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The Vortex

#16 of 3,274 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 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Wichita, Kansas
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday 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 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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58 reviews
28 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
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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 2 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 2 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
Osoyoos, Canada
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98 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting restaurant. The service was excellent, the menu delicious. They specialize in burgers. There is other stuff on the menu but as the saying goes ... When In Rome ...... It is a bar and as such no one under the age of 21 allowed. Smoking is allowed however the fan system is turned up very high so this really... More 

Thank Dale H
Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since I had visited the Vortex, but place is nothing short of amazing. Got the loaded tator tots (forgot the specific name) but they were AMAZING. Then got the Elvis Burger with bacon, peanut butter and bananas, once again an amazing burger. Only thing about this place is be prepared to wait, place isn't very big,... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?