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The Varsity

Hot Dog Joint, Burger Joint, and American Restaurant$$$$
Midtown, Atlanta
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  • Kendra S.
    Kendra StrangeNovember 9
    Chili dog was worth the hype! Saw it on Foodnetwork, was a must try. Burger... not so much.
    Upvoted Nov 9
  • Dolores L.
    Small F.O., chili dog, the only onion rings in the world I eat because they were the first ones I ever had and the best!
  • Alan T.
    Total awesomeness
  • Alan T.
    What a tradition!
  • Alan T.
    Love the chili burger!
  • Alan T.
    What an awesome place!
  • Alan T.
    Always eat there when I travel through Atlanta
  • Alan T.
    Can't go wrong with the chili slaw dog.
  • Alan T.
    An American classic
  • Carol L.
    Carol LynnJune 15
    Hot dog fries and frosted orange :)
  • Lee F.
    Lee FulmerJune 13
    It was an experience you just can't miss out on. Good fries!
  • Ana W.
    Get a Frosted Orange and onions rings. Skip the hotdog
  • Abigail F.
    Abigail FoxJanuary 16
    Here's a tip: go somewhere else!!! I wish I would've!
  • Abigail F.
    Abigail FoxJanuary 16
    Mediocre food (to put it nicely), and the WORST service I've ever experienced. It's sad that THIS of all places is known as the iconic place to go in Atlanta.
  • geraldine p.
    geraldine pettitDecember 28, 2016
    Cold food is not to my liking
  • Autumn B.
    Autumn BrookDecember 22, 2016
    Must tries - Slaw & chili dogs, onion rings, and a frozen orange drink!
  • Robin S.
    Robin SchwartzNovember 4, 2016
    Pimento cheeseburger, chili cheese dog, onion rings, fries, peach pie & orange shake. YES!
  • Ahmad B.
    Ahmad BroadnaxSeptember 23, 2016
    Everything
  • danny d.
    danny daileySeptember 22, 2016
    C-L-E-M-S-O-N T-I-G-E-R-S fight Tigers, fight Tigers, fight, Fight, FIGHT!!
  • Charlie T.
    Charlie TillerSeptember 16, 2016
    Excellent onion rings. #2 is a pretty tasty combo.
  • Jbfarmer10
    Jbfarmer10September 10, 2016
    The hot dogs were awesome! Their Onions rings are awesome!!!!
  • Zach P.
    Zach PorterSeptember 3, 2016
    Chili Cheese Dogs and the frosted orange shake
  • Zach P.
    Zach PorterSeptember 3, 2016
    Great spot for after the Dragon Con parade this year. The chili-cheese dog is my favorite. Don't think I have ever bothered to try a hamburger here
  • Chester T.
    Chester ThrashAugust 29, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The first time I visit this place is in 1982. what a great place to go if you want hotdogs and hamburgers!!!!!!
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 19, 2016
    It may be a bit of a tourist trap — OK, a lot of a tourist trap — but The Varsity still serves the most famous hot dog in Atlanta. Get the chili cheese dog. Read more
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 27, 2016
    Atlanta’s famed drive-in is like a time capsule. Come here for a chili-cheese dog, a frosted orange shake and a side of steaming hot fries--all for under ten bucks. Read more
  • Melonee G.
    Melonee GriggsJune 27, 2016
    Chili cheese slaw dog! It's worth every calorie. The slaw was not too dry, not too wet. Stop thru on your road trip.
  • Steven D.
    Steven DoyleJune 27, 2016
    The burgers are sliders - order big
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedJune 7, 2016
    Hot dogs and onion rings Read more
  • David T.
    David TorresMay 4, 2016
    Great Fast Foods
  • Debra W.
    Debra WelchApril 27, 2016
    Chilli Slaw Dog was delicious
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrinsonApril 24, 2016
    Chili cheese dog is the taste of growing up in the South. Cherry coke and peach tea do not get refills, so be aware of how thirsty you are when you order. Allow for extra time to order. Always crowded
  • Vedda M.
    Vedda MiduraMarch 15, 2016
    Chili dogs are amazing!
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanFebruary 4, 2016
    Had the chili dog, onion rings, nuggets and a bacon double burger with a frozen FO. FO is like a orangesicle slush and yummy. Everything else including the chili dog was average. Cool place though 3/5
  • Mario D.
    Mario DiazJanuary 25, 2016
    It's not bad but it could be better.
  • BigNell
    BigNellJanuary 24, 2016
    It's not about the food, its about the experience. The food is NASTY AS HELL. But the Orange Slush is good!
  • Antonio M.
    Antonio MontezJanuary 20, 2016
    Sweet potato pie!!
  • Jerrell T.
    Jerrell ThompsonJanuary 1, 2016
    The slaw dog with a side of onion rings
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen P.December 29, 2015
    Chili dogs, onion rings, hand cut French fries & a Varsity frosted orange( tastes like a creamsickle )!
  • John B.
    John BenoitDecember 8, 2015
    Everything is good at the varsity!!!
  • Erick R.
    Erick RodriguezNovember 8, 2015
    The bacon cheese burger is delicious!! Good vibe!
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KutsNovember 4, 2015
    The amazing thing is the following. This Restaurants food quality is horrible. It's more of a nostalgic place if anything. So somebody must know a lot of people that support the name.
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PowellNovember 1, 2015
    The hot dogs were okay. Nothing special about them and the chili wasn't very god. The onion rings were good though.
  • Talynn H.
    Talynn HardyOctober 30, 2015
    Burgers, fires
  • Karen D.
