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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

Ima Glutton

January 31st, 2012
9:53 am

Bob K and Touchdown have a good point, Rhea’s is awesome………..and their breakfst will cure what ailes ya

Bob

January 31st, 2012
9:54 am

Really?? Vortex is by far the best burger in Atlanta.

Tank

January 31st, 2012
9:55 am

Roccos Pub in Marietta!!!

timthebrave

January 31st, 2012
9:55 am

The Vortex in little 5

michelle

January 31st, 2012
9:56 am

Elbow Room in Buckhead!

Todd Alkire

January 31st, 2012
9:57 am

No question about it…..The Vortex!

2nd place would be Rick Tanner’s – Hamilton Mill.

bf

January 31st, 2012
9:57 am

Big Kahuna Burger

Scott

January 31st, 2012
9:58 am

KCG

January 31st, 2012
9:59 am

Fuddruckers. Tried and true.

Crumpy

January 31st, 2012
10:00 am

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo………………………….you people actually think you know something about burgers, huh?

Wally

January 31st, 2012
10:01 am

Toilet Bowl Burger at Stinky’s

it's the onions

January 31st, 2012
10:01 am

Four Way in Cartersville. For 80 years, it can’t be beat.

Matt

January 31st, 2012
10:06 am

I really love Yeah! (usually go to the VA Hi location, which has an abysmal parking situation). I really like their bison too.

rmgators

January 31st, 2012
10:07 am

1) George’s
2) Yea Burger
3) The Counter
4) Vortex
5) Ted’s
6) Hudson Grill
7) Burger Tap
8) Taco Mac
9) Smashburger

Bob

January 31st, 2012
10:07 am

Dawglasville

January 31st, 2012
10:08 am

Ann’s Snack Shack. I know the AJC will nominate it if the readers don’t. I promise you that no one puts more effort and attention into your burger than Miss Ann does.

yummmm

January 31st, 2012
10:11 am

Telleen Anderson

January 31st, 2012
10:11 am

Googie Burger!

GB

January 31st, 2012
10:12 am

Definitely Ann’s Snack Shop. It’s all in the attitude you get with the service. I will also give the others a try.

Eddie

January 31st, 2012
10:12 am

Local Republic in downtown Lawrenceville. Mr. Jones-house made Pimento Cheese with Jalapeno &
Bacon. It is absolutely the best burger I have ever had.

A Michael

January 31st, 2012
10:13 am

Sprig (in Oak Grove). thick patty cooked medium rare on wood fire grill, homemade pickles, pimento cheese, great bun. No hype (fried egg, duck liver pate, etc) just an awesome burger.

August

January 31st, 2012
10:14 am

US Cafe in Smyrna is one of my faves.

I live right across the street from the Vortex and no burger, no matter how good, is worth putting up with that staff.

Burger Junkie

January 31st, 2012
10:15 am

Hands down, the best tasting burger I’ve had in Atlanta is at Miller Union. They probably don’t want to be known for their burgers, but at lunch you can get “The Daily Grind” cheeseburger. Holy Cow! Best meat, best bun, cheese, and homade ketchup. It will definitely set the bar for you.

Stanley In Marietta

January 31st, 2012
10:15 am

Red Eyed Mule (marietta)

sldkfjslkHo

January 31st, 2012
10:17 am

Homegrown on Memorial Drive just east of Oakland Cemetery.

Melanie

January 31st, 2012
10:20 am

1) The Vortex
2) The Brickery (in Sandy Springs)

Rich

January 31st, 2012
10:27 am

Smashburger. Better than 5 guys. Always fresh and juicy!!

cw

January 31st, 2012
10:43 am

Veggie burger at (surprise!!) Cheesecake Factory (just had my first there – it was fabulous, what Houston’s should be, but much better)

Veggie Black Bean burger at Chili’s (add the onion strings)

Veggie Burger at Ted’s Montana

zeeeeee Nachos

January 31st, 2012
10:46 am

I like to drink beer when I eat a burger.

#CF

Shorty

January 31st, 2012
10:58 am

Grindhouse burgers rule. Been to Vortex and Grindhouse in the last two weeks and Grindhouse is by far the best.

1. Grindhouse
2.Old Town in Kennesaw

Bill

January 31st, 2012
11:30 am

Good call on Iron Horse in Canton. I haven’t had a better one in town.

BTW, up the road in Chattanooga is a place called Tremont Tavern that blows them all away.

Tim

January 31st, 2012
11:59 am

USA Cafe
Best burger hands down!!!!

Paul

January 31st, 2012
12:23 pm

US Cafe is the best spot. They have great Turkey Burgers in addition to the Angus Burger.

Lisa

January 31st, 2012
12:23 pm

Yummy, Yummy US CAfe, Smyrna Ga is the best of the best.

Fernando

January 31st, 2012
12:38 pm

US CAFE SMYRNA !

Ka

January 31st, 2012
1:09 pm

It’s time for US Cafe worker to get back to work. Ann’s Snack Shack. Enough Said!

Gaga

January 31st, 2012
1:12 pm

MANUEL’S!!!!! Great for burger and great for service!

sammiamm

January 31st, 2012
1:12 pm

George’s. Pure and simple.

Julie Hunter

January 31st, 2012
1:12 pm

Chevy’s Diner – McDonough!!

PLD

January 31st, 2012
1:13 pm

Chevy’s Diner in McDonough, GA… delish! I may have to try and talk the family into dinner there tonight. It shouldn’t be too hard… it’s one of our favorite places.

Mythbuster

January 31st, 2012
1:13 pm

If you haven’t said THe EARL in East Atlanta, you’ve never had one of their no frills, all thrills burgers. Don’t forget the wasabi mayo. It doesn’t cost extra, but you must ask for it!

Kevin Dugan

January 31st, 2012
1:13 pm

U.S. Cafe in Smyrna!!!! Best burger and I think wings too!

leah

January 31st, 2012
1:15 pm

holeman and finch. the dude describes it as “a krystal made of unicorn meat.”

Ken

January 31st, 2012
1:16 pm

farm burger hands down!!!!!

Bill

January 31st, 2012
1:17 pm

BTW, any burger that doesn’t have Benton’s bacon on it should be slapped on the hand.

Tabatha

January 31st, 2012
1:18 pm

Farmburger Decatur!

Sunday nights on Fox

January 31st, 2012
1:20 pm

Bob’s Burgers.

mandy

January 31st, 2012
1:21 pm

kitsch’n 155 on clairmont! YUM

Liz

January 31st, 2012
1:21 pm

Farm Burger. mmmmmm.

Lola

January 31st, 2012
1:22 pm

Vortex has the best burgers in Atlanta! I have tried several places i.e. Flip, Ted’s Montana Grill, Rhea’s…Vortext #1!