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The Varsity

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61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
+1 404-881-1706
10:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to eat here because it was rated high and it was the closest to us. It was okay. The onion rings were tasty but greasy. The cheeseburger was Burger King size, just more expensive. The shakes were good old milk shakes. I liked ordering from our car and having them bring it to the window. The nostalgia was... More 

Thank Tonya V
Greenville, South Carolina
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1,153 reviews
753 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I had driven past The Varsity on Route 85 dozens of time and we finally stopped in. It is a hoot, a landmark of Americana past that should never be forgotten. The food is everything your doctor tells you not to eat, but wow was it great. We shared the Chilli Dogs with cheese, the Onion Rings,... More 

Thank Richard F
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347 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had eaten before at the Varsity but it has been quite a while. After seeing the Travel Channel shows on it being a top hot dog spot I decided I'd give it another try. No line at the counter and I ordered the chili cheese dog. It was prepared right away and served up in less than a minute.... More 

Thank clemson_grad79
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Varsity is a old time drive-in restaurant near Georgia Tech, but now more common Inside service. you step up to a counter and respond to"whatyahave". Chili dogs, onion rings, orange frosty, and heartburn are served up to many generations of Atlantans and visitors. Go!

Thank wendyat710
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must place to eat for great food. The chili dogs, fries, pies. All awesome. Have been every time i am in town.

Thank Nick M
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My kids simply refused to eat. We could have gotten better hot dogs at a gas station. I really don't get why people come here. The onion rings were great, but that was IT.

Thank Dmitri-Mary Y
Dacula, Georgia
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178 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the Varsity! I've grown up with the varsity and associate it with football games. Be sure to brush up on the lingo before you go so you know what you are ordering.

Thank DisneyDawgRN
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food only ok. Hot dog on a bun with greasy onion rings. Nothing more. But is definitely an Atlanta tradition. Usually packed with hungry customers. Just don't expect anything special. Worth a visit!

Thank MarcGrif
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yummy I only eat there once or twice a year. Cost not much. Try the chili dogs and onion rings. Well Worth it.

Thank AtlGaGirl1965
Knoxville, Tennessee
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of my favorite stops when I go down to Atlanta!!! This Atlanta staple never ever disappoints! Can't wait to go back!

Thank Chad B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-881-1706

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?