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The Varsity Athens

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1000 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606
+1 706-548-6325
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Macon, Georgia
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184 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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299 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Jefferson, Georgia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Yes it's part of our Georgia history!!! I've been there many times and enjoyed my hot hotdogs, whether it is a chili dog or a slaw dog it's still the varsity!!!! If you've never been you've got to go!!!!!!!! I don't much care for their hamburgers, but the hot dogs are average. At my last visit I was greeted with... More 

Thank tomhukfin
Statesboro, Georgia, United States
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Varsity is a place I have gone to for 30 years when I get a chance to visit Athens or Atlanta. If your on a diet and watching your waste line then pass it on by. If you want a great Chili dog and french fries then stop on in for a treat. Located in the middle of Athens... More 

Thank Dennis W
Jefferson, Georgia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

For my entire (55 years) of life I have eaten at the Varsity. It was always a treasure to get to go as a child, especially during the summer for a "frosted orange". My mother used to get up at 2 am and drag me and my sisters to Atlanta, just to eat a "chilidog" It is not the place... More 

Thank lpwoo61
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Great food good service and great atmosphere I would recommend for lunch not your average fast food.

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Thank drewfreeman20
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

They used to have the greatest onion rings, breaded just ring NOW they have changed the battering to a thicker more breaded and it takes away the traditional varsity flavor.

Thank gerard c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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
  • 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?