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The Varsity Athens

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1000 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606
+1 706-548-6325
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
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Jefferson, Georgia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For my entire (55 years) of life I have eaten at the Varsity. It was always a treasure to get to go as a child, especially during the summer for a "frosted orange". My mother used to get up at 2 am and drag me and my sisters to Atlanta, just to eat a "chilidog" It is not the place... More 

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Thank lpwoo61
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Great food good service and great atmosphere I would recommend for lunch not your average fast food.

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Thank drewfreeman20
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

They used to have the greatest onion rings, breaded just ring NOW they have changed the battering to a thicker more breaded and it takes away the traditional varsity flavor.

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Thank gerard c
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I always love getting a couple of dogs at the Varsity. Good food, quick service, friendly staff and nice decor. I'm from Chicago, but these dogs are not like Chicago dogs, so don't expect them to be the same. These are a different and nice experience.

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Thank Robert E
Santa Cruz, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

If you've recently moved to Athens and are thinking that you have a clone of the Atlanta Varsity just down the street, I have some bad news. The food isn't bad, but it's not made with the expertise or care of the other locations. What you get here is only half a standard deviation better than typical American fast food.... More 

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Thank Fyrdraca
Athens, GA
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I grew up going to The Varsity in Atlanta and continue to eat here since we moved to Athens. The greeting is always great and the chili dogs, onion rings and peach pie are my favorites! A tradition that I intend to keep forever!

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Thank Blueyesriding
Athens, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

It was a neat place to visit for the first time but their coneys were about average coming from MI I was a bit disappointed. They just didn't compare to what I am used too. The fries were delicious. I would probably eat there again but I wouldn't go out of my way to do so. The service was good... More 

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Thank awrit1
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Good after bar scene food or good hangover food. Everything tasted great but Nothing was healthy but then again Athens is a college town

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Thank Ronald S
Savannah, Georgia
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

There is nothing fancy or upscale about The Varsity but it is a must-stop place to eat when you are in Athens, GA. Situated away from the hustle of downtown or the main university strip, you can line up with the masses for your dogs and burgers with slaw and anything else you please, down and delicious 1950's football style.... More 

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Thank Amanda G
Augusta, Georgia
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

First time visiting The Varsity, the chili dog was delicious and the chocolate shake was too! Fast service with a smile!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-548-6325

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?