The Varsity

★★★★☆
The Varsity Catering Service
33.7715 -84.3894
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404-261-5200

61 North Ave.

Atlanta, GA

30308

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Mon 10am-11:30pm; Tue 10am-11:30pm; Wed 10am-11:30pm; Thu 10am-11:30pm; Fri 10am-12:30am; Sat 10am-12:30am; Sun 10am-11:30pm

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I always appreciate both the professionalism and the personal touch of the City Garage staff in Duncanville. They're the tops!

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I always appreciate both the professionalism and the personal touch of the City Garage staff in Duncanville. They're the tops!

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I am only giving three stars because I love chili dogs, they are my ultimate favorite thing!!! I am on a search for America's best chili dog!!! So whenever I got anywhere where there are chili dogs, I have to try them out!!! We were not all that impressed... It was definately a fun experience, the atmosphere was great, but the food was not as appealing!!! We probrably won't stop in on our next visit to ATL, but it was a great experience...

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I am only giving three stars because I love chili dogs, they are my ultimate favorite thing!!! I am on a search for America's best chili dog!!! So whenever I got anywhere where there are chili dogs, I have to try them out!!! We were not all that impressed... It was definately a fun experience, the atmosphere was great, but the food was not as appealing!!! We probrably won't stop in on our next visit to ATL, but it was a great experience...

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Classic!! This is a favorite, especially in the fall! If you like onion rings, these are some of the best! If you like hot dogs, they have great ones! If you like cheeseburgers, go! Everything is great! And a wonderful atmosphere!

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Classic!! This is a favorite, especially in the fall! If you like onion rings, these are some of the best! If you like hot dogs, they have great ones! If you like cheeseburgers, go! Everything is great! And a wonderful atmosphere!

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This is a tradition that must not be broken. You must go here after a game and get your some greasy onion rings and a burger or hot dog and then one of those really yummy shakes. Plus you gotta get the Atlanta culture.."What'll ya have? What'll ya have?"

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This is a tradition that must not be broken. You must go here after a game and get your some greasy onion rings and a burger or hot dog and then one of those really yummy shakes. Plus you gotta get the Atlanta culture.."What'll ya have? What'll ya have?"

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The Varsity is a must visit when you come to Atlanta. The slaw dog is great and I like the cold chocolate milk. The onion rings are good and greasy. What'll ya have?

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The Varsity is a must visit when you come to Atlanta. The slaw dog is great and I like the cold chocolate milk. The onion rings are good and greasy. What'll ya have?

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It's in Atlanta institution. Get the slaw dog even if you think it's gross and a frozen orange. Know what you want before you step up to order, especially great before or after a GA Tech game.

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It's in Atlanta institution. Get the slaw dog even if you think it's gross and a frozen orange. Know what you want before you step up to order, especially great before or after a GA Tech game.

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I went to college down the street at Ga Tech and I love the Varsity. Chili dogs and onion rings are my highest recommendations. It doesn't get better than that!

5
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I went to college down the street at Ga Tech and I love the Varsity. Chili dogs and onion rings are my highest recommendations. It doesn't get better than that!

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This was our favorite date place when Mr. Gordy was alive. Now it is horrible. His daughter has cut back on the quality of everything. But tourist still go there, and some locals, so do yourself a favor, have a fried pie and a frosted

6
★★★★★

This was our favorite date place when Mr. Gordy was alive. Now it is horrible. His daughter has cut back on the quality of everything. But tourist still go there, and some locals, so do yourself a favor, have a fried pie and a frosted

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best burgers

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best burgers

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A true gem in Atlanta. Whaddya have? Been going here since I was a kid.

6
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A true gem in Atlanta. Whaddya have? Been going here since I was a kid.

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I love The Varsity. It's an Atlanta tradition and the atmosphere alone makes it worth the visit. Fast food at its finest and most unhealthy! Yummy!

6
★★★★★

I love The Varsity. It's an Atlanta tradition and the atmosphere alone makes it worth the visit. Fast food at its finest and most unhealthy! Yummy!

