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The Vortex Bar & Grill

Bar, Burger Joint, and American Restaurant$$$$
Midtown, Atlanta
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  • Nancy J.
    "Get the Elvis burger with marshmallow fluff on it."(9 Tips)
    Hiawatha B.
    "The Coronary Bypass is the best burger in Atlanta."(8 Tips)
    Isaac D.
    "Try the triple or double coronary lol."(10 Tips)
    Ðåvïd E.
    "Try the hell burger with a side of 3 alarm chili its great!"(9 Tips)
323 Tips and reviews
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  • Stina P.
    Stina P.1 week ago
    delicious ole fashioned vortex burger with cheddar cheese and a side of fries!
  • Kyle J.
    Kyle Jones3 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    The burgers are awesome. Try the classic coronary.
  • Paula M.
    The burgers are really really good, the service is good, the beer is good and the music is good. I definitely recommend it!
  • Dolores L.
    For tourists
  • Andac A.
    They have a must-try burger. Though good luck finding a place in the evenings during the weekend.
  • KueenKris🤷🏾‍♀️ A.
    Why isn't there a location in Chicago?? I love that kids can't come! No crying a$$ babies, or whiny kids! Food and drinks were excellent. Love Love LOVE this place!
  • Chia w.
    Chia walterMarch 17
    The burgers. Get the burgers. Doesn't matter which one (I'm partial to the Coronary), just get one. And beer. A very nice beer selection.
  • Devin M.
    Devin McCarthyDecember 18, 2016
    One of the best places to meet ppl n atlanta is this dating app:
  • Bridget W.
    Bridget WilliamsSeptember 5, 2016
    Hell's fury burger tater tots
  • Mike H.
    Mike HambySeptember 4, 2016
    4 Horsemen Burger and Loaded Potato Salad
  • Derek L.
    Derek LemanAugust 21, 2016
    Get the Skull Crusher. House drink. Will lay you on your butt.
  • Kristopha H.
    Kristopha HohnJuly 15, 2016
    As of 6/29/2016, a server informed me they no longer have the turkey burger. They'd sold the last of them a few weeks prior, and have no immediate plans to resume selling them.
  • Kennedy S.
    Kennedy SmithJuly 11, 2016
    I had the Guacamole burger and it was so awesome! Tomato bisque wasn't so fabulous but it's a burger spot, so wasn't expecting much.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneJune 30, 2016
    Decent, if not too messy, burgers. Great beer list. But do you really have to use a loudspeaker to call for parties to be seated? So annoying. Loud room as it is without the annoying squawk box.
  • Madinah N.
    Madinah NelsonJune 11, 2016
    Loaded fries
  • Becca D.
    Becca DideumMay 31, 2016
  • Holly P.
    Coronary Bypass Burgers. My heart hurts just looking at this. #burger monster #vortex #Atlanta
  • Ruthie F.
    Ruthie FMay 3, 2016
    Try the Elvis, it's crazy, but OH so good.
  • Tory M.
    Tory MatteiApril 24, 2016
    Police harass guests and target young professionals. Don't come hear or face the ugly of Atlanta.
  • Mario D.
    Mario DiazApril 18, 2016
    The zombie apocalypse it's magnificent !!
  • Saida L.
    Saida LatigueFebruary 26, 2016
    The Fried Zucchini is excellent!
  • Anita A.
    Anita Alvz de CortesFebruary 11, 2016
    Their burgers. OMG!!!!!!
  • Gina D.
    Gina DavisJanuary 24, 2016
    Nachos! Yum!
  • Mario D.
    Mario DiazJanuary 21, 2016
    One of the best hamburguers in the city.
  • Adam W.
    Adam WilburnJanuary 6, 2016
    A true legendary burger experience in Georgia!!!
  • Adam W.
    Adam WilburnJanuary 6, 2016
    A true legendary burger experience in Georgia!!!
  • Adam W.
    Adam WilburnJanuary 6, 2016
    A true legendary burger experience in Georgia!!!
  • Oscar K.
    Oscar KleinkopfDecember 24, 2015
    Nice Burgers!
  • Max S.
    Max SterlingNovember 24, 2015
    Coronary Bypass burger was so good.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HickeyOctober 17, 2015
    Get the potato salad and a draft cocktail.
  • Chiquita S.
    Chiquita S.October 7, 2015
    $3 Jack Daniels Honey shots for the season. How can you beat that??! 😍
  • Jesse O.
    Jesse OglesbySeptember 4, 2015
    Amazing drink menu. Vast selection of beers. Very tasty food. No matter what entree I gotta get the Tots c
  • Teresa J.
    Teresa JakovcicJuly 18, 2015
    Burgers and beer
  • Monica Z.
    Monica ZarateJuly 17, 2015
    The burgers are awesome! Good portions to share
  • Andy A.
    Andy AinsworthJuly 17, 2015
    Hell's Fury. I'm a Louisiana Boy. I know heat. Get ready!
  • Alex G.
    Alex GrismerJune 30, 2015
    The mac and cheese chimichanga was so freaking good!
  • Heather S.
    Heather SmithJune 11, 2015
    Everything is amazing!!!
  • Barry C.
    Barry ConleyJune 9, 2015
    Blue Cheese Burger - quick n tasty !
  • tolu
    toluMay 3, 2015
    Rub the phallus for good luck
  • Paula M.
