The Vortex – Best Burgers in Atlanta?

Vortex claim to have the best burgers in Atlanta, that’s a pretty big claim to make in a city full of great burger joints. It’s also home to the Laughing Skull Lounge, reached through the restaurant which claims to be the worlds smallest full-time comedy club. Thanks to changed flight times, cheers Virgin Atlantic, we had much less time in Atlanta than we should have done, so we could visit just one burger place before we hit the road. Vortex was our choice.

Once inside and past the giant wooden dildo… yes really.. the inside can only be described as eclectic, yep big word for FLS but that’s the one which best sums up this place. You want a skeleton riding a motorbike above your head? You got it. Taxidermy galore as you munch into one of their relatives, yep you can have that too.

Service was quick and friendly with our server really helpful in providing recommendations for both drinks and food. The order came unbelievably quickly, as in no way were the burgers cooked from scratch for us but it was busy, burgers are the main draw and I guess they can have a few ready to go and still be pretty fresh.

So we both had burgers, a Vege Lone Start Tex Melt with cheddar cheese, spicy honey barbecue sauce, and crispy onion rings, served on Texas toast ($14.95) and the Meat Three lil Pigs, slow roasted pork, topped with bacon, grilled ham, jack cheese and onion rings, then smothered in spicy honey barbecue sauce, and served on a burger bun ($10.25).

For the sake of a complete review, we added in a side of onion rings and some tater tots (deep-fried, grated potatoes).

 

The burgers were good but the best in Atlanta? That doesn’t say too much for the other places. And it was cold in there, as in keeping your coat on while you’re eating cold. And I know its wimpy but I don’t want to be shivering whilst I bite into my burger.

The tater tots I’m going to excuse on the basis of perhaps a Brit isn’t au faux with the qualities of good specimens. These were cold, didn’t taste of much and we left most of them.

For all the hype, the food was okay. It’d be a fun place to go with a group of friends, get drunk and not worry too much about the quality of the food. We left wondering if the focus had been on creating a ‘vibe’ rather than on producing great food.

 

Last update on 2022-09-29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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