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15 of Atlanta's Most Iconic Burgers

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When a burger craving hits, it's not going away until you sink your teeth into some juicy red meat. Fortunately, Atlanta has a plethora of tasty options around town, both in the thick, cooked-to-temperature and thin, double-stack varieties. This map, arranged north to south, shines a light on 15 of the best this city has to offer.

Some have been around for years, while others are more recent additions to the local restaurant scene. Some, such as the double-stack at Holeman & Finch Public House, have received national acclaim. Others, such as the various burger options at Little's Food Store, are neighborhood gems. But, all will be sure to satisfy your craving. Instead of going hungry, read on and start planning your next meal.

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Table & Main

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In addition to pimento cheese and bread-and-butter pickles, this burger stands out from the crowd with bacon jam. [Photo]

You can go with There's burger that features house-ground beef, but this Brookhaven restaurant is known for its bison burger. Two bison patties are topped with roasted poblano, white cheddar, avocado, red onion, and spicy mayonnaise. [Photo: There/Facebook]

Muss & Turner's

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Reminiscent of a burger that might come from a backyard grilling session, Muss & Turner's grass-fed variation is cooked on a Big Green Egg and comes with roasted poblano pepper, melted cheddar cheese, red onion, and housemade cilantro aioli. [Photo]

Holeman & Finch Public House

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It's the icon that started Atlanta's double-stack craze. Chef Linton Hopkins says he created it without the diner in mind, but instead by thinking about what he likes. As it turns out, he shares the same taste in burgers as many Atlantans. [Photo: Official]

The General Muir

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Chef Todd Ginsberg came up with a classic when he was at Bocado, and he did it again at The General Muir. This double-stack is topped with American cheese, shaved onion, bread-and-butter pickles, and, if you're so inclined, a slab of crispy pastrami. [Photo: Andrew Thomas Lee]

Miller Union

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Chef Steven Satterfield doesn't get fancy with his grass-fed burger. As with the rest of the food at his Westside restaurant, Satterfield lets simple, top-quality ingredients shine. [Photo: Official]

The Westside restaurant offers one of Atlanta's favorite double-stacks. It's so popular that a second Bocado location — dedicated to the burger itself — opened last year in Avalon. [Photo: Brian Gassel/Eater Atlanta]

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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The Sublime Doughnut Burger might be a bit unnecessary, but it's still a tasty dish for anyone who likes to mix savory and sweet. The half-pound burger comes with cheddar, caramelized onion, and applewood bacon, and yes, it's served between two Sublime Doughnuts. Photo: [Official]

Illegal Food

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Illegal Food started as a pop-up in the kitchen at Sweet Auburn's Joystick Gamebar, and it evolved into a full-service Virginia-Highland restaurant in February 2015. Chef Stephen Lingenfelter turns out several burger varieties, "The Hank" is his most popular creation. American cheese, iceberg lettuce, Vidalia onion, refrigerator pickles, and "special sauce" top the house-ground patty. [Photo: Illegal Food/Facebook]

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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Grindhouse originally opened in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, and it's expanded with locations in Buckhead, Athens, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and, most recently, Decatur. Build your own, or choose from one of Grindhouse's specialty burgers. [Photo: Fred Perry Photography]

The Vortex Bar & Grill

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The Vortex offers several quality burger options, but bold diners will try the Triple Bypass: three patties, three fried eggs, 14 slices of American cheese, 10 slices of bacon, two grilled-cheese sandwiches serving as buns. You might want to consult your cardiologist after reading that. [Photo: The Vortex/Facebook]

Corner Tavern

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Corner Tavern's Carpetbagger has been a favorite for years. A deep-fried patty, stuffed with blue cheese and smothered in buffalo sauce borders on the absurd, but that isn't a bad thing. [Photo: Yelp/Kelly Z.]

