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The Varsity

61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
+1 404-881-1706
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“frosted orange” (373 reviews)
“onion rings” (1,063 reviews)
“chili dog” (805 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hours
American, Fast food
61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
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Reviewed yesterday

The Varsity.... historic, landmark, touristy, nostalgic must visit place. Go for that reason alone, go to say you went there, check it off your list but never go back. Food is mediocre, service is horrible, never go inside (especially to use the restroom)...you get the...More

1  Thank u2godu2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to visit for the 1st time. Food was ok. Lines were long. Doubt would visit again. Only 1 restroom which was across restaurant. Cool is that they have a car hop.

Thank Tracy925M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I don't get it. Food was horrible, service was slow, etc. Will not be returning. There are so many other places to spend your time and $

1  Thank Jim F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Varsity is one of those love it or hate it places. For Atlantans it’s a piece of history and holds a place of nostalgia in their hearts. For everyone else it’s just a bad Sonic. The food is so greasy it made me sick. The...More

1  Thank mnottke
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here for a quick bite and the lines were long and cramped. My thought was that this place has to be amazing with all these people wanting the food. The food was blah. The best part were the French fries. The chili dog...More

2  Thank Shawn B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food wasn’t amazing, but this is a very cool place. It’s easy to imagine in decades ago as a very hopping place. The onion rings were good. Service was fairly quick, don’t be scared off by the long lines.

Thank K T
Reviewed 5 days ago

When friends visit Atlanta with me, the Varsity is a fun place to go for the experience. Admittedly, the food is terrible for you, but it offers a fun, nostalgic experience! Grab some classic diner food, don the iconic red paper hat, and remember it's...More

Thank JessBooth2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really did not like this place. I understand the history and nostalgia with the whole “wadda you want” thing and all... but the food was barely warm and very greasy. Like way too greasy. If you are visiting and HAVE to go here, just...More

2  Thank TerrapinPaul
Reviewed 1 week ago

fun place to grab some rings and a drink. I wouldn't go crazy and order a meal....unless grease is your middle name and your just use to that sort of thing. Also, a great piece of history. Take some pics!

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Varsity is one of those places you need to make time for when you visit Atlanta - and not necessarily for a meal! Grab yourself a chili dog and a frosted orange and go chill at a desk in the ESPN room. Then go...More

Thank Robert T
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Response from Madalyn S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, AmEx is accepted.
Russell R
28 March 2015|
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Response from JCGIII | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, and not trying to be a wise guy, The Varsity is not the place for folks with dietary restrictions. Probably the only healthy item in the building is ice berg lettuce. Varsity is where one goes "off the healthy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-2166
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-881-1706
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