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New Orleans Winter Restaurant Guide 2015: Burgers 

Atomic Burger
3934 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-7474; www.theatomicburger.com
The burger joint's signature dishes include the Jamburger, which is topped with bacon-onion jam. House-made ice cream is flash-frozen with liquid nitrogen and served in milkshakes in flavors such as Nutella-marshmallow, wedding cake and salted caramel. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Bayou Burger
503 Bourbon St., (504) 529-4256; www.bayouburger.com
Cochon nachos top freshly fried tortilla chips with melted cheeses, house-smoked pulled pork, signature barbecue sauce, coleslaw, onions and sour cream. The Ultimate Cure burger combines two burger patties with a grilled cheese and bacon sandwich and dresses it with lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions and Tabasco mayonnaise on a brioche bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Bud's Broiler
Citywide; www.budsbroiler.com
The chain specializes in char-broiled burgers. The No. 4 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
The house-ground venison burger is topped with sauteed mushrooms, Gorgonzola, spinach, tomato and spicy mayonnaise on house-made brioche. Hand-battered, fried jalapeno poppers are filled with Louisiana crabmeat and melted cheeses. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Checkpoint Charlie
501 Esplanade Ave., (504) 281-4847
The Cajun-seasoned half-pound burger is topped with hot sauce and bacon. For a snack or side, french fries or potato tots are loaded with melted cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Cheeseburger Eddie's
4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www.austinsno.com
The Better Than Breakfast burger features 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. $

Dino's Bar & Grill
1128 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 558-0900; www.dinosnola.com
Dino's blue cheese burger is served with waffle fries. The seared tuna salad is dressed with Dino's signature feta vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar
Citywide; www.groundpati.com
The grilled shrimp platter includes three skewers of grilled marinated shrimp and two sides. Hamburger steak is a 10-ounce ground chuck patty 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 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. 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 Gitti burger is an 8-ounce Angus beef patty stuffed with sauteed mushrooms, onions, garlic and Swiss cheese and served with shoestring fries or Zapp's potato chips. The Juicy Jerky Turkey features turkey in jerk sauce with sauteed onions, mushrooms, garlic, mozzarella, provolone and mango chutney served with fries or chips. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Junction
3021 St. Claude Ave., (504) 272-0205; www.junctionnola.com
This Bywater eatery serves Buffalo wings, fried pickles and craft beers. The Central Vermont burger is garnished with applewood-smoked bacon, white cheddar, grilled apple and creamy maple sauce. 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
The build-a-burger menu offers a choice of patty (Angus beef, turkey, portobello), bun (white, whole wheat, French bread), toppings (coleslaw, peanut butter, sauteed mushrooms), cheese, sauce and more. The Fat City features a battered and fried Black Angus patty stuffed with cheddar cheese and topped with lettuce, tomato and a fried egg. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave., (504) 523-0120; www.portofcallnola.com
This restaurant and bar is known for a small menu of steaks and burgers served with baked potatoes. The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a potato, salad and bread. Burgers feature thick, hand-formed half-pound patties. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Smashburger
3300 Magazine St., (504) 342-2653; www.smashburger.com
The NOLA burger is an Angus beef patty dressed with Creole mustard sauce, shredded lettuce, two fried green tomatoes, mayonnaise and aged Swiss cheese on an egg bun. Spicy Buffalo fries are julienned and seasoned with Frank's RedHot and served with ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TruBurger
8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416; www.truburgernola.com
Diners can design their own burgers, opt for a special burger or try a hot dog or grilled cheese sandwich. The Deep South burger is topped with a fried green tomato, lettuce, onion and house-made pimiento cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $





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