Atlanta is a great burger city, but it doesn’t always get the credit that it’s due. This week it gets to show what it can do because it’s Atlanta Burger Week. Backed by presenting sponsor the Georgia Beef Board, the event calls on restaurants of all stripes—and 40 are taking part—to offer a special burger for just $5. Sure, there’s some pimento cheese here and there—and why not?—but there’s much more.
Keep in mind that May is National Burger Month and not far off. Need a few more ideas? There are plenty here from which to borrow. Here are the participants and their burgers:
The Albert: The Fieri
A single-patty Angus burger topped with our house made mac and cheese and loaded with sriracha mayonnaise and The Albert’s famous bacon jam. This is the Mayor of Flavor Town.
Alluvia at The Cheetah: The Hot Chickburger
Pan-fried chicken burger tossed with chipotle Buffalo sauce. Served with pepper-Jack cheese, cilantro, arugula, tomato & red onion on an artisanal sriracha & jalapeno bun.
Bantam Pub: The Grilled Lamb Burger
Boasting heaps of Feta cheese, tomato-chili marmalade and crispy micro onions on fresh focaccia tomato bread made specifically for the pub, the Lamb Burger is an incredibly rich and delicious one unlike any other you’ll find in Atlanta.
BeetleCat: The $4.95 Burger
Lettuce, tomato, pickles, and diced onions, mustard and mayo
Big Al’s Gourmet Butter Made Burg; The Barnyard Brawler
The “Barnyard Brawler” is a true force to be reckoned with. Two 100% Angus beef, fresh-never-frozen patties sandwiched between fresh chicken sausage, layered with 3 pieces of American cheese, 2 strips of hickory-smoked bacon, topped with one onion ring, Big Al’s famous BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, 2 Bread & Butter pickles, sandwiched between lightly-toasted & buttered potato bread. Do not try this at home!
Cabbage Pie: The Pizza Burger
A mash-up made in heaven! With marinara and vodka sauce, mozzarella cheese, bacon, pickles, crispy onions, and a patty made of short rib, chuck and brisket sandwiched between two personal pizzas, it’s Atlanta meets Italy in the best way possible.
Cafe Highlands: The Southern Biscuit Burger
All your Southern favorites on one burger! A quarter-pound Angus beef patty rests on a fluffy house-made biscuit with pimento cheese and a fried green tomato.
The Cockentrice: The Harder Right, Rather Than The Easier Wrong Burger
Ground short rib burger, covered in aged white Cheddar, fried onions, Espellette Aïoli on Buttered Marbled Rye with our B&B pickles.
Cypress Street Pint & Plate: Sublime Burger Jr.
Jr. burger, Cheddar, caramelized onion, applewood bacon, on a sublime doughnut bun.
Eddie’s Attic: Mix & Match 2 for $5
The West Coast Slider; The Southern Slider; The Attic Slider.
The Elder Tree Public House: The Red Devil
½-pound Angus Beef cooked to temp, rubbed in fire seasoning, smothered in house-made garlic roasted pepper sauce, melted Irish Cheddar, charred onions and topped with Elder Tree Marie Rose Sauce on a brioche bun.
Flatiron: The Sucktopus
It is a massive, ½-pound Angus chuck burger with house-made smoked habanero Gouda cheese sauce, chipotle coulis, crispy fried onion strings, tomato and arugula, all on a buttery, toasted Challah Kaiser bun.
George’s Bar & Restaurant: The Buffalo Bleu Bacon Burger
Featuring a savory twist on a familiar favorite. It’s stacked high with bacon, lettuce, tomato and—wait for it—buffalo sauce and blue cheese.
The Glenwood: The Shrimp Burger
House-made, hand-pattied shrimp burger, crisp arugula, fresh tomato, spicy, house-made rémoulade sauce on a toasted Vidalia onion roll.
Graveyard Tavern: The Magnum P.I.
Grade A Black Angus Burger with fresh grilled pineapple, fresh jalapeños, candied bacon, pepper-Jack cheese and sweet Thai chili sauce.
Grindhouse Killer Burgers: Grindhouse Style Burger
The namesake of a joint dedicated to crafting delicious patties while getting that old-school horror fix. With melted American cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, pickles and a slathering of Grindhouse Sauce, this killer classic is one you won’t wanna miss.
Hi-Five Diner; The Hi-Five Breakfast Burger
The Hi-Five breakfast burger is a perfectly filling meal all on its own, and it’s the only one on our list that you can get with your morning coffee. Served with a freshly grilled sunny-side-up egg, honkin’ fried green tomato slice and melted Cheddar cheese, it’s perfect for weekend brunch-ing or anytime munching. This burger defines the Southern diner!
HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern: The “50/50 Steakhouse Burger”
Features an 8 oz. patty made of 50% beef & 50% bacon. Yes, you read that right. Half beef, half bacon! It’s piled high with lettuce, tomato, bacon-ketchup, onion rings, , and bacon strips on a brioche bun.
Illegal Food: Backyard Burger
Thin patty cooked on a high-temperature plancha for maximum maillard. Topped with American cheese, grilled Vidalia onion, house-made bread & butter pickles, mustard and catsup and served on a toasted Ratio Bakeshop bun.
