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The Varsity Athens

1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
+1 706-548-6325
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (64 reviews)
“chili dog” (62 reviews)
“peach pie” (6 reviews)
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American, Fast food
1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
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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
Reviewed 14 September 2016

grease factor is off the charts here even if the menu hasn't changed since 1927. the chili dogs were good, but not much else. the fries and rings were pitifully greasy, almost inedible. grease build up on stainless steel here wouldn't come clean with effort...More

Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Cheap eats, clean and fast. Hot dogs, chili dogs and hamburgers and fries and onion rings. Get a frosted orange, very yummy.

Thank 30,043
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first time being at The Varsity in Athens. I've only ever frequented the one in Atlanta before. The service was good and the food was released fast. The onion rings are always my favorite and I love that the restaurant stays open...More

Thank amirah e
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had the jones for a couple of slaw dawgs backed up by a side o' rings. The juicy dawgs arrived piping hot, loaded with slawy goodness. Onion rings exploded with a plethora of flavor which is unparalleled. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with...More

Thank athensugadawg
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Not a fan. Crowded, not very clean, and staff who clearly wanted to be somewhere else. But the food? Appearances can be deceiving, so thought maybe it will taste ok. Nope. Maybe it is my bias against fast food, but once was enough for me.

1  Thank Hubbynfather
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I have been eating Varsity food since back in the 60's. While the Athens location does not hold the charm and atmosphere of the original North Ave location in the ATL, they do a pretty good job here. The menu is the same and the...More

Thank Contweets
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Supposedly somewhat of a legend in Atlanta... not sure why but putting one in Athens seems to be a natural extension of their 'legacy'. If you like grease dripping from your onion rings and burgers, then this is your place... look not farther - they...More

Thank DanM320
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Even though I am mostly vegetarian these days, I had to get an MKO (mustard, ketchup, onions) dog from the Varsity on a recent visit. One of the few things I miss about Athens GA!! It is fast food, maybe a little greasy, but it...More

Thank waxwing3
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Wanted to try it, was adequate. I ordered chili, cheese, ,mustard, raw onion dog; also the chili, mustard, cheese, slaw then ordered the online rings. Got back to my hotel dogs were great but no mustard. Got French fries instead of my onion rings.

Thank Manuel P
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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