Shake Shack (address and info) Buckhead Piles of meat from a shack should usually be avoided, except in Atlanta, as further evidenced by the first ATL outpost of this famed NYC burger-slinger. Our pick: the double beef, applewood-smoked bacon, cherry peppers & special ShackSauce-topped SmokeShack.
FLIP Burger Boutique (address and info) Multiple loacations It doesn't have a name, but what it does have are double slabs of beef drenched in cheese, topped w/ grilled onions, a crunchy bed of tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, and a killer house sauce.
Smoke Ring Burger
Smoke Ring (address and info) Castleberry Hill Just because you’re one of the city’s best BBQ places doesn’t mean you should rest on your laurels. Instead you should top tender beef w/ caramelized onions, Fontina cheese, frisee, Smoke Ring’s signature steak sauce, and bacon (obviously!), then put it on an English muffin. Job done.
The Pig and The Pearl (address and info) Atlantic Station There’s not much that this Atlantic Station newbie can’t do with meat. Witness their Brat-Burger: house-ground brats on a house-baked bun with beer mustard and Brussels-sprout kraut.
Savor Bar & Kitchen (address and info) Sandy Springs It's got layers of delicious cow, ham, Nueske’s bacon, a fried egg, lettuce, and tomatoes, all on a grilled brioche bun. You'll probably devour it in (Tower) Record(s) time.
Maharaja Lamb Burger
Chai Pani (address and info) Decatur These scratch-made lamb burgers include ginger, garlic, mint, pistachio, and the chef’s secret blend of roasted spices. They are finished with chutney and pickled onions and are called Maharaja because Maharaja means... um, something good in India, presumably.
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