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The Varsity

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61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
(404) 881-1706
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The dogs were great and the kids enjoyed the car service waiters! Lots of fun and surprising good food.

Thank Rusty J
Peachtree City, Georgia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, it's usually crowded -- because millions of people know that it's a must-visit in Atlanta, and there are many people far more qualified than I am to tell the incredible story of its history (and I highly recommend the documentary "What'll Ya Have" for exactly that purpose). Is all of the food perfect? I'd be lying if I said... More 

Temple, Georgia
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have lived in or near the area for awhile, then you know what my title means. I got a Slaw Dog, Onion Rings and a Frosted Orange. I am not a cook, but I so could have made it much better at home. The only good thing was the FO. I came on a Friday night, not busy... More 

Thank Nea73
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All the food was awful. Greasy and a total waste of money and time. Just terrible. We went post dinner and found chaos behind the counter. The cashier had to get someone who spoke English, English!! She couldn't even say she couldn't English. Never again. My friends felt the exact same and asked me not to take them there again.

Thank Todd P
Kernersville, North Carolina
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was very crowded... I know this is a place to go when you visit Atlanta... but let's just say I did not return in August during my last visit.. been there , done that, not going back... had way better hot dogs at alot cheaper price...

Thank masprinkle
Thomasville, North Carolina
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213 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything that you have heard about this place is true ! The food , the service and the atmosphere are all great !

Thank pjkiss
Trenton, Canada
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was in Atlanta visiting friends on our way to Walt Disney World and had to try the world famous Varsity Downtown. Well it did not disappoint. The food was very good fast food, loved the chili cheese dog and chili cheeze fries and the thickest chocolate shake I have ever had in my life, but the hilight was the fried... More 

Thank Darrell S
Gastonia, North Carolina
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205 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Take a walk back in time. You will be greeted by friendly staff editing to fill you with their standard fair including, burgers/ fries/shakes. Don't forget to visit Chris, a local sketch artist in the lobby with drawings of many national and international landmarks/buildings

Thank meggie0214
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried the dog with chilly and the plain one.... really bad quality, I don't even want to talk about the fries. .. bad bad bad. Totally overrated.

Thank Sandra O
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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222 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On the way out of town I had to stop at this old favorite. It is such a icon in Atlanta that one has to stop and eat if you have time. The atmosphere and food never changes and it is always a fun experience. You have to giver this restaurant credit for maintaining their identity and consistency while the... More 

Thank Phil1003

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: (404) 881-1706

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?