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The Vortex

#19 of 3,218 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
As featured in 3 Days in Atlanta
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878 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-4412
+1 404-875-1667
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Atlanta, GA
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dark and filled with the trendy and the used-to-be trendy. A great place to go when theres an event, or something to gossip about. The burgers are big and tasty with several potato salad options.

Thank Linda T
Fellingsbro, Sweden
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hot Southern Mess sandwich was really, really good. The Guacamole Burger was so tasty and perfectly cooked, not to mention the bevy of sensibly priced beverages! There's definetely a certain way about this place - a "no nonsense, straight to the nuts and bolts of operations so we can move on to delicious foods and drinks" way. It reminded... More 

Thank SimplyMEdin
McDonough, Georgia
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love their hamburgers and tater tots. Sad to learn that bison and turkey burgers are no longer an option. Still enjoyed my sirlon burger with extra tots!

Thank Bug911
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The burgers at Vortex are simply amazing. So amazing that when my Danish friends from our marketing agency come to visit, this is the first place they stop to dine. They LOVE the place - from the food, to the ambiance, to the nice selection of beers. My personal favorite is the black and blue, with a side of tater... More 

Thank The_Midtowner
Cedar Falls, IA
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151 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Weird place but very good. Great burger and beer selection. Interesting decorations. Connected to Laughing Skull comedy club.

Thank exacta123
Loganville, Georgia
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Have your ID ready - you have to be 21 to enter and will be ID'd by security. I love the music and the atmosphere here. It's very open and...honest. Have a sense of humor. Open bar, smoking area, great music. I had the Yankee Reuben and my boyfriend had the MoFo. He devoured his food, hope that says enough... More 

1 Thank HajriziR
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Seriously one of THE best burgers I've ever had. Like ever. Super cool environment, good food, and my kinda place! Definitely a spot to check out. Soooooo good. AND they have tots!

Thank Nicolec26
Santa Cruz, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This place has the distinction of being the only bar I like, and even then it's a bar/grill. Unusual in its edgy yet friendly vibe. The decor is awesome in the weirdest way. The beer selection is impressive, the bartenders know what they're doing, and the burgers are as good as anything I've ever had; I'd recommend the blue 'shroom... More 

Thank Fyrdraca
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I've read about the Vortex but was apprehensive due to the smoking. My husband and I went at lunch and it was perfect. No one smoked while we were there - yeah - and the atmosphere was old school bar/ funk. However, the burgers were the star of the show. My Vortex burger was as good as or better than... More 

1 Thank Rowena35984
Atlanta, Georgia
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129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Although the burger I had was called a Zombie Apocalypse, all of the burger descriptions seemed like apocalypse. The bar was dark so I didn't even notice the décor, which friends told me later were rated R. Not only was the burger fantastic, but so were the funnel fries, so I couldn't look at anything else! I couldn't even fathom... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 878 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-4412
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 404-875-1667

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?