A new burger place opens in Atlanta about as frequently as you want to eat a burger: everyday. But the sheer number of legitimately sweet meat-wiches can make it hard to know which's best, so we scoured the city for the most delicious, juicy, and grilled-up pieces of meat between two buns, and created this power ranking of the ATL's best burgers for you. You're welcome!
No. 5: The Ghetto Burger
Miss Ann's Snack Bar
1615 Memorial Dr; Kirkwood; 404.687.9207
Even its name is gangster, and that's exactly how "Miss Ann" will act if you cross any of her eight rules for ordering one of these double-patty delights. Its full of all things awesome that the body needs: bacon, chili, cheese, onions, lettuce, and tomato.
No. 4: The Cowboy Style
Grindhouse Killer Burgers
1842 Piedmont Ave NE; Buckhead; 404.254.2273
The Sweet Auburn Curb Market burger house is turning out a pile of greasy goodness called the Cowboy Style, which is topped w/ thick cut bacon, cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce, a crispy Vidalia onion ring, and presumably chaps... or maybe a 10-gallon hat.
No. 3: The Hank
427 Edgewood Ave SE; O4W; 404.525.3002
Although this O4W burger stop nestled inside Joystick Gamebar might be new to the game, they're veterans when it comes to covering their proprietary grass-fed beef blend w/ melty American, pickles, lettuce, sweet onion & "special sauce" on an H&F bun.
No. 2: Bocado Burger Stack
887 Howell Mill Rd NW; West Atlanta; 404.815.1399
This accolade-heavy burger is all about simplicity: another proprietary beef blend w/ more American & house-made B&B pickles on an H&F bun.
No. 1: The Holeman & Finch Burger
Holeman & Finch Public House
2277 Peachtree Rd NE; Buckhead; 404.948.1175
You've probably already seen this one coming... Holeman & Finch's double-patty'd thing of beauty has been celebrated throughout the country for its undeniable awesomeness, at least part of which is probably due to the fact there're only 24 available each night at 10p on the dot. Pro Tip: you can get unlimited stacks during brunch on Sundays.
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This 8-stool eighth wonder of Atlanta has been dubbed one of the state's best burger joints. After having one of owner Ann Price's voluptuous, hand-pressed "Ghetto Burgers", we understand why she's got lawyers working on trademarking the name. Chili sauce, bacon, secret seasoning (seriously, it's a secret), fat pieces of onion and fried bacon are all yours for the four short minutes it'll take you to devour the thing.
Burgers, booze milkshakes, and camp horror, kung fu flicks. At Grindhouse Killer Burgers, you can live out your fantasy mother's-basement 10-yr plan, except its much nicer, well-lighted, and there are other people. This burger spot is just plain sweet.
Crime doesn't pay, but it does eat. Specifically: late-night jelly-filled doughnut burgers at O4W's Illegal Food housed inside Joystick Gamebar.
Although Bocado is home to one of the top burgers in the ATL, this Westside restaurant also serves a variety of other contemporary American dishes -- like creative sandwiches, small plates, and artisanal cheese -- on a rotating seasonal menu. Also rotating are the beer specials, so your options are far from limited.
Every night at 10p, Holeman & Finch begins serving their classic burger -- but they only make roughly 24 of them (we wish this were a sick joke). The burger isn't even listed on the menu. You just have to know. This amount of care and concern for a burger only means one thing: devour and don't look back.