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“Like everyone says...."Great burgers!" but.....”
Review of The Vortex

The Vortex
Ranked #14 of 4,015 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Little Five Points
Reviewed January 24, 2013

two things to know: (not that these are bad, just reality of the place)

1. It's cramped, loud and smoky. You cannot really have a business dinner/lunch there. Just know that. I tried. The three-ring circus going on is a bit much.

2. Service is "meh..." not so hot. They're too busy trying to be cool to provide really good table service.

Yes, the burgers are great. The atmosphere is cool, like you'd expect from L5P. I'll be back, just not when I need to entertain straight-laced business guests. : )

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Thank Scott B
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

great little burger joint. they have nice big half pound burgers - it definitely fills you up. my wife and i thought the burgers themselves were great. however, on my ragin' cajun burger, they went way too heavy on the sauce. it took away from the great flavor of the burger itself. and on my wife's blue shroom burger, they went too heavy on the blue cheese spread. they have a great selection of sides that come with the burger. i tried the tater tots and my wife tried the fried plantains. both outstanding. the raspberry iced tea was great - and they serve their soft drinks in nice big 32 oz glasses. it is 18 and over only as they do allow smoking in part of the restaurant. although we didn't smell smoke too much until right before we left. and they do have a few TV's but they're pretty small - not exactly the place to be to see a game. overall a good burger joint with a great selection of interesting burgers. i definitely want to go back. although i will not be ordering the same thing! i think the normal cheeseburger would be much better - and i do want to try the elvis burger after hearing good things about it on this site! it has peanut butter, banana, and bacon on it. i was skeptical at first but now i'm excited to try it!

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Thank David H
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

First time there. My kids go whenever they are in the city. The wait was long but the food was worth it. Fun, crazy, loud atmosphere with great service. Some smoking. Didn't care for.

Thank klsulli
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Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

As I like Spicy food I immediately chose the Hell Burger. It's quite hot but manageable and it still has plenty of flavour. I was really impressed with the quality of the patty and it was cooked exactly as requested. The only issue I had was with the smokers - there should be a separate dining area. Entertainment for the night was a pub quiz which livened the place up a little.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Great place to grab lunch or supper. Menu has many selections. Interesting decor. Hamburger use to be best in town, but have slipped
in flavor.

Thank ATLguide
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