Burgers and More in Atlanta, Georgia

Last December, during a visit to Atlanta to see my sister, we decided to go see the Georgia Aquarium. The Aquarium employs ticketing by appointment to control how many people attend at any given time.

When you buy a ticket, you’re assigned a time at which you are allowed to enter the Aquarium. Our tickets were for 12:45, so we got there a little early.

We had some time to kill and decided it was a good idea to have lunch and look for a place to eat. Outside of the parking garage, the pickings looked slim.

Two Options?

There are two options across the street: a place made to look like a diner and a hole-in-the-wall dump next door. We decided on the diner.

Once across the street, we find the diner is closed, but they open in 15 minutes. I take a peek at the menu and find its upscale diner food.

In my experience, that never seems to work out right. Plus, I’m in no mood for this b.s. We look at the dump next door to see what’s doing.

The place is called Burgers & More, and expectations are low. When we open the door and go inside, we find…drum roll please…a super clean place with a comfortable dining room.

Did I mention this place is super clean? Because it is very well kept and the floor is highly polished.

The kitchen equipment looks like it was installed yesterday. I’m impressed; this place is super clean. It was not at all what I would have expected from the outside.

Burgers and More in Atlanta, Georgia
Burgers and More in Atlanta, Georgia

Given the name, I suspect burgers are the thing to order here. They’ve got your standards: cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, swiss and mushroom, BBQ bacon, etc.

They look pretty good. The “More” part of the menu includes gyros, Philly steak and chicken subs, deli sandwiches made with Boar’s Head products, salads, etc.

What We Ate at Burgers and More

We ordered a basket of wings, a basket of sweet potato fries, a tuna sandwich, and a basket of chicken fingers.

I didn’t order a burger, and I regret it after I saw one at another table, and it looked great. It was an unfortunate decision, and I’ll have to deal with it for the rest of my life.

We’re assigned a number and find a table to wait for the food. They’ve got a load of flat screens around. Some have ESPN, and some have CNN (we are within walking distance of CNN HQ).

My kid needs to pee, so I take him to the bathroom. Surprisingly, the restroom is super-duper clean, too.

They’ve covered all points, 360 degrees of cleanliness. I’m amazed. Our number is called, and I retrieve the food.

My wife has the tuna sandwich. I’m offered a bite, and I take it. It’s nothing earth-shattering, but it’s tasty and a good value.

Wings & Fingers

My kid has a basket of chicken fingers. They look good, so I swipe a little piece (Daddy Tax). The flavor is good.

They’re frying in clean, fresh oil. These probably came out of a bag, but they’re tasty and a good value for the price. Who am I to complain?

I ordered the basket of wings. They are on the smaller end of the scale. They are not breaded. The sauce is decent; it’s no big deal.

The chicken is cooked well, and the flavor is nice. The sauce is smokey and sweet, probably chipotle or ancho-based.

I like ’em. Again, nothing earth-shattering, but a good value and damn tasty.

The kid’s chicken fingers come with french fries. They’re pretty darn good. They look fresh-cut, but I suspect they’re from a freezer bag.

Good Value It Is!

Not bad, guess what – they’re tasty and a good value. The sweet potato fries look fresh, but like the french fries, I’m not so sure.

They are super tasty and very nicely seasoned—my favorite thing on the table.

The place is super clean, and there’s something on the menu for everyone. They need to work on the facade. I think they’ll attract more customers from across the street that way. I liked it!

Burgers & More is CLOSED
249 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA
(404) 658-7808

*Thanks to my friend JC for sending his report about Burgers & More

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