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“One of the Top 5 Reasons to LOVE Atlanta !”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Varsity

The Varsity
Ranked #114 of 3,924 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“One of the Top 5 Reasons to LOVE Atlanta !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Located across the street from the venerable Georgia Tech, the location and story behind this Atlanta tradition is as wonderful as the food. In 1925 Frank Gordy was told by the powers that be at Ga. Tech that he was "so dumb he couldn't run a hot dog stand". Frank Gordy's hot dog stand is the world's largest and no finer pedestrian chow is served anywhere. Whad'll ya have?
Be sure and make your choices before you get to the counter, as this place is throwing hot dogs down at the rate of tens of thousands per day. Presidents and royalty come here, and there is a reason ! The dogs and chili are not to be beat, the onion rings made on site are the world's best (though also possibly the greasiest), and you simply MUST try the in house made pimento cheese. Top it off with a "PC" (plain chocolate milk over ice...it cools the fire !) or a Frosted Orange.
Prices are family friendly,(as are the dining rooms...don't look for pristine !) Don't come for the ambience. Come for the food. Walk a dog, walk a dog !! Once I bought six dozen and froze them for later...they lasted less then two weeks...YUM !!

  • Visited December 2012
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“"What'll ya have ?"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Heard so much about this place.....had to go !
It was just as expected.
1920'-30's architecture with excellent chow !!
Had two 'chili dawgs with slaw', onion rings, REAL POTATO fries and their signature Orange Beverage !!
Inexpensive and outstanding !!
Goin' to Atlanta,......then this IS the Varsity & 10-20 for you !!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
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“Good Fast Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

If you like fast food this is great!! They even have some healthier options available if you want them. Just good ol 'fashioned fat food. Enjoy!!

Visited November 2012
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leeds
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30 reviews
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“Fast food indeed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

An atlanta historical landmark.
A real sight to behold!
Not exactly gourmet but fast and perfect for a hangover!

Visited April 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Touristy but a must see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Food is greasy diner fare. The experience is the thing. Onion rings are great. You can't eat here often or your digestive tract will rebel.

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