This has to be the worst food I've ever eaten! The chili was water, bland yet had the distinct taste of plastic. The hot dog meat and hamburger tasted over cooked and old. I can't believe this place is in business. It was absolutely disgusting. I wish I could give it no stars. Stay away!!
Posted: 1/16/2009 • Link to this review
The value of the varsity is goon as soon as they starting making combos. Everything is greasy but the fries, pies, rings are great. I also like the hot dog all the way. The frosted orange had too much ice/mix, not enough orange.
Posted: 8/20/2008 • Link to this review
I have lived in Atlanta most of my life and treat myself to the varsity only occasionally for health reasons. This just isn't the same as "the Varsity". The FO(frosted orange) especially had an aftertaste you don't get at the location downtown.
Posted: 7/12/2008 • Link to this review
I realize this is an Atlanta tradition but the food is horrible. The burgers are greasy and the chili gives me the worst heartburn. I will never eat there again. I rather Sonic.
Posted: 6/04/2008 • Link to this review
Or maybe it's the different location?? Nothing overly exciting about the dogs (Nuway is so much better) but it's more about an Atlanta tradition.
After moving to Atlanta from Chicago I was told I had to go to The Varsity. Apparently, a dog with everything means something different here than it does in Chicago. I think The Varsity dog had mustard and relish. Not to be a hotdog snob, but a dog with everything means mustard, relish, tomato, cucumber wedge, onion, hot peppers and, especially, celery salt.
Posted: 8/26/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I grew up in Atlanta, so the downtown Varsity has a long history with me. We were excited when this outlet opened in Cobb, but it's just not the same. Maybe it's all in my head, but the onion rings just don't seem as crisp or the chili dogs as tasty. Guess I'll save my yearly lube job for a downtown visit!!
Posted: 4/13/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Truly, there's nothing special about the food, but the atmosphere of the 50's diner combined with the "what'll ya have, what'll ya have, what'll ya have" entertains my young children quite a bit. And the hats, of course...
Posted: 4/12/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review