Vortex offers its award-winning burgers and contentious service from its original location in Midtown Atlanta. Originally opened in 1992 by a trio of siblings, this burger spot commands a cult-like following that mimics something akin to Stockholm Syndrome. The funky names of their burgers belie their generally conventional nature, the Lone Star Tex Melt, for instance, an iteration of barbecue sauce and onion rings with a cheddar-topped patty. Some of the burgers verge onto novelty territory such as the Triple Coronary Bypass, featuring an overload of patties, fried eggs, cheese and bacon between two grilled cheese sandwiches, something more at home on a reality TV promo. There are a number of caloric appetizers, sandwiches and sides, although the burgers are definitely the focus here. The burgers are worth checking out, although be advised the restaurant is 18 and up to accommodate cigarette smoking throughout the restaurant.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 02:00 AM, Friday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 03:00 AM, Sunday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Takeout Available: Yes