Mad Girl Eats The Varsity in Atlanta


The Varsity, 61 North Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30308.

Driving thru downtown Atlanta on I-75 during afternoon rush hour is no joke. It was 5 pm, I was agitated with traffic and ready for a break and a bite. A quick hop off the Interstate is the World’s Largest Drive-In restaurant and edible icon in the ATL, The Varsity. Seen on the Travel Channel’s Food Paradise/Hot Dog Paradise…let’s try it!

“What’ll ya have, what’ll ya have?!” I know going in, I’m having hot dogs…which they are known for. Don’t be a burger connoisseur and order a hamburger, you may be disappointed. I want a classic flavor dog and something bright, so a chili dog with onions and mustard and one slaw dog, will be what I’ll have! Round it out with their freakin-licious onion rings and a Coke and we’re golden.

I love their chili dog, excellent chili. I also have become crazed with coleslaw on my sandwiches. It just gives it a nice bonus crunch and lush flavor. Coleslaw on a ‘dog’, not bad at all, but I’ll stick with my chili dog…with maybe some cheese.

Tips: Eat in your car if you wish, or plenty of seating indoors. Indoors, usually long lines that move quickly. Quickly because they aren’t messing around with you, know what you want to order when you reach the counter. They are very efficient, so keep up! Don’t forget your paper diner hat! V chic.  for menu and more locations.

4 out of 5 U-rah-rah cheers for The Varsity!

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