The Varsity - What'll Ya Have??, What'll Ya Have??, What'll Ya Have??
61 North Avenue, Atlanta, GA, USA
www.thevarsity.com - 404-881-1706
The Varsity - What'll Ya Have??, What'll Ya Have??, What'll Ya Have?? Atlanta Reviews
The Varsity Nov 06, 2009
This restaurant was a treat. It was recommended by a friend of mine Olivia. Its a Huge fast food Joint that caters to the University Students in the Area. It is mostly fried food if you don't mind it. They have like burgers, hot dog, Chicken strips, fries and onion rings to name a few. They have some famous words when you walk up to order. The Attendant says "Whatll you have?" "Whatll you have?" lol ..Its kind of neat and different instead of someone saying "can i take your order" Or "Can i help you" It was fun as we got to know each other and laugh at funny stuff. Its one of those places you can grab a quick bite of food for a decent price. I Eat , I travel, I write, and I'm Hungry for more ! ~Travelingforlife~
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Apr 06, 2007
First, this review goes out to my friend Pam (aka "Nonna" on TravBuddy) that requested this restaurant specifically and by doing so also inadvertently requested that I give myself a big helping of grease and cholesterol that will last me all of next year. LOL! Pam, I had two Heavy Weights and a Varsity Orange just for you baby!! :-)
And second, the place that bills itself as putting the "Comfort in Comfort Food" should change their logo to "we put the Gas, Indigestion, Grease and Elevated Cholesterol" in Comfort Food. But what the hell, it's The Varsity! And before heading off to a Georgia Tech football game across the interstate, who couldn't use a little grease and gas to liven things up a bit.
The Varsity has been in Atlanta serving up great grub, across from The Georgia Institute of Technology, since 1928. It is the world's largest drive-in and can accommodate over 800 guests at once. On a day the GA Tech Yellow Jackets are in town, they'll serve over 30,000 people. Also unique to The Varsity is their lingo when ordering. Below is just a sample:
Hot Dog = Hot dog with chili and mustard
Heavy Weight = Hot dog with extra chili
Naked Dog = Plain hot dog on a bun
MK Dog = Naked dog with mustard and ketchup
Regular C Dog = Hot dog with ketchup
Red Dog = Naked dog with Ketchup
Yellow Dog = Naked dog with mustard
Yankee Dog = Plain dog with mustard
Walk a Dog = Hot dog to go
Steak = Hamburger with ketchup, mustard and pickle
Chili Steak = Hamburger with chili
Glorified Steak = Hamburger with mayo, lettuce and tomato
Mary Brown Steak = Hamburger with no bun
Naked Steak = A plain steak
Varsity Orange = The original formula
Squirt One = A Varsity Orange
N.I. Orange = Varsity Orange with no ice
F.O. = Frosted Varsity Orange
Joe-ree = Coffee with cream
Regardless what kind of burger you're in the mood for, The Varsity has it. Fantastic fries and onion rings made fresh in-house daily, and the best orange drink on the face of the earth. Period. You could always spring for something on the "Lite" menu - but if you do, you'll have to see what's on it for yourself because personally, "lite" and "Varsity" shouldn't be mentioned in the same sentence. Definitely a must do when visiting Atlanta. Just ask Pam!
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