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The Vortex

#19 of 3,275 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Little Five Points
American, Bar, Pub
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438 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1423
+1 404-688-1828
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 I'm telling you, best egg, pulled pork, and some type of bourbon jelly I've had... More 

Thank mikehK7374SO
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 some really great special priced drinks like a Jameson is cheaper than Jack Daniels! The... More 

Thank Lura M
Wichita, Kansas
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 urban is the best way to describe The Vortex. Easy menu to read, and the... More 

Thank Roger D
Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 in the distinct little district of LITTLE Five Points (not to be confused with THE... More 

Thank Nicole W
Irwin, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 is permitted in the dining area and separated ONLY by an imaginary line through the... More 

1 Thank Peter H
New York
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 salad, tater tots, plantains). Friendly staff and a little attitude. Recommended!!

Thank famtravlesny
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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
Greenwood, IN, United States
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70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 lost our money!! Definitely not for families.

Thank Amy B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here for me and was definitely impressed. Had a few delicious drinks at the bar waiting for friends and then had an even more delicious dinner later. The atmosphere gave off such awesome vibes and the staff was top notch. I'll definitely make this place your go to. Just remember to read the guidelines on the menu! They're... More 

Thank Tristin C

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?