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The Varsity

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61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
(404) 881-1706
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Little Rock, United States
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Regardless of whether you grew up watching John Belushi serving up cheeseburgers on Saturday Night Live, you just need to experience The Varsity. Think of it like you would a trip to a museum. At this place, there's an art to ordering, an art to calling out your order to the cook, and an art to telling you your order... More 

Thank Kent L
Flowery Branch, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently got to return to the Varsity with husband for my chili,cheese, slaw dogs, onion rings and a wonderful Frosted Orange! Brought back memories of my Dad a Ga. Tech grad who loved the Varsity! Nothing like it anywhere! An Atlanta must!

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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was told I had to go because it was an Atlanta landmark. Because of that I'm glad to say that I went, but the food is nothing to write home about. It's pretty neat but again, don't expect much from the food.

Thank Bill B
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you are traveling through Atlanta or staying for awhile, The Varsity is a tradition worthwhile. It won't be the best burger that you've ever eaten, I actually prefer the Chili dogs, but you will definitely remember the experience. The greasy fries might give you a belly ache, but one you will laugh about later. I suggest the awesome onion... More 

Thank mcrabbmurphy
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I understand that this is an Atlanta landmark but I for one will pass next time I'm in town. The food wasn't great l, no, it wasn't even good. Go get your pictures there but get your food elsewhere

Thank Pete P
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want a greasy old fashioned burger or dog with hand made fries or onion rings this is the place. Food is fast and very tasty. Lots of seating available. Upon entering you will wait in line for the next cashier to ask "what'll ya have!?". This is the catchphrase for the establishment and is actually very endearing. The... More 

Thank M M
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good greasy hot dogs Hamburgers and some onion rings what more could you want. Service Good as always, clean and bright.

Thank Greg G
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Varsity is an ATL tradition with a culture all its own. It's definitely worth checking out as a true Atlanta novelty. The food is not the draw, so set your expectations accordingly.

Thank aunteggy
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't care if you are in Atlanta for only 15 minutes you must experience this Landmark. I'm biased because I've been eating there for 50+ years. The food has never changed in all that time. The chili dog is world famous. The onion rings are heavenly as well. My go to meal is: chili cheese burger, chili dog, a... More 

Thank Julius B
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Whata ya have? Well let me start by saying this is one of my favorite places to come. I enjoy the service just as much as the food. The food is great. Hand cut fries and hand spun milkshakes. Superior quality

Thank Taylor M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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?