This local legend is billed as the world's largest drive-in and has been a staple on the Atlanta dining scene since 1928. ... More
This local legend is billed as the world's largest drive-in and has been a staple on the Atlanta dining scene since 1928. Countless burgers, fries, shakes and more than two miles of hot dogs are served here every day, along with more Coca-Cola than anywhere else in the world. Dine in your car, seat yourself in one of the many cafeteria-style rooms, or simply order your greasy lunch at the 150-foot (46-meter) long stainless-steel counter and go. The white-tiled diner theme is a welcome throwback to days when drive-ins ruled the fast food scene.
I was looking forward to visiting this legendary place for the past 4 years ever since my son went to Atlanta to study. On graduation day we decided we needed to go at least once, even though we are trying to eat healthy. we ordered chili dogs, slaw dogs, fries onion rings, a burger and orange frosties.
The drinks were the only decent part. Dogs were terrible tasting, buns soggy. Fries and rings were mediocre at best, with the rings better than the fries.
All in all, we were very disappointed to have ingested all those calories and fat grams for a meal that we did not even enjoy. We can say we did it once, and never again.
I went here once before with my family because everyone raves about this place. It was medicore at best. I was in Atlanta running errands with my kids and they were hungry. So I thought would be a good idea to stop by and get them some dogs. There was no line so I walked right up. The cashier was rude and paid more attention to her co-worker than us. Food was disgusting and my kids did not finish their hot dogs. NEVER AGAIN!!
Ok, I do not know if the people who like this place (The Varsity Downtown) are bias as Atlanta natives, but I along with my husband absolutely hated the food. Despite the reviews from food network, trip advisors, and my own father, we were so disappointed. We ordered the chilidog and Jr burgers and neither one of us finished. It was a waste of sixteen dollars, and if I could, I would have asked for my money back. PS if you still insist on trying this, Mickey, do not go during lunch time, because parking and the hundred lines they have open still require a wait of at least fifteen minutes.
You will be greeeted with those words as you approach the counter to place your order in this 81-year-old Atlanta landmark. Stand back and study the menu and be ready to order when it's your turn. The chili dogs and fries are great, but the onion rings are fabulous! WARNING: this is not health food, but it is delicious! Find a table in one of the many dining rooms and enjoy a great lunch.
The Varsity is located 2 blocks from the North Ave. MARTA station
LOVE the Varsity! Having grown up in the Atlanta area, my family has spent many hours savoring the chili dogs, onion rings and frosted orange drinks. It's comfort food! I now live two hours away and still drive up quite often just to eat at the Varsity! Nothing beats Georgia Tech football and the Varsity!
Ok Most people that have writen a review has aparently not tasted good food beforeor even understood what the varsity means to us georgians!. And the cost???? Its the cheapest place to eat.4 adults and 2 Kids can eat for 25 bucks. Where else can you go and eat that cheap! My father grew up in east Atlanta. When we went to visit his family there we ALWAYS went to the VARSITY!! It was tradition!!! You go to the varsity get it all to go, then swing by the Krispy Kream and get two dozen and head back and watch the Braves!!!! ANd Now when we go to Atlanta the varsity is always apart of the journey. The best thing to eat are The Chili Dog, Chilli Steak, and onion rings!!!! My Favorites. My father LOVES the Frosted Orange! and Fried Apple pie.
We arrived and thought this place was going to be packed. They had a 3 floor parking deck!(which was free, which is hard to find in Atlanta). However, we found seats as soon as we walked in the door. This was one of the best atmospheres i've ever expirenced. Our orderer was not friendly, but they got our order right. The onion rings were the best I'd ever had. The burger and hot dog were your avarage fast food.The food is 3 stars, but the atmosphere is what pulled it up. This is a great, fast place to eat, especially with kids. Strongely reccomend this for a quick meal.
we going took kids ,because i heared about it. food was awful ,cost to much and nothing to do. family found it boring. would have rather went to Mc Donalds. service is about the only thing good. just don't eat there! better off eating some were else.
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