The Varsity

Hot Dog Joint, Burger Joint, and American Restaurant
61 North Ave NW (at Spring St NW), Atlanta, GA 30308, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 10:00 AM–11:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–12:30 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.5/10

Based on 1,143 votes

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    Rodney W.
    "Chili Cheeze Dog with Frosted Orange..A true must have"(24 Tips)
    Laura M.
    "The chili cheese and chili slaw dogs are great!"(12 Tips)
    Justin O.
    "The chili dog is absolutely delicious and I don't like chili dogs."(34 Tips)
    Jen R.
    "Try the Chili Burger, Chili Dog And Onion Rings -"(6 Tips)
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  • frosted orange
  • chili dogs
  • onion rings
  • burgers
  • slaw dogs
  • french fries
  • good for a quick meal
  • family-friendly
  • cheeseburgers
  • good for groups
  • chili cheese dogs
  • trendy
  • milkshakes
  • casual
  • lively
  • authentic
  • good for a late night
  • landmarks
  • great value
  • desserts
  • The Weather Channel

    If you’re looking for a chili dogs, there’s no place better than The Varsity, the world’s largest drive-in, in downtown Atlanta.

    The Weather Channel · 12 hours ago
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  • John K.

    Onion rings > fries, but can't go wrong with either.

    John Kraft · 3 days ago
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  • Monica Z.

    Chili dogs, onion rings. Great Atlanta OG

    Monica Zarate · 1 week ago
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  • Yasmine D.

    The burgers are very good! 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

    Yasmine Dumas · 2 weeks ago
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  • Trent P.

    Everything is great, but in particular the hot dogs and onion rings!

    Trent Payne · 3 weeks ago
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  • Alexandra W.

    The chili dog!

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  • Antionette C.

    Chilli slaw dog with onion rings!👍👌

    Antionette C. · June 15
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  • Monae D.

    The orange drink

    Monae Doyle · June 8
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  • Sean N.

    Great place for dogs and fries. Classic place!

    Sean Norton · June 5
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  • Alexander S.

    Legendary, what an experience. Get the standard burger and fries, it's a must have.

    Alexander Smith · May 11
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  • Dana Charles S.

    Everything is good here.

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  • Cory

    It's more about WHERE you eat than WHAT you eat, but get a classic combo meal and make sure you get either an orange drink or a frozen orange - you can get sodas anywhere.

    Cory · May 4
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  • tolu

    Burgers taste like something you'd get at a cookout

    tolu · May 3
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  • Bev R.

    Onion rings!

    Bev Rogers · April 3
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  • Terri

    Fun late night fattening fare!!!! We had great service! !!

    Terri · March 22
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  • Moe D.

    Don't be afraid of the pimento cheese burger. It is the best item on the menu.

    Moe Dexler · March 21
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  • D C.

    Classic Atlanta institution and the largest drive in in the world. Chili dogs and onion rings.

    D Craft · March 21
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  • Simon P.

    It's everything you want in a hot dog

    Simon Phillips · February 18
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  • Jamia S.

    Chili cheese slaw dog... and I don't even like hot dogs!

    Jamia Staggers · February 9
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  • Tariq J.

    Good food for trying to sober up after a long night out, great after hours spot, or for family lunch.

    Tariq Jibri · January 28
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  • D C.

    Hot Dogs!!!!!!! Mmmmm. Chili Cheese!

    D C · January 8
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  • Brandon K.

    nuff said..

    Brandon Krautter · December 23, 2014
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  • Melanie L.

    Get a pimento cheeseburger. It's not on the menu but it's heavenly.

    Melanie Long · December 23, 2014
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  • stepher

    Cash only at the drive-ups.

    stepher · December 11, 2014
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  • Melissa S.

    All of it!

    Melissa Smallen · December 10, 2014
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  • Jamil W.

    9 chill dogs , 3 chill burger , and one frosty orange . 48.25 $ is worth it

    Jamil Williams · December 1, 2014
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  • Tiffany D.

    EVERYTHING

    Tiffany Davis · November 29, 2014
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  • 🍻 Jackson 📢 .

    The onion rings, FO, and peach pie... Too good

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  • Brigham W.

    Chili burger and onion rings are pretty good. Atmosphere is definitely not to my liking

    Brigham Watson · November 25, 2014
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  • Jeff J.

    "FO"... It's simply the best orange drink on the planet Onion rings !!

    Jeff Johnson · November 14, 2014
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  • Johnny M.

    Atlanta greasy food mecca. Everyone should go at least once & don't let crowd deter you.

    Johnny Mac · November 12, 2014
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  • Brie N.

    The food here is nasty

    Brie Nunn · October 2, 2014
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  • Natalie C.

    With the babe

    Natalie Caster · September 28, 2014
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  • Danielle F.

    Chili dogs

    Danielle Fink Godejohn · September 17, 2014
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  • JUSTPLAINOLEDON

    I could get used to this

    JUSTPLAINOLEDON · September 12, 2014
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  • Jonathan P.

    Getting the chili dogs and orange drink :D

    Jonathan Poserina · August 31, 2014
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  • Justin O.

    The chili dog is absolutely delicious and I don't like chili dogs. Cheap but still an institution well worth visiting.

    Justin Ordoveza · August 29, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

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    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
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  • Kathryn I.

    Grilled pimento cheese is a solid vegetarian option.

    Kathryn I · August 24, 2014
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  • AgentBob a.k.a B.

    Stopping in for annual oil change

    AgentBob a.k.a Bob Southard · August 18, 2014
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  • Dana M.

    Over 20 min in line to order food. Food decent. Wouldn't recommend.

    Dana M. · August 16, 2014
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  • Steven F.

    Food is greasy and prepared quickly ... But it's all about the legend of Varsity !!

    Steven Flynn · August 15, 2014
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  • Calvin C.

    An Atlanta staple for super greasy burgers hot dogs and fries

    Calvin Carlson · August 15, 2014
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  • Beau T.

    I have eaten approximately 1200 naked dogs in my life SO FAR. One time, I ate 12 of them in a sitting. Tip: eat some naked dogs and try to catch up.

    Beau Teague · August 14, 2014
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  • Ciara S.

    I had a delicious burger and amazing onion rings today. Oh yeah, don't forget to order a Variety Orange drink! ;)

    Ciara Sprague · August 9, 2014
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  • Keith L.

    Always a stop for us when visiting Atlanta. I recommend onion rings and frosted orange.

    Keith Ladd · August 8, 2014
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  • Amanda

    Onion rings!

    Amanda · August 8, 2014
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  • Amy B.

    The atmosphere was cool. Simple food done right.

    Amy Brown · August 7, 2014
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  • Laura M.

    The chili cheese and chili slaw dogs are great! Make sure you get the orange drink

    Laura Michael · August 7, 2014
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  • Susan N.

    The onion rings are the best! My favorite thing to do here is to eat in our own vehicle at the drive-in part of the restaurant!

    Susan Nash · August 7, 2014
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