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The Varsity Athens

1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
+1 706-548-6325
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chili dogs” (41 reviews)
“onion rings” (70 reviews)
“chilli” (29 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Fast food
1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
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Reviewed yesterday

The brand name is mythic, however, like most myths there is a rel reality problem at this location. The burgers were small, the patty was cooked and then kept in water before being served. The buns were crushed and scorched. The onion rings were grossly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tehlequah
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Still amazing after all these years. The classics are wonderful. This a a tasty guilty pleasure!!! Always delicious!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank B4793OXjenniferg
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Varsity is famous for its Chili Hot Dogs and onion rings, but be warned...there is enough grease in those two items to float a boat! The taste is fantastic, but the after effects can leave you feeling a little distressed. Stay close to a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank T7251HAdanb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's a little spendy but the food is good. It's a pretty busy place but the service is fast and the staff was on pretty good shape. It's a traditional place to eat.when you go to Athens. Just go.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank timothyeruiz
Reviewed 16 November 2018

A true classic. I first ate at The Varsity 50 years ago and, having moved away from Athens, only get back every few years. But the food hasn't changed a bit. Their chili dogs, slaw dogs, fries and onion rings are to die for. And...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bluecrown
Reviewed 16 November 2018

chili dog won't cauterize your gut here most times. if you take a glorified chili cheese and walk it through the garden you can eat it. the frosted orange hasn't changed a lick.if there was ever a place you could get predictable sandwiches this is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I don't know how to describe it, the place is exceptionally busy, the staff behind the counter looked hot, sweaty and bothered. Food is terrible. I don't know what that was but it shouldn't be consumed. I had a very little bit - what I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ksheka S
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Picked up a slaw dog today in the drive through. I've never thought they put enough slaw on them and occasionally bought 2 and scraped the slaw from both onto one and threw the other out. The last time I had asked (some years back),...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ND P
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Waited FOR-EVER in line on a Monday afternoon to get food. The cashier was rude and was rolling her eyes at customers. We ordered the bacon double cheeseburgers with fries and rings. The rings were good but tasted like the oil needed to be changed....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lilly F
Reviewed 18 July 2018

First of all, the Varsity is a classic and a landmark BUT ITS not what it use to be. I enjoyed going there many times over the years since I was a child. The chili cheese burgers and onion rings were awesome BUT the last...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank jwmcrazynurse
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Janet K
22 August 2017|
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Response from MikeGA19591982 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. All the Varsity's serve what are referred to as PCs. It is served with a cup of ice. Be sure to try it over ice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-548-6325
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