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I went to The Varsity for lunch this afternoon and the food was digusting! The double bacon cheeseburger I got was flat as a pancake. The White Castle mircowavable burgers you buy in the grocery store taste better! The fries I got with the

6
★★★★★

I went to The Varsity for lunch this afternoon and the food was digusting! The double bacon cheeseburger I got was flat as a pancake. The White Castle mircowavable burgers you buy in the grocery store taste better! The fries I got with the

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The burger I got had the texture and consistency of meatloaf and the bun was super thin. Hot dog I got was terrible. Overall my meal was pretty bad and the person I went with didn't like the food either.

Definitely DOES NOT live up the

6
★★★★★

The burger I got had the texture and consistency of meatloaf and the bun was super thin. Hot dog I got was terrible. Overall my meal was pretty bad and the person I went with didn't like the food either.

Definitely DOES NOT live up the

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Who doesn't love the varsity. Always a home run every time I go here. Love the food, the feel of the place, everything

6
★★★★★

Who doesn't love the varsity. Always a home run every time I go here. Love the food, the feel of the place, everything

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To quote my girlfriend when we sat down: "Ew. Let's leave." \r
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I admit at first, I was worried too. It smelled like Chinese food in this place - yes, Chinese food. The waitresses were eating their lunch at the front of the

6
★★★★★

To quote my girlfriend when we sat down: "Ew. Let's leave." \r
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I admit at first, I was worried too. It smelled like Chinese food in this place - yes, Chinese food. The waitresses were eating their lunch at the front of the

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OK Here's the REAL deal about the Varsity!

The food probably won't fill you up. The burgers are very thin, the hot dogs are small, etc. The fries are often soggy & cold. But for some reason, it just tastes good. Don't go in expecting a

6
★★★★★

OK Here's the REAL deal about the Varsity!

The food probably won't fill you up. The burgers are very thin, the hot dogs are small, etc. The fries are often soggy & cold. But for some reason, it just tastes good. Don't go in expecting a

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Nobody goes here for the vegan menu. Nobody goes here because they are trying to watch what they eat. They go here for a couple of greasy chili dogs and onion rings. And this place delivers it in spades. \r

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★★★★★

Nobody goes here for the vegan menu. Nobody goes here because they are trying to watch what they eat. They go here for a couple of greasy chili dogs and onion rings. And this place delivers it in spades. \r

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You cannot be serious? I have frequented the varsity on occasion as hoping that the quality of the product would improve like better quality Dogs.\r
I suppose if you live in a closet, listen to city search ad hype. and have never visited

6
★★★★★

You cannot be serious? I have frequented the varsity on occasion as hoping that the quality of the product would improve like better quality Dogs.\r
I suppose if you live in a closet, listen to city search ad hype. and have never visited

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I go every time I am in town. The food is actually quie bad. The famed hot dogs are just boiled hot dogs on a steamed soggy bun. Those who claim the food is good are delusional or have never eaten a decent hot dog. The atmosphere is what makes going to the varsity worth while. Just people watching is worth the price of the bad food.

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★☆☆☆☆

I go every time I am in town. The food is actually quie bad. The famed hot dogs are just boiled hot dogs on a steamed soggy bun. Those who claim the food is good are delusional or have never eaten a decent hot dog. The atmosphere is what makes going to the varsity worth while. Just people watching is worth the price of the bad food.

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I'm not sure which way to lean on it, on one hand there is a great atmosphere because you have the blend of different types of people that come here. Everyone from college kids to working professionals. On the other hand the food is really greasy, any the people could use a little more customer service training. The food tastes really good though, and even though I know its not good for me, I find myself craving The Varsity ever so often.

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★★★☆☆

I'm not sure which way to lean on it, on one hand there is a great atmosphere because you have the blend of different types of people that come here. Everyone from college kids to working professionals. On the other hand the food is really greasy, any the people could use a little more customer service training. The food tastes really good though, and even though I know its not good for me, I find myself craving The Varsity ever so often.

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I coudn't say more but hot wings and FO are the best!

5
★★★★★

I coudn't say more but hot wings and FO are the best!

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My friend and I visited this place one time and we were very delighted with the perky attendants welcoming us. The food they served was good, We were both very satisfied.

