The Varsity is an iconic fast food eatery in midtown Atlanta. It has been featured on Food Network a few times and is most notorious for their sing-song greeting at the counter of “What’ll ya have? What’ll ya have?”
The Varsity has been around since 1928, serving the students of Georgia Tech and the surrounding community. The Varsity is also touted as the largest drive-in world wide. You can learn more about the Varsity’s history here.
We decided to check out The Varsity after spending the day at the Georgia Aquarium. After all, we were just a few blocks away. Why not check out this world famous joint?
The food, mainly burgers and dogs, were surprisingly really good! The fries were fresh potatoes, not something cut, dipped in sugar and frozen for months on end- like other fast food restaurants. There was some debate between Bad Pants and I if they were as good or better than my memory of the fresh, Yukon Gold fries of In-N-Out in California. Bad Pants has been to In-N-Out in the last couple months. He says The Varsity’s fries, which come from your basic Russet Potato were better.
The car hops are known for dancing while singing the menu aloud to customers. We, however, did not get that experience as we ate inside this time. Perhaps next time and hopefully we’ll get video!
All told, The Varsity was an awesome experience. We tried fries, onion rings (which BP says are the best he’s ever had), burgers and hot dogs. The simple, All-American fare was most excellent. We highly recommend it to anyone traveling to the Atlanta area.
After all, it’s kid tested and 100% approved!
They can’t wait to go back!