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The Varsity Athens

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1000 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606
706-548-6325
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Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
An Athens icon!

The Varsity is an icon in Athens and especially on Georgia Bulldog football days. The food is consistently great and always very clean and inviting!! They have the number one best chili dogs anywhere around!!!! If you have never eaten there, you are missing out!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
vhstevens
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The Varsity is an icon in Athens and especially on Georgia Bulldog football days. The food is consistently great and always very clean and inviting!! They have the number one best chili dogs anywhere around!!!! If you have never eaten there, you are missing out!!!!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I understand the "historic importance" of this "restaurant" but the food is awful, customer service is poor. If you rate a McDonald a 10 in a 1-10 scale, you would rate The Varsity a 2 or 3.

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Peachtree City, GA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As a UGA Dawg, I love all things Athens, so I hate to have to admit it but I think the Tech location for the Varsity in Atlanta is more exciting and fun to visit. That said, there's nothing wrong with a good FO, some fries, and a hamburger here at the Varsity in Athens. Go Dawgs!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

I'm not saying the Varsity is the best food you'll ever have... It's greasy, full of fat, and just standard food.... Hot dogs and burgers. It's a part of Georgia's history and therefor a must visit place. The onion rings are wonderful - in my opinion they are worth the visit and the best thing on the menu. I also... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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185 reviews 185 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I don't remember where I saw this show featured. Some Travel Chanel or Food Network show. But as I was driving by on recent trip to Athens it caught my eye and I remembered seeing it on some show. So I decided to grab a snack. I wasn't going for a full meal. Just something to hold me over. The... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Varsity is most definitely a great place to eat and meet with friends. It is an Athens, Georgia Icon and a must go to place to eat when visiting Athens

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Athens, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Always a great place to go for lunch! You just can't beat their chili cheeseburger, fries, and a frosted orange! Sometimes the behind the counter service is a little rude, but the ladies that clean the tables/bathrooms are always so sweet.

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really enjoyed the frozen orange drink. Food was average. Quick and witty servers. I hear its not as good as the one in Atlanta though.

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This location is easy enough to find. It was clean & the young lady that took our order was friendly. We were there on a weekday, so it wasn't very busy. The burger was just okay. I prefer the chili dogs. They are yummy! I also love the Frosted Orange. It's so good! I got some of the Fried Apple... More 

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Danielsville, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really disappointing. After hearing that this was a great burger joint, I was left to think that people were kidding me. There are a number of fast food places that offer a better burger and fries. While it is nice to have police officers stationed at the door, the bullet hole in the front window was a little un-nerving.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 706-548-6325

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?