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The Varsity

4 star rating 112 Reviews

(404) 881-1706(404) 881-1706 View Website »

61 North AveAtlanta, GA 30308

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  BrandonJ445

    Reviews: 2

    You cannot come to Atlanta without stopping here!
    BrandonJ445 (2 reviews)
    3/05/2015

    Frosted O. Walking Dogs. Onion rings. Fried peach pie. These are the foundation of everything Atlanta has become. Follow in the footsteps of the pioneers that founded this city and stop in at The Varsity for an oil change.

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  tlathrop4

    Reviews: 1

    An Atlanta Icon
    tlathrop4 (1 review)
    5/02/2013

    Whatya have! Love it. At Atlanta icon. Gotta get some every time I go downtown. Onion rings and a frosted orange.

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA - RSA-Testimonials R.

    RSA-Testimonials R.

    Great food fast!
    RSA-Testimonials R. (Posted to Judysbook.com)
    8/26/2010

    Chili Slaw Dogs are the best!

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  Severian37

    Reviews: 9

    An Overrated Landmark
    Severian37 (9 reviews)
    5/02/2010

    The Varsity is an Atlanta landmark, known far and wide for their sideshow food-fare, but if you're expecting a quality hot dog and fries, you'd be better off making them at home. This place is pricey, especially for the lackluster quality they put out, and it's just plain bad chili. My father called them, heart-attack-in-a-bag, and in fact it was the last thing he had for lunch the day he had a heart attack that put him in a coma for three days and destroyed his short term memory completely. It's not the Varsity's fault, certainly, but it's the kind of food that doesn't lend itself to healthy living. All this being said, if you enjoy fast-food, you will love the Varsity. That's all it is.

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  dennisw

    Reviews: 13

    Always fun trip to the Varsity - but touristy
    dennisw (13 reviews)
    1/31/2010

    Not sure if any other restaurant makes frosted oranges, but none can compare to the V! As a native Atlantan, I must go to the V for an "oil change" at least once a year. Great to go to before Georgia Tech games - park on this side of the highway and better traffic after the game. Prices have increased tremendously over the last few years, hence the low value rating. Consider the entertainment of the staff as part of the experience. It is a little annoying when the place is jammed with tourists who are going just because it is in all the tourist books, but still worth it. Long live the Varsity.

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  AlbertK

    Reviews: 7

    Naked. Dog. Walking.
    AlbertK (7 reviews)
    8/11/2009

    Ok, you can't live in the Hot-Lanta without going to the the big V at least once. It's not that the food's great (it isn't), or that the ambiance is all that pretty (it isn't either). It's that it's an Atlanta institution. Everyone goes. And you can order a naked dog walking. Just say it. Naked. Dog. Walking. Now that's funny no matter what.

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  tweazer

    Reviews: 6

    WORST FOOD EVER!!!
    tweazer (6 reviews)
    11/07/2008

    When I first moved to Atlanta, everyone told me I had to try The Varsity. I did and was greatly disappointed. I am from the Mid-west and we have Frisch's Big Boy, so I was reminded of that by the outside, but the food was not good, it made my dog vomit.

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  JKinAtlanta

    Reviews: 52

    A classic
    JKinAtlanta (52 reviews)
    11/04/2008

    Okay, what can we say. Small burgers, greasy fries and O-rings, counter folks who are liable to shout at you if you're not ready -- and yet it gets an easy "5-stars." There's something missing in the ratings -- maybe nostalgia, maybe quick good food that doesn't try to be more than it is. Learn the lingo and live "the V" experience, whether you grew up on it at Tech games or are just beginning. Order up some luscious, sweet onion rings and eat 'em hot. Get a "red steak" a PC or FO and a chili-only dog (leaves off the nasty mustard) and have your order in mind and money in hand!

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  Longshoe

    Reviews: 24

    How can you go wrong with the slaw dogs?
    Longshoe (24 reviews)
    8/29/2008

    I love going to the Varsity, I should go more often. Great hot dogs, the slaw dogs are my favorite. Cool atmosphere in the restaurant too, it's a must if you're new in town.

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  lucy19

    Reviews: 6

    Greasiest food around
    lucy19 (6 reviews)
    8/13/2008

    IF you like greasy eat here. Otherwise stay away. This resturant makes me sick everytime I eat here. It is a heart attack waiting to happen.

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  thisgood4u

    Reviews: 26

    Delicious Heartburn
    thisgood4u (26 reviews)
    7/25/2008

    I don't splurge often, but when I do, the varsity is my favorite place to get all the extra calories I can consume. The fried ham and cheese is a secret item that is so good.

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  gizmokatz

    Reviews: 22

    Just like the old days
    gizmokatz (22 reviews)
    7/12/2008

    I have lived in Atlanta for most of my life and always enjoyed an occasional trip to the varsity. The FO (frosted orange), chili dog and onion rings make a perfect diner meal. Oh yeah, it is greasy, but worth it.

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  stevenj

    Reviews: 27

    An Institution
    stevenj (27 reviews)
    7/05/2008

    What can I say? There is better quality food out there and probabaly friendlier service. But the Varsity is an institution and the total package. It is a fantastic place to take people who are new to visiting Atlanta and is close to the GA Aquarium and the New World of Coke. It is a great way to treat kids. OK so its not the healthiest food in the world but quite a while back they change the oil they use and it is a lot better.

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  bettyjane

    Reviews: 150

    Best Chili dogs
    bettyjane (150 reviews)
    7/05/2008

    The Varsity is an Atlanta landmark and it lives up to its name. The chili dogs and frosted orange can't be beat.

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  • The Varsity - Atlanta, GA -  zenji1

    Reviews: 10

    What'll Have? What'll Have?
    zenji1 (10 reviews)
    6/30/2008

    You've never had fast food like you can get at this drive in. You've got to have a chili dog "all the way" and an FO (frosted orange). Add some onion rings and a fried peach pie - it doesn't get any better than this.

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Business details

Atmosphere

  • Casual
  • Children
  • Family
  • Festive
  • Fun
  • People Watching

Features

  • Take Out

Entertainment

  • TV

Average Price

  • $15 and under

Cuisines

  • American

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