COMPILATION: Burgers and Dogs

Jul 2 2014

by Emily Laborde Hines

What’s more American than hamburgers and hot dogs? Here’s my list for these American classics down South.

The Varsity – Atlanta and Athens Georgia


75 years and still going… What’ll ya have?

Gus’s – Birmingham, AL


Gus is a hot dog legend in Birmingham. Thanks to my grandmother, I got hooked on dogs “all the way” from an early age.

The Grill – Athens, GA

Open 24 hours – thank goodness. P.S. they have old school milkshakes.

The Royal Peasant – Athens, GA

The “Royale with Cheese” continues to be the front runner of burgers in my book. Brioche bun, butter lettuce, bacon, shallots, cheddar, ketchup and spicy mustard… doesn’t get much getter than that.

Farm Burger – Atlanta Area and Asheville


You can build your own or choose one of their creative options. Big fan of the Bahn Mi burger I had in Buckhead. Bonus: they have beer floats for dessert!

Holeman and Finch – Atlanta, GA


I have yet to try one of their famous burgers but I want one real bad.

I Dream of Winnie – Nashville

Gourmet hot dogs being served out of a VW bus? Yes please. Slaw Dog all the way.

Happy 4th y’all!


Emily Laborde Hines View More Blog Posts from this Author

Emily Hines is a Georgia girl now living in Bloomington, Indiana with her husband and two black labs. She is a freelance writer and digital media manager hooked on cruising back roads, craft beer, and snapping photos of old buidings. Follow along with my United States travels at Em's on the Road.

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2 responses on “COMPILATION: Burgers and Dogs

  1. whitneylong

    Ok, I am hankering for a hot dog or burger from any of these yummy spots! Best I can do is head to Willie’s Weenie Wagon asap 🙂

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