    Karen DyerOctober 30, 2015
    Man, this is a must. An Atlanta icon. Great hot dogs n burgers and it's fun!!! Karen Dyer Team Real Estate
  • Chris W.
    Chris WestonOctober 29, 2015
    Definitely not good for you but it's much better if you split 1 combo between 2 people. It was enough food for me and my wife and we didn't feel too bad afterwards. LOL
  • Rhonda T.
    Rhonda TrimmerOctober 28, 2015
    Chili cheese burger!
  • Shakeisha M.
    Shakeisha MizelleOctober 13, 2015
    The chilli cheese fries and hot dogs are awesome
  • H
    HOctober 11, 2015
    The chili slaw dog was amazing and unlike anything but the pies. Woah the pies live up to the hype. Especially peach pies.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Adriana R.
    Adriana RodriguezSeptember 9, 2015
    Hot dawgs are Great
  • Erin M.
    Erin McFall-EstesSeptember 2, 2015
    Their chili cheese slaw dogs are the bomb!
  • BJ D.
    BJ DillaheySeptember 1, 2015
    Onion Rings and Dogs
  • Paul K.
    Paul KardousAugust 6, 2015
    Frosted Orange. That is all.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GrismerAugust 4, 2015
    Cool, classic ace to experience in Atlanta. Better if its at 2 a.m. and you are drunk!
  • John K.
    John KraftJuly 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Onion rings > fries, but can't go wrong with either.
  • Monica Z.
    Monica ZarateJuly 17, 2015
    Chili dogs, onion rings. Great Atlanta OG
  • Yasmine D.
    Yasmine DumasJuly 8, 2015
    The burgers are very good! 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
  • Trent P.
    Trent PayneJuly 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is great, but in particular the hot dogs and onion rings!
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WozniakJune 29, 2015
    The chili dog!
  • Antionette C.
    Antionette C.June 15, 2015
    Chilli slaw dog with onion rings!👍👌
  • Monae D.
    Monae DoyleJune 8, 2015
    The orange drink
  • Sean N.
    Sean NortonJune 5, 2015
    Great place for dogs and fries. Classic place!
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander SmithMay 11, 2015
    Legendary, what an experience. Get the standard burger and fries, it's a must have.
  • Dana Charles S.
    Dana Charles SappMay 10, 2015
    Everything is good here.
  • Cory
    CoryMay 4, 2015
    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.
  • tolu
    toluMay 3, 2015
    Burgers taste like something you'd get at a cookout
  • Bev R.
    Bev RogersApril 3, 2015
    Onion rings!
  • Terri
    TerriMarch 22, 2015
    Fun late night fattening fare!!!! We had great service! !!
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerMarch 21, 2015
    Don't be afraid of the pimento cheese burger. It is the best item on the menu.
  • D C.
    D CraftMarch 21, 2015
    Classic Atlanta institution and the largest drive in in the world. Chili dogs and onion rings.
  • Simon P.
    Simon PhillipsFebruary 18, 2015
    It's everything you want in a hot dog
  • Jamia S.
    Jamia StaggersFebruary 9, 2015
    Chili cheese slaw dog... and I don't even like hot dogs!
  • Tariq J.
    Tariq JibriJanuary 28, 2015
    Good food for trying to sober up after a long night out, great after hours spot, or for family lunch.
  • D C.
    D CJanuary 8, 2015
    Hot Dogs!!!!!!! Mmmmm. Chili Cheese!
  • Brandon K.
    Brandon KrautterDecember 23, 2014
    nuff said..
  • Melanie L.
    Melanie LongDecember 23, 2014
    Get a pimento cheeseburger. It's not on the menu but it's heavenly.
  • stepher
    stepherDecember 11, 2014
    Cash only at the drive-ups.
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SmallenDecember 10, 2014
    All of it!
  • Jamil W.
    Jamil WilliamsDecember 1, 2014
    9 chill dogs , 3 chill burger , and one frosty orange . 48.25 $ is worth it
  • Tiffany D.
    Tiffany DavisNovember 29, 2014
    EVERYTHING
  • 🍻 Jackson 📢 .
    🍻 Jackson 📢 🎉 Tate 🎷November 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The onion rings, FO, and peach pie... Too good
  • Brig W.
    Brig WatsonNovember 25, 2014
    Chili burger and onion rings are pretty good. Atmosphere is definitely not to my liking
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JohnsonNovember 14, 2014
    "FO"... It's simply the best orange drink on the planet Onion rings !!
  • Johnny M.
    Johnny MacNovember 12, 2014
    Atlanta greasy food mecca. Everyone should go at least once & don't let crowd deter you.
  • Brie N.
    Brie NunnOctober 2, 2014
    The food here is nasty
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie CasterSeptember 28, 2014
    With the babe
  • Danielle F.
    Danielle Fink GodejohnSeptember 17, 2014
    Chili dogs
  • JUSTPLAINOLEDON
    JUSTPLAINOLEDONSeptember 12, 2014
    I could get used to this
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PoserinaAugust 31, 2014
    Getting the chili dogs and orange drink :D
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaAugust 29, 2014
    The chili dog is absolutely delicious and I don't like chili dogs. Cheap but still an institution well worth visiting.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out The Varsity as seen on Food Paradise Read more
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IAugust 24, 2014
    Grilled pimento cheese is a solid vegetarian option.
  • AgentBob a.k.a B.
    Stopping in for annual oil change
  • Dana
    DanaAugust 16, 2014
    Over 20 min in line to order food. Food decent. Wouldn't recommend.
