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Varsity Bar-B-Q & Ice Cream

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1907 S Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28083-6107
+1 704-932-4400
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Kannapolis, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food and menu selection is Very Good. The drive-thru service; however, is not so good. We always call in our order, whether from home or the road and it seems some customers place their orders at the window and wait for them. No shame, but as a frequent customer, it does get annoying.

Thank sblack90
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great variety of food. Best hamburgers and hotdogs in town. Their barbecue is some of the best around. It's a small place so get there early. The owner is often seen talking with his customers as they dine!

Thank debrap1989
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good food! You have to save room for dessert since the bakery & ice cream are right there!! Delicious!!

Thank 293mitchellm
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Great food hot and fresh. Our waitress could have paid attention to refills and not have stood and socialized as much. Good food though.

Thank nickieh07
North Carolina
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Start with a bun. Add the signature tangy vinegar sauce drizzled over a hefty helping of tender chopped barbeque. Then, add a layer of red slaw. What you have.... is a meal on a bun. Add some fries and sweet iced tea and you have found perfection. The folks at Varsity know how to put it all together. Not only... More 

Thank Sylvia S
Concord, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Another of my favorite restaurants. Love the chopped pork, red slaw, hushpuppies and the thick sweet sauce. Thin hot sauce is also available. They have daily specials like fish, hot dogs or hamburgers. If you have room for dessert or want to bring some home you'll be walking through the bakery side on your way out the door. You can... More 

Thank Michelle Z
Kings Mountain
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Varsity serves a terrific BBQ sandwich. Better than the other area barbecue restaurants (you know who you are). Large portion. Hot and fresh. With several homemade sauces to choose from. Try their hot dogs, wings, and hamburgers. Also, try the Brunswick stew (when in season). Ice tea is excellent. Family run. Friendly service. Desert is right across the way at... More 

Thank Strowd1
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

If you are into BBQ Pork,this is one of the Best Places to go to.The BBQ Pork,is nice and moist,not dried out.:)

Thank Victoria S
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We went with our 2 young children and the waitress was super accommodating and friendly with them which always helps. Good barbecue with amazing fountain Cheerwine and crushed ice! Helps that the Party House is connected for a sweet treat before you leave!

Thank Kjerstin F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Choose the Deluxe Burger for a good hand pattied burger! The others on the menu do not taste as good as this one. We are addicted to the Grilled Chicken Bacon Swiss Sandwich! The fish and fish sandwich are AWESOME! If you don't want fries, there is a variety of sides to choose from...cakes in the bakery rock, also!

Thank cnewtonnktown

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1907 S Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28083-6107
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Kannapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 704-932-4400

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