    Paula MartinezApril 12, 2015
    Definitely try some of their Draft Concoctions. My favorite is Black Velvet - Eventide Dry Irish Stout mixed with Crispin Hard Apple Cider.
  • AtlantaFoodie
    AtlantaFoodieApril 6, 2015
    Their burgers are some of the best in town.
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KastenMarch 16, 2015
    Good craft beer list. Follow the rules for a fun experience.
  • Paula M.
    Paula MartinezMarch 5, 2015
    Burgers & beer, err, wine. Cheers!
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ChvalaMarch 1, 2015
    Wide variety of whisky and scotch 😊😀😊
  • Christopher Q.
    Christopher QuesadaFebruary 27, 2015
    Great place, hamburgers are amazing, great variety of beers and other liquors.
  • Tatiana Z.
    Tatiana ZappardinoJanuary 17, 2015
    Stand up show a little too vulgar for me but cool place huge burgers and u can smoke inside which is so old fashion
  • JP S.
    JP SeralJanuary 4, 2015
    Make sure you come hungry.
  • Maria A.
    Maria Arshad-OsmanJanuary 2, 2015
    Great place to grab a late night meal....the staff was super friendly🍗🍖🍻🍹🍷🍔🍟🍝🍛
  • Maria A.
    Maria ArnoldDecember 31, 2014
    Blue burger was huge! And if you ask for rare. .. is rare! ! Drinks were strong to loved it! !!
  • Cyndi Cole G.
    Cyndi Cole GibbyDecember 27, 2014
    Took my son to eat a double coronary burger before leaving for basic training. He ate the whole thing. That's kind of a big deal in case you don't know. It is not only huge but delicious.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CareyDecember 13, 2014
    Blue 'Shroom burger is awesome. Side it with fried tater tots.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BowmanNovember 29, 2014
    Any burger you get here is going to be to die for.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WarfieldOctober 2, 2014
    Fat elvis burger was the best! also get the tots or sweet potato fries! one of my favorite burger joints hands down!
  • Craig R.
    Craig ROctober 1, 2014
    Still allowed to smoke inside with your burger.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sweet potato waffle fries with marshmallow goo.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagSeptember 18, 2014
    ORDER: Coronary Bypass Burger. If you’re serving customers a ½ lb. sirloin burger, topped with a fried egg, 3 slices of cheese, 4 strips of bacon & mayo, you might as well name it after heart surgery.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HieberSeptember 17, 2014
    The Voodoo burger is fantastic. The sweet potato fries come with a marshmallow dip!
  • Danielle F.
    Danielle Fink GodejohnSeptember 17, 2014
    About to try the double bypass
  • Jenna O.
    Jenna OdettSeptember 16, 2014
    Burgerz, no bullshit.
  • DeShawn J.
    DeShawn JohnsonSeptember 1, 2014
    Coronary Bypass burger
  • Clayface A.
    Awesome burgers!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out The Vortex Bar Read more
  • Donna Y.
    Donna YuenAugust 25, 2014
    Awesome fried pickles, ragin' Cajun and steak house burger and of course the tator tots.
  • Todd W.
    Todd WhiteAugust 21, 2014
    Best and most creative burgers in ATL. Great tater tots and huge beer selection full of local craft beer.
  • Cha Bella G.
    Cha Bella GAugust 17, 2014
    Chicken chilli was amazing:)
  • Alden R.
    Alden RynoAugust 16, 2014
    Triple Coronary Bypass Burger!!!
  • Brent G.
    Brent GatewoodAugust 9, 2014
    Great service. Great burgers.
  • Warren L.
    Warren LAugust 9, 2014
  • Todd B.
    Todd BarksAugust 2, 2014
    Great place
  • AJC
    AJCAugust 1, 2014
    The menu features funky takes on pub fare, including nachos and Buffalo wings. Read more
  • Charly G.
    Charly GDJuly 12, 2014
    Whenever they tell you it's a 30min wait just add an extra hr to your waiting... On top of it they act like they're doing you a favor by giving you a table
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 27, 2014
    You can’t go wrong with any of the burgers. Don't miss the tater tots, perhaps the best in the city.
  • Lance L.
    Lance LugoMay 11, 2014
    You have to try the Fat Elvis one time great burger
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff McCarthyApril 24, 2014
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BardolApril 13, 2014
    Boo on no one under 18! I wanted to bring my 10 yr old son there for a burger. 😡
  • Isaac D.
    Isaac D.April 12, 2014
    When I first came here years ago the service was horrible. I came here today an I have new found respect for the place. Food was good and service was excellent. Try the triple or double coronary lol.
  • P P.
    P Peavy-GreenApril 6, 2014
    The Yankee Reuben is aaaaahmazing
  • LaTasha M.
    LaTasha Moody-LoveMarch 25, 2014
    Food and drinks are awesome....I had the voodoo burger!
  • Hiawatha B.
    Hiawatha BattleMarch 21, 2014
    The Coronary Bypass is the best burger in Atlanta.
  • Walter S.
    Walter SturgeonMarch 19, 2014
    Alice is amazing. Try the double coronary for a true artery clogging experience or the Big Bad Voodoo Patty for one of the best tasting burgers around.
  • A Y.
