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The Vortex

) #17 of 3,277 Restaurants in Atlanta $$ - $$$ American, Bar, Pub
438 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1423
+1 404-688-1828
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (382 reviews)
“tater tots” (48 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
438 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1423
Neighbourhood: Little Five Points
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Someone recommended we try out Vortex while we were in Atlanta. Great place for burgers, drinks and a fun atmosphere. They even have an "elvis burger" that comes with peanut butter. They say they have the best booze selection in Atlanta and by the looks...More

Thank Rowdytj
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

By far the best burger. Keep in mind there's smoking and a bouncer. But seriously quirky staff and best of all tater tots. Lots of adult drinks and beer. If you want to spend the same amount at the other guys burgers, go ahead but...More

Thank mikehK7374SO
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a bar that serves food just as a heads up. You must be 21 to enter and there is a smoking section. The vibe of the scene is very casual and funky just like the neighborhood. There is an extensive drink menu with...More

Thank Lura M
Reviewed 1 week ago

You've been warned!!!!!! Put it away or you will be asked to leave! I didn't tempt fate to see if they actually would, but they say they will, and that was good enough for me! Great atmosphere, Great food, and easy access!! Fun, young, and...More

Thank Roger D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, burgers, fries, and onion rings. Hot Southern Mess sandwich was a little bland. Service was really good and our waitress helpful. A smoker sat down behind us and tainted the experience. It has been a long time since smoking was a restaurant challenge...disappointing.

Thank AVirginiaWanderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Vortex is a very unique destination. And it’s attractive (or unattractive) for a number of reasons. While, technically, there is more than one The Vortex Bar and Grill in Atlanta (two, to be precise), this review is for the one found on Moreland Avenue...More

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu, food and drink selections are all awesome. The atmosphere is fun and funky and the place is packed even on a Tuesday night in May. The ONLY reason for the rating of this restaurant as poor is the asinine smoking policy where smoking...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't a family restaurant. It's a bar. It's got character and a funky decor with memorabilia stuck to the ceiling. Yes, trays, a table, a scooter, all sorts of odds and ends. Good beer. Great burgers with good takes on classic sides (fries, potato...More

Thank famtravlesny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice,friendly service,satisfied for food and has a lot of choices of beers.Yhe only negative is that you have to wait 40 minutes in order to get a table..

Thank Δημήτρης Π
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought this looked like a great place to eat lunch with our extended family. First, they were not able to accommodate more than 10 in a party. Second, the wait staff was rude. Third, this place is ONLY 21 and over. Too bad they...More

Thank Amy B
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Henry B
Do you have a gluten-free bun?
27 December 2016|
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Response from Jeannie122 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they have gluten free bun? I know I have had them wrap my hamburger in lettuce. The burgers are so good It is worth trying them even if you went bun free (That is what I do most of the time)
Lisa A
Any dress code?
23 July 2016|
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Response from kellysbeach | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of. Very casual.
What is vortex beside on Moreland ??? Cannot find it
2 August 2015|
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Response from Tal B | Reviewed this property |
it is next to savage pizza. there is a giant skull at the entrance
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1423
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Little Five Points
  • Neighbourhood: Little Five Points
  • Phone Number: +1 404-688-1828
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