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Where the burger is king

Atlantans will do almost anything for a burger. For years, Holeman and Finch Public House convinced people to wait hours for a chance to taste its double-stack cheeseburger at 10 p.m. But, what’s the best burger available at noon, when you want a stack of beef that’ll fill you for the day? These are five of our favorites.

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Ghetto Burger

The legendary Ann Price passed away earlier this year, but her independent spirit lives on in this indulgent pile of ketchup, mustard, mayo, chili, bacon, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions and thick patties of beef. Like “Ms. Ann,” the Ghetto Burger at Ann’s Snack Bar (1615 Memorial Drive S.E. Atlanta. 404-687-9207, breaks every rule and tastes all the better for it.

Little Single with cheese

The smallest burger in town is served at Little’s Food Store (198 Carroll St., Atlanta. 404-963-7012,, an old-school lunch counter and convenience store in Cabbagetown. Their secret is a steamed Martin’s potato roll, which will melt in your mouth along with the grilled onions, beef and American cheese.

Burger stack

There are a dozen places around Atlanta that serve a good double stack with cheese and bread-and-butter pickles on an H&F bun. But it is Fred’s Meat and Bread (99 Krog St., Atlanta. 404-688-3733,, a tiny counter at Krog Street Market, that makes the most consistently juicy, tender version in town.

Meat Stick

This off-menu secret at One Eared Stag (1029 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta. 404-525-4479, looks like a standard double cheeseburger, but that’s a trick. The beef patties have bacon ground into them, so they turn out extra crunchy, salty and smoky.

Bones Burger

This burger at Bones Steakhouse (3130 Piedmont Road, Atlanta. 404-237-2663, almost tastes like a steak: charred black on the outside, thick and cooked to a juicy temperature on the inside. Plus, it’ll arrive in such a flourish of perfect service that you’ll think you joined a country club.

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