4
★★★★☆

My friend and I visited this place one time and we were very delighted with the perky attendants welcoming us. The food they served was good, We were both very satisfied.

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My brother and I visited this restaurant and the food they served us was good. Yes, it was greasy, but it tasted good. It was truly mouth watering. The wait staff was so cool and the ambiance was indeed full of life. We had an enjoyable time while finishing up our meal.

4
★★★★☆

My brother and I visited this restaurant and the food they served us was good. Yes, it was greasy, but it tasted good. It was truly mouth watering. The wait staff was so cool and the ambiance was indeed full of life. We had an enjoyable time while finishing up our meal.

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Not exactly health food, but you don't go here for that. Hot and greasy fries and onion rings, burgers and hotdogs...just thinking about it is making my mouth water.

4
★★★★☆

Not exactly health food, but you don't go here for that. Hot and greasy fries and onion rings, burgers and hotdogs...just thinking about it is making my mouth water.

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We ate at The Varsity twice while we were in Atlanta for our mini vacation. We ate here after seeing The Varsity on the Travel channel for their hotdogs.

Me and my fianc? wanted to try the hotdogs and hamburger so we got the Braves special with 2 hotdogs, fries and a drink and got a cheesburger too. We split the cheesburger and each got a hotdog. Both were REALLY good. The fries weren't the best, they were soft and greasy. We also got an order of onion rings and they were GREAT!.

We would def. eat here again the next time we go to or travel through Atlanta.

Oh, and they have tons of seating and parking, so there is no problem finding a spark to park or a seat to eat ate.

5
★★★★★

We ate at The Varsity twice while we were in Atlanta for our mini vacation. We ate here after seeing The Varsity on the Travel channel for their hotdogs.

Me and my fianc? wanted to try the hotdogs and hamburger so we got the Braves special with 2 hotdogs, fries and a drink and got a cheesburger too. We split the cheesburger and each got a hotdog. Both were REALLY good. The fries weren't the best, they were soft and greasy. We also got an order of onion rings and they were GREAT!.

We would def. eat here again the next time we go to or travel through Atlanta.

Oh, and they have tons of seating and parking, so there is no problem finding a spark to park or a seat to eat ate.

Pros: Great food, loved the look of the building

Cons: Nothing for us

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Seriously, does this place even need to have reviews?? The Varsity is a staple of Atlanta with it's greasy food, hot chili dogs, crispy onion rings, and much more to fill you up! "Whaddya Have?" is what you will hear as soon as you enter into this restaurant. With its upbeat and loud employees, The Varsity is a great place to go before any sports game in Atlanta! It is packed before Falcons games and Braves game and is also the late night spot of choice for those Braves stragglers that had too much fun the Bud Zone at the game! If you visit Atlanta, this is a place you MUST try!

5
★★★★★

Seriously, does this place even need to have reviews?? The Varsity is a staple of Atlanta with it's greasy food, hot chili dogs, crispy onion rings, and much more to fill you up! "Whaddya Have?" is what you will hear as soon as you enter into this restaurant. With its upbeat and loud employees, The Varsity is a great place to go before any sports game in Atlanta! It is packed before Falcons games and Braves game and is also the late night spot of choice for those Braves stragglers that had too much fun the Bud Zone at the game! If you visit Atlanta, this is a place you MUST try!

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I know this might sound crazy but The Varsity has the best Egg Salad sandwich in town.
Love the fried peach and apple pie.

5
★★★★★

I know this might sound crazy but The Varsity has the best Egg Salad sandwich in town.
Love the fried peach and apple pie.

