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The Varsity Athens

1000 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606
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Ranked #72 of 343 Restaurants in Athens
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were in town for the UGA/GT game this past weekend. Food was OK, nothing special. We were rethinking our decision to come in when we saw the permanent office for the police officer on duty! When the girl at the counter didn't wake up, (honestly, she was sleeping on her feet at the register!) one of the girls down... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is an old favorite in Athens. The burgers and dogs are good. They're small but simply order a couple and you'll be fine. These guys have wi-fi which was nice while being on the road.

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New England
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The MANS review: What can I say, Its an institution!!! Anyone who has had a fried pie a la mode here at the Varsity knows....... Here is the scene: 10:00 pm Friday night before the Georgia Bulldogs / Auburn Tigers game, one of the conferences oldest rivalries. Key game for both teams. The streets of Athens are filled with the... More 

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Cordele, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Some places know how to make dining and experience and the varsity is the master of this. Go to the counter and get bowled over by "Whadayouhave". Order a plain hotdog and it becomes a naked tube steak. Order a hamburger with lettuce and it is " one through the garden". A plain old grilled cheese is good. Great onion... More 

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Athens, Georgia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Whereas the dogs in its multitude of variations, the onion rings and fries for which they are well known, it is primarily the grease in the food that keeps us coming back. It tastes great but is not good for you. I along with every Dawg must stop at the Varsity whenever nearby. Three separate dining areas feature Kids stuff,... More 

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Atlanta, ga
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178 reviews 178 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Not a health food place, but a rare eating experience. Good dogs almost any way you might want them and tasty onion rings. They have burgers also. Excellent but greasy onion rings. Great apple and peach fried pies like grandmother used to make in the south. Go more for the experience than the food! It is a "sister" to the... More 

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East Fishkill, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Everything was dripping in grease. It was like nothing was drained. Prevent the buns were soaked I grease. Prices high. Food quality poor.

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Pikeville, TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stay at the Best Western across the street, and both my husband and I always look forward to having our chili dogs and onion rings! Fun place to check out! Highly recommended!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Greasy, not quick, over-rated, and historic....All I can see is the mystique of being an institution. The only thing on the menu worth mentioning is the orange cream...everything else is a stomach ache waiting to happen. Grease, grease, and more grease.... Cheap food, slung at you, and hard on the old intestines. I wonder what they put in the chili.... More 

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Additional Information about The Varsity Athens

Address: 1000 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606
Phone Number: 706-548-6325
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American

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