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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%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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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 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...More

Thank Robert E
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...More

Thank Fyrdraca
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!

Thank Blueyesriding
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...More

Thank awrit1
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

Thank Ronald S
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...More

Thank Amanda G
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!

1  Thank Fredda J
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The Varsity hot-dog is a staple in Athens so visit. The hot-dog is only good though if you order a side of fries. Be prepared to wipe the grease!

Thank Joy F
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Either you like chili dogs or you don't. And I love these. Been eating them for years. This spinoff from the original Varsity in Atlanta has been a part of the University of Georgia culture for decades. Soft warm buns, spicy beef chili with just...More

1  Thank BeachguyWalt
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The food is not my favorite---typical fast food. But I love the atmosphere. It's an Atlanta/Athens staple, and it just feels like home.

Thank Belinda B
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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