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The Best Burgers in Atlanta??? via Zagat.com

theeatlist May 26, 2014 01:43 PM

Zagat.com recently posted an article on the "Best Burgers in Atlanta".
I'm curious to see who agrees, who's tried, and if there are burgers missing???
http://www.zagat.com/b/atlanta/7-must...

1. The Burger at General Muir
2. The Highlander Burger- The Highlander
3. The Classic- Flip Burger
4. The Burger- Holeman and Finch
5. Chilli Cheese Burger- Mix'd Up
6. Jakes Sloppy Slaw Burger- The Red Eyed Mule
7. The Opti Burger- The Optimist

I can definitely agree with Holeman and Finch.

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  1. ted RE: theeatlist May 26, 2014 03:35 PM

    That's tough. There are several I haven't had. I really enjoy the burger at Bocado, Farm Burger, and Grindhouse (to varying degrees depending on the visit).

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      theeatlist RE: ted May 26, 2014 07:14 PM

      Farm Burger and Bocado are definitely in my list to try. I do agree though, Grindhouse should be a must for that list! IDK how it was skipped?!

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      Enfielder RE: theeatlist May 26, 2014 04:29 PM

      Missiing the Varsity

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        theeatlist RE: Enfielder May 26, 2014 07:16 PM

        I'll have to take your word on Varsity. Never had a burger, but I have had a hot dog about 5years ago when I first moved to Atlanta. I honestly didn't think it was worth the hype.

      2. foodiebuddha RE: theeatlist May 27, 2014 12:29 AM

        I'm more inclined to follow the words of Todd Brock than anything produced by a survey site ... lots of average burgers on this list. I certainly have my own views on what constitutes a good burger but there are so many different styles out there

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          theeatlist RE: foodiebuddha May 27, 2014 10:14 AM

          Agreed! This list leaves off too many awesome burgers. Like the the foie gras burger from the Spence, or a Yankee style burger from Grindhouse. Personally, I think its a sin for any best burger in Atl list to not include the Ghetto Burger from Ann's Snack Bar.

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          LorenzoGA RE: theeatlist May 27, 2014 12:31 PM

          I'd pick The Earl's or even the Vortex's over The Highlander's. Note: These are the thick-patty style, not the smashed/griddled thin patty that is currently trendy. I think it's comparing apples to oranges to even compare thick-patty burgers with thin-patty burgers--they are two different animals, and each has its pros and cons.

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            theeatlist RE: LorenzoGA May 27, 2014 08:16 PM

            Judging two different things, in two completely different ways. I prefer the thicker patties as opposed to the thin. Only because, when I want a burger...I want just that: thick, juicy, chunk of meat dressed proper how I like. However, I do see the relevance in thin patties for that particular burger style or recipe.

          2. foodiebuddha RE: theeatlist May 30, 2014 09:30 PM

            todd speaks - thoughest listeneth
            http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/05/ou...

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              theeatlist RE: foodiebuddha Jun 1, 2014 02:04 PM

              I'm really becoming fond of this guy! Thanks for unknowingly introducing me.

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                foodiebuddha RE: theeatlist Jun 2, 2014 08:08 PM

                no problem, he writes extensively for seriouseats which is a great source.

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              bobstripower RE: theeatlist Jun 2, 2014 02:08 PM

              Yeah. Thanks for the link. Great,writer

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                foodiebuddha RE: bobstripower Jun 2, 2014 08:09 PM

                NP! :-)

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