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The Vortex

#22 of 3,190 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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Midtown
American, Bar, Pub
As featured in 3 Days in Atlanta
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878 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 875-1667
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 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
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The menu is filled with creative and delicious burgers. I would easily rate The Vortex 5 stars if it was a non-smoking restaurant. As it is, I will only eat there when outdoor seating is available.

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Thank Matthew S
Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Atlanta for my Nephews wedding. We had an extra day before we flew out, and decided to take a ride on the Vortex Ferris wheel. There was a bit of a line, but it moved fast. Friendly staff was helpful. It was quite windy (especially at the top), and there was no swaying or anything. A very... More 

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Thank Habaneronacho
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for an amazing burger and a little different atmosphere this is the place to go. Also try to check out a show at the laughing skull lounge. We had a great time.

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Thank Rebecca M
Littleton, Colorado
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found this place very strange indeed. A mish mash of customers. I couldn't find the vibe in here with a map! And maybe I was in a time machine but customers can smoke in the restaurant. Food was ok. Nothing special by any means. And hey, pretend you care about the customers....bartender, waitstaff, greater /seater.

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Thank lovemyman156
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool, fun atmosphere! Mac N Cheese Changa was amazing!! Burger was good but hard to say it was the best. Wasn't disappointed at all and will go back! Beer list was very extensive.... The menu is just fun in general!

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Thank Anthony L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here after reading reviews and wanting to see it for ourselves! It did not disappoint. The whole place was casual and had a great vibe to it. Take this place as is comes, they are not here to pander to anyone's needs but just want you to get drunk and eat good food! Had a burger which was delicious... More 

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Thank Katniss_EverdeenHG
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love to come here every time we come to Atlanta. Best burger I have ever had! And love the Dixie fries. Top it off with a skull crusher drink.

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Thank Susan S
Alabama
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141 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading that they served some of the best burgers in the U.S. I figured, gotta go. The atmosphere there wasn't my taste, but it certainly didn't offend me either - definitely for those over 21! ;-) I ordered a plain hamburger with cheddar (cheese is extra) with tater tots. The burger was perfect, cooked to order and piled high... More 

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Thank mnew4
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time there. I order the cheese balls,or whatever,didn't like them. Ask if I could switch for something else. Was told by the manger, that I still had to pay for what I didn't like plus whatever else I order in its place. So the white people next to me, didn't like the same thing I order, but how... More 

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Thank Luealla
Tallahassee, Florida, Usa
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a pub scene with a modern, funky vibe, and an Atlanta staple for years... lots of great food and beer choices here... if you like tater tots, don't be embarrassed to order them on the side or as your neal... best tater tots in my opinion anywhere!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, 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
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

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