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“What'll Ya Have?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Varsity

The Varsity
61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
(404) 881-1706
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Ranked #485 of 3,442 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Windermere, Florida
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“What'll Ya Have?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Good burgers, hot dogs and onion rings at reasonable prices. The place has been serving Atlanta since the 1920's, so they must be doing something right. Eat at the drive-in or inside. There are a lot of dining tables, but it gets crowded quickly.

Visited July 2013
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Seabeck, Washington
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56 restaurant reviews
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“An Atlanta Food Icon! A must visit for a downtown visit!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Yes, it's fast food. No, it doesn't have ambiance. It's greasy, it's unhealthy, and it's so very good!!! I've been going here since the 1970's. It's a popular place after Georgia Tech games, or on the way to/from a Braves game. Their specialty are the chili dogs; chili burgers; onion rings; and the orange shakes. I rarely have room for their delicious home made peach pies. A visit to Atlanta is NOT complete without a stop at the Varsity!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The service was great. Our server was very attentive. However, the hot dog and cheeseburger were not very good. The chili tastes likes it came out of a can. That's what made the food taste bad. Apple pie were good, so was the shake.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Best place for a good Chili dog!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Of you love greasy food as much as I do, then the Varsity is the place!!! Atlanta is the original one and only one we eat at!!! The food there is out of this world!!!! NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE THAT WATCH WHAT THEY EAT!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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west palm beach, fl
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“a must do when in Atlanta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

first went to the varsity many many years ago when kids were small, and now they are 21 & 22 and still going. The last trip in April took my brother there and he loved it!! said it was worth the drive from Valdosta. He's a foodie and knows his stuff, and he gave the varsity the thumbs up. Even took home some cans of the chili. Even tho i'm vegetarian I eat the fries, rings and peach pie yumm and an orange shake. Fun atmosphere, always crazy busy, but fun. Wait is never that long, and the drive thru is fun too..those old times been there forever :)

going to the Athens Varsity in August...hope it's the same !

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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