Taste of the Month-BURGERS!
Where to Go for the Best Burgers in town
Buckhead (678) 732-9531
Marietta (770) 919-9110
Sandy Springs (404) 600-2484
Cheeseburger Bobby’s was founded in 2007 by brothers Richard and Bobby Stoll, who wanted to provide people in their area a fast casual dining experience that focused on the freshest ingredients and the most inventive menu. At Bobby’s you can order a gourmet hamburger or a sizzling hot dog and top it any way you like it at the “Build Your Own Burger Bar”. Cheeseburger Bobby’s offers its patrons the freshest ingredients, from its gourmet hamburgers to its wide variety of freshly prepared toppings with which to prepare “The Best Burger”. It all starts with fresh, never frozen 100 % U.S. beef, seared on a grill after you order it and served on a lightly buttered, toasted bun. The rest is up to you. Order up a Bobby’s specialty burger like the Smokehouse, Mushroom & Swiss or Black & Bleu. Or build your own choosing from a variety of cheeses and colorful veggie toppings. With more than a million different possible combinations, you can build a burger that’s just as unique as you are. Cheeseburger Bobby’s has ten metro area locations. Find one near you!
1041 N. Highland Ave
George’s, the iconic Virginia-Highland establishment now celebrating their 55th anniversary keeps winning over new fans of their famous burgers. These burgers are made from 100% ground chuck, hand-pattied, charbroiled and served on a lightly grilled whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, red onions, and a pickle spear. It comes with choice of fries, potato salad, coleslaw; swap out for tater tots or onion rings for just a little more. There are many great burgers on the menu to choose from. Some of the favorites include the Bleu Cheese Burger, Mushroom & Swiss Burger, Turkey Burger and the Hawaiian Burger. They also offer a Lamb Burger plus a Vegetarian and Black Bean Burger. George’s now has a full bar and with that offers their Bourbon Burger with a kick. Besides burgers, George’s offers a wide range of salads and sandwiches. You will find everything from Grilled Chicken Wraps, Patty Melts, Reuben sandwiches and even a blackened Mahi Mahi sandwich. There is a kids menu and they offer a wide selection of draft and bottle beer and wine served by the glass or bottle. Come in on Tuesdays for their $5 Burger special and Trivia starting at 8 pm. George’s is open for lunch and dinner. Sunday (11:30am - 9:30pm); Monday (11:30am - 10:30pm); Tue -Thu (11:30am - 11pm); Fri -Sat (11:30am - 12am).
Buckhead (404) 816-0603
Decatur (404) 378-5077
Dunwoody (770) 454-2201
Farm Burger is about more than just a great burger. It is a labor of love that satisfies its founder’s personal commitment to animal welfare, ecological agriculture and sustainability practices. In an era where the concept of “Farm to Table” has become little more than a commodity, Farm Burger has created its own self-contained agricultural and economic ecosystem which keeps dollars in the local economy while restoring the productivity of its pastures. While championing all things local, their grass feed beef is raised right here in Georgia. With their communal tables and lack of pre-designed burgers, Farm Burger encourages participation from its customers. There are wide assortments of toppings starting with the basics that come free with your burger to the more extravagant for a dollar or two more. If you prefer something unusual but you want to be sure it will be good, try one of their Blackboard Burgers or the Daily Burger which varies by location. All Farm Burger burgers are grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone-free, locally raised, ground fresh, made in-house and griddled to perfection!
The Downwind Restaurant
Dekalb Peachtree Airport 200 Airport Rd. #201
How many restaurants can boast patio seating with views of airplanes taking off and landing? The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge, a family owned establishment off of Clairmont Road can. Not only is their view superb, the food is fabulous too. The Downwind menu has many outstanding offerings including their award winning burgers. The Classic Downwind was voted “Best Burger in Town” and is built from a half pound of choice lean ground beef served with lettuce, tomato and onions on the side. You can also go beef free with their Veggie Burger or try one of their new healthy options including the Salmon Burger and Turkey Burger. Also find great sandwiches including the blackened chicken, roasted turkey or homemade tuna. Plus Greek specialties like the Spanakopita and Greek Spaghetti. They offer a full bar and live music every Friday night from 7pm - close. Downwind Restaurant is family friendly with an aviation themed playground for kids. Downwind Restaurant is open Monday through Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm and closed on Sunday.
