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Who's got the best burger in Atlanta?

dabaxter Jul 14, 2010 05:30 PM

Who's got the best burger in Atlanta(metro area)?
Please don't say the Varsity. I'm looking for something worth driving out of the way for.

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    nofd504 RE: dabaxter Jul 14, 2010 06:13 PM

    Either of the two Vortex locations always worked for me. Great burgers and good beer.

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      sheilal RE: nofd504 Jul 22, 2010 06:52 AM

      I love the Vortex!!! I try to hit it every time I'm in ATL.

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      samlev RE: dabaxter Jul 15, 2010 11:10 AM

      Miss Anne's Snack Bar on Memorial is a very good burger.
      Farm Burger in Decatur (grass fed, organic, free range beef)
      FLIP on Howell Mill (Richard Blaise's place)

      Those are the 3 that I would recommend based on personal experience, although there are several other very good burger joints in ATL.


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        rcburli RE: samlev Jul 15, 2010 12:34 PM

        Grindhouse in the Auburn Market.
        Holeman and Finch
        Yeah Burger (fairly new/ have not been there)

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        demigodh RE: dabaxter Jul 17, 2010 05:52 AM

        So I've only been in Atlanta for 4 months and I'm leaving soon but in that time I've managed to hit a lot of burger joints including: Vortex, Varsity, Flip, Anne's, Yeah, Holeman & Finch and a few more. All of that said there are two clear standouts, a few good burgers, and a few duds (achem Varsity). So without any further ado, here are my two favorite ATL burgers ranked in order.

        1. Ann's Snack Bar-Ghetto Burger is amazing, best burger of my life and keep in mind that I hold against it how large it is and how much stuff it has on it.

        2. Yeah Burger-Pretty close to perfect for what I'm looking for out of burger. I feel I have to mention though that you need to get the beef (not bison or turkey or any other meat).

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          miachs_07 RE: dabaxter Jul 19, 2010 09:54 AM

          Flip Burger Boutique!!

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            atlfoodfan RE: dabaxter Jul 19, 2010 01:36 PM


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              bobstripower RE: atlfoodfan Jul 22, 2010 06:38 AM

              its no a burger joint,but PF Flemings near perimeter mall has an incredible blue cheese burger for $6 during happy hour--beers are $2 so not much more than most burger places.They also have a filet mignon burger,but thats a bot pricy,like $15--happy hour is 5 to 7,mon-fri

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                edwardspk RE: atlfoodfan Aug 4, 2010 04:31 PM

                Totally agree. Had the Bocado burger last weekend for the first time, and really liked it. As info, not long ago had a very unfortunate burger at Vortex on Peachtree. Asked for the burger to be cooked medium - it was burned on the outside and completely cooked through. As well as tasteless. Most disappointing.

                Peachtree Cafe
                99 Jeff Davis Rd, Thomaston, GA 30286

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                craft21 RE: dabaxter Aug 2, 2010 07:44 PM

                JCT Kitchen makes an incredible burger from what I remember

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                  RealtorKenny RE: dabaxter Aug 5, 2010 03:48 AM

                  Take a drive up to Blue Ridge Ga 30513....(I-575 North then Ga 515 or up 400 thru Dawsonville...stay out of the outlet mall... then find "SUE"S"...in Blue Ridge...ask anyone...
                  Get there before 3pm... If you want a great burger....

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                    rcburli RE: RealtorKenny Aug 7, 2010 01:51 PM

                    Anyone been the the Burger Club in Vinings? I have a gift certificate.

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                      DeeCee RE: rcburli Aug 9, 2010 10:10 AM

                      It was ok, but not great. There were some interesting combinations, but the burgers and shakes at Flip are much tastier.

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                    lakgrs RE: dabaxter Sep 24, 2010 02:57 PM

                    2 favorites in Atlanta- Bone's & Houston's burgers!

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                      apeasantchef RE: dabaxter Oct 5, 2010 09:51 AM

                      It seems strange to order a burger at such a fine establishment, but Rathbun's Steakhouse may hold the rights to best burger in Atlanta. Good luck saying "no" to his steaks though.

                      Rathbun's Restaurant
                      112 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

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