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Are These Atlanta's Best Burgers? Vote Now!

By Christopher Hassiotis
March 4, 2014

It's simple, right? Two halves of a bun, a good patty, some cheese and some toppings. But any true burger fanatic knows there's so much more to it than that. With as many competitors in Atlanta's burger space as there are these days, it all comes down to the details. Click through the slide show to see what's top-rated right now in the Burger category by your fellow Atlantans in our last Survey. Agree? Disagree? Make sure you share your thoughts with us by voting in the ongoing Atlanta Restaurants Survey. Your comments could appear in our new reviews, and you might even win a Samsung Chromebook!

  • Farm Burger

    Food: 24
    Decor: 18
    Service: 19
    Cost: $15

    “Fancy”, “crave-worthy” burgers that are “perfectly cooked” turn up at this patty pair in Buckhead and Decatur that ropes in cowpokes with “grass-fed” beef, “delicious” sides, “nice buns” and “adult beverages” (i.e. beer and wine); “mellow” settings and “efficient” counter service from the “coolest folks” make up for the “daunting” prime-time lines and “limited” seating.

    410 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur; 404-378-5077

    What do you think is Atlanta's best burger? Vote in the Atlanta Restaurants Survey now.

  • Photo by: Flickr / ralphandjenny

    Flip Burger Boutique

    Food: 23
    Decor: 21
    Service: 19
    Cost: $22

    Explore the "new burger frontier" at this "trendy" chainlet from Top Chef winner Richard Blais, who thinks "outside the bun" with "flippin' great", "nontraditional" patties washed down with "smoking milkshakes" made with liquid nitrogen; devotees don't mind the "lines out the door" or "bumping elbows" at communal tables in the "witty", ultra-"modern" digs, but the "overly loud music" and "lackluster service" are another story. P.S. the Poncey-Highland branch replaces Blais' hot dog concept HD1 and retains some haute-doggery menu items.

    1587 Howell Mill Rd.; 404-352-3547
    3655 Roswell Rd.; 404-549-3298
    664 N. Highland Ave.; 404-815-1127

    What do you think is Atlanta's best burger? Vote in the Atlanta Restaurants Survey now.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    Food: 23
    Decor: 16
    Service: 20
    Cost: $14

    “One of the original ‘nouveau burger’ shops”, this “popular” counter-service duo flaunts a “build-your-own” approach that makes for “monumental” creations that are “messy in a good way”; “great people-watching”, “campy old movies” projected on the walls and “alcoholic milkshakes” (at the Piedmont Avenue branch only) ratchet up the “fun” quotient.

    209 Edgewood Ave.; 404-522-3444
    1842 Piedmont Ave.; 404-254-2273

    What do you think is Atlanta's best burger? Vote in the Atlanta Restaurants Survey now.

  • Yeah! Burger

    Food: 22
    Decor: 18
    Service: 19
    Cost: $16

    Diehards dig this Westside and Virginia-Highland duo offering “build-your-own” burgers “with convictions”, featuring “organic, all-natural” ingredients (including the buns) and a “full milkshake and cocktail menu” to boot; chef Shaun Doty’s “unique” sauces and toppings “will cost you”, and “slow” service and “fights for a table” are a drag, but at least the settings are “modern” and the patios have “great views.”

    1168 Howell Mill Rd.; 404-496-4393
    107 N. Highland Ave.; 404-437-7845

    What do you think is Atlanta's best burger? Vote in the Atlanta Restaurants Survey now.

  • Ann's Snack Bar

    Food: 21
    Decor: 6
    Service: 12
    Cost: $12

    "Worth a pilgrimage once in your life", this Downtown "cult classic" is famed for its "amazing" "gutbomb burger" that's sized bigger "than one person should possibly ingest" and prepared by the "cantankerous", eponymous owner; sure, there are "rules to follow", long "waits" to get in and bona fide "dive" decor, but fans swear this "urban legend" is an "experience" like no other.

    1615 Memorial Dr.; 404-687-9207

    What do you think is Atlanta's best burger? Vote in the Atlanta Restaurants Survey now.

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Places Mentioned

Flip Burger

Burger • Poncey-Highland

Food24 Decor21 Service21 Cost$21
 
 
 
Flip Burger Boutique

Burger • North Buckhead

Food24 Decor21 Service21 Cost$21
 
 
 
Flip Burger Boutique

Burger • Berkeley Park

Food24 Decor21 Service21 Cost$21
 
 
 
Ann's Snack Bar

Burger • Kirkwood

Food24 Decor9 Service13 Cost$13
 
 
 
YEAH! BURGER

Burger • Virginia Highland

Food23 Decor17 Service19 Cost$17
 
 
 
Farm Burger Decatur

Burger • Decatur

Food23 Decor18 Service21 Cost$15
 
 
 
Grindhouse Killer Burgers

Burger • Downtown

Food23 Decor17 Service19 Cost$13
 
 
 
 
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