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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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10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 702
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  • 575
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  • 242
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  • 164
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Alpharetta Ga Varsity

As part of a small chain it is hard to avoid comparison to the great downtown Atlanta original.The fries seem to be cooked in oil at a bit lower temperature than the down town Atlanta location, other than that it is the same. The hot dogs in their many variations are arguably the best in Atlanta... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

As part of a small chain it is hard to avoid comparison to the great downtown Atlanta original.The fries seem to be cooked in oil at a bit lower temperature than the down town Atlanta location, other than that it is the same. The hot dogs in their many variations are arguably the best in Atlanta. The naked dawg walking... More 

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Gadsden, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is an Atlanta icon with great food. The best hotdogs around also. It is a good value and easy acessible. You must go to the Varsity when in Atlanta, you never know who you may see there. Will go again every time in town.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Experience for first-timers = A+ Food = D- That said, make sure you go with your out of town visitors. If you don't have any out of town guests, go once every 5 years out of respect for your cholesterol level.

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Stone Mountain, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been eating at the Varsity since moving to Atlanta, GA in 1988. The Varsity has several locations around Georgia and I can promise you that each location delivers the same delicious hotdogs, my personal favorite. Everything else is terrific there as well, I just love their hotdogs. I've only tasted one other hotdog chili that tastes like the Varsity's... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere and the food is good too. Service was outstanding! We got there right after they had closed and the guy came over and took our order anyway. THAT is service! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The V is a landmark and has to be visited at least once every couple of years. It never changes. From my time at Georgia Tech, across the way, to today, the Varsity is timeless. They serve more hotdogs here than any place in the world. It's not a great dog, but a billion or so can't be wrong. Their... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

...that is The Varsity. We've been to The Varsity since we were kids and it is an Institution. Perhaps in your hometown it was a Dairy Queen or another greasy burger joint. Every town had/has one. Ours is The Varsity. Come forewarned and forearmed.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

So far for me the best were the Nathans hot dog. Now the best are the Varsity hot dog. The presentation of the food is not the best, but the flavor is excellent.

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Morganton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Sometimes a bit overwhelming for a first timer...I love the atmosphere and the noise and of course the great food

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Eat in, take it to go, or car hop service, it is quite an eating establishment. "Order in your mind and money in your hand, they want to get everyone to the ballgame". Just across the downtown expressway from the South end of the Georgia Tech campus opposite the football stadium. North avenue and Spring Street, at the N W... 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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?