“World's largest drive-in restaurant”
Welcome to The Varsity! The World's Largest Drive-in Restaurant. We have been serving customers here in Atlanta since 1928. People from all over the world come to experience The Varsity because there is nothing like it anywhere! We invite you to explore, learn about our history and reminisce. 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.
Somewhat less dazzling in the hot day time, but still an awesome place to get tasty food at a steal of a price. They also serve the best onion rings I have had in my life!
Especially if you're into drive-in's and diners, this is a must! The hugest in the world, supposedly. Get the onion rings, and ideally go at night.
This place is Awesome the food is great and you can't beat the downtown Atlanta atmosphere.
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I recommend going to The Varsity while you're in Athens. Definitely know what you want when you get to the register. You can't go wrong with a Frosted Orange and a cheeseburger. Few healthy options, but worth the splurge.
Hands down, the best onion rings I've ever had. I came here on a recommendation from a friend. I was starting out on my cross country trip from North Carolina to California, so I swung by The Varsity for lunch. We opted to go into the restaurant, rather than go through the drive-in (easily, the largest drive-in I've ever seen). I was greeted with a chorus of "What'll ya have?!" as I walked in, though the entire restaurant was bustling, the employees were still attentive to patrons walking in. I ordered 2 chili dogs and onion rings. The chili dogs were exceptional, but I still dream about those onion rings. The prices were pretty decent, albeit a bit high.
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It's an Atlanta institution and people say you should go, but I think it's getting a bit old/not keeping up with the food times. Needs a refresh of ingredient sourcing.
BUT, "West Virginia style" hot dogs. Period. Do you know what that means? If not, you should 100% swing by and give it a try :).
And, if you love onion rings, HELL yes. This place is where it's at.
This place is massive and practically lights up the night sky. Not necessarily a cool little hidden gem, but still a great place to grab a burger. Must try the onion rings!
I love The Varsity! Me n my newlywed wife stopped there on our way to Florida for our honeymoon. The food was even better than we remembered. Always a great spot to stop at.
I LOVED this stop. The diner is huge with delicious food and an interesting history. We went during the day when it is less crowded and had a lot of fun! Definitely TRY THE ONION RINGS.
Cash only. Mediocre food. Less than charming staff. There are much better places to experience in Atlanta than this outdated, overrated joint.
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- Sun - Thu: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
- Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 12:30 am
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