Top Burger Restaurants
Whether you’re in the mood for a quick weeknight bite or a big family dinner, we’ve rounded up some favorites for burger joints around the metro area. In addition to iconic Atlanta burger places like Zesto and The Varsity, these restaurants have you covered.
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Originally a food truck, Mix’D UP Burger now has two Atlanta locations in East Lake and Grant Park (drive-thru only). Burger options include Angus beef, lamb, shaved steak, turkey and chicken breast. Keep it classic with the Mix’D UP, or go for a unique option with the Cajun Burger with sauteed crawfish, onions, peppers, lettuce, Frank’s Red Hot and chili aioli. Atlanta.
This burger started as a famous special at Holeman and Finch Public House. The griddled double cheeseburger is topped with red onion, house-made pickles, from-scratch ketchup and mustard, and the bun is butter-toasted on the griddle for crispy golden edges. Other options include a turkey burger, Reuben, brisket sandwich and hot dogs. Ponce City Market, The Battery/Truist Park and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
This neighborhood restaurant features lots to choose from, with single or double Angus beef burgers, and top with lettuce, tomato, pickles, relish, raw or grilled onions, jalapenos, green pepper, sauerkraut, bacon, chili, fried egg, mushrooms, coleslaw or avocado. Try a Village Dog Chicago-style, with slaw or with chili cheese. Multiple locations.
These burgers are grass-fed, locally-raised and made in-house. They offer beef, pork, beef/bacon and chicken patties. Build-your-own burger with lots of topping options, such as paprika mayo and aged, smoked Gouda. The “Lil Farmers” menu includes a cheeseburger, chicken tenders or a grilled cheese. If you can handle the heat, the fries topped with pimento cheese and jalapenos are a delightful side. Multiple locations.
This neighborhood burger joint founded by a Marietta native has creative combinations and classic bites. Build-your-own by choosing from tons of options, including different breads, patties, cheeses and sauces. The Moxie is topped with a fried green tomato, pimento cheese, bacon and moxie sauce. The “Dawgs” selection include a build-your-own, Chicago-style, chili or bacon. Kids can try the ‘Lil Burger, Puppy Dawg, grilled cheese or chicken fingers. Multiple locations.
This NYC-based restaurant chain has multiple metro locations. Flavors include White Truffle, SmokeShack, Avocado Bacon Burger and more. Other options: grilled cheese, chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets and a hot dog. Multiple locations.
Angus beef burgers come topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato and BurgerFi sauce, as well as bacon, fried egg and more, depending on your order. You can also try wagyu burgers with The CEO or SWAG. Dogs come with wagyu beef, New York- or Texas-style. Multiple locations.
Five Guys’ menu includes burgers, dogs, fries and sandwiches. Top burgers with as many toppings as you want, including grilled onions, relish, jalapenos and hot sauce. Dogs come plain, with cheese, with bacon or with bacon and cheese and can also be topped to your heart’s desire. Multiple locations.
Grindhouse Killer Burgers started as a lunch counter in 2009 and has expanded into a local chain. Signature styles include Dixie with pimento cheese, fried green tomato, Carolina coleslaw and chipotle ranch; Gringo with black bean spread, Pico de Gallo, avocado, jalapenos and diablo sauce; Euro with Swiss cheese, mushrooms, lettuce, mustard and mayo; and more. The “Rugrats” for ages 5 and younger includes a hot dog or mini burger. Multiple locations.
Keep it classic, top with fried egg and bacon, switch out beef for turkey and more at this delicious local chain. Along with burgers, order a po’boy, fish sandwich and more, and try THAT ATL CheezeTake with grilled onions, mushrooms, green peppers and melted cheese for a twist on the Philly special. You can also “freestyle” a burger for your perfect meal. Multiple locations.
Choose from 12 different flavor options, such as Doddy Melt with Swiss and American cheeses, grilled onions, mayo and Comeback Sauce on rye bread or Primetime with fondue cheese, onions, arugula, tomato, truffle aioli and steak sauce. Shareable fries for the family include plain, sweet potato, nacho, buffalo, BBQ ranch, hot honey and sage, green chile queso and parmesan truffle. Multiple locations.
This takeout-only restaurant offers a single, double, triple or quad burger with American cheese, mustard, pickles and Sassy Sauce; extra toppings of turkey chili, chiles, bacon, onions or jalapenos are available. Order a Vienna beef or Angus beef hot dog and customize as you wish. Kids can choose from a burger or a grilled cheese. Dunwoody.
The burgers here are served with lettuce, tomato and onion, as well as your choice of cheese. More than 10 different styles for something for everyone, along with sandwiches, a patty melt, wings and more. Get a hot dog with bacon bits, grilled onions, jalapenos and jalapeno mayo; avocado, pico de gallo, cheese and chipotle ranch; chili, slaw, onion and cheese; mushrooms, horseradish and cheese; or plain. Woodstock.
Located in Chattahoochee Food Works, these burgers and franks are made from ultra-premium meats. The P&F Patty comes with two patties, American cheese, lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, Patty Sauce and pickles; you can also get Bacon Cheese, French Onion or Chili Cheese. The franks are topped with citrus-cabbage slaw or chili cheese, or pick up a New York- or Chicago-style. For a refreshing drink, try the Mint-Basil Lemonade. Atlanta.
Take in the summer sun at this restaurant with an open patio. Delicious burger options include The Albert Burger with pimento cheese, bacon and pickled red onion; Western Burger with cheddar, bacon, BBQ and onion ring; and more. Hot dogs come with your own toppings or Atlanta- or New York-style. Kids’ menu has grilled cheese, hamburger/cheeseburger or chicken tenders with a choice of fries, green beans or mac and cheese. Atlanta.
Lucky’s, named for the owners’ beloved golden retriever, serves build-your-own burgers, sandwiches, ice-cold brews and canine-themed combos. Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere, and bring your dog to hang out on the dog-friendly patio. Roswell, Brookhaven and Marietta.
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