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The Vortex

#18 of 3,204 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Midtown
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
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Today
11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Thank The_Midtowner
Cedar Falls, IA
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149 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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Thank exacta123
Loganville, Georgia
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Nicolec26
Santa Cruz, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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 3 weeks ago

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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Liz N
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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170 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a lot of different burgers with all different combinations of extras added. Huge beer selection also.

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1 Thank Ryan S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son invited us to celebrate his birthday on September 23rd, a Friday night. This was my first time eating at the Vortex and was taken aback at some of their interior décor, lol. Let's just say if you visit the one on Peachtree watch out for a surprise body organ erected for laughs! The wait time wasn't bad, although... More 

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Thank Cynthia T
Peachtree City, Georgia
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A $14 burger is not cheap eats, would I buy it again? YES! This place is an institution. The decor is a feast for the eyes. Great people watching. The burgers are good -- I liked mine a lot more than my husband liked his. He had the black and blue (the blue cheese spread tastes heavy on the cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
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?