This is a cool place to go in Little 5 Points. 18 and up only, yes smoking is included in the atmosphere, fair for us smokers and no matter how old you are, you will be carded.
This location is fairly small which makes it cozy and they also have outside seating up the stairs to the side of the restaurant. The day we went it was raining so the hostess was getting a little soaked but you could tell she liked her job. That is always nice to see from the time I enter a food establishment.
The burgers are absolutely the way to go, though I'm sure if anything like the burgers, all the other items are fantastic too. They are cooked to perfection which is surely what I want in a burger. There are also quite a few side items to choose from, I get sick of the norm of fries and rings sometimes, though some of them cost a little more but that's fine with me, and I got the fried zucchini. Yummy! My hubby tried the Tree Hugger Veggie Chili, along with his burger, and said it was the best!
When you sit down you have to read the menu! It is total entertainment in itself and worthy reading....."No Whining", lol.
Be prepared for a little wait for the good, it is cooked perfectly and you won't be disappointed. Also, often you will see a line out of the door unless you are lucky like we were; we did get there early enough though not to sit inside. The Vortex has a great reputation from white collar to blue collar which is wonderful to know they can make an array of people very happy with their restaurant. Including us!
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