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Review of The Varsity Athens

The Varsity Athens
Ranked #63 of 435 Restaurants in Athens
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 29 October 2017

You can't visit Athens without a meal from The Varsity. This sums it up!!!! I will always go back.The food is consistently good. It's a 50 year family tradition.

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Thank worldtraveler5229
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Varsity is an Atlanta tradition, and this branch in Athens, GA, near UGA, is as good as the original in ATL, and not nearly as crowded! When the counter person barks out "What'll you have?", the chili dog is what you order (unless you want a plain dog, which is a "naked dog".) Limp but good fries, greasy onion rings, and a fried pie! We tried the sweet potato fried pie and it was delicious!

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Thank happy_in_paris_10
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

What can I say you haven't visited Atlanta or Athens if you've not eaten at the varsity. Is it the best hot dog and french fries in the world, probably not!!!But life is not complete without a visit to the dawg house.

Thank tomhukfin
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Had out-of-town guests this past weekend. They wanted the varsity. We ended up eating here twice. Our group loved the HOT DOGS! Hamburgers are just average. I had a pretty good grilled chicken salad. Fries are pretty good, but the ONION RINGS are out of this world. Tried the Orange Freeze for the first time. DeLish!!!

Thank Melanie W
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This had to be some of the worst food I have tasted in a long time. The onion rings were over-breaded and cooked in old oil. The hot dogs were bland (we found the cayenne pepper too late). The pimento grilled "cheese" dripped gallons of some sort of orange colored grease and had a few tiny little pieces of red something (it certainly didn't taste like pimento). The fries were probably the best part of the meal and they were soggy.

The people at the counter where you order were sullen. The only ray of sunshine was an older lady cleaning tables, who would not let us sit until she had thoroughly cleaned our chosen table and chairs, including cleaning the mustard spout with the rag she was using to clean up the seats and tables. We appreciated her spunk.

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