    A YoungMarch 11, 2014
    Excellent food, funky atmosphere, straight forward menu, and always a little something for everyone.
  • Andy G.
    Andy GrayMarch 7, 2014
    This place is awesome , great bar staff and the owner Hank is unreal and a true gent
  • Rebekah
    RebekahMarch 5, 2014
    When in doubt, order the dragon berry tea!
  • Suspect
    SuspectMarch 2, 2014
    Zombie Apocalypse....nuff said!
  • Katrina M.
    Katrina MartinezFebruary 23, 2014
    Big Bag Voodo! Do it!
  • aslı s.
    aslı sabancıFebruary 20, 2014
    try blue 'shroom if you're a blue cheese lover. tater tots make a great and fun side dish, absolutely recommended.
  • Pop E.
    Pop Ent.February 17, 2014
    Great selection of signature drinks n food...esp da buttery nipple shots on point
  • Leslie M.
    Leslie McBrideFebruary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A bit smoky. Don't come looking for healthy food, but enjoy the extra y'all Red Brick laughing skull beer. Yummmm
  • Roger M.
    Roger MendietaFebruary 9, 2014
    Their Laughing Skull beer is pretty good!
  • Barry H.
    Barry HestermannFebruary 1, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Zombie apocalypse is the best
  • Paula M.
    Paula MartinezJanuary 29, 2014
    Sex With The Bartender! Great drink!
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HillJanuary 29, 2014
    Best burger in Atlanta!
  • Umair Z.
    Umair ZiaJanuary 17, 2014
    Great burgers. Recommendations hold up. TX still does it better. Minus pts for crap macho/hate my parents rock: Korn, Disturbed, Manson, etc. Get the Hell Burger to pee out your butt.
  • Will E.
    Will El Capitan MullisJanuary 17, 2014
    Good drunk food
  • Wendy M.
    Wendy McGinnisJanuary 12, 2014
    Must have a coronary bypass! If you are daring go for the double coronary bypass or the triple coronary bypass!!!
  • Natalie B.
    Natalie B.January 11, 2014
    Hands down the best burgers in Atlanta!
  • Scott D.
    Scott DayJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hell's Fury: not for the faint of heart, or belly.
  • TJ F.
    TJ FuzzDecember 31, 2013
    Trivia night on Mondays
  • Maad B.
    Maad BenchNovember 20, 2013
    Gotta be honest, the burgers are only good because of the crazy combos. The meat itself is unseasoned and bland. Staff could use some work. The bartenders all seemed to be in a bad mood.
  • Steven S.
    Steven ShoshanyNovember 16, 2013
    Dive rock and roll bar with Excellent Beer collection and food!
  • Yvonne T.
    Yvonne TsuiNovember 15, 2013
    Try the Southern Fried Pickles - With jalapeno ranch dip.
  • Yvonne T.
    Yvonne TsuiNovember 15, 2013
    Try the Zombie Apocalypse - Open faced burger topped with pepper jack cheese, pulled pork, 2 eggs over easy, BBQ sauce in top of Texas toast. That's what you call a burger!
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BurkesNovember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing! The gooey cheese balls!
  • Deepa S.
    Deepa SubramanianNovember 12, 2013
    The veggie burger is awesome here. And the tots of course.
  • Angel H.
    Angel HOctober 28, 2013
    Amazing food!
  • Olivia H.
    Olivia Hubert-AllenOctober 19, 2013
    Tex Melt was delicious!
  • Mari M.
    Mari MartinezOctober 12, 2013
    We have ordered Zombie Apocalypse, Fat Elvis. Heard they are great.
  • Chelsea M.
    Chelsea McClintonOctober 8, 2013
    Thomas is the best! If you're not in his section, switch.
  • Nya B.
    Nya BookerSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The sweet potato waffle fries w/marshmallow goo were AWESOME!!!! Turkey burger was bomb too...
  • Leonardo A.
    Leonardo AquinoSeptember 3, 2013
    I want to live in this place! Incredible burgers and a gigantic menu of beers. I tried the Black and Blue burger and the Dragon's Milk stout beer. Both are awesome!
  • Kristin
    KristinSeptember 1, 2013
    Gat the nacho tater tots! Omg amaze balls!
  • Bianca
    BiancaAugust 25, 2013
    Really enjoyed the Texas Melt!
  • amanda y.
    amanda yangAugust 22, 2013
    You must wear shoes
  • Dave l.
    Dave locane jrAugust 19, 2013
    Tater tots were great, but it was the worst burger I've ever had. I left feeling heartbroken, sick to my stomach and for the first time ever, betrayed by Adam Richman.
  • Lori Y.
    Lori YeagerAugust 18, 2013
    Great food and atmosphere for an adult crowd. Worth any wait.
  • Miriana
    MirianaAugust 12, 2013
    Fun place, good food, and they had no problem with taking care of a boisterous 20+ people group including splitting checks! Also offer GF beer/cider options
  • Jen R.
    Jen RafananAugust 3, 2013
    Try the Vortex Cheese (Swiss) Burger With Fried Plantains -
  • Amy M.
    Amy McConnellJuly 27, 2013
    The Holy Guacamole Burger was amazing!
  • Morgan S.
    Morgan ShaughnessyJuly 27, 2013
    Waiter made me drink a 32 oz cup of water before he would let me have any alcohol. Wtf? Not nice. To be fair, I think he thought I was underage. To be fair to me, aka But Actually, I. HAD. ID.