  • Steven F.
    Steven FlynnAugust 15, 2014
    Food is greasy and prepared quickly ... But it's all about the legend of Varsity !!
  • Calvin C.
    Calvin CarlsonAugust 15, 2014
    An Atlanta staple for super greasy burgers hot dogs and fries
  • Beau T.
    Beau TeagueAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Ciara S.
    Ciara SpragueAugust 9, 2014
    I had a delicious burger and amazing onion rings today. Oh yeah, don't forget to order a Variety Orange drink! ;)
  • Keith L.
    Keith LaddAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a stop for us when visiting Atlanta. I recommend onion rings and frosted orange.
  • Amanda
    AmandaAugust 8, 2014
    Onion rings!
  • Amy B.
    Amy BrownAugust 7, 2014
    The atmosphere was cool. Simple food done right.
  • Laura M.
    Laura MichaelAugust 7, 2014
    The chili cheese and chili slaw dogs are great! Make sure you get the orange drink
  • Susan N.
    Susan NashAugust 7, 2014
    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!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GonzalezAugust 7, 2014
    The burgers and hot dogs are classics. Try the Orange Sherbet. What'll Ya have?
  • A S.
    A ShoemakerAugust 7, 2014
    Try the chili slaw dogs. The onion rings may be dripping with grease but they are the best onion rings you'll ever eat.
  • L B.
    L ButlrJuly 28, 2014
    O. M. G. The onion rings are amazing. Fries are good, rings are unbelievably amazing.
  • L B.
    L ButlrJuly 28, 2014
    It's a nice cozy spot, about the size of a medium sized airport ;)
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MonroeJuly 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot Dogs and Varsity Orange
  • Emily B.
    Emily BergquistJune 28, 2014
    Great with family.
  • Tom B.
    Tom B.June 18, 2014
    Frosted Orange - YUM!
  • Sammi L.
    Sammi LangJune 12, 2014
    Don't come here. Not worth it. The frosted orange shake is good. Everything else is cheap and gross.
  • Richard R.
    Richard ReinhardtJune 3, 2014
    The onion rings are fantastic!
  • Focus Pointe Global
    Five chili dogs, four regular dogs and a cheeseburger is Obama ordered when he visited the Varsity! Will your kids follow his footsteps? Want more tips? Check out Kid Friendly Summer Fun - Atlanta!
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GuillenMay 26, 2014
    Delicious meal and a fun experience. The onion rings are awesome!
  • Stacey B.
    Stacey BellMay 26, 2014
    Great onion rings!
  • Dinchaka P.
    Dinchaka PApril 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Varisty~Frosted Orange
  • Nathalie P.
    Nathalie PachecoApril 26, 2014
    It was so crowded! Mostly because there was a game and that seems to be the place everyone stops by first. Food was good.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MusgroveMarch 31, 2014
    SWEET! !!!!!!!!!; )
  • TracyJ
    TracyJMarch 27, 2014
    What'll you have? What'll you have?!?!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 24, 2014
    Skip the burgers. Go for the world-famous chili dogs. Ask for onions; you’ll get ‘em raw and diced and in a wax-paper-wrapped pouch to add as you see fit.
  • John F.
    John FarrishMarch 14, 2014
    Don't eat at the Varsity if you only have junior varsity bowel control
  • John F.
    John FarrishMarch 14, 2014
    $0.21 for a cup of water. What a joke.
  • John F.
    John FarrishMarch 14, 2014
    Don't eat here if you need to be productive later in the day.
  • deacon k.
    deacon koncMarch 10, 2014
    Best onion rings in the world, by a mile.
  • Ernie P.
    Ernie PattersonMarch 9, 2014
    love the dog's. chili steaks PC's and Black Cherry ice cream.
  • MARTAGuide.com
    MARTAGuide.comMarch 8, 2014
    A short walk from the North Avenue MARTA station to get your paper hat and frosty orange! Read more
  • Kirby N.
    Kirby NewsteadMarch 1, 2014
    Awesome Chilli Dogs!
  • Tabias C.
    Tabias ClementsFebruary 17, 2014
    It's just not the same since the old schoolers are gone! No personality & the wait is ridiculous !
  • Loraine J.
    Loraine JacksonFebruary 15, 2014
    Love the chili dogs.
  • Cierra L.
    Cierra LLFebruary 6, 2014
    Chilli cheese fries
  • Ernie P.
    Ernie PattersonFebruary 2, 2014
    I enjoy everything from the Chili Dogs to the fried pies and black cherry ice cream.
  • Flavio C.
    Flavio CastroJanuary 25, 2014
    Old school!
  • Amy C.
    Amy CoatsJanuary 24, 2014
    Get a hotdog all the way.
  • Scott P.
    Scott PalmerJanuary 22, 2014
    Get an order of the famous onion rings!
  • Umair Z.
    Umair ZiaJanuary 19, 2014
    Feeling nostalgic for school cafeteria burgers, with limp fries, and ice-tea where you taste the corn syrup first? This is the spot. Worst burger combo I've eaten. The place's packed. Come on Atlanta.
  • Karell M.
    Karell MosesJanuary 18, 2014
    Frosted Orange... Yup!!!
  • Tulio D.
    Tulio DiazJanuary 12, 2014
    Food and service is amazing! The style of service is unique!!
  • Christine P.
    Christine PendletonNovember 27, 2013
    We go for the nostalgia more so than the food. Love the hats!
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer ButzNovember 25, 2013
    Pimento cheese hamburger yummmmmmy
  • Eat O.
