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The Vortex

#19 of 3,189 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
(404) 875-1667
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All 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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New York, New York, United States
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting place. No one under 21 allowed - they card everyone and consider themselves a bar. Interesting decor too. Food is excellent. I had the Guacomole burger which was out of this world! They do allow smoking in designated places so be aware of this. This wasn't a problem when we went there for lunch.

Thank Kim S
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237 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate dinner here while in Atlanta for business. This is a quirky place, but worth a visit. The burgers are epic and the atmosphere is worth the visit

Thank baileyno6
Tempe, Arizona
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Vortex is known for it's eclectic decor and unique burgers. Their portions are enormous, and you can easily share a plate and both be full. A group of us from work met for lunch, and all of us enjoyed it.

Thank Tempe_Randy
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant/bar was crowded but we got a table outside on Peachtree street. The food was great and the servers were all over the place to make sure everybody had anything they needed. We had the tutor totes and the wings. The wings had a variety of flavors from mild to something that would get you put in the hospital.... More 

Thank Keith B
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173 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the second time in about a month that I have been to the Vortex Midtown. The first time it was good, this time it was GREAT! Both times it was insanely busy, with a long waiting line (or you can try to wait in the front bar area, just stay out of the way of running servers). We... More 

Thank CaptTrouble
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360 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An experience to behold.The atmosphere is extremely eclectic and a lot of fun. The food is very good and plentiful. Service was outstanding and the burgers are extremely good. The place was crowded which is a good sigh. I would not hesitate to recommend or go back again.

Thank Greg P
Charlotte, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently were in Atlanta for a football game and stopped in the Vortex for dinner. The food is awesome. The service was also very good. Strongly recommend one of their specialty hamburgers with a side of Dixie tater tots.

Thank Mark P
Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we went it was 21 and up and we needed to show ID. The decoration was interesting and the food was good but not spectacular. Maybe it was what we ordered? I had a half order of the Dixie Wrecked Taters and my bf had the Yankee Reuben. It was definitely enough food and I even had leftovers of... More 

Thank shanipie3
Columbus, Georgia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go here with the historian when we go to Atlanta to buy records and stuff. The burgers and chili live up to the hype. Chili's based in habanero and full of fiery flavor. Burgers are big and cooked just right. By the bar stands a giant phallus made of wood. I take a picture of it every time I... More 

Thank Joe M
Lucedale, Mississippi
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always go once a year with friends here, and it never disappoints. The food and drinks are great. This place always kicks off our vacation with a bang.

Thank Ros S

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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 878 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-4412
  • 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?