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The Varsity Athens

1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
+1 706-548-6325
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“onion rings” (71 reviews)
“chili dog” (64 reviews)
“chilli” (30 reviews)
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American, Fast food
1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a good place to stop before or after a Georgia game this is the place. I went here after the Georgia vs Auburn basketball game. I am a Auburn fan but I still love this place! The 2 Chilli dogs...More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Every time I visit Athens, GA (at least 2x/month) I always eat lunch at the Varsity. Can't beat those hot dogs!

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

The Chili Dogs here are outstanding and the peach pies are even better! I weekend recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Needless to say way disappointed. We grew up on "what'll ya have" in Atlanta with great service attiutude and good "grease" (yes there is such a thing). The Varsity Athens was the complete opposite of that. The front line service had no personality - the...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 11 December 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 5 December 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 4 December 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 27 November 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 19 November 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 17 November 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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