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The Vortex

#33 of 3,308 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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Midtown
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878 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 875-1667
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 436
    Excellent
  • 283
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Crazy Place to Get a Great Burger

So, your waitress or waiter might be tattooed, or have spikes in their lips, or have purple hair. But, the burgers are just amazing and have so many different variations - blue cheese, mushrooms, poached eggs, and so on and so on and so on. Funky and fun!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
savcook
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savannah, georgia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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savannah, georgia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

So, your waitress or waiter might be tattooed, or have spikes in their lips, or have purple hair. But, the burgers are just amazing and have so many different variations - blue cheese, mushrooms, poached eggs, and so on and so on and so on. Funky and fun!!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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210 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Love their burgers, especially the Coronary Bypass and tater tots!!! This is a 21 and over dive restaurant with hit or miss service, mostly miss, but an experience. The atmosphere is as unique as the tats and piercings on the wait staff. This is a MUST if in the area!

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Columbus, Georgia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Always a favorite place to eat when visiting Atlanta. We try a new burger everytime we come and the beer is always good, though a bit pricey. Great location in mid-town with a ton more seating than the little 5 points location.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Food is great, endless drink list. Burgers are great. Staff hustles but is rude. They make do much money they could careless at any issue you got. Smoke filled restaurant, very loud! Great food!

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Simply LOVE this place we stayed in Atlanta for a week and never ate anywhere else the staff well we loved the staff simply

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

20 minute wait around 5pm. Busy bar with friendly staff. (One server looks just like Nicki Minaj -only prettier) ;) Got The Skull Crusher to drink and got to take home the glass. Ordered wings for an appetizer and they were AMAZING! Side salad with my original burger was fabulous, as was the burger. The buffalo burger was terrific and... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I visit this location once a year or so. The food is definitely enjoyable, but this place is more about the atmosphere; it's a fun place to go, and they are NOT a "customer is always right" sort of place, meaning that - among other things - you don't get to abuse the servers and get your meal comped due... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My bacon and cheese burger was fine. My side of funnel cake fries (fry shaped pieces of funnel cake) was awesome. Try the Grindhouse instead for the best (and cheaper) burger.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

if living in midtwn .. an easy walk to this place , wait staff is fun , burgers are plentiful and well prepared with a lot of options .. smoking is allowed in resturant .. be prepared ... full bar

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place is awesome! Love the atmosphere and the service was as great as the food! They have any beer u can imagine and prices are good too! I advise anyone to take the " mystery shot" lol

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Additional Information about The Vortex

Address: 878 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone Number: (404) 875-1667
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 878 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (404) 875-1667

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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