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“Good as ever”
Review of The Varsity Athens

The Varsity Athens
Ranked #61 of 415 Restaurants in Athens
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Fast food
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Good for: Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Athens, Georgia
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good as ever”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Great chili dogs, hand cut fries, hand cut and breaded onion rings, these are the top of the menu. Burgers are OK, sandwiches are good. The place and the food has not changed in the past 50 years. I have eaten at the North Ave location and the old location in downtown Athens,this one is just as good. I have to eat here at least once a month to satisfy my Varsity addiction.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Dacula, Georgia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Love those chili dogs!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

As a patron of the original Varsity on North Avenue in Atlanta, I hold the satellite locations to a high standard. This one doesn't disappoint, with the same great offerings.

Visited February 2014
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Martinez, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Over rated”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

When I talked about visiting Athens everyone said we 'had' to eat at the varsity. It was ok, the food was good but nothing spectacular. Very laid back atmosphere which is nice.

  • Visited April 2014
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Athens, Georgia, United States
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“I guess I don't 'get it'”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

People get excited about going to The Varsity here, but frankly, there are better places to get everything they serve. As for the atmosphere, maybe I'm just too young (Having been born in the 70s) to really appreciate it as a personal nostalgia and that's the problem. Still, I've been to 60s places before and enjoyed them much more.

Their chili dogs are good. Their shakes are pretty good, too. Their burgers are average, as are their fries.

If you're from Athens, I imagine you wouldn't be reading this review because you would already know the Varsity and what it's like. So assuming you AREN'T from Athens, this may not be your cup of tea.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Chris C
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Atlanta
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Dawgs!”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Varisty has been an institution in Georgia as the Georgia Dawgs are! Love the chili cheese dogs. Also love the Varisty Orange drink, makes me feel like Im in an old time soda shop.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank jdw1986
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