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IMG_2659KirbyG’s Diner and Pub (formerly 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 this restaurant’s fans are passionate about the Henry County spot.

YOUR PICKS
1. KirbyG’s Diner and Pub
You say, “KirbyG’s (used to be Chevy’s) in McDonough. Big and juicy burgers on a toasted and buttered bun – Delicious! Vortex used to be my favorite, so Vortex-lovers don’t knock KirbyG’s (because of all the nominations it’s getting) until you’ve tried it. It’s worth the trip” and “By the way no shilling here. Just a lot of locals that LOVE to eat at KirbyG’s…..Do not say bad things unless you have tried it!!! Love the Ole Blue Eyes. I do not have to drive into downtown traffic to get an awesome burger.”

2. US Cafe
3. Vortex
4. Holeman & Finch
5. Farm Burger
6. Bocado

ggdine.1204Sometimes 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

379 comments Add your comment

AW

February 4th, 2013
3:26 pm

Farm Burger.

Li'l Wayne

February 4th, 2013
3:27 pm

Hardee’s cheep & M.F. is goot!

Don

February 4th, 2013
3:29 pm

Yeah! Burger

Burgermeister

February 4th, 2013
3:29 pm

yum

February 4th, 2013
3:31 pm

grindhouse. fo sho.

Ed

February 4th, 2013
3:31 pm

Five Guys Burgers & Fries!

Spoke

February 4th, 2013
3:31 pm

1. Vortex
2. George’s

Atlantarama

February 4th, 2013
3:36 pm

Zesto’s Chubby Decker

BurgerLover

February 4th, 2013
3:36 pm

It’s a toss up between Loco’s (Buckhead) Philly Burger – the grilled onions and peppers are just done enough. The meat is juicy and cooked just enough and the bun is lightly toasted. All of that topped with a slice of provolone cheese. It’s been a while since I have been to The Brickery in Sandy Springs but they used to have a Caesar burger that was out of this world. Again – meat cooked just enough with a toasted bun. Then add shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese and a ladle of Caesar dressing. It is messy but delicious!

JB

February 4th, 2013
3:38 pm

The Hamburguesa Sedgwick at Pure Taqueria. Try it, you’ll love it.

Hand Full of Spades

February 4th, 2013
3:38 pm

Vortex
Ann’s Snack House

Deanna

February 4th, 2013
3:39 pm

The Vortex, hands down!

Fat Johnny sez

February 4th, 2013
3:39 pm

Where is Farm Burger ?

Big Jake

February 4th, 2013
3:41 pm

I love Long Horn’s bacon & cheddar burger !

Beef lover

February 4th, 2013
3:41 pm

Vortex has best burgers in ATL..

BenDaho

February 4th, 2013
3:42 pm

Lucky’s in Roswell.

Adam

February 4th, 2013
3:42 pm

Holeman and Finch
Canoe
Serpas
Ann’s Snack Bar

Sully

February 4th, 2013
3:45 pm

Holeman & Finch – 10 o’clock burger. Done.

Skip

February 4th, 2013
3:46 pm

Best Burger is at Dakota Blue (Grant Park). Second best is at Atkins Park.

Road Scholar

February 4th, 2013
3:46 pm

Ted’s and Jo’s Grille by Blackburn Park

BigJakeIce

February 4th, 2013
3:46 pm

My house when I have the time – 80/20 ground beef with Vidalia onions on the grill – or Five Guys when I am on the run.

ginac

February 4th, 2013
3:51 pm

Red Eyed Mule in Marietta! Jake’s Sloppy Slaw Burger….best on the menu! :)

Richard

February 4th, 2013
3:51 pm

YEAH! Burger – there and Houstons are the only places I’ll go for a burger and I used to live above the Vortex.

MeatLover

February 4th, 2013
3:52 pm

Holeman and Finch…hands down. Anyone who says otherwise has never had Holeman and Finch’s burger.

geege

February 4th, 2013
3:53 pm

Lucky’s in Roswell – always great!

LGC

February 4th, 2013
3:55 pm

The Varsity!

