There is a new restaurant in Athens, Texas and boy did we need it. Recently Finish Line Grill opened in the shopping center next to Walmart much to delight of men in town. It is not only a great place to take the kids but the best spot in town to watch sports.
Our first visit to Finish Line was the result of a sign on the highway advertising the UFC fight. My guy was delighted to find a place in town that only charged $10 to watch the fight and also had an incredibly large projection screen. The night of the fight was packed but instead of feeling crowded it felt like a big party. The waitresses were great and I was impressed at their ability to handle a large crowd. I’m not even a fight fan and still had a great time.
Our second visit was a spur of the moment visit for lunch. The place was much quieter and perfect for a quick lunch date. They had installed a bar since our last visit but we didn’t get to take advantage of it since we were working. The feel is very friendly and laid back. They have arcade games for free and two pool tables. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. After we were done she even offered to-go cups for our drinks. I have say that impressed me more then anything else. I’m a big soda addict!
My favorite part of Finish Line is the food. They have numerous hamburgers to chose from including a peanut butter stuffed burger. I got the Mushroom Swiss burger and was not disappointed. It was large and juice with plenty of toppings. The best part of their food is the fries. They are not frozen or precut. These are the fries you would make yourself at home. They were perfect with the hambugers.
After two visits I have come to the concluded Finish Line is my new favorite resturants in town. There are very few places I would go to for both a date and a family visit but this one manages to combine both. It’s also going to be a great place to send the big and little guys off too when I get tired of sports. They won’t mind going there and watching on the large screen.