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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

Shelley DeLisle

January 31st, 2012
5:30 pm

Chevy’s, in McDonough, GA, has the best burgers (& fries) around! It’s time the AJC goes SOUTH for burgers!

Big D

January 31st, 2012
5:36 pm

All great burgers – but my rankings:

Muss & Turners – Smyrna
Cafe 640 – Virginia Highlands
Kaleidoscope – Brookhaven
Bocado – Midtown
Luckys Burger & Brew – Roswell
Cypress Pint & Plate – Midtown

KIngBurgerM

January 31st, 2012
5:39 pm

US CAFE HANDS DOWN GREAT BURGERS!

Jenifer

January 31st, 2012
5:42 pm

DOWNWIND @ PDK is the best anywhere!!! Million Dollar Burger people fly and drive in anywhere for.

KP

January 31st, 2012
6:03 pm

US cafe has the best burgers!

Graham

January 31st, 2012
6:24 pm

Kalediscope in Brookhaven
Holman n’ Finch

Larry

January 31st, 2012
6:33 pm

Stella’s Neighborhood Grill East/West Conn. Austell.

Joseph

January 31st, 2012
6:37 pm

US Cafe all the way

Amanda

January 31st, 2012
6:41 pm

Chevy’s Diner, McDonough, Ga.

George

January 31st, 2012
7:01 pm

The backen cheese burger at the old Burger and Friends in the old peachtree center food court. It was the best. Plus they had the cutest girl behind the counter. I wish she had not broke my heart. I hope the court will let me see my boy someday to. But they had the best burger for hitting the spot.

Chris

January 31st, 2012
7:18 pm

The only reason I enjoy Six Flags anymore is because I stop at US Cafe on the trip back. I could not live without that burger.

Elanor Reeves

January 31st, 2012
7:24 pm

US Cafe Buckhead is my fave spot for fresh and juicy burgers

Jo

January 31st, 2012
8:01 pm

US Cafe has my vote!!!!!

Mickey 7

January 31st, 2012
8:01 pm

Chevy’s in McDonough, Ole Blue Eyes is the Best!

Jerry & Bobbie

January 31st, 2012
8:50 pm

Chevy’s Diner in McDonough! The Joltin Joe Burger our favorite. No need to drive to ATL.

Melanie

January 31st, 2012
8:55 pm

Our favorite burger place is Guston’s in Kennesaw, they are HUGE and absolutely delicious and our other “go to” place is Jersey’s in Woodstock. Both are awesome!!

Tatanka

January 31st, 2012
9:07 pm

If you have never had a bison burger on a wheat bun from Ted’s Montana Grill, you absolutely deprived yourself of true Burger Bliss.

They even have phenomenal *beef* burgers as well for traditionalists, but bison meat (buffalo) will radically shift your paradigm on what a truly great burger is.

Oscar

January 31st, 2012
9:25 pm

Davie

January 31st, 2012
9:34 pm

US CAFE — I have never had a bad burger from there. Super Burger rules! Great specialty burgers monthly, the buffalo n bleu, and Taco Burgers… Xellent!

Davie

January 31st, 2012
9:36 pm

BTW! The only thing better than the Burgers at US Cafe — Lindbergh Station is the service. Always on point.

JustanotherWorker

January 31st, 2012
10:27 pm

The best burger in town is US Cafe In Buckhead with their Us smokehouse burger it is one of the best burgers i have had in a long time, not only for there burgers but their service too, they truly provide a superior customer service that keeps people coming back, they really care about their customers and it shows. If anyone place should win its US Cafe in Buckhead.

bev

January 31st, 2012
10:27 pm

ms_tami

January 31st, 2012
11:10 pm

Chevy’s in McDonough!!

greggymar

February 1st, 2012
12:02 am

The Flatiron Burger at The Flatiron in EAV.

Beth McAfee-Hallman

February 1st, 2012
12:24 am

Hands down, Chevy’s Diner is 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!

Chris

February 1st, 2012
12:28 am

Chevy’s Diner!!