  • Haveyoutasted
    HaveyoutastedJuly 22, 2013
    Try the Vortex Burger - A classic....
  • Ty L.
    Ty LattimoreJuly 4, 2013
    Great house salad and the wings are really good and hot!
  • Nicky D.
    Nicky Del LlanoJuly 3, 2013
    Burgers are awesome and the atmosphere even better!
  • McEachern H.
    McEachern HJuly 1, 2013
    Try the Apple Cobbler beer! It's Angry Orchard with banana bread flavored beer. So good!
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JohnsonJune 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best burgers in Atlanta hands down! Always a fun atmosphere too!
  • Armon M.
    Armon MeansJune 30, 2013
    You can't beat it if you don't eat it.
  • Miranda H.
    Miranda HudsonJune 15, 2013
    I had the "Big Ass Taco" and it was great!!
  • Katie E.
    Katie EwaldJune 10, 2013
    Sweet potato waffle fries? Yes please
  • Trell P.
    Trell PinaJune 10, 2013
    Try the fat elvis burger
  • Mossberg
    MossbergMay 19, 2013
    Those onion rings are that bizness!
  • Isaac D.
    Isaac D.May 14, 2013
    The time I came here the service was lousy
  • Kelley N.
    Kelley NaveMay 12, 2013
    The hot dogs are amazing and huge! Also, if you want something tasty but not quite as filling, the fried chicken salad is great.
  • Carl K.
    Carl KalonzoMay 6, 2013
    Food was delicious...Moonshine shots were even better
  • Wayne P.
    Wayne Pittman Jr.April 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The bacon cheeseburger I had was delicious.
  • Marla M.
    Marla MorrisApril 27, 2013
    Bacon cheese burger with provolone .,, to go. Can be tricky if you're driving ;)
  • P. Allen T.
    The scotch list is great! Rocks on the side so you can do it yourself!
  • Occupy My Family A.
    One of the best burgers you can get in Atlanta! Try it with Southern favorite pimento cheese.
  • Brenda B.
    Brenda BassApril 17, 2013
    Cheese chili fries to die for
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FoxApril 15, 2013
    If you're feeling only slightly risky, and not wanting to end up in the ER try the coronary bypass. 1/2 lb sirloin patty, 3 slices American cheese, 4 slices bacon, fried egg and regular bun. Delish!
  • Alan O.
    Alan OliverApril 13, 2013
    Love the place, just don't get the sweet tea. You can't go wrong with any burger on the menu.
  • Summer G.
    Summer GloverApril 7, 2013
    Sweet potato fries with a marshmallow dipping "sauce"...genius
  • Natasha
    NatashaApril 1, 2013
    Get the veggie burger - it has a kick. Sweet potato fries are awesome!!
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel McQuadeMarch 30, 2013
    Get the Holy Guacamole (and add bacon) - Delicious! Best burgers in Atlanta.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HaffMarch 29, 2013
    Awesome Hell's Fury burger
  • Mary
    MaryMarch 25, 2013
    If you don't get Cheesy-Cheese Goo with tater tots as your app, you're a fool.
  • 'Tricia B.
    'Tricia BerryMarch 25, 2013
    veggie burger was great, the smokey environment, not so much! very gross atmosphere mixing cigarette smoke with food that I'm trying to eat. Disliked
  • Hans W.
    Hans WorldTravelsMarch 19, 2013
    80s hair rocker up front's got a amazing rack! :P
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MuellerMarch 19, 2013
    Veggie burglar was delish!! Fun atmo here.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BeystehnerMarch 13, 2013
    The bald bartender that works late night is an asshole no matter if you tip him well and are polite. Don't waste your breath.
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaMarch 12, 2013
    The ethos of late-night eating is perfectly summed up in the title of one of their most formidable burgers, the Coronary Bypass.
  • April V.
    April VorisFebruary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They got rid of my favorite side - fried zucchini !! Boo!
  • Richard E.
    Richard EvansFebruary 8, 2013
    Sit at the bar. Get a bacon cheeseburger with a side of tots. Add a side of beef chili. Call your doctor.
  • Hank M.
    Hank MillerFebruary 4, 2013
    Rub the swordfish cow's udder's it will bring you good luck my friends
  • Jermaine G.
    Jermaine GreenFebruary 3, 2013
    Menu is good for a chuckle
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BlatzJanuary 28, 2013
    The manufactured attitude on the menu is funny, but not in the way they mean it to be.
  • Natasha J.
    Natasha Joseph-WilliamsJanuary 20, 2013
    The Hell burger is no joke!!!! Awesome if you can stand the heat:-))))
  • Miss N.
    Miss NaijaJanuary 20, 2013
    Barbie Bathwater!!!! This place never gets old.
  • Debraca S.
    Debraca SheltonJanuary 17, 2013
    best burgers on peachtree street
  • Brent B.
    Brent BowserJanuary 7, 2013
    Amazing. The Hell Burger is my favorite.
  • Anthony F.
    Anthony FordDecember 31, 2012
    Be ready to wait...this place is popular but it's worth it
  • Nick N.
    Nick NelmsDecember 19, 2012
    just be cool.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BaconDecember 2, 2012
    Try the Double Coronary Burger - Incredible! Guilty pleasure defined! Bagoooosch!