Virginia Highland 842 North Highland Ave
American Roadhouse is celebrating 27 years of providing quality food and service to Atlanta. Located in historic Virginia Highland neighborhood, this Zagat rated restaurant offers generous portions and down-home service. There are several great burgers on the menu. The Hickory Burger is made with thick bacon, cheddar & barbecue sauce. Their Turkey Bacon Burger is as the name implies; made with hand-formed ground turkey, turkey bacon & Muenster cheese. The Hoppin’ Jalapeño Burger comes with pepper jack cheese, pickled jalapeños & crispy onions. After a night out in Virginia Highland you might want to try their Hangover Cure Burger which is topped with bacon, double American, fried egg & crispy onions. Others on the menu include the Whistle Stop Burger topped with fried green tomato & pimento cheese and the classic Cheeseburger that comes with your choice of american, swiss, cheddar, muenster or pepper jack cheese. Sides include fries, sweet potato fries, mac & cheese and much more. Enjoy with a cocktail or your favorite beer. Open 7 days a week, 7am to 3pm Weekdays and 7am – 4pm weekends.
BIG AL’S GOURMET BURGERS
2221 Peachtree Rd. Buckhead
Since opening last year, Big Al’s Butter Made Gourmet Burgers have taken Atlanta by storm! Their burgers are built from 100% all natural Angus beef with no hormones or antibiotics. All their burgers are fresh, never frozen and are cooked in hand churned gourmet butter to give the extra flavor and tenderness to the burger. Order one of six beef burgers available as a single, double, or triple. Watch as the beef is cooked fresh from a ball of ground meat into a flattened patty. After flipping a dollop of hand-churned butter is scooped on top to melt into the meat itself as it finishes cooking. Even the buns get slathered with butter before being toasted to a golden brown. These burgers offer a taste like no other. Big Al’s offers a casual dining menu filled with all American traditions including spicy chicken sandwiches, chili cheese hot dogs, salads and sides including the popular Hungry Man Fries (fries topped with ground beef or turkey, melted cheese and homemade Pico De Gallo).
Gordon Biersch Brewery
Midtown - 848 Peachtree St. (404) 870-0805
Buckhead - 3242 Peachtree Rd (404) 264-0253
Gordon Biersch is an upscale brewery restaurant specializing in handcrafted German lagers brewed in-house. Both Atlanta locations feature an on-site brewery where Gordon Biersch Brewmasters create their award-winning house beers, as well as limited-time seasonal brews.
The burgers at Gordon Biersch go hand in hand with their great brews. All of their 8 oz steakburgers are made with USDA choice premium ground sirloin and grilled to order. Gordon Biersch originals include their signature Cheeseburger, Marzen Barbecue, California and Gastro Pub Burger. All of the burgers are served with GB’s legendary garlic fries.
The menu offerings are constantly being updated with fresh new items, seasonal creations and daily lunch specials. They feature a made-from-scratch American menu with bold international flavors. So come in to either of the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants this summer for a hand crafted brew, outstanding burger and great time!
918 Austin Ave. Inman Park
The Albert is the neighborhood bar of Inman Park and is affectionately known as the “Cheers” of Atlanta. They are celebrating their 9th Anniversary this July. The restaurant has an extremely relaxed feel where families and party goers alike feel welcome. The Albert prides itself on great food and all the meat is smoked in house. They are also known for their variety of diner style burgers, such as The Diner, The Albert, The Western and black bean and turkey burger options as well. In addition find a variety of appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Don’t forget the mouthwatering pork spare ribs that come with a variety of house made sides! The Albert hosts trivia every Wednesday from 8-10 pm and Adult Tipsy bingo the first Monday of every month with amazing prizes. Hours: Mon thru Thursday open 11am - 3am. Kitchen closes at 11pm. Fri and Sat open 11am - 3am. Kitchen closes at 1am. Sunday 11am -12am. Kitchen closes at 11pm.
East Atlanta - 488 Flat Shoals Rd.
