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Varsity Bar-B-Q & Ice Cream

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1907 S Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28083-6107
704-932-4400
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 6
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food for a good price

This place is a little off the beaten path, hole in the wall, locals eatery that was exactly what I was looking for. The food is pretty good and the service was great. Seeing BBQ, Ice Cream, seafood, bakery is quite the interesting combo. It's worth checking out if your in the neighborhood

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
PoliSciGuy24
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Sunbury, Ohio
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Newport, Oregon
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a home-owned restaurant. The folks are friendly. The food is consistently great - and huge portions. Fast service. They have a drive-through for pick-ups. We eat in, and take out. Every family gathering - our kids, who live out of town, love the food from this place. Our favorite barbecue spot in the area. Great cakes as well,... More 

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Thank Doug S
Sunbury, Ohio
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This place is a little off the beaten path, hole in the wall, locals eatery that was exactly what I was looking for. The food is pretty good and the service was great. Seeing BBQ, Ice Cream, seafood, bakery is quite the interesting combo. It's worth checking out if your in the neighborhood

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Thank PoliSciGuy24
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

I can't speak toward the "sit down" dining experience, but I have experienced the carry out. Our family purchased 4 lbs of pulled pork bbq and was underwhelming. Tastes like it was baked in an oven---could not get any hint of smoke at all. (I live in the area and have never smelled meat smoking ever) Legit BBQ joints close... More 

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Thank Bluesdaddy
Mooresville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We love this place!!! BBQ is good, atmosphere is excellent! My wife loves their Oyster Stew! We always get all of our Birthday cakes from the Bakery also!!

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Thank jrietman72
Concord, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The fried fish sandwich is basically the only item I purchase and it is worth every penny. Delicious.

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Thank Kay S
Concord, North Carolina
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Home cooked quality, low prices and a Family atmosphere are all available at the Varsity. The Rib Special over the weekend is the best in our areas. It is a bit layed back and one may have to wait for a seat but all in all, it is well worth it. The Bakery good are also well worth it. Great... More 

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1 Thank Michael H
concord,nc,usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Asked a friend where to go for a good burger. Really, really good. I had the deluxe that had cheese inside the burger. Really, really good! Fries were good too. Meal was $6.79 plus drink. Service very good and friendly. There is also a bakery that looked really, really good too! I'll be back soon!

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Thank CarolinaTraveler
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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178 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 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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Thank CarolinaTravelerGal
Greenville, North Carolina
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank ktg824
Greensboro, North Carolina
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186 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1907 S Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28083-6107
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Kannapolis
  • Phone Number: 704-932-4400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 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?