  • Tim H.
    Tim HDecember 2, 2012
    Coronary bypass!!!!!!!!! Really great fried plantains... great place to eat with fun friends
  • Virginie L.
    Virginie LiaoDecember 2, 2012
    awesome 'shroom burger and plantains side! yes, i said plantains! ..the black velvet ale was so-so, good for ppl who rly like their ale flavorly sweetened
  • Lee K.
    Lee KordelNovember 21, 2012
    You can't go wrong with any burger here! My fav is the tex melt....nom nom nom!!
  • Brian H.
    Brian HallNovember 20, 2012
    Great Burgers!!!
  • Andrea W.
    Andrea WNovember 6, 2012
    They took the fried zucchini off the menu!!!
  • Casey C.
    Casey ClothierNovember 6, 2012
    Great burgers!
  • @JamesonGBrown
    @JamesonGBrownOctober 24, 2012
    Hilarious show tonight. Pumped to get back there.
  • Joey T.
    Joey TrippOctober 15, 2012
    You must get a burger from here! Choose a burger from the many offerings. Also, don't forget to get a nice glass of beer or cider to wash that juicy burger down. I recommend the plantanes as a side.
  • Jarvis J.
    Jarvis JohnsonOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the cheesy cheddar bites. Holy crap.
  • Mac D.
    Mac DaddySeptember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    So many reasons to go to the Vortex... one of the best and most consistent burgers in Atlanta, awesome sweet potato fries, unique atmosphere and the Laughing Skull Lounge! My wife and I love it!
  • Smash A.
    Smash AttackSeptember 18, 2012
    Get the Elvis Burger! NOM!
  • Josh D.
    Josh DrakeSeptember 17, 2012
    Liquor is quicker.
  • Kyann F.
    Kyann FSeptember 3, 2012
    Been eating here since it was on W Peachtree in the 90s! The club sandwich is good but bring back the turkey sandwich. It was better than any leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich you ever had!
  • erica j.
    erica johnsonSeptember 3, 2012
    Read the rules! They serve new Orleans zapps chips. Do it!
  • Rod B.
    Rod BrowerSeptember 1, 2012
    Wow. What a great burger!!!! And the mini corn dogs are wonderful. Ask for honey mustard dipping sauce. #win
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MAugust 28, 2012
    Get the burger. It's good.
  • Shane W.
    Shane WrightAugust 18, 2012
    Get the bypass burger. Also rent a fork lift so you can make it back to your car.
  • Allie S.
    Allie SchlumperAugust 17, 2012
    The Fried Zucchini is the best!!!
  • Daire A.
    Daire AnthonyAugust 3, 2012
    The whiskey pimento cheese is to die for
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    It’s the kind of place you want to take out-of-town guests, if only just to shock them with the existence of the Triple Coronary Bypass burger. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Rebecca A.
    Rebecca AJuly 23, 2012
    I have no idea how it's possible to make such good fondue but that stuff is AMAZING
  • Joe
    JoeJuly 21, 2012
    Worst bar I've been to in Atlanta. Music is awful and service is worse. Steer clear.
  • Jae E.
    Jae ElijahJuly 14, 2012
    Awesome burgers!!!!
  • Joel J.
    Joel JamesJuly 10, 2012
    The best burgers in Atlanta~!!! PERIOD~!!!
  • Chad R.
    Chad RobertsonJuly 4, 2012
    Burgers here are garbage. Not the same as L5P. Don't waste your time on money on bland shit.
  • Tucker M.
    Tucker MathisJuly 2, 2012
    Get the Blue Shroom Burger!!!
  • Kam B.
    Kam BeardJuly 2, 2012
    management is rude at this location. if you don't finish your drinks at closing time management will take off table with no refund for drinks! I will not be going back! I had 4 beers thrown out!
  • Rossana J.
    Rossana JesseeJune 27, 2012
    Woodpecker cider in bottles
  • Joshua O.
    Joshua OliverJune 15, 2012
    Order the double coronary bypass if you're too punk for the triple.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HarrisonMay 28, 2012
    Try a burger cooked rare. They're awesome!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HornickMay 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bad service, ridiculous rules, cocky attitude, but their food is to die for. Avocado burger = heaven
  • Sri V.
    Sri VMay 25, 2012
    The hell burger does not pass the indian test... delicious... but still for sissies
  • Ben R.
    Ben RandleMay 22, 2012
    Try the blue shroom Burger. Sloppy by good as hell
  • Dave J.
    Dave JohnsonMay 19, 2012
    Quit your bitching.
  • DeniSSE M.
    DeniSSE M.May 18, 2012
    My 1st time here & I tried the vortex cheeseburger it was HuGE & delicious! <3 went there for lunch. Wondering how it is On a saturday night'.
  • Marie C.
    Marie ChesnutMay 12, 2012
    The sweet potato fries with marshmallow fluff. ZOMG!!!
  • James O.
    James OsborneApril 21, 2012
    Wanna get tipsy? Try the Skull Crusher..its the whole damn bar
  • Matt B.
    Matt BrandonApril 18, 2012
    Really good. Cool atmosphere. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Sydney S.
    Sydney ShermanApril 15, 2012
    Try the sweet potato fries and Elvis burger!!
  • Shaunie S.
