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“We should have left well enough alone” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Varsity Bar-B-Q & Ice Cream

Varsity Bar-B-Q & Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Kannapolis
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
charlotte, nc
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“We should have left well enough alone”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

Our first trip to the Varsity was good. Hubby had the short ribs and said they were excellent. The portions were great and the chix filets were okay...just a little salty from the breader used. We had heard so much about their seafood that we tried the shrimp and flounder on the next visit. I like pepper but they should warn people that you can only get the seafood HEAVILY salted and peppered. Neither of us could get enough to drink to flush it down or could finish our meal. The barbequed smoked chicken I order today was so dry that I could not chew it and the plate was literally standing in a sea of vinegar and tomato sauce. A bit unusual for smoked bbq chix. The wait staff was eating food by hand from the prep area beside where food orders were being sorted and routed to tables. As I paid I could see the cook staff in the back eating french fries. I'm sure it happens everywhere but if they are that relaxed with it, what are we not seeing?

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Concord, North Carolina
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264 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Good BBQ and Desert”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

Tried a new place for dinner and got the BBQ plate. We thought the BBQ was needing a "zip" added to help the flavor, was moist but just needed more flavor. The hush puppies were good and the service was excellent. Had only been seated a few seconds and the server was asking for drinks, I like that. Next time we will try the burgers, they looked good going to other tables. The desert bar is strategically placed entering and leaving the restaurant. Be sure to get something for the sweet tooth. We split a desert and it was very good. Will be back to try other items soon. Restaurant is pro Duke. LOL

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Lee G
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