Pros: Love It

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Ok, so while at a convention inAtlanta (Sept. 8 thru 13, 2009) we heard about The Varsity and the locals rave reviews..OMG! McDonald's would have been a better place to enjoy a hamburger. I got their famous chili cheeseburger and it was smaller than a McD's child's hamburger. The chili was almost none existent. I almost stood up and shouted "Hey Where's the beef?" when looking for the meat pattie and the fries were so greasy it turned my stomach so I threw them away after one bite. The only good thing was the coke products as I hate pepsi.
If you are looking for afordable food that you can actually eat, try somewhere else. You can be sure I will not eat here again nor recommend it to anyone else.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok, so while at a convention inAtlanta (Sept. 8 thru 13, 2009) we heard about The Varsity and the locals rave reviews..OMG! McDonald's would have been a better place to enjoy a hamburger. I got their famous chili cheeseburger and it was smaller than a McD's child's hamburger. The chili was almost none existent. I almost stood up and shouted "Hey Where's the beef?" when looking for the meat pattie and the fries were so greasy it turned my stomach so I threw them away after one bite. The only good thing was the coke products as I hate pepsi.
If you are looking for afordable food that you can actually eat, try somewhere else. You can be sure I will not eat here again nor recommend it to anyone else.

Pros: Big place

Cons: Everything else

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This place is truly a frat boy dream, the hot dogs are amazing and this place is a throwback to the 50s Drive-Ins.
truly not to miss.

4
★★★★☆

This place is truly a frat boy dream, the hot dogs are amazing and this place is a throwback to the 50s Drive-Ins.
truly not to miss.

Pros: BEST HOT DOGS IN THE SOUTH

Cons: the wait

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Well, if you want to see a bunch of idiots showing off their cars and motorcycles, the first thursday of each month is a great night to raise your bloodpressure!!! Not only can you eat a deep fried hotdog (bun and all), but you can watch Atlantas finest chase a bunch of ricers when they leave the lot!!! hehe!!!

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★★★★★

Well, if you want to see a bunch of idiots showing off their cars and motorcycles, the first thursday of each month is a great night to raise your bloodpressure!!! Not only can you eat a deep fried hotdog (bun and all), but you can watch Atlantas finest chase a bunch of ricers when they leave the lot!!! hehe!!!

Pros: First Thursday of each month Import Tuner Car Show!!!

Cons: Fried Everything!!!

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The burgers are full of filler and much smaller than the burgers you get at other places. My onion rings stayed warm for a few seconds after I got them. Then I found myself stuck eating cold onion rings. Maybe tradition is not the only important factor, Varsity! Get some decent quality ingredients and serve them up hot!

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★☆☆☆☆

The burgers are full of filler and much smaller than the burgers you get at other places. My onion rings stayed warm for a few seconds after I got them. Then I found myself stuck eating cold onion rings. Maybe tradition is not the only important factor, Varsity! Get some decent quality ingredients and serve them up hot!

Pros: It's a landmark. It has been here since way back when.

Cons: The food portions are small, greasy and cool in under a min.

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I've been eating at the Varsity for over 50 years now and my standard order for that entire time has been a Chilii dog, Chili Cheese Burger with pimento chees, an order of the world's best onion rings and two PCS (chocolate nilk on shaved ice). A couple of people here (urbanprincess and gross come to mind) have been to a varsity that I've never experienced.

5
★★★★★

I've been eating at the Varsity for over 50 years now and my standard order for that entire time has been a Chilii dog, Chili Cheese Burger with pimento chees, an order of the world's best onion rings and two PCS (chocolate nilk on shaved ice). A couple of people here (urbanprincess and gross come to mind) have been to a varsity that I've never experienced.

Pros: The food and sharing a dining experience with thousands of other people at once.

Cons: Sharing a dining experience with thousands of other people at once.

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Okay, so I had been tempted to try the food at the Varsity ever since I heard about it through word of mouth after moving to the Atlanta area last year. Boy, was I disappointed!! First of all the establishment looks like an outdated high school cafeteria. The staff appeared to be mostly teenagers who were grouped up behind the registers looking as though they had something better to do. I ordered a cheeseburger and onion rings, not knowing that the cheeseburger only comes with the patty, cheese and a bun. After realizing this, I took my receipt and burger back to the register thinking that they had left off the condiments and toppings and that's when a girl behind the counter told me that that was how they came. The onion rings were good, but very greasy. I personally would not recommend the burger unless you like bland, kid's meal-sized burgers. Most likely I will not be returning to this so-called Atlanta "landmark."