    Shaunie ShaunMarch 29, 2012
    It's unfortunate for the servers that the hostess and management are fuckwads !
  • Danielle H.
    Danielle HegedusMarch 17, 2012
    Food is consistently good. I like the grilled chicken melt (w scallion cream cheese!) and sweet potato fries w a side if pepperberry sauce. oh and Kari Kari is an awesome appetizer.
  • Shannon N.
    Shannon NagyMarch 14, 2012
    The staff here are all douschebags and generally uninformative
  • Jason L.
    Jason LFebruary 11, 2012
    They are table nazis here. 9 out of a 10 top is not enough to sit you but bringing half of your groups order a a time is acceptable. Good food but NOT that good. Empower ur employees Vortex.
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JacksonFebruary 2, 2012
    The burger with buffalo sauce and blue cheese is the best burger on the menu
  • FitCities
    FitCitiesJanuary 31, 2012
    Try the sweet potatoes fries!
  • TJ
    TJJanuary 30, 2012
    Great Burgers. I've never been disappointed. And service is great regardless of what the back of the menu tells you lol.
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AllenJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Veggie Chili is the best around.
  • Craig T.
    Craig TaborJanuary 21, 2012
    The Kari-Kari appetizer is amazing!
  • Brittany Joy
    Brittany JoyJanuary 14, 2012
    Get a side of their BBQ sauce, it's the best!!! A must have!
  • Keeta S.
    Keeta SimonëJanuary 13, 2012
    Yokamama burger is the bomb
  • Stacy W.
    Stacy WilliamsJanuary 4, 2012
    No one under 18 due to smoking being allowed.
  • Edward B.
    Edward BellDecember 19, 2011
    It's Burger Time!
  • Erica F.
    Erica FDecember 8, 2011
    Omg. The Elvis burger is AWESOME. The sweet potato fries with marshmallow were amazing. Too much food...but so worth it.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WoodyDecember 4, 2011
    Eat the cheesy balls!!!!
  • CitySolve
    CitySolveNovember 26, 2011
    The Elvis is the best food item I've ever had with peanut butter and bananas!
  • Mandi T.
    Mandi ThurmondNovember 20, 2011
    Holy guacamole is exactly what it says it is... Yummmmmmo!!!!!!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieNovember 19, 2011
    Great atmosphere and very funny menu.
  • Shawn
    ShawnNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bleu Cheese bacon burger is the bomb.
  • Kyle-Anthony J.
    Kyle-Anthony JordanNovember 7, 2011
    There chilli is nasty, what ever you do, do not order that!
  • Casey T.
    Casey TuggleNovember 5, 2011
    Park on Cypress Street for free on the weekends! Just a short walk away.
  • Ting S.
    Ting ShaoOctober 29, 2011
    the meatpacker melt rocks!
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SmithOctober 24, 2011
    Cheesy balls!
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Creative Loafing AtlantaOctober 17, 2011
    Funky atmosphere, loud music, enormous selection of bottled beers and some of the best and biggest burgers in town. Black bean soup and home-style pimento cheese are excellent, too. Read more
  • Ray B.
    Ray BOctober 15, 2011
    Best burgers in Atlanta with NO Attitude
  • Dwayne K.
    Dwayne KilbourneOctober 15, 2011
    Vortex Bacon Cheese Burger... extra cheese and upgrade it to Bison!!!
  • Dwayne K.
    Dwayne KilbourneOctober 15, 2011
    Really liked the Bison!!
  • Angela G.
    Angela GarciaOctober 10, 2011
    get the triple bypass burger and sweet potato fries!!!
  • Marlon B.
    Marlon BradleyOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're feeling REAL hungry, try the double bypass burger or the triple bypass burger. Make sure you take somebody.with you though, both burgers will put you in a food coma...
  • Tamela
    TamelaOctober 7, 2011
    You must be 18 to enter-Smoking is allowed.
  • Ken L.
    Ken LuOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
  • Sharina R.
    Sharina RichardsonSeptember 24, 2011
    The fried zucchini is on point!
  • Rosaline
    RosalineSeptember 22, 2011
    For non-meat eaters, get the. Holy Guacamole black bean burger with fried plaintains.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SmithSeptember 19, 2011
    I miss the pretzel spirals :(
  • Stefano D.
    Stefano DynomiteSeptember 13, 2011
    don't believe the HYPE. Food isn't that great.
  • Jimel V.
    Jimel VSeptember 13, 2011
    Try the Black and Blue Burger with Tots.
  • Richard P.
    Richard PeckSeptember 13, 2011
    Ask for Chelsea...great personality and a lot of fun.
  • Kat R.
    Kat ReisbigSeptember 12, 2011
    Amazingly delicious burger and coleslaw. Read more
  • Suspect
    SuspectAugust 27, 2011
    Grilled cheese...freakin awesome!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LucasAugust 15, 2011
    Hungry? The Double Coronary Bypass burger will fill up even the heartiest individuals. For those willing to go Man vs. Food style, the Triple Coronary Bypass burger has been added to the menu!
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Oakland CemeteryAugust 14, 2011
    Crave from the Grave: Like it spicy? The "Hell Burger" is topped w/ habanero relish, jalapenos, & pepperjack cheese. I'm sweatin' just thinking about it! Give the tots a try for your side item too.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 10, 2011
    Burgers here are to die for! On Man v Food Nation, Adam Richman tries a burger so monstrous that it's held together by 2 grilled cheese sandwiches!
