Restaurants near Georgia Dome, Restaurants near Philips Arena: This gluttonously greasy local fixture has been a national hotspot since 1928. Sidle into a booth inside or go authentic and place your order from you car. Order a chocolate shake and take your pick of traditional diner fare. You can't go wrong with the chili cheese dog, a Varsity Orange (sugary sweet orange soda), or the oh so delicious pimento cheese burger. Just remember to pace yourself. Take in the retro vibe of "the world's largest drive-in" and re-imagine the Atlanta of yesteryear as you dig into good old-fashioned American eats. It's the quintessential Atlanta dining experience. Don't leave without trying it at least once.
Take Out: A hallmark of down-home Atlanta dining, this '50s-era establishment is the world's largest drive-in restaurant. Have your hot dog and onion rings or chiliburger and fries served on a tray hanging from your car window; or dine inside and enjoy the banter between enthusiastic counter workers and hungry diners as they respond to the Varsity's famous "What'll ya have?" Many rooms feature school desk-style tables and TVs showing hometown station CNN. Ideal for families and business people in search of a memorable weekday lunch. Make sure to visit the souvenir shop on the premises! MARTA: Civic Center
Local Expert Kelly Skinner Says:
Restaurants near Georgia Dome: "Legendary local stop for burgers, dogs, fries and rings."
Restaurants near Philips Arena: "If you're going to eat here, don't calorie count. Just... don't."
Best for Restaurants near Georgia Dome Because: Get a burger and fries from an Atlanta institution, right down the road from the Dome.
Best for Restaurants near Philips Arena Because: It's been an Atlanta classic for 86 years and counting.
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