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1000 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606
706-548-6325
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    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
fine fast food

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Steve H
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Belmar, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Belmar, New Jersey
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174 reviews 174 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This place is good to go to once, just to have the experience. But if it's your first or only time in Athens, there are better choices than the Varsity. The burgers are flat and wimpy and the fries are rubbery. It's like fair food, greasy and overpriced.

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Baltimore, MD
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We visited just after Christmas when there were few students in town. Still the service was so slow that a manager joked that they must be "growing the onions for the onion rings." From the time we came in the same family groups were at the same registers (about 8 in all) for over 20 minutes. When we finally got... More 

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Varsity is a tradition, not a food place. The food is par with what most buy from their local grocer and cook in the backyard, but the tradition behind the food is what makes it great. "What'll-ya-have?" rings throughout the line on busy gamedays, and the onion rings will provide you with the tastiest heart attack possible. Definitely visit... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Good, Greasy food! No frills or fancy stuff, just good game day food! Love visiting here to get fast food that's as unique as Athens!!!

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?