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The Vortex

#16 of 3,266 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Little Five Points
American, Bar, Pub
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438 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1423
+1 404-688-1828
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having frequented The Vortex over the years, this place continues to nail it. It's a no excuses burger place that knows how to cook burgers to the perfect temp you request. Having visited many burger places across the US, this is still my favorite. Having friends with me from the west I knew I had to bring them here and... More 

Thank DestressedA
Tyler, Texas
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126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very popular, seat yourself spot with outdoor dining. Bar (smoking allowed) so if you are sensitive, take heed. Great burger menu with sandwiches on the side. Careful, attentive, but unobtrusive waitstaff. Two free shirts, one tank, one tee, on the day I was there as they were celebrating their 25th.

Thank Travelcritic78
Mansfield, Georgia
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 4 Horseman burger was pretty good, service was excellent. Lots of sides to choose from. Good menu variety and atmosphere. Will definitely visit again to try something else!

Thank Michelle K
Petersburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only 21 and older allowed. The wait was about 45 minutes on a busy Saturday, but that wasn't too bad. The place looked just like it does on Man Vs. Food. I ordered the Fat Elvis which involved peanut butter, plantains and bacon. The burger was great and the tater-tots were a very good touch. The soft drinks are in... More 

Thank Jay_804_24-7
Decatur, Georgia
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177 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The love the atmosphere with all the old school signs and diverse music. The burgers are delicious. Definitely get the tater tots over the fries

Thank livelife h
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Everytime I am in Atlanta I always stop at the Vortex in LIttle 5 points. The kewl atmosphere and staff make it a fun place. I had the Four Horsemen burger which has horseradish sauce, onions, mushrooms and Jack cheese. My Husband had Brooklyn Broken Egg. Two eggs with cheese, lettuce tomatoes, onions on Texas Toast. Went well with a... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

First trip there. I really enjoyed it and reading the menu. Food was good, service was good. Very busy fun place

Thank Peachy712
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. The atmosphere is fun, service is good and no-nonsense. The "blue shroom' burger is the best blue cheese burger I've ever had and the fried plantains were so excellent that I didn't share with my friends. Prices were decent, too. Very nice experience.

Thank diane5636
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Must visit! Excelente burgers and appetizers. Nice ambience, music and drinks. The only problem for me was that this place is smoke friendly and i don't like that while I am eating.

1 Thank MariFL7
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Came here with a friend earlier this week. We had an engagement in ATL and decided that Vortex was where we were having dinner. Service was good. Server suggested the loaded potato salad as a side and...WOW. Mind blown. I mean- don't get me wrong- the burger was good, but my oh my was that loaded potato salad the best... More 

Thank Reggie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1423
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Little Five Points
  • Neighbourhood: Little Five Points
  • Phone Number: +1 404-688-1828

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