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Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide: Burgers 

click to enlarge Gourmet burgers are on the menu at Bayou Burger & Sports Company in Uptown.

Photos by Cheryl Gerber

Gourmet burgers are on the menu at Bayou Burger & Sports Company in Uptown.

Atomic Burger
3934 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-7474; www.theatomicburger.com
The green chili burger is a two-patty, extra-cheese burger topped with roasted poblano peppers and mayonnaise and served with fries or edamame. Milkshakes feature house-made custard flash-frozen with liquid nitrogen in flavors such as chocolate, salted caramel, apple pie, strawberry and espresso. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Bayou Beer Garden
326 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, (504) 302-9357; www.bayoubeergarden.com
The house burger is a 10-ounce beef patty served on a sesame seed bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with house-made beef debris, gravy and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Bayou Burger & Sports Company
503 Bourbon St., (504) 529-4256; 3226 Magazine St., (504) 224-6024; www.bayouburger.com
The Engine 29 features a ground beef and spicy pork patty dressed with grilled jalapenos, pepper Jack cheese, slaw, red onions and Tabasco sauce on a toasted brioche bun. Run Chicken Run includes thin-sliced Abita-roasted chicken breast, bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, lettuce, green tomato and Tabasco mayonnaise on brioche. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Bud's Broiler
Citywide; www.budsbroiler.com
The menu features char-broiled burgers, hot dogs, french fries, onion rings and fruit pies. The No. 6 Broiler burger is topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mustard or mayonnaise. Smoked sausage is dressed with hickory sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise. 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
The antelope burger is topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, a fried egg, iceberg lettuce and mayonnaise on a house-baked Hawaiian sweet bun. The Health Nut salad includes spinach, quinoa, toasted walnuts, almonds, carrots, red apple, avocado, cherry tomatoes, egg whites, basil and house-made lemon-garlic dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Company Burger
611 O'Keefe Ave., Suite C7, (504) 309-9422; 4600 Freret St., (504) 267-0320; www.thecompanyburger.com
The namesake Company Burger includes two beef patties, house-made bread-and-butter pickles, American cheese and red onions. The lamb burger is topped with feta, red onion, basil mayonnaise and chili-mint glaze. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Citywide; www.fiveguys.com
Burgers and hot dogs are served with a choice of toppings such as cheese, bacon, jalapenos, grilled onions, mushrooms, pickles and barbecue sauce. The menu also includes grilled cheese and BLT sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Igor's Buddha Belly Burger Bar
4437 Magazine St., (504) 891-6105
The Cajun burger is seasoned with Cajun spices and hot sauce and served with french 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. The barbecue burger is topped with barbecue sauce and dressed with lettuce, tomato and pickles. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Junction
3021 St. Claude Ave., (504) 272-0205; www.junctionnola.com
The Kansas City Southern burger is topped with grilled onions and mushrooms, cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce. Braised and fried Tijuana chicken wings are seasoned with lemon and garlic and served with Caesar dressing for dipping. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Krystal
Citywide; www.krystal.com
Krystal cheeseburgers are dressed with American cheese, diced onion, dill pickles and mustard. For a side, chili cheese fries are topped with cheddar cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Phil's Grill
1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-1705; www.phils-grill.com
The build-a-burger menu offers choices of patty, bun, cheeses and a wide array of toppings such as red onions, pickles, sauteed onions, avocado and pineapple. House-made cheeseburger soup includes ground Angus beef topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Smashburger
3300 Magazine St., (504) 342-2653; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7906; www.smashburger.com
The barbecue bacon cheeseburger features an Angus beef patty, Barq's barbecue sauce, haystack onions, applewood-smoked bacon and cheddar cheese on an egg bun. Spinach and goat cheese salad includes grilled or fried chicken, raisins, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cucumber, tomatoes, onions and balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TruBurger
8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416; www.truburgernola.com
The Deep South burger is an Angus beef patty topped with a fried green tomato, lettuce, onion and house-made pimiento cheese. Corn dogs are Zweigle's hot dogs hand-dipped to order in house-made batter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $



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Brewpub | Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban
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Seafood | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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