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The Varsity Athens

1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
+1 706-548-6325
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (70 reviews)
“chili dog” (62 reviews)
“chilli” (29 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Fast food
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LOCATION
1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

For my entire (55 years) of life I have eaten at the Varsity. It was always a treasure to get to go as a child, especially during the summer for a "frosted orange". My mother used to get up at 2 am and drag me...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank lpwoo61
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Great food good service and great atmosphere I would recommend for lunch not your average fast food.

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Date of visit: December 2016
Thank drewfreeman20
Reviewed 5 December 2016

They used to have the greatest onion rings, breaded just ring NOW they have changed the battering to a thicker more breaded and it takes away the traditional varsity flavor.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank gerard c
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

Date of visit: November 2016
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

Date of visit: November 2016
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!

Date of visit: November 2016
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

Date of visit: April 2016
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

Date of visit: October 2016
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

Date of visit: October 2016
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!

Date of visit: October 2016
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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