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The Varsity

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61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
+1 404-881-1706
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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Brandon, Mississippi
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176 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you don't want to stand in line for great food, don't go to The Varsity! I like the way it's set up but it can be frustrating. The chicken salad, burgers, fries and onion rings are all perfectly fine by me! They are not too large but very good! You have to try the Varsity orange drink! Oh, don't... More 

Thank Travelerfrank79
Kochi (Cochin), India
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really good eat place. Combos are good as it was suggested bu our Uber Driver Food taste: Excellent Presentation: Good Service : Awesome Pricing: Super

Thank FReeBirdFreedom
Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I traveled from the West to the East late in the day. My flight out of Atlanta was in 3 hours. So I spent time walking around trying to figure what my taste buds were wanting--- my family lived in Atlanta for 5 yrs , but that was 23 years ago .//Then I saw it// The Varsity Hot Dog. They... More 

McVille, North Dakota
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Being in Atlanta I had to try the Varsity. The place was packed but was worth the wait. Food was good, greasy comfort food. Definitely an experience everyone should have

Thank Klefstad73
Maietta, GA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First started going to The Varsity with my dad long before I could drive. It was always a special treat. Don't know how many of you will remember when the parking lot was much bigger; each high school has its "own" area; Brown, Grady, North Fulton, and others. Nippy Russell was one of the car hoops; Cokes were in bottles;... More 

Thank 56BOF
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great local place, but disappointing burgers - quite small, but very tasty. Get the onion rings, they're amazing.

Thank jswintontiley
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One the very best t chicken sandwich I have ever had ! The onion rings were fair (at best) as well as the fries.

Thank Robert B
Zebulon, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a good experience when we visit downtown Atlanta. All the food is excellent, but my favorite item is the chocolate shakes.

Thank dkirk128
Miramar Beach, Florida
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was passing through ATL and planned this stop as part of my trip. An iconic stop to grab dinner... slaw dog, cheese dog, fries, and a frosted orange. Decided to grab a tshirt too since they are reasonably priced. Be ready to order and step to the side to keep things moving. There is always a ton of staff... More 

Thank Keith L
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'd heard a lot about Varsity which was cute in American culture - the drive-in-and-park, the service-to-door, the styling and the amazingly friendly staff. However, for me, food lacked anything amazing but the selling point is the variety you have to choose from - I love a good hot dog and these were good hotdogs, but not amazing... Sorry guys

Thank Darren B

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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: +1 404-881-1706

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