The only time I go to The Varsity is when I have out of town guests. The food is okay. I'd rather grill my own hotdogs & hamburgers at home.
This place is one of Atlanta favorites. Close to Georgia Tech and the train station. Parking is not a problem. This is a around american hot dog and burger joint.
Here's a crazy review. Although I'm not a big fan of the food, I love going to the Varsity. It's a true, authentic retro drive-in/diner. The hot dogs are decent and the fries & onion rings are often good as long as you eat them before the grease turns them to mush. The fried pies are consistently great. If you... More
As an Atlanta native, Varsity is one of Atlanta's best icons. No one can beat an order of chili dogs, onion rings, fried peach pie, and a frosted orange. Your doctor will not be happy but your tongue will say "thank you".
It's greasy,...it's grungy,....it's chaos on steroids,.....BUT, we LOVE it....Hot dog heaven...naked dogs and yellow dogs rule. What'll you have is the phrase you MUST know, and you better be ready with your order......wish I lived closer..sometimes, Everyone measures mileage and directions from this palace of goodness!..........you have to GO!!.........get the big "FO" ,frosty orange ...drink one for ME!
Although a well known, long term restaurant it really offers little more than any modern fast food, burger joint. Perhaps worth a stop if you are in the area, but not worth a trip or long detour.
Chili cheese burger and fries. best meal ever i love the varsity in downtown atl get apple pie and ice cream
Probably the best known restaurant in Atlanta, and still the pre-eminent provider of comfort-food, although the curb-service has dwindled and most activity is inside. The menu remains the same, and the atmosphere is hectic but the staff gets it right: two yellow dogs (hot-dogs and mustard) rings (fried onion rings) , or equally greasy french fries, PC ("plain chocolate" milk)... More
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