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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%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“onion rings” (67 reviews)
“chili dog” (60 reviews)
“chilli” (28 reviews)
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American, Fast food
1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

Thank jwmcrazynurse
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We took a group of five and none of our group was impressed. The hot dogs and burgers were absolutely unimpressive. The one saving grace of the place is a drink they served similar to a orange Julius. (sorry I cannot remember the name) okay...More

Thank marcy j
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

You can never go wrong with a visit to The Varsity! Slaw dogs are my favorite. Fries are delicious especially with the seasoning. Onion rings are fantastic. Fried pies are a must to end your visit.

Thank jwm516
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

So I’ve been eating at Varsity for over 40 years and look forward to trips to Athens and Atlanta. This trip was NOT SO HOT. The food was lukewarm at best, which is not a good thing with onion rings especially. The service was good...More

Thank HJR1960
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended as an iconic, everyone must go hamburger, hot dog place. Very average burgers. I personally wouldn't return.

Thank joycew127
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Look, you are not gonna get a $15 burger here. If you want a small burger, good fries, and great onion rings come on in. In one section they even show cartoons for the kiddos. Cheap, hot, fresh.

1  Thank rakawa
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This place is legendary in Athens but it’s expensive and impersonal. On this visit the service was poor and our fries were cold and stiff. I felt it was not worth the price we paid for hotdogs.

1  Thank Ernest R
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Janet K
22 August 2017|
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Response from Michael A | 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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