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The Varsity Athens

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1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
+1 706-548-6325
10:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Passong through Athens so we thought we'd give it a try. The food was awful. The service was good. Very pleasant lady refilled our drinks. They do have the good shaved ice.

Thank Mary G
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed in in Athens on a road trip and noticed The Varsity on our way to the hotel. Having seen the one in Atlanta on food channels Diners Drive-ins and Dives we were anxious to give it a try. I love hot dogs and it's hard to disappoint me but this place excelled at it. On the show they were... More 

Thank ch468
Covington, Georgia
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like hot dogs and onion rings this is the place. My choice, 2 chili red cheese dogs with pimento cheese, a side of rings and a large coke. YUMMO! this place started in downtown Atlanta and has a couple of branches. Being a college town there is no shortage of customers. Neat little rooms with different tv stations... More 

Thank backhoe409
Athens, Georgia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going to the Varsity since 1977 on and off. Good food for fast restaurant. Good atmosphere. Friendly staff and reasonably priced.

Thank Don H
Grayson, Georgia
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668 reviews
561 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were planning on another place, but they were not open on Monday. Varsity goes way back and we usually go to the original one by GT. When they are busy, the onion rings are fresh. Alas, not a busy day for this Varsity and the rings were mushy. Oh well, the chili dogs and orange drink were ok. I... More 

Thank katork
Macon, Georgia
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201 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Well it isn't Atl, but it pretty much taste exactly the same. Overall the experience was varsity and the smell was the same. I got a frosted orange because it is just tradition. I don't think you will be disappointed and I imagine game day is packed and awesome.

Thank Baybug2012
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I could eat here every day if I loved local. I guess it's a good thing that I live 6 hours away. Ha, I'm here on business and I've eaten here 2x already. Love the chili-slaw dog!

Thank Randolph210
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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345 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

What'll Ya Have?????You must try the Varsity Chili Dog!!! There is no other hot dog that tastes as well as the Varsity Chili Dog!!! First time to stop in Athens for the scrumptious little morsels.... we have stopped at the Atlanta location numerous times!!!! Try the onion rings, French fries, and peach pie!!! Just heavenly!!!!!

Thank CathyP1953
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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183 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We went in to get a quick take out dinner on a busy Friday night, ordering ch-li dogs and onion rings. If you know the Varsity from Atlanta, it is pretty much the same. The service is quick and friendly, and the food is yummy for what it is.

Thank jvcs
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

this is a good place for some fast hot dogs and hamburgers. If you like chili, try a chili dog or a chili burger. The onion rings are good but a little greasy.

Thank kathy h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?