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★★☆☆☆

Okay, so I had been tempted to try the food at the Varsity ever since I heard about it through word of mouth after moving to the Atlanta area last year. Boy, was I disappointed!! First of all the establishment looks like an outdated high school cafeteria. The staff appeared to be mostly teenagers who were grouped up behind the registers looking as though they had something better to do. I ordered a cheeseburger and onion rings, not knowing that the cheeseburger only comes with the patty, cheese and a bun. After realizing this, I took my receipt and burger back to the register thinking that they had left off the condiments and toppings and that's when a girl behind the counter told me that that was how they came. The onion rings were good, but very greasy. I personally would not recommend the burger unless you like bland, kid's meal-sized burgers. Most likely I will not be returning to this so-called Atlanta "landmark."

Pros: Plenty of Parking

Cons: Food, Service

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I've been in and out of Atlanta for 20 years, and never been to the Varsity until last weekend. None of my ATL friends will "deign" to dine there, so I went on a whim. And I got just what I expected...old fashioned, greasy, beat-a-hangover junk food...nothing fancy, but the "arnold's from Happy Days" kinda stuff. The onion rings were great...and I paid for them for days...I probably missed some of the charm of the place since I only did pick-up (how many places besides S-nic actually have car-hop waiters?) and the burger, well, I hate to say, I prefer Mc'D, and I never eat there...but now I can say that I've eaten at an Atlanta Landmark

4
★★★★☆

I've been in and out of Atlanta for 20 years, and never been to the Varsity until last weekend. None of my ATL friends will "deign" to dine there, so I went on a whim. And I got just what I expected...old fashioned, greasy, beat-a-hangover junk food...nothing fancy, but the "arnold's from Happy Days" kinda stuff. The onion rings were great...and I paid for them for days...I probably missed some of the charm of the place since I only did pick-up (how many places besides S-nic actually have car-hop waiters?) and the burger, well, I hate to say, I prefer Mc'D, and I never eat there...but now I can say that I've eaten at an Atlanta Landmark

Pros: quick, no-nonsence service, good hang-over cure, cheap, old-fashioned stuff

Cons: yougetwhatyoupayfor, very limited menu, don't go if you're on a diet

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What more could I ask for? Another greasy meal. Historic landmark and I can see why! If I could eat there everyday, I would.

4
★★★★☆

What more could I ask for? Another greasy meal. Historic landmark and I can see why! If I could eat there everyday, I would.

Pros: Great burgers.

Cons: Long line during lunch.

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Wonderful, affordable food. Great and fast customer service. Crowded on the weekends, primarily Sundays.

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★★★☆☆

Wonderful, affordable food. Great and fast customer service. Crowded on the weekends, primarily Sundays.

Pros: A nice place to soak up some of Atlanta's ambience.

Cons: Not a good place to dine if you're counting calories.

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I went to the Varsity after a afternoon of sightseeing with my out of town guests. I had never been there and thought it would be another great way for them to experience Atlanta. WRONG!!!! I shouldv'e taken my initial reaction after stepping inside as a clue to turn and run. The staff was less than friendly and it had a high school cafeteria feel to it. I sat down with my burger and for a second, I thought "they must've forgotten to put the patty on the bun". But it was there. It was just so microscopic that it was actually smaller than than the bun. It was sloppy and looked very unappealing. Only thing I could compare it to is a McDonalds cheeseburger, which actually would've tasted and looked better. The fries were limp and heavy. The onion rings were good. The prices do not match the quality of the food. That burger should've been $.79.

Do yourself a favor, skip this Atlanta "landmark" and go to Five Guys where $6 gets you great service, perfectly cooked freshcut fries and a juicy 1/2 lb burger.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to the Varsity after a afternoon of sightseeing with my out of town guests. I had never been there and thought it would be another great way for them to experience Atlanta. WRONG!!!! I shouldv'e taken my initial reaction after stepping inside as a clue to turn and run. The staff was less than friendly and it had a high school cafeteria feel to it. I sat down with my burger and for a second, I thought "they must've forgotten to put the patty on the bun". But it was there. It was just so microscopic that it was actually smaller than than the bun. It was sloppy and looked very unappealing. Only thing I could compare it to is a McDonalds cheeseburger, which actually would've tasted and looked better. The fries were limp and heavy. The onion rings were good. The prices do not match the quality of the food. That burger should've been $.79.

