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The Varsity

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61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
(404) 881-1706
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Today
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 540
    Excellent
  • 574
    Very good
  • 464
    Average
  • 206
    Poor
  • 153
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Smells good

This is one of those places that your friends all tell you about and you have to go do it while you are in the area. The service counter was fast and the employees can direct you on what to order if the menu gets a little confusing. I just wanted a hot dog. It turned out to be a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
B L
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of those places that your friends all tell you about and you have to go do it while you are in the area. The service counter was fast and the employees can direct you on what to order if the menu gets a little confusing. I just wanted a hot dog. It turned out to be a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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298 reviews 298 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Varsity is an Atlanta institution for southern fast food on the edge of the Georgia Tech campus in mid town. The place is a throw back to the 50's. Service is fast and friendly with an attitude. I had the chili slaw dogs and onion rings. The dogs were fantastic and the onion rigs were large and greasy, just... More 

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Thousand oaks
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Being a hotdog person I was very excited to eat here. Came here with my daughter and son in law ( he thought of Jr Varsity and I agreed ). Price for two chile dogs and fries where 8.79, not counting drink. Dogs where average size, could have been cooked more. Chile was average, slaw tasted like it came from... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

So this is a fast food 'historic' type of place in the heart of Atlanta. So I suppose you go for the experience more than anything else. Its loud and bright with a huge counter of serving staff waiting to take your order. I have been 2 or 3 times and the food order is usually up very quickly which... More 

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Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I am not a huge fan of fast food restaurants but had very limited options while in town. My husband told me about The Varsity so I thought I would give them a try. I ordered the grilled chicken sandwich with lettuce and tomato since that seemed like the ONLY healthy option in a pinch. The chicken was surprisingly moist... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My dad first took me to the Varsity when I was a little girl as it was one of his favorite spots to get a meal when he was attending Georgia Tech back in the day! Since then, a stop at the Varsity for a chili-cheese dog and onion rings is a must whenever I'm in town. Good food and... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Went with a great combo, Chili cheese dog & chili cheeseburger with onion rings. Enjoyed the stop very much.

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Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This place was high-octane fast and friendly!! Loved the hotdogs and chili cheese fries! Very busy place but they dont play around and the chili was great and you can even buy it go in cans!!!

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This supposed to be some Atlanta "institution", but the fact is the food is ordinary at best. The staff nice, and that gets you two stars.

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Topeka, Kansas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Having heard of the famous 'Varsity' Drive-In we couldn't stay away when visting Atlanta! We knew that the lines and wait would be long, but we figured that the food would be worth the wait. It was not! Chili is nasty and combine that with the cheese sauce on the hot dog it was almost inedible. Fries and hamburgers were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: (404) 881-1706

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:30 am

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