Yo Mama's Bar & Grill
727 St. Peter St., 522-1125; www.yomamasbarandgrill.com
Novelty toppings like peanut butter are secondary to fundamentally serious burgers.
Beachcorner Bar & Grill
4905 Canal St., 488-7357
The patties are the ideal mouth size — large but manageable, bite for bite.
Avenue Pub (J'Anita's)
1732 St. Charles Ave., 586-9243; www.avenuepub.com
Try the intense Sweet Spot Burger, which is marinated in wine, topped with caramelized onions and pears and blue cheese.
3309 Division St., Metairie, 885-4456
Open all night, serving straight-up, crusty, juicy bar burgers.
4330 St. Charles Ave., 895-9582
The hot sausage and ground beef mix is particularly good, provided you can get past the bar's persistent grunge.