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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

Etienne

February 4th, 2012
11:54 am

Vortex – Black and Bleu

Beef Lover

February 4th, 2012
12:00 pm

“Hands down” the all beef at Ted’s, Vortex and Farmburger. Anybody thinking turkey makes a burger should leave for Venezuela

Kevin

February 4th, 2012
12:08 pm

Grindhouse at Sweet Auburn Market…. Never Disappoints!!!

Ghost of Andy Rooney

February 4th, 2012
12:17 pm

Ever notice how when fat people write about food they like they always use excessive puntuation?????!
And ALL CAPS. And other tricks to visualize their exitement about food.
For example, Carol in Woodstock writes “the mini-burgers at Chillis are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and the chilli cheese fries are the best ANYWHERE. Oh, and I looooovvve the milkshakes at Flip.”
Why is that?

mindy hawks

February 4th, 2012
12:18 pm

grindhouse on piedmont the best!!!

mindy hawks

February 4th, 2012
12:21 pm

grindhouse at pedmont the be4st great staff great food

Dot

February 4th, 2012
12:23 pm

Houston’s Peachtee and Lenox have the best burgers in town

Tinknocker

February 4th, 2012
12:26 pm

The best iron skillet cooked burger in town is at The Country Store on Mount Paran Road in Buckhead.

Teresa

February 4th, 2012
12:27 pm

If your south of Atlanta then try The Griffin’s Dawg House Kitchen Sink Burger. Best in Griffin for sure.

sophyb

February 4th, 2012
12:28 pm

These polls have such a lack of integrity I wouldn’t trust any results. It still galls me that Chepe’s advertises with “voted best taco by the AJC” when they got on the list by spamming votes for themself. Why even post the results if it’s not the honest opinion of readers instead of the businesses themselves?? What a joke.

Matt

February 4th, 2012
12:30 pm

The Vortex…specifically the Ragin Cajun or Spanish Fly burgers. Nothing else comes close!

Poon

February 4th, 2012
12:31 pm

1) My house
2) Grindhouse
3) Lucky’s

Justin

February 4th, 2012
12:37 pm

Vortex
The Earl
Grindhouse
Village Burger in Dunwoody

PLD

February 4th, 2012
12:40 pm

Atlantan – Nope. Chevy’s is good. They aren’t giving us free anything for posting here.

Katy Watts

February 4th, 2012
12:49 pm

Its either The Vortex at Little 5 or Manuels Tavern. Either way its a winner!!!

Linda

February 4th, 2012
12:50 pm

I’ve lived here for 3 years and the best burger is West Egg in Midtown. It takes two hands to hold as it is huge with the best pickles ever.

truthspoken

February 4th, 2012
12:52 pm

Cheeseburger Bobby’s on Barrett Parkway in Marietta – best burgers and fries EVER!!! You’ve got to go there, seriously.

Karen

February 4th, 2012
1:16 pm

The Kenmore @ Summits in Snellville!

Atlanta Paul

February 4th, 2012
1:33 pm

Kitsch’n 155 on Clairmont Road has the best burger in town.

MARK god

February 4th, 2012
1:33 pm

Lucky’s in Roswell. We will keep it a secret as it is that good.

Pickle juice

February 4th, 2012
1:36 pm

CHEVY’S burgers are the best! The square in McDonough is great!

Annie

February 4th, 2012
1:38 pm

Benson’s in Hiram. They’re made after you order them, are 1/2 pound each, cooked to order, and the taste is always phenomenal! And their fries are seasoned, hot, and delicious…gotta love ‘em.

Basha

February 4th, 2012
1:49 pm

Bocado has the absolute best burger in town. unless you’ve had it you cant say you know for sure where the best burger is.

71Relic

February 4th, 2012
1:51 pm

George’s – Virginia Highland

Rusty V

February 4th, 2012
1:57 pm

Rheas in Roswell.The double burger special!

DM

February 4th, 2012
2:00 pm

killerj

February 4th, 2012
2:02 pm

Still a big fan of zesto,s or the vortex.

Big Boy

February 4th, 2012
2:18 pm

Burger King in Lawrenceville

Emily

February 4th, 2012
2:23 pm

I used to be afraid to try buffalo burgers, but Ted’s Montana has made me crave them over beef.

