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“Get out of the fast food joints and get...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Varsity Athens

The Varsity Athens
Ranked #58 of 410 Restaurants in Athens
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Athens, GA
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Get out of the fast food joints and get...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2010

Get out of the fast food joints and get you hotdogs, hamburgers, and much more at the Varsity. The varsity started in Atlanta but it is truely an Athena tradition. Good food, and great atmosphere. Really fun place before and after Georgia games. Several TVs to watch while you eat. Insider tip: don't approach the counter until you know what what you want. The ordering goes fast.

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English first
Georgia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Legendary chili dogs, onion rings, and more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2009

Go to "The V" for great chili dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, pimento cheese sandwiches, and more served with outstanding onion rings or french fries. Definitely not health food fare -- but a little grease from The V every now and then isn't too bad! Opened in 1932 in Athens. Known for fast service, great food, and a lingo all its own.Terrific spot before or after any UGA sporting event ... you'll see lots of families dining at The V. Open late after most UGA sporting events.

No car hop service at this location, but they have lots of inside seating (mostly booths with some tables), a drive-thru window, and outdoor concrete tables too. There are 4+ dining areas that have large TVs so you can choose a room based on what sport is playing on the TV!

Don't forget to try a Frosted Orange, known as an F.O., while you're there! This wonderful concoction that goes great with chili dogs and onion rings, and it's unlike other orange-soda & ice cream blend at other restaurants. Choose a fried apple or peach pie if you need a dessert, or they also serve hand-dipped ice cream if you prefer.

The counter clerks yell "What'll ya have?" to you when they're ready to take your order, so step up and order when you're ready. They sell souvenir t-shirts and hats so you can prove to everyone back home that you've been to the legendary Varsity!

Some of lingo from The V:
naked dog = plain hot dog on a bun
red dog = plain hot dog with ketchup
steak = hamburger with ketchup, mustard, and pickle
Visit their website for more information .... www.thevarsity.com

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