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61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
(404) 881-1706
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Ranked #446 of 3,482 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Townville, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Yes, it's an "institution." You should go just so you understand what it is. Basically below average fast food in a very outdated restaurant. Placing your order is going to be the highlight, whether done outside or inside. Don't expect too much.

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Apex, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

the food was good- not anything special. Among my family members we had a hamburger, 2 dogs and a BLT. We also had fries & onion rings. All good. We also got a frosted orange shake and apple pie to share. It's the atmosphere that makes this place. I have never seen so many employees behind a counter! It was... More 

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Singapore
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325 reviews 325 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Varsity is an institution (pun fully intended) in Atlanta. It's in all the guide books and TV programmes about food in this city, so it's one of those places that's just got to be done when you're here. It wasn't too crowded on the days we went, so finding seats wasn't hard. I'm in agreement with many reviewers who... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Anytime I go through Atlanta, I have to eat here! Chili dogs, fried peach pies, onion rings! It is always good and the atmosphere is contagious. It's a legend!

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Point Pleasant
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Had seen on food network and heard of their great food. Not sure what was so exceptional. Had dogs with slaw and figured for price and rep they'd be large and beefy...looked like every day weiner and nothing special with just slaw..fries greasy and not real good. Wife had cheeseburger and onion rings and though pretty good have had better... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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200 reviews 200 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

What’s there to say about the Varsity, except that it’s an experience. Billed as the biggest drive-in in the world, they’ve created their own lingo of whatdayahave and naked dogs walking. And those dogs are at the heart of why you go to the Varsity. That, along with the greasy onion rings. Sure there are other items, including their fried... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

this was a perfect place for a quick lunch for our school group. The kids loved the atmosphere and it was within walking distance of our hotel.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

the Varsity has been in Atlanta for decades and it is the "touristy" thing to do. I noticed the long lines, but I figured this is a good thing. I would recommend the Chill Dog and Vanilla Shake.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Having lived in the south all my life, I'd heard about, but not gotten to try the Varsity until today. I got a #2 and my husband got a #3. The burgers were ok- nothing special, but we both LOVED the fries! If you like soft fries, you'll love it here! Also, try a milkshake and a fried pie. If... More 

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

From the fist walk up to the counter until you leave it's great. I always have a hod dog with slaw cheese and chili. Then when you get to the table you dust it with the chili spice give it a squirt of ketchup and mustard open wide and enjoy. Have a onion rings an a orange pop and you... More 

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Additional Information about The Varsity

Address: 61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
Phone Number: (404) 881-1706
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American

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