Located in the heart of the East Atlanta Village, The Earl is the kind of place you can hang out at all day. It is a great combination of restaurant, bar and concert hall. Featuring an amazing bar menu, moderately priced drinks and a music venue in the back, this is a place that can satisfy just about anyone in your group. Their burgers are well known and have received numerous awards including the EARL Burger, made with 100% Black Angus Beef. The Guacamole Burger is known for its “cowalicious goodness” and served with guacamole, salsa and cheddar. The Blue Bacon is topped with grilled mushrooms, bacon and blue cheese. There are also vegetarian options including the Portobello Mushroom and Black Bean burgers. The open front offers cafe’ seating with a great view of the East Atlanta scene. At night anything and everything can be heard on the back stage while the crowd varies with the bands. National acts and the best of the emerging Atlanta music scene grace the Earl nightly to packed crowds. The jukebox in the restaurant has one of the most eclectic group of albums in town. Bar regulars love to wash Earl burgers down with their PBR tall boys. With a casual atmosphere and eclectic mix of patrons, you can’t go wrong with a visit to The Earl.
Twin Peaks Restaurant
Buckhead 3365 Piedmont Road
Twin Peaks Restaurant is a rugged mountain lodge known for its man cave setting and beautiful Twin Peaks Girls. They have the best kitchen in sports and serve up high-quality comfort food with a wide array of sandwiches and salads to choose from. Twin Peaks’ menu features generous, man-sized portions of classic American favorites like grilled-to-order Green Chile Meatloaf, butter-brushed Flat Iron Steak, hand-prepared Mozzarella Cheese Bites and Buffalo wings. The most popular item on the menu is the Twin Peaks Cheeseburger. Every burger is smashed and seared to order for maximum flavor. These delicious burgers are served up on buttery challah-inspired buns with caramelized onions, a choice of five cheeses, and fresh veggies like lettuce and tomatoes. For those looking to get a little more adventurous with their burger, Twin Peaks also offers its special Billionaire’s Bacon Burger, served with a bacon-laced burger patty. This burger is topped with Sriracha Pimento cheese and thick-cut Billionaire’s Bacon laced with brown sugar, red chile flakes, and smoked paprika. This burger is then finished off with lettuce, tomato, bacon beer mustard, and finally bacon mayo. Twin Peaks has an extensive selection of 29-degree draft beers from 32 taps served into huge ice-cold, frosted mugs. There are private rooms available for bookings and a lively rooftop patio with great views of the city.
FLATIRON BAR & GRILL
520 Flat Shoals Ave. SE
East Atlanta (404) 688-8864
The Flatiron restaurant and bar in East Atlanta is a favorite hangout among residents and those visiting the area. Open since 1997, their friendly and professional staff and great bartenders keep their customers coming back. Flatiron burgers placed second out of forty Atlanta restaurants and bars this spring in Creative Loafing’s Burger Week contest. Build your own 1/2 Pound Angus Beef burger using their variety of toppings or try one of their originals like the Flatiron Burger. This tasty treat is topped with bacon, grilled peppers, blue cheese crumbles, American cheese and crispy onion rings. They also have one that comes with Sautéed portabella mushrooms and melted smoked gouda with a side of steak sauce. In addition to their award winning burgers, the vegan friendly menu offers a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, quesadillas and other appetizers. The Flatiron offers non-smoking inside and dog friendly patio. They are in the process of expanding the upstairs to offer pool tables.
7 Metro Area Locations
Hudson Grille is the perfect place to catch the game, meet up with friends for a great meal or enjoy drinks from one of their expansive bars. All of their burgers are half-pound, hand-pattied. The signature Hudson Burger is a double patty with chili, jalapenos, onion rings, cheddar, jalapeno cheese. The Maker’s Mark Burger is made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon BBQ, applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar and crispy onions. Bulldog fans may like the #UGA Breakfast Burger served with fried egg, smoked bacon, BBQ mayo and cheddar cheese. Visit Monday thru Friday for lunch as they offer specials for $6.95. On Mondays receive double VIP points and $5.95 Burgers (includes two toppings and a side). Tuesday offers two for one appetizers while Wednesday has half-priced desserts.
The Vortex Bar & Grill
Midtown - 878 Peachtree Street (404) 875-1667
L5P - 438 Moreland Ave. (404) 688-1828
The Vortex Bar & Grill is one of Atlanta‘s original burger joints. There are well over 20 original burger creations on the menu, and you can even build your own by choosing a unique combination of toppings. All the variations of this world famous hamburger are made with 100% choice ground sirloin and are grilled to perfection over an open flame. The Vortex is also a drinking man’s bar, featuring one of Atlanta’s largest selections of beer and spirits. The Little 5 Points location features a 20-foot high “Laughing Skull” facade