Homer Simpson Plaza Goer

February 4th, 2013
3:55 pm

West Egg, The Earl, Vortex, H&F

Allie F.

February 4th, 2013
3:55 pm

1. Vortex
2. Roxx

And, I love burgers!!!!!

TNT65

February 4th, 2013
3:58 pm

Blue Ribbon Grill has great burgers. High quality meat and all the trimmings.

Alex

February 4th, 2013
3:58 pm

The Nook on Piedmont Park! Duh. Best is Southern Comfort Stuffed Burger. Their Classic is great too! MMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm.

Hokey47

February 4th, 2013
4:02 pm

Where do you start?!? I was glad to see Lucky’s get a mention. The food is really good and I can take my whole crew! The ladies in my family really like the Grindhouse because of the Turkey Burger; I like the grindhouse double. Farmburger, either location, Decatur or Buckhead; great burger, great sauce. No one beats the fries at 5 Guys; and theirs is the best “fast” burger. Local 7 in Tucker is pretty good for a new place.

Cammi317

February 4th, 2013
4:03 pm

Folks – 3 Cheese Burger, followed closely by Five Guys.

Jay

February 4th, 2013
4:04 pm

Cammi317

February 4th, 2013
4:05 pm

I am going to have to give Farm Burger a second try. I ate at the one in Decatur shortly after it opened and I did not enjoy it all. However, with so many people saying they are great, I am thinking I just went on a rare “off” day…..

Tucker

February 4th, 2013
4:05 pm

Vortex
Grindhouse
Ann’s
Six Feet Under
Five Guys (#1 chain)

Bret

February 4th, 2013
4:09 pm

Bocato. Mmmmmmmm…..

Jennifer

February 4th, 2013
4:10 pm

Egger

February 4th, 2013
4:10 pm

Yeah! Burger.

Scratch

February 4th, 2013
4:11 pm

Muss and Turners

KP

February 4th, 2013
4:12 pm

Best Fancy Burgers: Abbatoir, Bones, Chops
Best Non-fancy Burger: Grindhouse
Best Big Chain Burger: Five Guys

burgers

February 4th, 2013
4:15 pm

I guess it all depends on what you are looking for. There was a time that I loved Moe’s and Joe’s (usually hungover on Sundays) or the Highland Tap (when dark smokey bars were cool), but I have moved on from them. For a chain, I think Ted’s does a good job and has a fun selection of options, but it is not the best burger or burger joint in town. For newcomers, I like Moxie Burger. Not over the top, not to big, just a good ole burger. As far as old school goes, the Vortex is hard to beat

g

February 4th, 2013
4:16 pm

Grind House on Piedmont. I am sure H&F has a great burger, but the limited concept just pisses me off.

Robert

February 4th, 2013
4:16 pm

Flip Burger, Farm Burger and Holeman & Finch are the best in ATL. Next question…

ja

February 4th, 2013
4:16 pm

Thinking Man — try it with their “starving artist!!!!!”

MARTA Rida

February 4th, 2013
4:18 pm

Ann’s Snack Shack- Ghetto Burger

FunGirl

February 4th, 2013
4:18 pm

Abourdain

February 4th, 2013
4:19 pm

Bocado. the way a burger is supposed to taste.
Ann’s snack bar is disgusting.
Rhea’s in roswell is pretty dee-rish.

DeAnna Orr

February 4th, 2013
4:23 pm

Nothing compares to The Nook on Piedmont Park’s stuffed burgers! Unbelievable! A favorite of mine is the Southern Comfort Burger! A delicious burger stuffed with mac & cheese then topped with cheddar cheese and peach bbq sauce! AMAZING! Many other burgers at The Nook too, but this is my favorite anywhere!

Jimmy

February 4th, 2013
4:24 pm

The Nook @ Piedmont Park has a couple mean stuffed burgers!!!!! The shrimp n grits along with those totcho thingy’s makes for a heckuva meal!!!! Not to mention they had Hopslam on tap!

Wesley

February 4th, 2013
4:25 pm