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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide:
New Orleans Burger Restaurants 

Bayou Burger
503 Bourbon St., (504) 529-4256; www.bayouburger.com
The Gator is a house-made alligator burger topped with coleslaw, pickled onions and Tabasco mayonnaise on a brioche bun. Seafood-stuffed mirlitons are filled with shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish dressing, topped with crawfish Creole sauce and served with a side item. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Beachcorner Bar & Grill
4905 Canal St., (504) 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com
The 10-ounce hickory-smoked cheddar burger is topped with grilled onions. The grilled chicken sandwich is dressed with Swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and grilled onions. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Bucktown Burger and Fish Co.
200 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 840-0902
The Bucktown burger features house-ground beef on an onion bun with lettuce, tomato and cheese. Grilled fish tacos are topped with house-made coleslaw and pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bud's Broiler
Citywide; www.budsbroiler.com
These burger joints specialize in char-broiled patties. The No. 4 special is a burger topped with cheddar cheese and chili or hickory sauce. Hot dogs are served split on burger buns and topped with chili and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Some locations accept credit cards. $

Charcoal's Gourmet Burger Bar
2200 Magazine St., (504) 644-4311; www.charcoalgourmetburgerbar.com
This burger specialist offers beef, bison, shrimp and veggie patties. The House burger is dressed with cheddar, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard and served with house-made chips. Cobb salad features romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, avocado, tomato, onion, smoked bacon, blue cheese, croutons and buttermilk ranch or honey-mustard dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Cheeseburger Eddie's
4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www.austinsno.com
The Better Than Breakfast burger is made with an over-easy egg, bacon, cheddar cheese and hash browns. Mr. Ed's "famous fried chicken" plate includes half a fried chicken, french fries and toast. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Company Burger
4600 Freret St., (504) 267-0320; www.thecompanyburger.com
The namesake Company Burger includes two patties, house-made bread-and-butter pickles, American cheese and red onions. The lamb burger features house-ground lamb, local feta, arugula and chili-mint glaze on a toasted bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Dress It
Omni Royal Crescent Hotel, 535 Gravier St., (504) 571-7561; www.omnihotels.com
The Dress It burger is a patty topped with garlic aioli, bacon, brie and balsamic-glazed onions. The Friday special fried shrimp and oyster platter comes with horseradish sauce and a salad of baby greens, carrots, tomatos, onions and house vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar
Citywide; www.groundpati.com
The grilled shrimp platter includes three skewers of marinated and grilled shrimp and two sides. The hamburger steak is a 10-ounce ground chuck patty grilled to order and served with brown gravy, salad and mushrooms or grilled onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Igor's Buddha Belly Burger Bar
4437 Magazine St., (504) 891-6105
The Cajun burger is a half-pound patty seasoned with Cajun spices and hot sauce and served with fries or onion rings. Jalapeno poppers are battered and fried cheese-stuffed peppers. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Igor's Lounge & Gameroom
2133 St. Charles Ave., (504) 568-9811; www.facebook.com/igorslounge
The Cajun burger is a half-pound patty seasoned with Cajun spices and topped with hot sauce. Shoestring fries can be topped with American cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Juicy Lucy's
133 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 598-5044; www.msjuicylucy.com
The Juicy 9th Ward Blues Burger is stuffed with sauteed mushrooms, onions, garlic and aged blue cheese. Chicken, pork or alligator on "Stixs" feature grilled or fried meat served with dipping sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Knuckleheads Eatery
3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858 Mulligan Mike's Angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and Swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. Nudillocabeza chicken salad features grilled chicken, black beans, tomatos, cheddar, tortilla strips and pepper jelly dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Phil's Grill
748 Camp St., (504) 309-7702; 1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-1705; 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 324-9080; www.phils-grill.com
These burger joints offer build-your-own burgers with many bun and topping options as well as a menu of specialty burgers. The Fat City features a battered and fried Black Angus patty stuffed with cheddar cheese and topped with lettuce, tomato and a fried egg. The Big Easy features a Black Angus patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave., (504) 523-0120; www.portofcallnola.com
The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a baked potato, salad and bread. Half-pound burgers are served with a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Smashburger
3300 Magazine St., (504) 342-2653; www.smashburger.com
Diners can build their own burgers or order from the list of composed burgers, such as the Barq's barbecue sauce, applewood-smoked bacon and cheddar burger. The salted caramel shake mixes Haagen-Dazs ice cream with whole milk, whipped cream and salted caramel. The debris fries are Smashfries topped with roast beef gravy and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TruBurger

8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416; www.truburgernola.com
The menu includes build-your-own burgers made with Creekstone Angus beef patties, hand-cut french fries, Zweigle's hot dogs and milkshakes. The traditional patty melt includes Swiss cheese, grilled onions and Tru sauce on an inside-out bun. The Charlie burger is topped with Swiss cheese, bacon and house-made coleslaw. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $



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