The Imperial: The Damn Gouda Burger
5-oz. beef patty, crispy, fried pickles, thick-cut bacon, creamy, Gouda cheese sauce and fried onion strings.
Joe’s on Jupiter: Sweet Heat
Spicy and creamy Ghost pepper mayo, sweet chili sauce, house-made Jicama slaw, topped with a crisp, beer-battered onion ring.
Las Margaritas: Columbian Burger
Grilled 12-oz. Latin burger, topped with caramelized onion, grilled corn off the cobb and cheese with mama’s sauce, sliced avocados topped with house specialty sauce, roasted bell pepper and cilantro mayo sauce on a perfectly grilled Cuban bun.
Little’s Food Store: The Cabbagetown Classic
A 4-oz. house-ground beef burger with grilled onion, shredded lettuce, a huge tomato slice, pickles and white American cheese. With just the right amount of mustard and mayo on a house bun, it’s easy to see how this is a neighborhood go-to. Perfect as-is but you’ve gotta add fries because…c’mon, y’all…
Madre + Mason: El Toro Local
A blend of White Oak Pastures ground beef, Brasstown Beef ground pork and chorizo sausage on a buttered and grilled Local Kaiser Roll topped with smoked Gouda queso, crisp applewood-smoked bacon, spicy tomato jam, green chile tomatillo sauce, grilled purple onion and poblano peppers, cherry peppers, spring mix and Roma tomato.
Mason Tavern: The Buffalo Bacon & Bleu Burger
The best of both worlds: savory & sweet. It’s stacked with homemade buffalo sauce, candied bacon with bleu cheese and honey. Gird your loins because this one is sure to please.
Meehan’s Public House Atlantic Station; Bear Creek Ahogada Burger
7 oz. of dry aged Bear Creek Cattle Co. ground beef, sharp Cheddar, fried local egg, avocado slaw and jalapeño salsa on a toasted ciabatta roll.
Meehan’s Public House Buckhead: Bear Creek BBQ Burger
6 oz. of dry aged Bear Creek Cattle Co. ground beef, your choice of pulled pork or sliced brisket, sweet BBQ sauce, pepper-Jack cheese, dill pickle, fresh tomato and butter lettuce on a grilled brioche bun.
Meehan’s Public House Sandy Springs: Bear Creek Bifteki Burger
6 oz. of dry aged Bear Creek Cattle Co. ground beef and Andouille sausage, caramelized onion, sautéed mushroom, Swiss cheese, fresh tomato, butter lettuce and rosemary garlic mayo on a toasted brioche bun.
Meehan’s Public House Vinings: Bear Creek Chorizo Burger
7 oz. of dry aged Bear Creek Cattle Co. ground beef and Mexican chorizo, queso fresco, pico de gallo, fried jalapeños, avocado lime crema and butter lettuce on a toasted brioche bun.
Mix’d Up Burger: Thai Burger
Angus beef, glazed with basil sauce, fresh sweet chili slaw and tomatoes on our freshly toasted bun.
Park Bar: Pimento Crunched Gobbler
A house-made turkey burger, topped with our signature pimento cheese and crunchy kettle chips for a taste sensation that you won’t soon forget.
Park Tavern: Jalapeňo Steak Burger
Choice Angus sirloin and short-rib freshly ground on site, with Havarti, Gruyère and smoked Cheddar cheeses, thick cut bacon, avocado, fresh jalapeňo and Bibb lettuce on an H&F Bread Co. bun.
Pink Pony: Pink Burger
Juicy half-pound hand-made patty served with lettuce tomato, grilled onions, pickle, melted Velveeta Cheese, zesty Pink Sauce all presented on our special Pink Bunn.
Publik House Draft House: BBQ and Brie Burger
A true crowd-pleaser, stacked long and wide with Vidalia onions and bacon jam.
Radial Pub: The Local Burger
Featuring a Brasstown Beef patty, Doux South mean green tomatoes, Pine Street thick-cut bacon, house-made pimiento cheese and Atlanta Harvest arugula on top of a Holeman and Finch wheat bun. Living up to its name, this burger reflects the heart and soul of some of Atlanta’s best food producers and restaurateurs.
Sidebar: The Cuburger
We add delicious house-made mojo marinated pork, ham, and Swiss cheese atop our juicy burger patty. Don’t forget the mustard and pickles.
Smith’s Olde Bar: Smitty’s Bronco Burger
8 oz. Black Angus beef burger topped with provolone cheese, bacon, sautéed mushrooms, fresh jalapeňos, lettuce, tomato, and two fried onion rings drizzled with Chipotle ranch sauce.
Suite Lounge: Suite Southwest Burger
A ½-pound Angus beef burger, triple Cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, avocado, chipotle mayo on a toasted bun.
Tom Dick & Hank: The Monster Hank Burger
We ain’t playin’. One full pound of burger envy. Signature house-smoked, BBQ pulled-pork, lovingly sandwiched between two perfectly cooked chuck patties. Topped with thick-cut, smoked bacon, melted cheese, crisp lettuce, fresh tomato, onion, pickle, and jalapeňos on a toasted bun.
We Suki Suki: The Q
House BBQ pork, sriracha, aïoli, picked dikon, cucumber, fresh cilantro and cucumber all on house-made bread.