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Varsity Bar-B-Q & Ice Cream

1907 S Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28083-6107
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Ranked #25 of 82 Restaurants in Kannapolis
Cuisines: Dessert
Most recent review
- Aug 7, 2014
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9 reviews from our community

55% Recommend
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English first
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144 reviews 144 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

First time at the Varsity, it was quite a shock. I had heard some good things about this restaurant/bakery, and thought we would give it a try. The service is very slow to begin with. I had the chicken tenders, they were way too spicy, they left an odd taste in my mouth the rest of the night. I also... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I got their chopped barbeque, and it was really good. My daughter got their barbeque chicken and raved about how wonderful it was. Be prepared to eat, because you get alot of food! Very friendly and attentive waitresses :) One of the waitresses even let me try their slaw made with ketchup. It was not my favorite, but she was... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a local place with good BBQ with a choice of two sauces. The portion is very large and the food was delivered very quickly all 3 times I ate here. However, dont stop at just the BBQ. The seafood dinner is really good and MORE than you can eat. The meatloaf is sometimes a daily special and is... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The best BLT's can be found here....wonderful. Also, I'll never bake again when I can stop at Party House and pick up the best pound cake ever. The cake is a must for any family event, party or vacation. If the locals (us) love it, you will too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I arrived at varsity barbecue at approximately 1130 AM after sitting in a booth for approximately 5 minutes with only two other tables in the restaurant I had to get up to find a waitress to take care of me who got my drink and asked me to wait for the other waitress because it wasn't her section I placed... More

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is a small hole in the wall "mom & pop" bar-b-q restaurant/bakery. To their credit, they do have excellent food and the fresh bakery items ranging from cookies to full blown wedding cakes are delicious! The restaurant side main focus is Bar-b-q but they have daily specials ranging from meatloaf to the typical burger fare. They give you big... More

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lebanon, tn
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This place is well worth a visit. We were looking for some home made NC bbq and we found a hidden gem for it. It is a great little hometown restaurant with wonderful food and they do not skimp on servings! Well priced and very friendly staff.

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charlotte, nc
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Our first trip to the Varsity was good. Hubby had the short ribs and said they were excellent. The portions were great and the chix filets were okay...just a little salty from the breader used. We had heard so much about their seafood that we tried the shrimp and flounder on the next visit. I like pepper but they should... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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138 reviews 138 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Tried a new place for dinner and got the BBQ plate. We thought the BBQ was needing a "zip" added to help the flavor, was moist but just needed more flavor. The hush puppies were good and the service was excellent. Had only been seated a few seconds and the server was asking for drinks, I like that. Next time... More

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