Do yourself a favor, skip this Atlanta "landmark" and go to Five Guys where $6 gets you great service, perfectly cooked freshcut fries and a juicy 1/2 lb burger.

Pros: good onion rings, lots of free parking, lots of seating

Cons: poor quality food, overpriced, overrated, unfriendly service

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It is always interesting to take someone to the Varsity for the First Time.... I do all the ordering and show them how to fix the dogs and steaks... A Heavyweight Chilidog, a Glorified ChiliSteak, a Large PC, a large FO, and on, and on... The very best anywhere! If you remember Flossie or Kirby Walker and the "tittle tot from Agnes Scott" jingle the Varsity ahs great memories for you! It is Great to be able to get a Varsity Fix in Cobb County, Gwinnett County and in Alpharetta, however the BEST IS STILL ON NORTH AVENUE! Bury me with a ChiliDig and a Fried Apple Pie...... I'll be happy for Eternity.....

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★★★★★

It is always interesting to take someone to the Varsity for the First Time.... I do all the ordering and show them how to fix the dogs and steaks... A Heavyweight Chilidog, a Glorified ChiliSteak, a Large PC, a large FO, and on, and on... The very best anywhere! If you remember Flossie or Kirby Walker and the "tittle tot from Agnes Scott" jingle the Varsity ahs great memories for you! It is Great to be able to get a Varsity Fix in Cobb County, Gwinnett County and in Alpharetta, however the BEST IS STILL ON NORTH AVENUE! Bury me with a ChiliDig and a Fried Apple Pie...... I'll be happy for Eternity.....

Pros: GREAT and NOSTALGIC MEALS

Cons: Those dogs can "bark at night"...

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Everytime I visit Atlanta I always stop at THe Varsity. It's a place where if your an avid hot dog, hamburger, or sandwich lover you'll be in heaven! THe people that work there are always very nice and try to help their customers in any way. If you don't know what something is on the menu ask...don't just order something that you think has a cool name. The french fries and onion rings are awesome...try this place and you'll come back again and again!

5
★★★★★

Everytime I visit Atlanta I always stop at THe Varsity. It's a place where if your an avid hot dog, hamburger, or sandwich lover you'll be in heaven! THe people that work there are always very nice and try to help their customers in any way. If you don't know what something is on the menu ask...don't just order something that you think has a cool name. The french fries and onion rings are awesome...try this place and you'll come back again and again!

Pros: fast place

Cons: if crowded parking might be a little challenging

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After every Braves game, their is only one place my kids love to go. We have a similar place in Chicago, but this place in Atlanta is a classic. Chili dogs, lttle burgers, french-fries, and greasy onion rings. My kids love those Varsity hats. This place makes us proud to be Americans.

5
★★★★★

After every Braves game, their is only one place my kids love to go. We have a similar place in Chicago, but this place in Atlanta is a classic. Chili dogs, lttle burgers, french-fries, and greasy onion rings. My kids love those Varsity hats. This place makes us proud to be Americans.

Pros: Great All-American Drive In! Kids Love It.

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To all the "one star" heathen: we KNOW it's greasy! Personally, I cannot stomach the onion rings, but have grown to respect, nay, ADMIRE those who can and do and live to sing their praises. We KNOW it's filthy. I once watched a suited corporate executive remove his shoe there and in mid-sentence smash a [deleted offensive crawly thing] against the wall without so much as batting an eye. We KNOW the staff is rude. Their mock incivility makes us giddy with laughter as we swap stories about how badly they've treated us in the past. We already KNOW all the things you don't like about our beloved Varsity. But we go there anyway. Don't you always go home to see your family during the holidays? And as much as they drive you crazy, is there any place you'd rather be?

5
★★★★★

To all the "one star" heathen: we KNOW it's greasy! Personally, I cannot stomach the onion rings, but have grown to respect, nay, ADMIRE those who can and do and live to sing their praises. We KNOW it's filthy. I once watched a suited corporate executive remove his shoe there and in mid-sentence smash a [deleted offensive crawly thing] against the wall without so much as batting an eye. We KNOW the staff is rude. Their mock incivility makes us giddy with laughter as we swap stories about how badly they've treated us in the past. We already KNOW all the things you don't like about our beloved Varsity. But we go there anyway. Don't you always go home to see your family during the holidays? And as much as they drive you crazy, is there any place you'd rather be?

