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The Varsity Athens

1000 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606
706-548-6325
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Ranked #60 of 334 Restaurants in Athens
Price range: $5 - $10
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Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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The Woodlands, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Ate here on my first day in town, two chili dogs and fries. I was violently sick within 10/15 minutes of eating my meal. Not sure what it was that made me so sick. When we walked in there was a customer at the counter asking for help. He was upset that his order hadn't been filled properly. He waited... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We walked over to the Varsity from our hotel (best western) and had a hot dog. My husband and I both really enjoyed our food. The staff are really nice

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

The Varsity in Athens (and Atlanta too) is an institution in north Georgia. I've been going to The Varsity in both locations for many, many years. If you like hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, and onion rings The Varsity has the best!! July 12 I stopped at the Athens location and consumed at chili dog, a chili burger, onion rings, and... More

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Thomasville, Georgia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Varsity experience cannot be duplicated anywhere - except maybe another Varsity. The food is the same as the first time I visited the Atlanta Varsity over 30 years ago! The young lady taking our order was friendly and helpful. My husband has a standard order so he rattled his off quickly. I had a few questions and she was... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

this restaurant was open late when we got into town and convenient to the Best Western. It was quaint and if you like burgers this is the place for you. the service staff was completely ambivalent to our presence.

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Athens, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great chili dogs, hand cut fries, hand cut and breaded onion rings, these are the top of the menu. Burgers are OK, sandwiches are good. The place and the food has not changed in the past 50 years. I have eaten at the North Ave location and the old location in downtown Athens,this one is just as good. I have... More

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Dacula, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

As a patron of the original Varsity on North Avenue in Atlanta, I hold the satellite locations to a high standard. This one doesn't disappoint, with the same great offerings.

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Martinez, Georgia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

When I talked about visiting Athens everyone said we 'had' to eat at the varsity. It was ok, the food was good but nothing spectacular. Very laid back atmosphere which is nice.

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