Patrick

February 1st, 2012
12:33 am

Chevy’s has the best burgers in Atlanta.

jgb

February 1st, 2012
12:37 am

Chevy’s Diner-McDonough

Jimmy

February 1st, 2012
1:05 am

Does any burger top a Krystal cheese, properly steamed, with hot fries right out of the grease?

Mike

February 1st, 2012
2:04 am

Without a doubt US Cafe has the best burger in Atlanta. Always, fresh, hot, and made to order. Their Southwestern burger is one of my favorites.

Mac

February 1st, 2012
3:37 am

Lunch Room Berkmar High School

Melissa

February 1st, 2012
7:08 am

Chevy’s in McDonough

Jenny

February 1st, 2012
7:37 am

Chevy’s Diner in McDonough

Jessica

February 1st, 2012
8:26 am

Chevy’s Diner in Mcdonough GA – Old Blue Eyes is my favorite!

Donna

February 1st, 2012
9:14 am

Chevy’s in McDonough- their “I Like Ike” cheeseburger is the bomb!

Mike Breedlove

February 1st, 2012
9:16 am

Being a guy who loves burgers, and growing up in a Texas where beef is king, there is only 1 place in town for me it’s US Cafe in Symrna or in Buckhead. The super burger is the Best Burger in Atlanta hands down. I always get the Super Burger with Musterd,lettuce,Tamato,cheese and Jalapenos. I have been trying to get them to name that the Mike Burger. It’s what I grew up eating in Houston.

I have been to all the places listed below and US Cafe beats them all!

Delia

February 1st, 2012
9:45 am

Googie Burger @ Centennial Olympic Park. Yum!

Annette OBanion

February 1st, 2012
9:46 am

Chevy’s Diner in McDonough!! Love the burgers. You just got to try the “I love Ike” cheeseburger.

Amy

February 1st, 2012
10:07 am

Checy’s Diner in McDonough!! Old Blue Eyes is the best burger around!

Chappy

February 1st, 2012
10:11 am

Dakota Blue near Grant Park. Good beef, seasoned well, quality toppings, and cooked to the temperature ordered. Friendly owner and staff.

FMFats

February 1st, 2012
10:14 am

Hey, Chevy’s staff. Off the computers and back to work!

Denese

February 1st, 2012
10:29 am

Chevy’s Diner in McDonough!! 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 — Ike’s “I Like Cheese” burger is my favorite, but the Mini-Burgers are gracious plenty unless your appetite is over the top…Lots to choose from and yummy sides to complete the package.

Randy the BurgerEater

February 1st, 2012
10:56 am

I see a lot of good ones, but the BEST is at Sprig Restaurant (with pimento cheese)

VJones8

February 1st, 2012
11:44 am

Chevy’s Diner in McDonough, GA!!!

The Duke or the Joltin Joe burgers are a MUST TRY! Besides awesome burgers, a fun atmosphere and live entertainment, their selection of local beers tops this place off as the Best!

Renee

February 1st, 2012
11:50 am

Googie Burger – great burgers, great fries and I love the people watching!

Lynn

February 1st, 2012
11:51 am

GOOGIE Burger all the way. It’s the combination with their fries that make it AWESOME!! And did you know Googie was short for Guggenheim – ’cause their building is designed to resemble it? Cool, huh?

Jessica

February 1st, 2012
11:52 am

Googie Burger in Centennial Olympic Park! Yummy!!

Roo

February 1st, 2012
11:53 am

Googie! Eating a delicious burger outside in a beautiful park w/a cold beer. What’s not to love?

Marie

February 1st, 2012
11:57 am

The Classic Googie Burger. The experience (Centennial Park AND spiked milkshakes?!) just adds to the tastiness.

Patti

February 1st, 2012
12:24 pm

The burger at The Getaway near Embry Hills. Hot, fresh, perfect, lettuce, tomato and condiments. Served as rare as you like. The very best.

Flip- best gourmet burger.