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Chevy's Diner in McDonough was the readers' pick for best burger in and around Atlanta. It might be a surprise winner for those who've never been, but Chevy's fans are passionate about this Henry County spot. Photo courtesy Chevy's Diner.

Chevy's Diner in McDonough was the readers' pick for best burger in and around Atlanta. It might be a surprise winner for those unfamiliar with it, but Chevy's fans are passionate about this Henry County spot. And doesn't that burger look tasty? Photo courtesy Chevy's Diner.

YOUR PICKS
1. Chevy’s Diner
You say, “Chevy’s Diner in McDonough makes the best burger! Old Blue Eyes is a half pound of awesome-ness with two pieces of thick cut bacon and bleu cheese crumbles.. There’s something about the seasonings they use in the freshly made patties, y’all. It’s just the best burger I’ve ever had!” and “Fantastic hunks of beef on enormous buns with fresh everything — This is the kind of hamburger that you crave and nothing else will do until you can get back over to Chevy’s.”

2. US Café
3. The Vortex
4. Farm Burger
5. George’s
6. Grindhouse
7. Ann’s Snack Bar

Sometimes the simple pleasures are the best. That's what you'll get with Bocado's classic burger, elevated by the finest ingredients. It's our critic's pick for best burger in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Sometimes the simple pleasures are the best. That's what you'll get with Bocado's classic burger, elevated by the finest ingredients. It's our critic's pick for best burger in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS
1. Bocado
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “Chef Todd Ginsberg’s burger at Bocado, a double stack of house-ground farm-raised beef, American cheese and house-made pickles served on an H&F bun, stands out amongst the many contenders for Atlanta’s best burger. Ginsberg’s simple preparation and attention to quality ingredients makes this the strongest offering of its kind in town.”

2. Holeman & Finch
3. Muss & Turners
4. Farm Burger
5. Grindhouse

508 comments Add your comment

MMMmmmm....Food!

January 30th, 2012
12:26 pm

Manuel’s Tavern.

US Cafe in Smyrna for a mini chain or 5 Guys for a big chain

BC

January 30th, 2012
12:27 pm

Been here for 24 years and tried almost every burger in this city, and if you want the “Best True Burger” then US Cafe in Smyrna and Buckhead (off Piedmont) is the place to go for the best meat, bread, etc. So much so I just talked myself into one.

Robert

January 30th, 2012
12:33 pm

* Farm burger
* Flip
* Vortex
* One Midtown Kitchen

Can’t wait to try Holeman & Finch.

MIke

January 30th, 2012
12:34 pm

George’s in Virginia Highland

Bina

January 30th, 2012
12:42 pm

5 Napkin Burger in Midtown. It’s the rosemary aioli.

Chris

January 30th, 2012
12:54 pm

I would have to go with Wonderful World in Emory Village or The Vortex (either location). Wonderful World has really good a la carte burgers, made fresh. And even though this is about burgers, their teri-mayo dog is top notch as well. I’m not going to dive into The Vortex. It’s an Atlanta landmark, so if you haven’t been you need to, and soon!

GeorgiaGirl

January 30th, 2012
1:00 pm

The burger at Holeman and Finch. The ‘only 24 burgers a night @ 10pm’ is a little gimmicky, but they have them at Sunday Brunch too. Sooooo good, and worth the hype.

kevin

January 30th, 2012
1:04 pm

Tier 1: Farm Burger and Holeman & Finch
Tier 2: The EARL, Grindhouse

bobby

January 30th, 2012
1:12 pm

Bobby’s Cheeseburgers in Hiram is one the best that no one knows about.

Ima Glutton

January 30th, 2012
1:17 pm

The Counter in Roswell

Jeannie

January 30th, 2012
1:39 pm

Cheeseburger Bobby’s in Flowery Branch.

Jeannie

January 30th, 2012
1:39 pm

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koko

January 30th, 2012
2:20 pm

Holeman & Finch
Farmburger
chain: The Counter

Stephen

January 30th, 2012
2:20 pm

Holeman & Finch

FMFats

January 30th, 2012
3:42 pm

Wow. Nobody has said “hands down” yet.
Ann’s Snack Shop
H. Harper Station
The Shed at Glenwood
The Vortex

Bob K

January 30th, 2012
3:44 pm

Rhea’s beats any other Atlanta burger hands down.

stephanie**S

January 30th, 2012
3:46 pm

Vortex. Hands down. Nothing to argue about.

