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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%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (71 reviews)
“chili dog” (64 reviews)
“chilli” (30 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Fast food
1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606-3062
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11 - 20 of 222 reviews

Reviewed 21 May 2017 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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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...More

Thank ch468
Reviewed 15 May 2017 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...More

Thank backhoe409
Reviewed 10 May 2017 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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank katork
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...More

Thank Baybug2012
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
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank CathyP1953
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...More

Thank jvcs
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
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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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