I like Ted’s.

c u later

February 4th, 2012
2:24 pm

The Tavern @ Phipps Plaza

PB

February 4th, 2012
2:28 pm

Where did that stupid phrase ” hands down”, come from? It is one of the most irritating things on Internet comments these days. Does it mean that everyone who voted for something or someone else should put their “hands down”? Whatever it means, and wherever it came from, it needs to go away. Do us all a favor.

KJ

February 4th, 2012
2:29 pm

Chevy’s Diner in McDonough, Georgia has the best burgers. They make them fresh and cook them like you want them. Juicy and great taste-what more can you ask for in a burger!

camel jockey

February 4th, 2012
2:34 pm

Rhea’s Roswell SUX!!!! Greasy as hell. Place is a dump. Seen owner buying patties at Sams

Deanna

February 4th, 2012
2:45 pm

The Vortex, without a doubt!

Johnjon

February 4th, 2012
2:54 pm

Roxx on Cheshire Bridge………….. and the rest of the menu is great too.

Sara

February 4th, 2012
3:03 pm

Love me some Chevy’s off the Square in McDonough!

Smyrnaholic

February 4th, 2012
3:07 pm

US Cafe – period.

jrhd

February 4th, 2012
3:24 pm

@PB – the term “Hands Down” didn’t originate w/ the Internet. It is a term used to describe something that is easy and it has been around over a hundred years, so all these folks are stretching its use a bit. Anyway, back to the burger talk. Rhea’s in Roswell is good stuff. Miss Ann’s (Ann’s Snack Shack) is legit and if you want a bunch of topping choices then get over to The Vortex and take your pick. An oddball choice is Jim and Nick’s BBQ. Their Pimiento Cheese burger is surprisingly tasty for a BBQ chain.

Chavis

February 4th, 2012
5:35 pm

Hands down the best burget is from Ann’s Snack bar. Ghetto Burger Please !!!

Atlantan

February 4th, 2012
6:19 pm

Chevy’s hands down the best of them all (just wanted to feel like I belong….).

Atlantan

February 4th, 2012
6:23 pm

Chevy’s has more comments here than on Yelp, Google and Urban Spoon. Congrats to the owners, staff, friends and family for getting after it on the AJC Best Of!

Another stupid survey

February 4th, 2012
8:05 pm

This is like asking who serves the best water. Clearly there are some crap burgers being served but in general, anyone who uses decent meat and bread is going to have a great burger. It’s up to you to add all the goofy stuff on it.

Special Ed

February 4th, 2012
8:20 pm

Apparently a lot of comments here were posted by people who took advantage of the quality education offered by Georgia public schools. Or maybe they went to one of the fine Christian academies founded her in the 1960’s. Here’s a geography lesson, losers: Hiram, Griffin, Lawrenceville, Snellville, Roswell and McDonough all have something in common. They’re not Atlanta. Not even close. Try to pay attention to the title. It’s “Best Burger In and Around Atlanta.”
Those of you mentioning Dunwoody: as you were.

Brandi

February 5th, 2012
12:17 am

Chevy’s in McDonough has the best burgers! I have driven two hours just to eat there. Great food, service, and atmosphere!

Jimmy

February 5th, 2012
12:32 am

Casual Disregard: You are as big a sucker as the rest of us since you are on this site and reading this article — and responding to it.

george p burdell

February 5th, 2012
3:32 pm

George’s in VaHi. Better burger in the city! All the waitstaff are super friendly and helpful and the decor and feel of the restaurant helps make the burger even better!

mark

February 5th, 2012
5:23 pm

Bocado, Holeman and Finch. Love flip, too, but that’s a different category i think

Beefcake

February 6th, 2012
8:43 am

1)Taco Burger @ Cozy’s on N. Decatur
2)Chili/cheese @ Varsity
3)BLT burger @ Waffle House
4)Horse burger @ Brandywine Downs

Beefcake

February 6th, 2012
8:44 am

P.S.

Lighten uP A.S.S.

Chris

February 6th, 2012
11:48 am

Googie Burger in Cent. Olympic Park!!!