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Champy's World Famous Fried Chicken

1120 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606-3710
+1 706-850-3092
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (6 reviews)
“fried chicken” (28 reviews)
“cole slaw” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
1120 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606-3710
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted some local food fare at a reasonable price. We were en route between NC and FL and stopped in Athens. What a great place! Fun decor. Dollar bills on the wall where I’m sure many Univ of Georgia student couples post their names...More

Thank trevan
Reviewed 5 July 2018

40's and foul is the mantra here. Excellent fried chicken, not dropped in the fryer until you order it so be patient. The beer may not be the coldest in town, but if it isn't its a tie. Mostly it's a bar in a college...More

Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Just stumbled upon this joint not wanting to go to the regular chain restaurants for lunch. I ate at the bar listening to blues music and watching ESPN. Servers were friendly and efficient and very helpful with recommendations. I settled on some chicken tenders, green...More

1  Thank Simon R
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We visited for Sunday lunch. Perhaps there were a total of 10 people in the restaurant. There is probably much more traffic in the evenings. It appears that Champy's is a watering hole in addition to its chicken acclaim. We both ordered salads with chicken....More

Thank FredL757
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Great food, but had a horrible customer service experience. Owners weren’t willing to listen to reason. Ended up calling corporate and they apologized profusely for how we were treated. Would definitely visit the Chattanooga location, but the Athens location needs to learn basic customer service...More

2  Thank GeorgiaPeach89
Josh & Amy C, Owner at Champy's World Famous Fried Chicken, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

We’ve already addressed your tables’ comments publicly. You refused to pay your bill, held up our waitresses for nearly an hour and were on the brink of having the local authorities called. You are NOT welcome back into our establishment.

Reviewed 15 May 2018

My husband and I have both been craving really good fried chicken. After looking at the reviews, we decided to give Champy's a try. We were at our vacation property in Madison, GA so we made a 40 minute drive to get there. It looked...More

5  Thank djbracknell
Josh & Amy C, Owner at Champy's World Famous Fried Chicken, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

You submitted an expired ID from 2007 and our waitress did exactly what they are trained to do in these situations. Our business has to maintain a high level of control over alcohol sales to maintain our operating license. The waiters and waitresses themselves can...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018

Yes, the owners of this location actually threatened to have our party of four adults and two small children arrested over a $10 miscalculation on their end. Rather than simply apologize for a simple misunderstanding, they wasted more than an hour of our lives and...More

6  Thank AthensReview
Josh & Amy C, Owner at Champy's World Famous Fried Chicken, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

In response to your account of last evening, we provide the following clarifications. Our waitress that served your table has been with our restaurant for three years and waited on your table in a truthful and trained manner. When your table questioned the sides, you...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Crispy, moist, delicious and all comes with a smile. I had the 2 piece white meat fried chicken dinner with the baked beans (great beans with lots of meat) and changed from cole slaw to potato salad. I am not a fan of Cole Slaw....More

1  Thank Dorothy H
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

A friend has told me how great this place was, but I am always skeptical of fried chicken restaurants because nobody makes it better than my grandmother did. However, this place comes close. It has the feel of a bar that happens to serve fantastic...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We ordered to go because my husband had been to the doctor. There was a radio broadcast when I went in to pick up food at 1:15 pm. The fried chicken - 2 breast and wing with 2 sides Lots of chicken livers and 2...More

Thank Gwen G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606-3710
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-850-3092
  • E-mail
Champy's Famous Fried Chicken is the one and only Blues Bar located in the Classic City. Champys of Athens is a local family run full service bar and grill offering Mississippi Delta Cuisine, our World Famous Fried Chicken and our trademark...Fortys & Fowl...! We also cater, for any event no matter the venue or size !!!
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