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The Varsity Athens

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1000 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Winston Salem, NC
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even though I am mostly vegetarian these days, I had to get an MKO (mustard, ketchup, onions) dog from the Varsity on a recent visit. One of the few things I miss about Athens GA!! It is fast food, maybe a little greasy, but it has a taste and atmosphere all its own. If you want a true Athens' experience,... More 

Thank waxwing3
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to try it, was adequate. I ordered chili, cheese, ,mustard, raw onion dog; also the chili, mustard, cheese, slaw then ordered the online rings. Got back to my hotel dogs were great but no mustard. Got French fries instead of my onion rings.

Thank Manuel P
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the quick food service. Enjoyed the Heavy Dog and the Frozen Orange but I didn't really like the concept of the order takers screaming at you "What'll yall have!", when you're trying to figure out what you want, especially being an out of towner. And feeling rushed. Besides that aspect, I think the food was very grub worthy.

Thank Pang L
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small burgers, good but small. The fries were delicious. As soon as you walk in their ready to take your order.

Thank Moe W
Cape Coral, Florida
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Going to UG to tour, wanted to stop in for a first time visit and was very underwhelmed. Dogs and burgers were good but looked like the had been under the heat lamp for a bit. Great for a first time visit and to taste a bit of history.

Thank hakunajimbo
Zebulon, Georgia
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never been to this Varsity, but grew up on the Atlanta location. Great, friendly service. My two dogs were perfect, but my rings were not even warm. My large FO made the meal, and I am 40+ years fat and happy with the Varsity.

Thank BoxLunchConnoisseur
Hampton, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Greatest Chili Dawgs! Best Onion Rings! Wonderful Chili Steaks! Wash it all down with a FO! Top it of with a fried apple pie!

Thank dixiedawg58
Stephens, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Try out the pimento cheese burger and chili cheese fries. Everything on their menu is amazing and ranges from burgers, hotdogs, fries, onion rings, pies and icecream! Whadaya have?

Thank seck05
Anchorage, AK
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Not up to the standards of their big brother in Atlanta, but surely the best chili dogs, fries and onion rings in Athens. No matter how many times I hear the servers ask "What'll ya have?" I still fumble for an answer. But it's always chili cheese slaw dog and onion rings. Nothing gourmet here, but everything is fresh. Plenty... More 

Thank akbear
Savannah, Georgia
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Came in a 5:00 PM to get a combo and other food to take home. First, the chili cheese steaks and the chili cheese dawgs were excellent. Fried rings and fried pie (Apple) were delicious. But the two people who were at the counter were horrible. One girl would not even lift her head to take my order and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 706-548-6325

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?