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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 500
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  • 218
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  • 156
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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
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What'll Ya Have .....Its one of those Atlanta traditions everyone needs to experience at least once. Its been around since 1928 and over the years has changed from a car hop to a downtown eatery with its own parking lot. Like I said its an experience to enjoy and listen, especially when the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Brad H
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  • Families with children
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I used to live in Atlanta and took for granted how good the chili dogs at The Varsity are. Now when I come back for a visit, we stop in at least twice during our stay. They have a unique flavor that is like no other. The burgers are good too but GET the dogs. You won't be disappointed!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Go for the experience, not the food. Sorry, I live here in Atlanta and love the culture but I don't quite get this place. I'm not impressed with the food and I'm blown away that it's always packed. If your visiting town looking for a few touristy things to do, stop by for an average chili dog and mediocre fries... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

this food is different from anything you've ever had. "What will ya have?" the famous words said by each server.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What'll Ya Have .....Its one of those Atlanta traditions everyone needs to experience at least once. Its been around since 1928 and over the years has changed from a car hop to a downtown eatery with its own parking lot. Like I said its an experience to enjoy and listen, especially when the counter personnel get started. One thing, you... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great place to enjoy a Chili dog and fries. I had to go back and get another one. Great place for the family. The only fast place with a parking deck.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Varsity in Atlanta is a unique experience. I have lived in Atlanta all my life and the Varsity is a "must have" every once in a while. I have never been there that is was not packed so they must be doing something right. The food is not outstanding but the experience is well worth it. They have a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Food Always hot and fresh. Fast Food at its best. Love the Onion Rings. College food, late night food, always fun to go to.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Give it a try and you will be amazed, the burgers and chill dogs are delicious, peach pies, frosted orange drink, fries and rings! It is a one of a kind of place, where you can get good simple food. It is an fast food experience that is unmatched anywhere and well worth visiting.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

And not a bad hot dog either. Must get a frosted orange! Avoid the grease unless you are tolerant: French fries, pies, onion rings.

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Conley, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have to be honest and start by saying when visiting The Varsity you should keep your expectations for great food tempered, the food is just slightly above average. However the history and tradition of The Varsity is second to none. When greeted by one of the employee's they start by asking "What'll You Have". The history of all the... 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?