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The Varsity Athens

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1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
+1 706-548-6325
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Fast Food
1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
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Reviewed December 10, 2015

"What'll ya have?" is the question you'll get when you step up to the counter, and, much like a NYC deli, you had better have already made your decision and know EXACTLY what you want (especially if it's a UGA home football weekend and folks...More

Thank Bob N
Reviewed December 5, 2015

We came here because of the reputation of the chain. However, we were sorely disappointed. The young woman taking our order messed it up twice - and it was a standard item. The food was cold. No one cleaned any of the tables while we...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Three of our family members that day were UGA grads, so to re-live the good ole days in Athens and who doesn't love the nostalgia of the Varsity....we decided to go there for lunch. Bad mistake! The service was HORRIBLE! The people at the registers...More

Thank Reviewfairly
Reviewed November 27, 2015

Interesting place, greasy food. Hot dogs must come from another planet, a weird red color. Staff is kind of rude. Some people love the place. Last time I went was with a group of folks from my work. By mid afternoon we all felt terrible....More

Thank UGA_guy_Athens_GA
Reviewed November 19, 2015

IF you're into fast food (read fast, greasy, and super-unhealthy fried stuff), this is the place to go in Athens, if you want to skip the franchise options, which are probably just as bad. The only redeeming feature of this place that I can think...More

Thank pesheff
Reviewed November 16, 2015

The lady who took our order was less than friendly, the chicken sandwich was not grilled it was microwaved. The onion rings were cold and greasy - they returned them hot and greasier with no flavor. I would not go back for any reason and...More

Thank lange1
Reviewed November 9, 2015

Delicious hotdogs and fries and pies! This is a real fast-food restaurant -- they serve the food fast, and hot! Very friend staff. Comfortable seating, good TVs (cartoons instead of news). Plenty of parking. Very clean rest rooms!

Thank N W
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Never been here but close to our hotel while in town on business so gave it a shot. Unfriendly and rude order taker, she was hard to understand and acted put out that we asked questions!!!! I do not care for all beef hot dogs,...More

Thank Lynne K
Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Good tasting not healthy just like Atlanta spot. Service soso clean rest room clean no drive thru Georgia memorabilia all around if that interests you

Thank Rollbama
Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

If you've been eating right - kale, green smoothies, and lot's of veggies - your cholesterol won't take too big of a hit if you chow down on some chili dogs, onion rings and a frosty orange shake! The Varsity is a Southern institution you...More

Thank PattiP313
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Janet K
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. All the Varsity's serve what are referred to as PCs. It is served with a cup of ice. Be sure to try it over ice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, 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 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-548-6325
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