    Eat OrlandoNovember 24, 2013
    Frosted orange all the way
  • Kaitlin R.
    Kaitlin RoperNovember 24, 2013
    Get the frozen orange drink!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SullinsNovember 18, 2013
    You can't come to Atlanta and not eat at the world's largest drive-in. Greasy but delicious. It's definitely a tourist attraction, but with good reason.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WaltersNovember 11, 2013
    Get a Frozen Orange! Yum!
  • Jen R.
    Jen RafananNovember 7, 2013
    Try the Chili Burger, Chili Dog And Onion Rings -
  • Rashaun F.
    Rashaun ForrestNovember 3, 2013
    Try the orange dream shake
  • Adrienne H.
    Adrienne H.November 3, 2013
    Loud and pushy, especially on game day. Bring cash and order curbside.
  • Cassandra D.
    Cassandra DyerOctober 13, 2013
    My mom and dad came here in 1949..and sunce until death. I sm carrying on the Sweet tradition of the Varsity Drive In.
  • Ken S.
    Ken SnyderOctober 8, 2013
    This old land mark is average. Nice touch to still have car hops take your order. SlawDog was great. Fries were soft and mushie.
  • Joshua K.
    Joshua KinseySeptember 30, 2013
    Onion Rings can't be beat!
  • Money Mogul K.
    Money Mogul KidSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Apple Pie a la mode hit the spot!
  • Aaac Service H.
    Aaac Service Heating & airSeptember 17, 2013
    If your car is low you have to ecit at Ponce de leon st .
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin Dixon JrSeptember 17, 2013
    Go head get that orange drank and was it dwn.
  • Yolanda K.
    Yolanda KSeptember 6, 2013
    It's ok the few times I have been there , but not my first choice in the ATL
  • Callie M.
    Callie MathisSeptember 2, 2013
    Order completely wrong and the worker rolled her eyes at us when we asked her to fix it. Worst experience ever here.
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaAugust 30, 2013
    Slaw dog and Frosted Orange, anyone? The Varsity is an Atlanta icon; drive on up and taste the tradition.
  • Cindi B.
    Cindi BenderAugust 20, 2013
    The food was fantastic slaw dogs and onion rings - A super place with great history and a really great food - the staff was so friendly
    Upvoted Nov 9
  • Justin H.
    Justin HallAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    best chili dog on the planet
  • Tyler G.
    Tyler GreeneAugust 18, 2013
    Chili cheese dogs, orange dream drink, banana pudding
  • Vonia
    VoniaAugust 12, 2013
    Old-School Fast Food.
  • Christa J.
    Christa JacksonAugust 11, 2013
    Onion Rings are on point but anything you order you will love.
  • Mary Frances
    Mary FrancesAugust 9, 2013
    Vegetarians, don't despair! Get the grilled pimento cheese with lettuce, tomato, and a bit of mayo if you go that way.
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TaylorAugust 5, 2013
    One order of fries serves 2!
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYAugust 5, 2013
    It's a Southern tradition: Top your dog with chili, cheese or cole slaw. Or better yet, all three. Read more
  • De'Amber M.
    De'Amber MartinAugust 3, 2013
    I like the desk , it allows you to have your own space and enjoy your meal . Overall , I would come again . I wish we had one in NC .
  • Todd W.
    Todd WahlAugust 1, 2013
    The best onion rings on earth
  • Ty M.
    Ty MackJuly 28, 2013
    The chili/slaw dogs and onion rings are great, and wash it down with a frozen orange. Its nothing like our Coney Islands in Detroit but its close enough!
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 24, 2013
    All foodies need to get here at least once. Their original location near Georgia Tech. Hamburgers, fries, frosted oranges and a 1950's feel.
  • KISS 104FM
    KISS 104FMJuly 12, 2013
    TV and Movie star Nipsy Russell got his start singing and dancing here as “car hop #46.”
  • Les
    LesJuly 10, 2013
    All the hype for this place.. not what you expect. Little burgers chili was like a paste sauce. The only thing I liked was the onion rings. Long lines, thought that it would have been better.
  • Grady M.
    Grady McgillJuly 5, 2013
    Do the frosted orange > so good
  • Ricardo L.
    Ricardo LopesJune 14, 2013
    Can't understand why this restaurant is so popular.
  • Rob B.
    Rob ByrdJune 2, 2013
    Chilli dawgs always bark at night - Lewis Grizzard... And it's the best bark you'll ever eat!!
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    The Varsity's iconic frosted orange is one of CL's 100 Dishes to eat before you die because it strikes a perfect compromise between a thick milkshake and a mouth-watering slushie. Read more
  • Hotel Indigo
    Hotel IndigoApril 24, 2013
    This local institution continues to entertain and feed loyal fans of classic drive-in food. Being part of the crowd is part of the fun, as the staff hollers out the orders and lines move fast. Read more
  • Rob R.
    Rob RainsApril 23, 2013
    The slaw dog is amazing.
  • Jason E.
    Jason EApril 9, 2013
    Frozen Orange Drink...Bomb Dot Com
  • Rodney W.
    Rodney WaldenApril 7, 2013
    Chili Cheeze Dog with Frosted Orange..A true must have
  • Scott P.
    Scott PApril 4, 2013
    Coke Zero is served here. Unfortunately, there is no spicy mustard for the hot dogs.
  • Xuan X.
    Xuan XiaoMarch 30, 2013
    Ring one!!
  • Mark C.
    Mark ClarkMarch 29, 2013
    Order a #8 with Onion Rings and an Orange Slush. #YourWelcome
  • Chris T.
