerings (similar to those available at Keifer’s in Jackson) as well as quite a few more original Greek-Southern hybrid gyros like the Comeback Burger Gyro. I’ve been twice now, but have so far stuck with the regular beef/lamb and chicken gyros. I enjoyed both meals there and plan to frequent the joint often. I particularly recommend the brightly flavored original Hummus.
The atmosphere was unexpected. If you thought it would look anything like the former tenants of the building, you’d be wrong. The interior was completely gutted and re-done. There is an impressive bar, some funky wall art, and an old painted piano that you can help adorn as you please.
Old Athens Grill is located at 6174 US Hwy 49 (the old La Fiesta Brava building).