  • Joe S.
    Joe SalomeAugust 8, 2011
    Elvis Burger will leave you wanting more! Read more
    savoryexposure.comAugust 4, 2011
    The coronary bypass is the way to go. The diet can wait until tomorrow
  • Sophia M.
    Sophia MAugust 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Even for a beef patty, this place beats Ted's Montana Grill outta the water! Try the Hungry Chuck's Cowboy Burger with Zapp's
  • Ellen R.
    Ellen RepaskyJuly 20, 2011
    Turkey chili is yum!
  • Rick W.
    Rick WiremanJuly 11, 2011
    i recomend comming in on mondays for sloppy joes and tator tots coverd in sloppy joe mmmmm
  • CJ W.
    CJ WinshipJuly 9, 2011
    This place is Ke$ha's bedroom
  • Ðåvïd E.
    Ðåvïd EððýJuly 5, 2011
    Try the hell burger with a side of 3 alarm chili its great!
  • Tim
    TimJune 26, 2011
    The firehouse chili is not hot but so tasty. If this is what they call hot i'm coming back for the burger they claim is really hot. Our server, tall guy with the goatee was cool.
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KoefodJune 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bartenders=amazingness Read more
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduJune 21, 2011
    Acapulco salad is pretty good. Light for a hot day.
  • Josh J.
    Josh JenkinsJune 20, 2011
    Yokoham Mama burger and sweet potato fries = heaven. The cheese dip is probably the best dip I have even eaten and I'm not exaggerating.
  • Scharlene H.
    Scharlene HendrixJune 5, 2011
    By the way, some drinks and beers are 20 oz. Appreciate, enjoy, respect, and beware.
  • Dante B.
    Dante BellizziJune 2, 2011
    Great New Belgium Somersault summer beer on tap! Delicious!
  • Spenser H.
    Spenser HolenMay 19, 2011
    Left Hand Milk Stout on tap...mixed with nitro, not c02. Beer done right, pure heaven.
  • Todd B.
    Todd BarnhartMay 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite Atlanta institutions. But it's really time to move into the 21st century and nix the smoking! (And that goes for the rest of GA too.)
    SportsandFood.comMay 18, 2011
    Great bar counter with long strip of televisions, perfect for watching the game up close with a couple friends. Read more
  • Spenser H.
    Spenser HolenMay 15, 2011
    Fried pickle spears w jalapeno ranch and a Red Brick Porter...amazing
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BuchananMay 7, 2011
    Tip: leave
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveApril 28, 2011
    We’re making a pit stop in Atlanta on our Gourmet Live & BlogHer Road Trip to find out where the best spot is for a juicy burger. Pinkie Fae of Pinkie and the Bean says Vortex is the go-to!
  • Nicole
    NicoleApril 18, 2011
    Get the hell burger bison style.
  • Tau I.
    Tau IebApril 17, 2011
    Sweet potato fries much?
  • Jiggs M.
    Jiggs MannApril 15, 2011
    Double Bypass Burger will give you the meat sweats. So awesome.
  • Queena K.
    Queena KouApril 9, 2011
    If you haven't, read the front of the menu.
  • Marlon B.
    Marlon BradleyApril 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like spicy food, try the Hell Burger...
  • Arron B.
    Arron BrueskeMarch 27, 2011
    Try the Elvis! Sounds crazy, but tastes amazing!
  • TheTrunk
    TheTrunkMarch 25, 2011
    The Elvis burger is really good!
  • Nick A.
    Nick AltieriMarch 24, 2011
    Elvis Burger is a magnificent treat
  • Joel C.
    Joel CorpusMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I dare you to try the burger with peanut's actually pretty good!
  • Bryan M.
    Bryan McGrailMarch 20, 2011
    Try the double bypass burger! It is amazing and you will not have to eat anything for the rest of the day!!!!!
  • Brendan
    BrendanMarch 19, 2011
    Get the fried plantains!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CardyMarch 10, 2011
    Follow the rules!
  • ShoeHefner
    ShoeHefnerFebruary 24, 2011
    Guacamole burger is pretty good...
  • Becky
    BeckyJanuary 20, 2011
    The Elvis burger... protein loading. It's worth a try but an awful lot to eat.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LottsJanuary 9, 2011
    Fried Zucchini and Sweet Potato Fries are a MUST HAVE!
  • Jamie C.
    Jamie CarterJanuary 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    I recommend not going in the bathroom for like an hour. I totally destroyed it.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler McleodDecember 31, 2010
    Excellent rumplemintz!!
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DonstonNovember 14, 2010
    Veggie chili nacho's...omg...seriously amazing!
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JulianoNovember 3, 2010
    Try the red velvet cake for dessert... With whip-cream.
  • Amber T.
    Amber TeschSeptember 27, 2010
    Elvis Burger.mmmmm
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KnieriemSeptember 26, 2010
    Fried pickles!!! Best thing on the menu! Don't sit outside if they have a wait, you'll be waiting even longer for service!
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Go for the Yokohama Mama, but get the sauce on the side. Cut the burger in half and dip! It's much less messy.
  • Rakesh K.