    Chris TrewMarch 15, 2013
    Balance a burger on your head for lifelong laughs.
  • AJC
    AJCMarch 14, 2013
    Folks from all walks of life, from everyday Joes and Janes up to U.S. presidents, continue to experience the restaurant's brand of glorious grease. Read more
  • Pat B.
    Pat ButlerFebruary 28, 2013
    Peach fried pie yum
  • Todd H.
    Todd HortonFebruary 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Varsity dispenses more fountain Coca-Cola products than any one single restaurant in Atlanta!
  • TL G.
    TL GrantFebruary 10, 2013
    Totally over rated joint. Poor service and food quality. I make better chilli cheese dogs and fries at home but a very vibrant atmosphere.
  • Kim S.
    Kim SmithermanJanuary 26, 2013
    Was looking for this place last weekend... My iPhone 5 game wrong directions but now I have it on my favorites
  • Explore Georgia
    Explore GeorgiaJanuary 22, 2013
    The Varsity served as a place to raise spirits in the 2006 film "We Are Marshall," starring Matthew McConaughey.
  • Cellucor
    CellucorJanuary 12, 2013
    Swing by The Varsity when in town... it's a tradition - we'll let it slide... Read more
  • Preston
    PrestonJanuary 9, 2013
    The ONLY thing that is good is the view. The food is AWFUL!!!!! And it's always dingy/dirty. The food quality and portions are terrible too. MAJOR THUMBS DOWN!!!!!!
  • Ali T.
    Ali TroncosoJanuary 5, 2013
    Gooood dogs. Nothing special about the onion rings I ate. I had an impatient server but everyone else seems fine. The seating areas are awesome. Go back to school and watch ESPN in one of the desks!
  • Mata
    MataDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hmm it's ok but expensive for what you get
  • This Is My South
    This Is My SouthDecember 26, 2012
    This Atlanta landmark is a must-eat for both locals and tourists alike. Don't be intimidated by yells of "What'll ya have!" Hot dogs and Frosted Oranges make it a pick for Favorite Atlanta Meals! Read more
    Upvoted Nov 9
  • Justin V.
    Justin VollenweiderDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For faster service and a shorter line order on the left side.
  • Terry
    TerryDecember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Curbside service is faster than inside, but is cash only.
  • Fionn C.
    Fionn CaseyNovember 29, 2012
    Awesome place for great chili dogs!
  • Steve K.
    Steve KunkaNovember 19, 2012
    What do u have? Its a little annoying. Haha
  • The Blooming Diva (.
    Peach pie....yummo!!! ;)
  • JC G.
    JC GoodwinNovember 6, 2012
    Burgers suck here. Get the chili cheese dog.
  • Jill J.
    Jill JonesOctober 29, 2012
    Pretty disappointing. The hamburger are so thin that you're basically eating bun with toppings; pretty much all I tasted. I was really hoping for something better than the equivalent of White Castle.
  • Gary M.
    Gary MillsOctober 27, 2012
    Stopping in midweek for an early dinner, very disappointing. Burgers were hardly edible after sitting under heat lamps for far too long. Too bad - our first stop after checking in at nearby hotel.
  • Kye M.
    Kye MillerOctober 15, 2012
    The burgers are perfectly portioned, yet double the price.
  • Grady M.
    Grady McgillOctober 14, 2012
    Best place in the city of atlanta
  • Ava R.
    Ava RodgersOctober 8, 2012
    The orange freeze taste like push-up. Yummy.
  • Jacob
    JacobOctober 1, 2012
    Always good but super greasy 2
  • Libby W.
    Libby WeaverSeptember 26, 2012
    The onion rings are to die for!!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BuckleySeptember 24, 2012
    Have a little food with your grease.
  • Dave N.
    Dave NevillSeptember 10, 2012
    The chili dog is really good, and the onion rings and fries were great. The single bacon cheese I had though was a bland. A fun place to have a meal, that's for sure :)
  • Edricia V.
    Edricia Vaulx LeonardSeptember 7, 2012
    Sorry, not worth my hard earned dollars. Not sure what all the hype is about this place! Just my opinion....
  • Brian L.
    Brian LemmermanSeptember 3, 2012
    Worst salad ever. A classic hotspot but not vegetarian friendly.
  • Keisa M.
    Keisa McGrewAugust 25, 2012
    This place has the strangest drive-thru I've ever seen. Gotta love the food, though.
  • Monique R.
    Monique R.August 5, 2012
    Try the chilli cheese fries.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaylorAugust 3, 2012
    Chili cheese burger....not so amazing.
  • The White House
    The White HouseJuly 13, 2012
    President Obama talks to a group of kids from Lenora Academy in Snellville, Georgia during a stop at the Varsity. Read more
  • Lorra H.
    Lorra H.July 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for pimento cheese on your burger. You will thank me.
  • Dee P.
    Dee PhillipsJuly 8, 2012
    Ice cream it is!
  • Randy W.
    Randy WhiteJuly 7, 2012
    WORST "DRIVE-IN" EVER. The reputation of this place is so overblown it qualifies as scandalous.
  • Ward S.
    Ward SullivanJuly 2, 2012
    A 1950's style hotdog joint in the middle of Atlanta next to Georgia Tech. Get a couple of chili slaw dogs and an orange soda.
  • ARISA T.
    ARISA THONGSRIJune 26, 2012
    chili cheese burget
  • Hiroshi U.
    Hiroshi UedaJune 16, 2012
    Glorified (Let, Tom & Mayo), Onion Rings, Varsity Orange Small. Total only $5.25.