Bread & Butterfly

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This Inman Park bistro garners praise for its all-day French-inspired service, but the "burger Americain" is a stunner. A thick patty is topped with Swiss cheese, caramelized onion, grain mustard, and mayonnaise, and it's all served on a brioche bun. [Photo: Eater Atlanta]

Little's Food Store

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A throwback lunch counter/grocery combo in Cabbagetown, Little's first opened in 1927. Go with a few sliders, or indulge in a bigger burger like the Half-Pound Classic, with two patties, grilled onion, lettuce, tomato, and American cheese. [Photo: Eater Atlanta]

Ann's Snack Bar

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Ms. Ann passed away in 2015, but her beloved burger stand endures. The Ghetto Burger, with two patties, bacon, cheese, and chili, is still a favorite. [Photo: Anne's Snack Bar/Facebook]

Table & Main

In addition to pimento cheese and bread-and-butter pickles, this burger stands out from the crowd with bacon jam. [Photo]

There

You can go with There's burger that features house-ground beef, but this Brookhaven restaurant is known for its bison burger. Two bison patties are topped with roasted poblano, white cheddar, avocado, red onion, and spicy mayonnaise. [Photo: There/Facebook]

Muss & Turner's

Reminiscent of a burger that might come from a backyard grilling session, Muss & Turner's grass-fed variation is cooked on a Big Green Egg and comes with roasted poblano pepper, melted cheddar cheese, red onion, and housemade cilantro aioli. [Photo]

Holeman & Finch Public House

It's the icon that started Atlanta's double-stack craze. Chef Linton Hopkins says he created it without the diner in mind, but instead by thinking about what he likes. As it turns out, he shares the same taste in burgers as many Atlantans. [Photo: Official]

The General Muir

Chef Todd Ginsberg came up with a classic when he was at Bocado, and he did it again at The General Muir. This double-stack is topped with American cheese, shaved onion, bread-and-butter pickles, and, if you're so inclined, a slab of crispy pastrami. [Photo: Andrew Thomas Lee]

Miller Union

Chef Steven Satterfield doesn't get fancy with his grass-fed burger. As with the rest of the food at his Westside restaurant, Satterfield lets simple, top-quality ingredients shine. [Photo: Official]

Bocado

The Westside restaurant offers one of Atlanta's favorite double-stacks. It's so popular that a second Bocado location — dedicated to the burger itself — opened last year in Avalon. [Photo: Brian Gassel/Eater Atlanta]

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

The Sublime Doughnut Burger might be a bit unnecessary, but it's still a tasty dish for anyone who likes to mix savory and sweet. The half-pound burger comes with cheddar, caramelized onion, and applewood bacon, and yes, it's served between two Sublime Doughnuts. Photo: [Official]

Illegal Food

Illegal Food started as a pop-up in the kitchen at Sweet Auburn's Joystick Gamebar, and it evolved into a full-service Virginia-Highland restaurant in February 2015. Chef Stephen Lingenfelter turns out several burger varieties, "The Hank" is his most popular creation. American cheese, iceberg lettuce, Vidalia onion, refrigerator pickles, and "special sauce" top the house-ground patty. [Photo: Illegal Food/Facebook]

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

Grindhouse originally opened in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, and it's expanded with locations in Buckhead, Athens, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and, most recently, Decatur. Build your own, or choose from one of Grindhouse's specialty burgers. [Photo: Fred Perry Photography]

The Vortex Bar & Grill

The Vortex offers several quality burger options, but bold diners will try the Triple Bypass: three patties, three fried eggs, 14 slices of American cheese, 10 slices of bacon, two grilled-cheese sandwiches serving as buns. You might want to consult your cardiologist after reading that. [Photo: The Vortex/Facebook]

Corner Tavern

Corner Tavern's Carpetbagger has been a favorite for years. A deep-fried patty, stuffed with blue cheese and smothered in buffalo sauce borders on the absurd, but that isn't a bad thing. [Photo: Yelp/Kelly Z.]

Bread & Butterfly

This Inman Park bistro garners praise for its all-day French-inspired service, but the "burger Americain" is a stunner. A thick patty is topped with Swiss cheese, caramelized onion, grain mustard, and mayonnaise, and it's all served on a brioche bun. [Photo: Eater Atlanta]