Pros: Always busy, yet always fast

Cons: No cardiac care facility within fainting distance

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It is what it is - a burger and hot dog joint. Don't have unrealistic expectations and you won't be disappointed. It's a wonderful throwback to an era when people didn't order salads instead of burgers or raisins instead of french fries. The service is lightning-fast, and they serve the best hot dogs ever. The french fries and onion rings can be hit-or-miss, but when they're good they're amazing. Don't miss the Frosted Orange - it's like a creamsicle shake.

5
★★★★★

It is what it is - a burger and hot dog joint. Don't have unrealistic expectations and you won't be disappointed. It's a wonderful throwback to an era when people didn't order salads instead of burgers or raisins instead of french fries. The service is lightning-fast, and they serve the best hot dogs ever. The french fries and onion rings can be hit-or-miss, but when they're good they're amazing. Don't miss the Frosted Orange - it's like a creamsicle shake.

Pros: All the food!

Cons: Heart attack on a plate

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If you love down home, deep fried road food, this is the place! Located conveniently off the interstate, it's easy to find and lots of parking. The decor is bright lights, big diner and the counter staff was trained by the "soup-natzi" (the censorship natzi's wouldn't allow the word spelled correctly!?), so be sure you're ready before you step up to order... The hamburger buns are freshly baked and the burgers hot and fresh. The onion rings are awesome, and save room for a peach fried pie. Wash it all down with a frosted orange (dreamsicle like beverage) and run for the alka selzer!!

5
★★★★★

If you love down home, deep fried road food, this is the place! Located conveniently off the interstate, it's easy to find and lots of parking. The decor is bright lights, big diner and the counter staff was trained by the "soup-natzi" (the censorship natzi's wouldn't allow the word spelled correctly!?), so be sure you're ready before you step up to order... The hamburger buns are freshly baked and the burgers hot and fresh. The onion rings are awesome, and save room for a peach fried pie. Wash it all down with a frosted orange (dreamsicle like beverage) and run for the alka selzer!!

Pros: Fresh, comfort food, FAST

Cons: not tons of healthful choices, but who cares!?

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You can't eat there very often or you'll look like Subway Jared before the Subway. The rings are awesome and I highly recommend the chili cheese slaw dog. Slaw on a hot dog? Yes, in Georgia it seems so. Always an interesting mix of people - we saw a wedding reception group on our last visit.

4
★★★★☆

You can't eat there very often or you'll look like Subway Jared before the Subway. The rings are awesome and I highly recommend the chili cheese slaw dog. Slaw on a hot dog? Yes, in Georgia it seems so. Always an interesting mix of people - we saw a wedding reception group on our last visit.

Pros: price, the rings & the dogs

Cons: grease attack, but it's expected right?

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Loved the Onions rings very fresh cut. Didn't like the fries. The chili dogs where ok, didn't like the chili hamburgers. Good experience and love the free varsity hats. Always crowded but lines move fast.....

4
★★★★☆

Loved the Onions rings very fresh cut. Didn't like the fries. The chili dogs where ok, didn't like the chili hamburgers. Good experience and love the free varsity hats. Always crowded but lines move fast.....

Pros: great onion rings, cheap eats

Cons: didn't care for the fries..

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And I do mean legend. Before McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King, Atlanta had the Varsity. I went with my parents as a kid, in high-school-after every football game, and now as a business man, when I need a good grease fix. Everyone from President's Carter and Clinton, to Hollywood's elite, are fans. It's not for everyone, since Atlanta is changing, but for the one's who like tradition, it's still the place. As a kid, the car-hops from Nipsey Russel and Flossy Mae, were part of the routine. Just give me a chile-dog, rings, and a large P.C.9(That's Pure Chocolate). Only the strong survive!