    Rakesh KantharajappaAugust 25, 2010
    Cheezy balls .. Too good ...don't try marshmellow sauce with sweet potato fries ...
  • Rakesh K.
    Rakesh KantharajappaAugust 25, 2010
    Skull crusher is really a crusher .... :-) Have to try this ..
  • Laura S.
    Laura ShueyAugust 22, 2010
    Queso = greatness!!!!!
  • Marissa W.
    Marissa WebbAugust 16, 2010
    Sweet potato fries with the marshmallow sauce... I'm not even lying.
  • Seattle's G.
    Seattle's GoofAugust 12, 2010
    A ATL landmark for sloppy burgers and service. I don't mind one of those!
  • Tom S.
    Tom SheltonAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Two words: Vortex Fondue.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HankinsAugust 3, 2010
    You want to go Hell Burger. Not too hot, not too messy, way too good. R N T.
  • Jody M.
    Jody MayerJuly 25, 2010
    The Fluffernutter was great. Doesn't sound the most appealing, but is surprisenly good.
  • Zach S.
    Zach SycksJuly 25, 2010
    Enjoy the diverse food and drink selections. Very reasonable prices on very choice liquor. Bookers bourbon is $6.50, Glenfiddich 12 year is $7.
  • Andy M.
    Andy MitchellJuly 22, 2010
    Get the Taz!!!!
  • Nancy J.
    Nancy JonesJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Elvis burger with marshmallow fluff on it. Its messy, but sooooo yummy!
  • katie c.
    katie clenneyJune 14, 2010
    Get the guacamole burger, it's to die for!
  • Veeral S.
    Veeral ShahJune 3, 2010
    Double Coronary Bypass Burger and Tator Tots... Wash it down with a Blue Moon!
  • Antoine J.
    Antoine JonesMay 20, 2010
    Don't be afraid to try the Fluffernuter! It's good.
  • Luke H.
    Luke HamiltonMay 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely go for the tots, sweet potatoes or the rings over the regular fries
  • Luke H.
    Luke HamiltonMay 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Have 911 on speed dial if you're going to attempt the double corynary bypass!
  • Bonnie M.
    Bonnie MellottApril 27, 2010
    Try an Elvis veggie burger. I'm drooling just thinking of it.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SpargurApril 27, 2010
    Turkey Reuben. Mmm
  • Alex T.
    Alex TempkaMarch 17, 2010
    Good burgers, and cool Ambiance
  • Raul C.
    Raul CabelloMarch 14, 2010
    Gotta have the Elvis Burger or the Double Coronary. Don't forget the fried cheese! Read more
  • Edward W.
    Edward WynnMarch 13, 2010
    If you like blue cheese, you would be doing yourself a great disservice if you did not get the blue shroom burger...amazing!
  • Hillary
    HillaryMarch 13, 2010
    Order the fried Zucchini. Side or appetizer, your call. It's delicious.
  • Evan L.
    Evan LaPointeMarch 9, 2010
    This place is pretty awesome but steer clear of the bison. Not great for some reason. Get the tots and read the menu. Yes. The whole thing.
  • alicia
    aliciaFebruary 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    order the chicken melt. it has a condiment that is cream cheese with bits of bacon and scallion mixed in it. if jesus made a sandwich, it would have this sauce.
  • nick b.
    nick blackFebruary 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Absinthe is the way to be.
  • Amrit B.
    Amrit BhavinaniFebruary 20, 2010
    The Yokohama Mama is the best!
  • Abraham S.
    Abraham SongFebruary 19, 2010
    Good burgers, but imho a bit overrated. Still, you can't go wrong here.
  • Erin E.
    Erin EnnisFebruary 2, 2010
    Cheap night out. Hellburger done as a grilled chicken breast, split with a friend, and two draughts of Hoegaarden and a Lindeman's Framboise and make two Dirty Hoes! Perfect pairing!
  • robert c.
    robert cooperDecember 10, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    new menu. More food based on a dare.
  • John T.
    John TackettNovember 22, 2009
    Go to the Vortex and check out thier Black Bean burger with a side of sweet potatoe fries. Be sure to wash it down with some Sweetwater 420
  • Donna B.
    Donna BeeNovember 15, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask Katie for a handie.
  • Shannon F.
    Shannon FainNovember 11, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Tried most of the burgers, the Spanish Fly is amazing.
  • Paulo D.
    Paulo DelgadoOctober 4, 2009
    Get the coronary bypass... best burger in town!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BurlisonAugust 28, 2009
    Order the Double Coronary like it's your regular burger. Down the entire thing like a pro. Act like you've been there before.
  • Felix C.
    Felix ChuangJuly 21, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    I recommend the chili
  • Jeff ✈.
    Jeff ✈July 18, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Order an absinthe and some tatter totts, have a smoke at the bar and remember, life is good.
  • Fefo Y. F.
    Fefo Y. FefaSeptember 29, 2015
    Este sitio debe de existir en todo el mundo...👌🏽
  • Kyungwoo N.
    Kyungwoo NhoAugust 19, 2015
    아틀란타에서 먹었던 것 중에 여기만 기억이 납니다.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MandisApril 23, 2015
    Fried Zucchini
  • Aline S.
    Aline SalazarJanuary 5, 2012
    In Spanish from México City: Black N'Spicy Burger! Y las bebidas de la casa están chingonas. Poca madre!
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