  • Atlanta Airport
    Atlanta AirportJune 14, 2012
    Try the Varsity's location on Concourse F. Yum!
  • Katena C.
    Katena CarvajalesJune 13, 2012
    Check out the Varsity at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Concourse F!
  • Courtney A.
    Courtney AnneJune 12, 2012
    Yummmm :) chili cheese dogs with orings
  • Des M.
    Des MyersJune 7, 2012
    Get the onion rings
  • Leigh Anne M.
    Leigh Anne Miller BordersMay 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the greasy onion rings!
  • Grady M.
    Grady McgillMay 2, 2012
    What ya have what ya have
  • Sean C.
    Sean CramptonMay 1, 2012
    Sub-standard $1.50 hot dogs and fries being sold for $3.75 that are not all that great. Don't waste your time.
  • Linda S.
    Linda SlaughterApril 30, 2012
    Love ordering from the curb parking.
  • Safelite AutoGlass
    Safelite AutoGlassApril 9, 2012
    Cruise into the world's largest drive-in, which sells "more than two miles of hotdogs daily!"
  • Austin D.
    Austin DoughtyApril 6, 2012
    An Atlanta staple. A must eat while your here. Everything is great, cant go wrong with anything on the menu. Try the Onion rings and have a frosted orange.
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WilliamsFebruary 29, 2012
    It's my childhood calling! Try the fried peach pie.
  • em DOT dub
    em DOT dubFebruary 24, 2012
    The chili dogs and chili cheeseburgers are a must have!!
  • Will B.
    Will BlevinsFebruary 20, 2012
    Good hotdogs
  • Steve B.
    Steve BiroschikFebruary 17, 2012
    The fries are the best.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BurgessFebruary 16, 2012
    Little known secret. Add pimento cheese to your chili burger or dog. Off the damn chain!
  • FitCities
    FitCitiesJanuary 31, 2012
    For a healthier option order the grilled chicken sandwich!
  • Voelker
    VoelkerJanuary 20, 2012
    Pro Tip: Come hungry
  • Sarah A.
    Sarah Abbott MartinsonJanuary 15, 2012
    Food is fast but very greasy and the fries are under cooked
  • Toni R.
    Toni ReaderJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Loud and frantic. Mediocre food at best.
  • They call me Mac
    They call me MacDecember 30, 2011
    Yo have to get your oil changed at least once a year
  • TJ
    TJDecember 23, 2011
    Do not try the Orange Drink no matter what they say. It's not what you think. It looks better on the picture.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SylvesterDecember 20, 2011
    Good burgers! a bit pricey tho
  • Keith B.
    Keith B.December 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Kids like the hot dogs. Get the fried peach pie for desert!
  • India C.
    India CDecember 18, 2011
    They stopped serving wings so grab a frosted orange and 2 cheeseburgers
  • Alejandro M.
    Alejandro MenocalDecember 11, 2011
    Chili Hot Dog & Chili CheeseBurger Combo! Recommended!! SOO GOOD!
  • Kisha Kind
    Kisha KindDecember 7, 2011
    one word chili cheese fries!.ok maybe two words....LOL! so YUM! www.yumzup.com
  • Jordan G.
    Jordan GreeneDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Just an FYI - they charge for refills here... get a big size!!! =D
  • Chad E.
    Chad ElkinsNovember 27, 2011
    This Atlanta landmark makes an appearance in the 2004 movie 'We Are Marshall' when Coach Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey) is on a recruiting trip and has dinner here with a prospect's mother. Read more
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan McPhersonNovember 25, 2011
    Always packed but well worth the wait make sure you get a hat
  • Scottie K.
    Scottie KnollinNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to grab a free soda jerk hat!
  • Sheila
    SheilaNovember 20, 2011
    Know what you want when the cashiers say, "What'll ya have? What'll ya have."
  • Brittany C.
    Brittany CaldwellNovember 20, 2011
    Onion rings, onion rings, onion rings! And a chocolate shake.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WoodyardNovember 14, 2011
    Favorite restaraunt ever, the guy yelling "whaddya have, whaddya have?!" as you walk up to the counter is pure class. Always get the orange / peach slushy-shake there.
  • Jared O.
    Jared ObergNovember 13, 2011
    What'll ya have? Onion rings are the best.
  • Andrè P.
    Andrè P.November 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The original one downtown is the best one!
  • Tiffany D.
    Tiffany DeLeonNovember 2, 2011
    Chili dog and a frosted orange!!
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Being a pig the food is greasy and good ..
  • Budget A.
    Budget AtlantaOctober 3, 2011
    Try the Frosted Orange - the orange creamsicle shake. Delicious.
  • Robin M.
    Robin MooreSeptember 27, 2011
    This place is highly overrated. On a scale of 1-10. It's a 4
  • Rick G.
    Rick GriffinSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sometimes you've just gotta have grease!
  • Emily Y.
    Emily YeagerSeptember 17, 2011
    Make sure you try a frosted orange!
  • Kathleen M.
    Kathleen MullerSeptember 16, 2011
    "Chili this, chili that" is the way to go
  • Meghan H.
    Meghan HartmanSeptember 11, 2011
    Bathrooms smell pretty!
  • Reserve123.com
    Reserve123.comSeptember 7, 2011
    Make sure you try the Frosted Orange shake!
  • Michael I.
    Michael Ingram JrSeptember 6, 2011
    Varsity felt a lil overrated. Hamburger was cold and apple pie was mushy.
  • Ken L.
