401B West Ponce de Leon Avenue between Northern Avenue and Fairview Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Hankering for some beef between buns, I perused Yelp listings for a commendable burger in Atlanta and came up with Farm Burger, amongst other options. They recently opened a second location in Buckhead which speaks to its popularity. And it’s all down with the whole locavore movement; they raise their own cows and use local suppliers. In agreement, Dave and I set Farm Burger as our dining destination.
Since it was just past 5 pm on a Sunday night, Farm Burger wasn’t too crowded. There’s a parking lot right by the restaurant so you don’t have to worry about street parking. The restaurant has sort of a loft feeling, with lots of big windows and some wooden beams. You order at the counter and then sit down; your meal is then brought to your table. I got a slightly flippant vibe from the cashier girl, but maybe I was imagining it. The runners were a bit more gregarious.
It took a while for us to decide, or rather I decided quickly but Dave put more thought into his selection. Something weird is that you can only order your beef medium or well done. Um, okay. There are free toppings and some toppings that are a surcharge. I was impressed that you could buy such items as bone marrow ($3) and pork belly ($2). My $6 basic burger had the usual goodies like lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles, but I also added Maytag blue cheese for a buck more. As a separate side, I ordered the Farm Burger garlic Parmesan fries with my burger.
There wasn’t too much seating, but luckily we didn’t have to fight anyone for a table. The three large communal tables were occupied by adults and their offspring. Seems like Farm Burger is the place for nourishment post-soccer or whatnot games.
The house pickles were on the sweeter side, and they were juicy beings. The liquid just clashed horribly with the intense blue cheese, producing an unappealing sensation on the palate. It was slightly bizarre. The fries were very seasoned. Best consumed while hot? Wanted them a tad crispier, but oh well.
I will gladly give Farm Burger another shot. Maybe I just ordered the wrong topping combination. I do like getting the warm fuzzies when I’m eating, knowing the cow had a cushy life and all that jazz.