National Burger Month may have ended this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the burger love has to stop. As the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial Day weekend ushered in grill season, and burgers are one of the best things to throw on the open flame to enjoy after a day of fun in the sun. However, if you’d rather let someone else do the cooking, metro Atlanta is home to a wide variety of award-winning burgers that are sure to delight everyone’s taste buds.
Named the Best Burger in Georgia by Business Insider, The Hank burger at Illegal Food on Edgewood Avenue is a tasty treat. This unique restaurant grinds its own meat to create juicy burgers, and the fairly traditional Hank burger is topped with American cheese, shredded iceburg lettuce, onion, a special house sauce and homemade pickles.
If you’re looking for a few options that are less traditional, SeriousEats.com, a food blog that shares food enthusiasm, recently ranked the 10 Best Burgers in Atlanta. Taking the top spot is the Double Bypass, a behemoth burger from The Vortex Bar & Grill, an Atlanta landmark located on Moreland Avenue. Loaded with six slices of American cheese, a pair of fried eggs, eight bacon strips, lettuce, tomato and onion, this burger is served between two grilled cheese sandwiches – and it isn’t even the largest burger on the menu! With more than 20 burgers to choose from, The Vortex is the go-to burger spot if you’re looking for a wide variety of options that can please just about anyone.
Other notable burgers on the 10 Best list include:
- The Ghetto Burger from Ann’s Snack Bar was named the best burger in America by the Wall Street Journal in 2007. It is loaded with cheese, homemade chili, bacon and a pile of condiments.
- The dinner burger at General Muir is topped with Gruyere, caramelized onions, Russian dressing, pickles and pastrami. Try a side of poutine with the burger and you will be in food heaven.
- The burger at Muss & Tuners features locally-sourced meat grilled on a Big Green Egg and topped with melted white cheddar, a roasted poblano pepper, red onion slices and cilantro aioli on a French bun.
- The Carpertbagger, which can be found at Edgewood Corner Tavern, is stuffed with blue cheese, covered in a batter that consists of flour, Cajun spices and PRB, and then tossed in dry salted-and-peppered flour. To finish it, the burger is fried in oil and then dunked in housemade buffalo sauce.
If your mouth isn’t watering yet, then be sure to check out the rest of the burgers that made Serious Eat’s list of Best Burgers in Atlanta. Are there any burgers in the city that you think should be on the list? Let us know in the comments below!