5
★★★★★

And I do mean legend. Before McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King, Atlanta had the Varsity. I went with my parents as a kid, in high-school-after every football game, and now as a business man, when I need a good grease fix. Everyone from President's Carter and Clinton, to Hollywood's elite, are fans. It's not for everyone, since Atlanta is changing, but for the one's who like tradition, it's still the place. As a kid, the car-hops from Nipsey Russel and Flossy Mae, were part of the routine. Just give me a chile-dog, rings, and a large P.C.9(That's Pure Chocolate). Only the strong survive!

Pros: Best Original Greasy Fast Food Ever!

Cons: Can't go as often, as I would like!

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I have loved the Varsity my entire life. It's the typical lunch stop for Metro Area school field trips, and my personal favorite for before or after Braves games. The prices are cheap, and the energy is nonstop. They definately get people in and out with their constant yelling "Whattya have?" The only downside is that as a vegetarian, I have always been stuck to getting a grilled cheese sandwich. Upside to that of course is that I have yet to end up sick from the Varsity...something not many people can say!

5
★★★★★

I have loved the Varsity my entire life. It's the typical lunch stop for Metro Area school field trips, and my personal favorite for before or after Braves games. The prices are cheap, and the energy is nonstop. They definately get people in and out with their constant yelling "Whattya have?" The only downside is that as a vegetarian, I have always been stuck to getting a grilled cheese sandwich. Upside to that of course is that I have yet to end up sick from the Varsity...something not many people can say!

Pros: quick service, landmark, fun drive in

Cons: may make you sick, bad veggie options

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The varsity has been one of my favorites for many years the chili dogs onion rings and frosted orange are at the top of my list of favorites, the Varsity is one of my favorite places to eat,always crowded and noisy but in a good way, it's always fun. It's one of a very few places that hasn't changed much since the fiftys I guess thats why it's always so busy I can still remember my first visit with my Grandmother,we were visiting my Grandfather who was in the hospital, we ate then carried a couple of chilidogs to the hospital for my Grandfather, I was in the first grade it must have been fifty or fiftyone,I carried my Grandmother to the the varsity for last time in 93,she passed away a couple of years later.Any time I think of the Varsity I always think of my Grandma & Grandpa,

5
★★★★★

The varsity has been one of my favorites for many years the chili dogs onion rings and frosted orange are at the top of my list of favorites, the Varsity is one of my favorite places to eat,always crowded and noisy but in a good way, it's always fun. It's one of a very few places that hasn't changed much since the fiftys I guess thats why it's always so busy I can still remember my first visit with my Grandmother,we were visiting my Grandfather who was in the hospital, we ate then carried a couple of chilidogs to the hospital for my Grandfather, I was in the first grade it must have been fifty or fiftyone,I carried my Grandmother to the the varsity for last time in 93,she passed away a couple of years later.Any time I think of the Varsity I always think of my Grandma & Grandpa,

Pros: Chilidogs& onion rings are great, nice atmosphere is good always fun

Cons: ?

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To appreciate the Varsity properly, you must have grown up in Atlanta, Some, like myself, remember it as a treat back in the early 50's, when they were still competing with the Yellow Jacket (long gone). Then, there was the high school days--in my case, the early 60's when it was the destination of choice for after the prom. Then there were the college days, when you could check out any of the existing three tv channels for free as a study break at Tech. You should have seen the TV rooms on the night that the Beattles were on Ed Sullivan! It goes on from there! Now, I actually have my flight attendant sister bring me chili dogs on her connections from Atlanta to my home in New Orleans! It's not really about the food so much--it is our living memories. it should be designated as a national landmark!

4
★★★★☆

To appreciate the Varsity properly, you must have grown up in Atlanta, Some, like myself, remember it as a treat back in the early 50's, when they were still competing with the Yellow Jacket (long gone). Then, there was the high school days--in my case, the early 60's when it was the destination of choice for after the prom. Then there were the college days, when you could check out any of the existing three tv channels for free as a study break at Tech. You should have seen the TV rooms on the night that the Beattles were on Ed Sullivan! It goes on from there! Now, I actually have my flight attendant sister bring me chili dogs on her connections from Atlanta to my home in New Orleans! It's not really about the food so much--it is our living memories. it should be designated as a national landmark!

Pros: chili dogs!, onion rings!, Varsity orange!

Cons: miss the carhops!

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