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The Varsity – Atlanta, Georgia

What'll Ya Have? You need a chili dog and some onion rings and the Varsity is the place to get them!

YOU HEAR THAT?

What’ll Ya Have? What”ll ya have? What”ll ya have?

It’s what you hear upon entering The Varsity located right across from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. We chose to eat inside as opposed to eating in the car at their famed world’s largest drive-in.

It turns out there is Varsity Lingo you must know before placing your order. It was not packed, so there wasn’t that pressure to order immediately.

WHAT TO GET

My friend John cuts me in line to order first. He gets some fries, onion rings, and a cheeseburger. Our friend Isaac goes the chili dog and cheeseburger route. Meanwhile, I order a cheeseburger, a chili cheese dog, and two apple pies. 

We all agreed that the onion rings were top shelf. John claimed his fries are partially raw. I didn’t buy the story since he polished off all the fries. Plus, I had tried them, and they tasted fine.

The burger was nothing to write home about, but the chili cheese dog was another story. Man, was that thing good! The wings were pretty good also.

I try the apple pie and think, wow, what an odd flavor this has. I’m trying to figure out what it is, and then John points out to me that I’m eating a peach pie. I can’t read wrappers, don’t know how to order what I want, or my order got mucked up.

By this time, Isaac has decided to get another burger and a regular hot dog. To counter, I order a chili dog for John and another for me, and an Apple Pie (correct wrapper this time).

And the apple pie? It was worth the wait.

I only had one thing left to say to the guys, when can we come back so I can get another chili dog?

THE FOOD

A couple of Chili Dogs and fresh-cut fries

Burger, Chili Dog, Onion Rings & Fries picture by my pal Droolius

The Varsity To Go Box

A couple of pies, onion rings and fries

Peach & Apple pies

The Varsity
Instagram: @TheVarsity1928
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61 North Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-881-1706

Comments (5):

  1. GhenghisJuan

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    I can’t believe I regret leaving this place without one of those stupid pies. I am an idiot. IDIOT! If they made one of these with guayaba and queso crema I’d be on a plane to ATL tomorrow. Why doesn’t Versailles stuff the empanadas as thick as that? Or make an empanada de manzana?

    And look at the grease on that wrapper, that certainly doesn’t look a bit like the little Entenmann’s pies at 7-11. Or those crappy baked pies at McD’s. Speaking of which, I hear rumors that there are still some McDonald’s out there that fry their pies instead of baking them. Does anyone know where I can find one?

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    • Only one McDonald’s location in California has the old fried Apple Pies. Oh, and all of the McDonald’s in Hawaii!

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  2. NatNibbles

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    I’m getting SO hungry right now. Now I want to go to Atlanta just to eat there.

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  3. raspywolf

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    As someone who lives in atlanta and has for 28 years. Let me say that the varsity sucks compared to how good it used to be. It’s now just a caricature of itself. A shadow of it former glory. And you forgot to mention that it has become a restaurant chain with locations all over the place in georgia.

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  4. Eating The Road

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    I loved this place! So awesome. They have the best chili….get it on EVERYTHING.

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