61 North Avenue
61 North Avenue
Welcome to The Varsity! The World's Largest Drive-in Restaurant. We have been serving customers here in Atlanta since 1928. People from all over the world come to experience The Varsity because there is nothing like it anywhere! We invite you to explore, learn about our history and reminisce.
The World's Largest Drive-in sits on more than two acres and can accommodate 600 cars and over eight hundred people inside. On days of Georgia Tech football games up to 30,000 people visit The Varsity. It sells more than two miles of hotdogs daily, a ton of onion rings, 2500 pounds of fresh cut potatoes, 5000 homemade fried pies, and 300 gallons of chili, all of which are made from scratch daily. The downtown Varsity is also the world's largest single outlet for Coca-Cola.
Whether it's a chili cheese dog, the rings, a Frosted Orange or maybe a fried pie, everyone has their favorites that keep them coming back. In 1928, when Frank Gordy started the Varsity, he set out to consistently serve delicious, quality food that was fun and fast. We're still committed to those principles today.
That's why we start out fresh each morning. Each day (except Sundays) we receive deliveries of fresh - never frozen -- hot dogs, ground beef for chili, hamburger patties, bread and produce. Then we make all your favorites from scratch: Chili, French Fries, Onion Rings, Fried Pies, Chicken Salad, Egg Salad, Pimento Cheese, Varsity Orange Drink, BBQ Pork, BBQ Sauce and Garden Salads.
We are right across the I-75/85 Connector from Georgia Tech.
From Southbound 75/85: Get off at exit 249D, turn left and you will see The Varsity on the left immediately across the bridge.
From Northbound 75/85: Get off at exit 249D, go across Spring St. to West Peachtree St. and turn left. Go to North Ave. and turn left again. Follow North Ave. until you see The Varsity on the right.
From Marta: On the North-South Line, get off at North Ave. station and go west on North Ave. until you see The Varsity on the right.