The Vortex Bar and Grill in Atlanta, Georgia

I had read about The Vortex Bar & Grill in Atlanta and their *Double Coronary Burger in quite a few places online. What is the Double Coronary, you ask? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia
The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia

The wait is well over an hour by the time we arrive, but we decide to hang around. The Vortex has a 90s alternative vibe and a wide array of odd items, which I enjoy.

The Vibe inside The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia
The Vibe inside
Inside The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia
More inside The Vortex

We settle on three appetizers: buffalo wings, fried zucchini, and cheddar bites. I’ve never had zucchini before, so I tried it and decided I could live without it. However, my friends love them, so they can keep ’em.

The wings were good, with a nice zing, but nothing you haven’t tasted elsewhere. Of the three, I liked the cheddar bites the best. The horseradish served with it was killer, too.

Fried Zucchini from The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia
Fried Zucchini
Cheddar Bites from The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia
Cheddar Bites

John ordered the classic cheeseburger with cheddar cheese and tater tots. He likes his burger but seems more impressed with the tater tots. They were just OK if you ask me.

Back to the Double Coronary Burger

I decided to split the Double Coronary Burger with Isaac. The Double Bypass Burger is a half-pound sirloin burger topped with two fried eggs, four slices of American cheese, five slices of bacon, and *two grilled cheese sandwiches replacing the buns.

It’s massive.

Double Coronary Burger from The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia
Double Coronary Burger

We were seated next to the bar, and everyone’s attention was on our table because of this giant burger. Unfortunately, the Vortex gets so packed that the customers standing by the bar are blocking the walkway to the tables.

It didn’t phase our waiter, who was pushing people out of his way every time he went to our table. It was a rather amusing way to pass the time, plus I’m sure most of those people deserved it.

Getting back to the burger, I thought it was great, but Isaac wasn’t impressed. I want to try a slew of things on the Vortex menu eventually, but I guess that’s for the next time I’m in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Vortex
438 Moreland Ave
Atlanta, GA
(404) 688-1828

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Monday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm

*This type of burger, where two grilled cheese sandwiches replace the buns, is known to some as a Fatty Melt.

**The Vortex later renamed the Double Coronary Burger to the Single Coronary Bypass.

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