The Best Burgers in Atlanta

The OpenTable Team

Atlanta is one of the hottest spots in the United States. With a booming economy, a diverse population, plenty of tourist attractions, and even a hit television show named after it, ATL is a city on the cutting-edge of American culture. And the city's burger scene is just as exciting. Atlanta's restaurants meld traditional country influences with the best in Southern barbecue and modern flavors to create a burger scene that is all their own. But which restaurants are serving burgers better than the rest? We tapped local Atlanta tastemakers within our network to see the best burger places they’re loving these days. Here’s their list of the must-try spots.

Restaurants:King + Duke, JCT Kitchen and Bar, Buckhead Diner - PRIORITY SEATING
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Buckhead, West Midtown

King + Duke

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
2,810 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Good-time Southern atmosphere is all over the place at Buckhead's King + Duke. This Atlanta favorite gets its name from classic characters in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. ThRead more
88% recommended

JCT Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·American·
West Midtown
5,526 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
The Westside Market is an Atlanta dining destination, and The JCT Kitchen and Bar is one of the Westside Market's prime spots. It offers “refined comfort food” with plenty of SouthRead more
93% recommended
American in Atlanta

Buckhead Diner - PRIORITY SEATING

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
5,035 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Go retro at the Buckhead Diner. This classic fifties-style diner is straight out of Pulp Fiction. Start the meal with something from the Buckhead's “Little Snacks” menu, like its fRead more
92% recommended
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Longleaf Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Midtown
840 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
The Longleaf Restaurant boasts one of Atlanta's most incredible views, within the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Stop into the Longleaf for a filling meal after a day exploring the fauRead more
94% recommended
Scenic View in Atlanta

Catch 12

$$$$·American·
Downtown
720 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Twelve Downtown is one of the finest modern hotels in all Atlanta, and inside the hotel reside some the best burgers in Atlanta in the cosmopolitan Room at Twelve restaurant. The RRead more
83% recommended
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Battle & Brew

$$$$·American·
Sandy Springs
178 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Late-night Find
A restaurant for the gamer in everybody. This Sandy Springs hot spot offers up several PC gaming stations along with console gaming stations and tabletop games for the kid in everyRead more
96% recommended
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BOCADO

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Midtown
1,766 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Bocado is one of the most beautiful spots in Atlanta for al fresco dining. The contemporary American restaurant is located right off of Howell Mill Road in West Midtown. Diners canRead more
84% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Atlanta / Georgia

Stockyard Burgers and Bones

$$$$·American·
Vinings
209 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Stockyard Burgers and Bones is the place to go for a burger after a visit to the Vinings Walk or the Vinings Forest area of Atlanta. Stockyard offers a sterling menu of creativRead more
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The Federal

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown
401 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Atlanta's Federal Reserve Bank is one of the city's most enduring institutions. This Midtown favorite from chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere takes its name from the Bank. It's an Read more
81% recommended
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South City Kitchen Midtown

$$$$·Southern·
Midtown
5,621 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
The South City Kitchen is a centrally located jewel for Atlanta diners. Off of the buzzing Crescent Avenue, the Kitchen features some of the best views in the entirety of Atlanta. Read more
93% recommended
Southern in Atlanta / Georgia

5Church - Atlanta

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
1,724 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
The dining at 5Church Atlanta comes close to being a religious experience. Right off of Peachtree Street, 5Church's vibe is hip and modern. Grab a table or saddle up to the elegantRead more
84% recommended

AG, Modern Bar and Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
483 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The AG Modern Bar and Steakhouse is on the second level of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in downtown Atlanta. The restaurant features all the classic steakhouse vibes alongside plenty of Read more
91% recommended

Rowdy Tiger

$$$$·American·
Midtown
317 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for Birthdays
Found in Midtown Atlanta, Community Smith is an acclaimed contemporary eatery with a relaxed vibe and modern atmosphere. There is a long craft beer list for thirsty diners. The selRead more

Murphy's

$$$$·American·
Virginia Highland
3,349 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
In the heart of the Virginia Highland neighborhood, Murphy's Restaurant is a prime spot for excellent Southern cuisine. There's a creative menu of small plates to start a meal. BegRead more
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Atlanta / Georgia

Twelve Eighty - Inspired Dining

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
1,022 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
The Twelve Eighty restaurant boasts a creative “farm to fork” menu with plenty of Southern influences. It also offers a contender for the best burger in Atlanta. After starting witRead more
90% recommended
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Seasons 52 - Buckhead

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
3,197 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Seasons chain is known for its fresh ingredients, excellent service, and cozy dining atmosphere. Stop into the Buckhead location of Seasons for one of its top-notch cheeseburgeRead more
95% recommended
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Simon's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Midtown
263 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Simon says this is a prime Atlanta dining destination. This Midtown favorite is a large, atmospheric place for superb Southern dining. One of the highlights of its menu is the SmokRead more
92% recommended
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HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern - Midtown - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Midtown
466 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Brunch
The HOBNOB Tavern is a top-notch local watering hole in the Dunwoody neighborhood in Midtown Atlanta. HOBNOB is known for its house burgers. The burgers come served on fresh briochRead more
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