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61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
(404) 881-1706
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Ranked #454 of 3,460 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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Thomaston, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Okay you come in from out of town and everyone tells you not to miss the Varsity. I agree, don't miss it. That said, the hot dogs and burgers are mediocre but this place is not about the food it's about the experience. Take in the vibe, the staff who have worked there for decades, the sights sounds and smells...... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

WHY this place is a landmark in Atlanta, I have absolutey NO idea. The service was horrible, the food was greasy and the burger and hot dogs looked like they were squashed. I have been in Atlanta for 20 years and this was the second time i have been there. The first time was when I moved here from the... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I will start off by saying that I was raised here so the varsity is a part of me. I love it and there are great memories. I will say that folks not raised here give it an ok at best. I think they order wrong. Read on and I give a recommendation If you are visiting Atlanta, you need... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This Historic Landmark Restaurant has to be one of My Top Selections!! My parents started taking me there over forty five years ago; while still in the baby carriage! Most children were weaned on milk! I was weaned on Varsity Food! That's one of the reasons for becoming a Pilot! Originally, started from an ex- Georgia Tech Student; whose professors... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Fun retro look and service. Great people watching and fun to watch the orders and the action at the counters. The food is greasy and very ordinary, even by fast food standards. Frozen orange is very good though.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I had to go to this place because of all the hype I saw around it on the food network. I was overwhelmingly disappointed. The food was absolute trash! Just stay home and fire up the grill or go elsewhere. Glad it is out of my system. I will never go back.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

My 3rd trip to the Varsity over the years. The car hops bring back days long gone by, the hotdog and burgers second to none. Just a cool place to watch operate, as so many people and hundreds of orders and never saw one wrong. Must eat and visit as you'll never forget the Varsity'

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Well I can say I was there. What ya have what ya have. Nothing special. If you like Chicago hotdogs you won't get it here. I know they don't claim to have that style however if they didn't put the items they put on the dog it couldn't stand alone. Orange drink excellent. But not much to say beyond that.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This was my first time eating at Varsity. I loved the decoration of the 60's look restaurant but didnt like so much the food since it was greasy for my taste. The service were good and parking was easy.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This place just serves up good old greasy diner food. There are a couple of must-stops in the ATL and this is one of them. The history on display is pretty ironic - in a fun way. Everyone should eat at The Varsity - just not the one at the airport.

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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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