    Ken LeeSeptember 4, 2011
    Frozen O's are awesome.
  • Peter
    PeterSeptember 1, 2011
    You have to tip the guy who brings you the food.
  • Mark S.
    Mark StrudwickSeptember 1, 2011
    Really don't understand the appeal here. Burgers are small and buns are squashed and flavorless. Pies are greasy but I guess the diet coke is ok.
  • Rhonda B.
    Rhonda BurnamAugust 30, 2011
    The toasted bun with a chili cheese slaw dog and side of onion rings with a orange frost! Oh Boy
  • Andy R.
    Andy R.August 29, 2011
    Yellow dogs, rings, FO
  • Holly W.
    Holly WoffordAugust 21, 2011
    Get the frosted Orange drink! Soooo good!!!
  • Keith C.
    Keith CourtneyAugust 20, 2011
    Park on the upper-deck and try to find a table on the upper level to eat. The views outside the glass panes are much more interesting than the cold classroom settings on the main floor.
  • Team Epic
    Team EpicAugust 19, 2011
    A staple of Atlanta!
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncAugust 16, 2011
    Did you know? Two miles of hot dogs, a ton of onions, 2500 pounds of potatoes, 5000 fried pies and 300 gallons of chili are made from scratch daily at The Varsity, the world's largest drive-in! Read more
  • Michael L.
    Michael LucasAugust 15, 2011
    A classic in the heart of Atlanta. If you enjoy hot dogs, this is a must! Lines get very long during peak eating hours though so beware.
  • Pete W.
    Pete WungAugust 11, 2011
    Just a spot of Atlanta history. Food is eh. Just go for the FO and the onion rings.
  • travel42
    travel42August 9, 2011
    An Atlanta staple. Be prepared to give your order as soon as you reach the counter: they will skip you if you're not ready. Try the onion rings, made with sweet Georgia Vidalia onions.
  • Westbrook L.
    Westbrook LampleyAugust 8, 2011
    If you are going to get a burger, get a double, or get two of them. They are small.
  • Abhay S.
    Abhay SharmaJuly 23, 2011
    good joint to hangout in ATL !
  • Michael C.
    Michael C.June 28, 2011
    Onion rings were great...pies are great...the atmosphere is superb...however the chili is horrid....its a dry paste like substance....not my kind of chili.
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PowellJune 22, 2011
    always get an F.O.
  • Griff K.
    Griff KJune 17, 2011
    A chilli dog and rings are the perfect way to finish off the night after a Braves win
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealJune 8, 2011
    Get a pressed chili cheeseburger, chili cheese slaw dogs, onion rings, and an icy chocolate shake to wash it all down! Read more
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DarvilleJune 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The hot dogs are good, but the onion rings are the bee's knees! :)
  • Anna N.
    Anna NewsomeMay 27, 2011
    The best thing at the Varsity is not on the menu. Order a pimiento chili cheese dog. They never make them up and throw 'em under the heat lamp, so your know your dog is fresh!
  • Brandy S.
    DO NOT SKIP THE PIES!!! They are AWESOME!!! :)
  • Cathy S.
    Cathy SApril 27, 2011
    Onion rings are better than the frues
  • Randy B.
    Randy BarnesApril 23, 2011
    Frosted Orange aka F.O. is the awesomest :-)
  • Lee M.
    Lee MillerApril 22, 2011
    Get a cheeseburger with pimento, but on the planet.
  • Gin H.
    Gin HouseApril 3, 2011
    Try a chili cheese burger with pimento cheese.
  • Richard G.
    Richard GregoryMarch 16, 2011
    Recommended: Not only does this joint accommodate over six-thousand customers, but it serves a (g)astronomical number of hotdogs - over two miles worth daily. Try the chilli cheese dog - it's awesome! Read more
  • Cheapism
    CheapismMarch 4, 2011
    Hot dogs and burgers are under $3 even with chili & cheese and the onion rings get nothing but praise. If you want a trip to the 1950’s come here, and be ready to order, the line moves quickly. Read more
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaMarch 3, 2011
    What you may not know about the world's largest drive-in and Atlanta landmark is that all your favorites are made from scratch! Upload a pic of yourself in a cool paper hat, sipping on a F.O.! Read more
  • Judy J.
    Judy JFebruary 16, 2011
    Olympic pin trading 3rd Wed of every month. Upstairs from 5-7 PM. Free open to all
  • Fast Company
    Fast CompanyFebruary 14, 2011
    Located just a few blocks from Coke HQ, this eatery bills itself as the world’s largest drive-in restaurant, and holds the largest independent Coca-Cola fountain account in the U.S.
  • Geetansh M.
    Geetansh MeraniJanuary 31, 2011
    The food here is very greasy...
  • Craig H.
    Craig HicksJanuary 15, 2011
    Have a fried peach pie for breakfast.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeJanuary 2, 2011
    I take the MARTA from Lennox Sq to the North Ave MARTA station and then walk a short distance for their Glorified Burger and onion rings.
  • Nick A.
    Nick AltieriDecember 30, 2010
    #1 with a shake is possibly the 8th Wonder of the world.
  • Zachary L.
    Zachary LongDecember 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Not the greatest food but definitely hits the spot! Chili Cheese Dog is where it't at! Onion rings are SUPER greasy!
  • Maxim T.
    Maxim TalbertDecember 23, 2010
    Sweet tea is a must! The ONLY free refill
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SuddithNovember 27, 2010
    Go with the onion rings. Be ready to order before stepping up. Locals and tourists treated all the same.
  • Robby G.