Nam K

January 30th, 2012
4:13 pm

Anything that is not from Yeah! Burger…

Burger Guru

January 30th, 2012
4:25 pm

I love George’s in VA-HI and Smashburger. Farm Burger is also very good. The most unique hamburger I’ve ever had came from Cypress St. Pint & Plate at Battle of the Burgers last year- the ice cream burger. I have to admit it sounds pretty nasty but it was delicious!

Chef Steve

January 30th, 2012
4:28 pm

East Point Tavern

Mary B

January 30th, 2012
4:32 pm

Downwind at PDK airport
Rusty Nail (Buford Hwy/N. Druid Hills)

LM

January 30th, 2012
4:48 pm

Leon’s Full Service in Decatur. Great portion, great flavor, perfect bun. Always cooked right.

SQDeese

January 30th, 2012
4:54 pm

The Shed at Glenwood!

Hands down

January 30th, 2012
5:02 pm

The next person to use the pharse “hands down” will be cursed.

It’s sounds so red neck.

seriously

January 30th, 2012
5:03 pm

La Parrilla….try it

CJM

January 30th, 2012
5:03 pm

US Cafe in Smyrna defintely

Katy S

January 30th, 2012
5:04 pm

Wrecking Bar, George’s, Leon’s & Grindhouse!

Lionel Hutz Esq.

January 30th, 2012
5:06 pm

Wrecking Bar

hd

January 30th, 2012
5:08 pm

wrecking bar

Their's The Beef

January 30th, 2012
5:10 pm

Grindhouse!! The burgers have a real beef flavor, they would be delicious even PLAIN!!

I wasn’t too wild about them at first, but they have definately improved with age!!

mike

January 30th, 2012
5:23 pm

THE EARL!
Georges
Vortex
Mac McGees
Marlowes
Farm Burger

In Dog We Trust

January 30th, 2012
5:24 pm

Wrecking Bar….Leons.

Brickstore has the best turkey burger.

Becky

January 30th, 2012
5:35 pm

US Cafe in Smyrna..

Jubersaur

January 30th, 2012
5:35 pm

Farmburger Decatur

(and for Turkey burger, the Square Pub)

Will

January 30th, 2012
5:40 pm

Farmburger — Above and beyond any burger I’ve ever had.

Highland Tap has a memorable burger, too.

Jessamine

January 30th, 2012
6:02 pm

I’m so going to hate myself for sharing this secret, but the Napoleon burger at Napoleon’s at Oak Grove is phenomenal, and yes, dare I say, beats the Vortex.

Etain

January 30th, 2012
6:20 pm

Steinbeck’s, Bon Appetit even thought so.

UGA

January 30th, 2012
7:27 pm

Has Vortex improved on the burgers themselves? Yes, the toppings were always great, but the burgers themselves always had the rubbery compressed texture of those cheap pre-made supermarket patties, at least as of the last time I went two years ago.

snb

January 30th, 2012
7:38 pm

Drake

January 30th, 2012
8:18 pm

Ghetto Burger !

Gidget

January 30th, 2012
8:19 pm

Bocados
Smashburger
Farm Burger
Flip

Eddy D

January 30th, 2012
8:42 pm

Wrecking Bar
Grindhouse

MarieLetsEat

January 30th, 2012
8:50 pm

I’d have said The Vortex or Farm Burger before I tried Kaleidoscope’s beauty. Two patties, pimento cheese, chow chow, slaw and house-made pickles, and, flatly, the best in the city.

Naomie Jones

January 30th, 2012
9:20 pm

Farm Burger all day long!

JP

January 30th, 2012
9:37 pm

Ted’s Montana Grill

Rhino

January 30th, 2012
10:51 pm

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Rhino

January 30th, 2012
10:52 pm

Go to the Barrow County Airport in Winder and try the Spitfire. Awesome!

Rob and the Dog

January 30th, 2012
10:55 pm

I love the old school, right at the top vote for Manuel’s Tavern. They had the best before we were paying for designer burgers. Still a great burger!! George’s is spot on, too! The Vortex truly elevated the burger (shoot, they put pimento cheese on a burger before it was hip). I vote for all of them! Oh, and US Cafe……..dem make a great burger!!!

Michael Hartley

January 31st, 2012
2:27 am

Ditto for me:

US Cafe in Smyrna for a small place and 5 Guys for a big chain.

Do not know how US Cafe does it, and pretty sure I don’t want to know, but man are they moist and tasty!

Leslie

January 31st, 2012
3:05 am

The Counter in Roswell