    Robby GreshamNovember 1, 2010
    Two naked dogs walking frosted orange large onion rings Mmm
  • Ivette Marcela L.
    ONION RINGS!
  • Chad E.
    Chad ElkinsOctober 10, 2010
    The chili dog is the classic item here, but branch out and give the chili cheese-burger a try (dont forget to add some chili powder too). For a side, the onion rings are definitely the way to go.
  • Jack W.
    Jack WangOctober 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Chili dog, chili cheeseburger, chili cheese fries, and a Frosted Orange. Body bag sold separately.
  • Monster Energy Supercross
    In Atlanta for the race? Stop here! Yes it's a drive-in! Have a chili cheese dog or one of a long list of tasty eats. It's nostalgia at its finest!
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Oakland CemeterySeptember 26, 2010
    Crave from the Grave: Try this classic style sandwich with a Southern twist and go for the Grilled Pimento Cheese. I do declare it is mighty tasty.
  • Teresa O.
    Teresa OliverSeptember 5, 2010
    The onion rings are to die for. Always a great lunch after Church or a Ga Tech game.
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GSeptember 4, 2010
    The best fast food in Atlanta - and the best game-day dining for Georgia Tech, Braves, and Thrashers. Gotta have those onion rings! If you hate efficiency - you should stay the heck out.
  • Anthony T.
    Anthony TaylorAugust 25, 2010
    Go ahead and get the chili burger and chili dog. The food is just alright, but the atmosphere rocks!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HillAugust 22, 2010
    if they forget to say' what'll ya have', tell them they owe you a free frosted orange, pisses them off so much it's hilarious!
  • Joe B.
    Joe BakerJuly 22, 2010
    Steer clear of The Varsity, tourist trap lousy food , my hot dog was sideways on the plate pressed flat like a cheese sandwich. Worse than disney food, stay with McDonalds or better yet ElPollo Loco
  • Michael K.
    Michael KingJuly 8, 2010
    "Whadda ya have, whadda ya have!" You hungry? Grab a heavy dog, with a bag of rags, and a V.O. from the Varsity! Read more
  • Les A.
    Les AdkinsJuly 7, 2010
    Go to Varsity if your visiting Atlanta and if you live here go there and get a couple of Slaw Dogs. Mmmm Mmmm Good!
  • ajcrecipes
    ajcrecipesJune 29, 2010
    Go here as much for the food as the atmosphere. Perfect pre-game meal before the Braves or the Yellow Jackets.
  • Lisa .
    Best place in all ATL to eat greasy onion rings! There amazing
  • Sean H.
    Sean HarringtonMay 20, 2010
    Great food and the closest I have found to being like the coney islands back home in Flint.
  • Amber M.
    Amber McCandlessMay 11, 2010
    An Atlanta staple and the go to place for the ultimate chili dog and fries or onion rings!
  • Christopher C.
    #1 with pimento cheese and slaw, onion rings, an orange drink and a fried peach pie.
  • Lora D.
    Lora DunnamApril 27, 2010
    If opportunity strikes, go for it, at least so you can say you've been there. Getchya an FO.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 20, 2010
    The original Varsity was opened in 1928 and is the world's largest drive-in. On days when the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets are playing a home game, over 30,000 people visit The Varsity.
  • J D.
    J DotsonApril 11, 2010
    "Walk" means "make my order to go." So say "Walk two slaw dogs" or "One nekkid dog, fries, and an FO, walkin'" if you want to sound like a Varsity veteran.
  • David L.
    David LemcoeApril 9, 2010
    Don't come 10-12 if you're in a hurry.
  • Kendall G.
    Kendall GMarch 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    What'll ya have? Means can I take your order.
  • Kendall G.
    Kendall GMarch 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Chilli Cheese Dogs & fresh fried Peach Pie
  • Jesse S.
    Jesse SpectorFebruary 19, 2010
    Washing down the chili dog and burger with the frosted orange was a great call.
  • Kris O.
    Kris OwensDecember 29, 2009
    go on and grab two chili cheese dogs then u'll be good for the day
  • Dwayne K.
    Dwayne KilbourneDecember 28, 2009
    If you come to Atlanta, you have to swing by this great, traditional landmark - great history and fast food menu!
  • randell f.
    randell feverDecember 12, 2009
    go to the varsity and have two real chilly dogs
  • Erika L.
    Erika LindrothNovember 21, 2009
    have the onion rings instead of fries.
  • Skinny Realtor
    Skinny RealtorNovember 7, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Just had a bowl of chili/super meaty and a glorified bacon burger combo/highly recommended.. you gotta try this place when you come to the A!
  • Carol M.
    Carol MorganOctober 5, 2009
    Naked dog and onion rings! Reward self with a chocolate shake.
  • Michael I.
    Michael IveyOctober 2, 2009
    chili dog with pimento cheese...one of the best things you'll ever eat
  • Dougal C.
    Dougal CampbellSeptember 25, 2009
    order three chili dogs, onion rings, and a large "F.O.". You can't go wrong with that.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CrutchfieldAugust 22, 2009
    If it's packed, head all the way to the left side of the counter where it's usually a little leas hectic.
  • Spence N.
    Spence NixAugust 8, 2009
    Home of World's Greatest Chili Dog, pimento cheese burger, and onion rings!
  • Frank A.
    Frank ArrigoJuly 20, 2009
    home of the "What'll ya have?"
  • Glitz Latinoamérica
    El Varsity original fue inaugurado en 1928, y aún se mantiene como una de las mejores hamburgueserías de la zona.
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