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New Orleans Winter Restaurant Guide 2016: Burgers 

Atomic Burger
3934 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-7474;
The burger shack serves burgers (including turkey or portobello patties), hot dogs, fries and milkshakes. The signature Jamburger is topped with bacon-onion jam. Atomic Burger milkshakes feature house-made ice cream flavors such as Nutella-marshmallow. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Bayou Burger
503 Bourbon St., (504) 529-4256;
Cochon nachos top freshly fried tortilla chips with melted cheeses, house-smoked pulled pork, house 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. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

8751 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 309-7548;
The 10-ounce Brewster patty is topped with cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles and served with a side. The 8-ounce rib-eye is served with garlic bread and a choice of fries, baked potato, onion rings, jambalaya, potato salad, chili, sweet potato fries, cheese fries, salad or vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Bud's Broiler
The old-fashioned burger chain serves char-broiled burgers and hot dogs. The No. 4 burger is topped with cheddar cheese and chili or hickory sauce. Hot dogs are split and served 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;
The house-ground antelope burger is topped with yellow cheddar, bacon, a fried egg, iceberg lettuce and mayonnaise on a house-baked Hawaiian sweet bun. The Health Nut salad is made with spinach, quinoa, toasted walnuts and almonds, carrots, red apple, avocado, cherry tomatoes, egg whites, basil and house-made lemon-garlic olive oil dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, 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, there are french fries loaded with melted cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Cheeseburger Eddie's
4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511;
The menu includes an array of burgers, sandwiches, tacos, salads and more. The Better Than Breakfast burger features an over-easy egg, bacon, cheddar cheese and hash browns. The Smokehouse cheddar burger is made with shredded cheese, crispy onion strings and barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Company Burger
611 O'Keefe Ave., Suite C7, (504) 309-9422; 4600 Freret St., (504) 267-0320;
The burger specialist offers various types of patties as well as milkshakes and sides such as fries, sweet potato fries and slaw. 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 onions, chili-mint glaze and basil mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Dis & Dem
2540 Banks St., (504) 909-0458;
The Hawaii 5-0 burger is a half-pound patty topped with bacon, a Patton's hot sausage patty, grilled pineapple and a fried egg served with Roma tomato, red onion and spring greens. The Juicy Kiss features two four-ounce patties, cheese, bacon and grilled onions and comes with fries. No reservations. Breakfast Fri.-Sun., lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
401 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-6554; 116 N. Town Center Parkway., Slidell, (985) 707-1003; 1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite C, Harahan, (504) 733-5100; 3100 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-0880;
The burger joint offers burgers, cheeseburgers and bacon cheeseburgers with toppings such as jalapenos, grilled onions, mushrooms, pickles and barbecue sauce. The menu also includes hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches and fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Go Burger
1522 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 283-9062
The Go Burger features an Angus patty, ham, a fried egg, caramelized onions, Swiss cheese and spicy mayonnaise on a brioche bun. There also are grilled cheese sandwiches with optional meat additions, a Reuben and sides including fries, potato tots and onion rings. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. 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;
The Cajun burger is a half-pound patty seasoned with Cajun spices and topped with hot sauce. Sides include onion rings and shoestring fries, which can be topped with American cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

3021 St. Claude Ave., (504) 272-0205;
The railroad-themed eatery offers gourmet burgers and a large selection of craft beers. The Central Vermont burger is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, white cheddar, grilled apple and creamy maple sauce. The Crescent City burger is topped with fried green tomato, greens and remoulade. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Phil's Grill
1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-1705; 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 324-9080;
House-made fried meat pies are filled with ground beef and pork, charred corn and spices. The Philet burger is available with choices of toppings, sauces, bun and a side item. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 

3300 Magazine St., (504) 342-2653;
The barbecue bacon cheeseburger features an Angus beef patty, Barq's barbecue sauce, haystack onions, appewood-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. $

Times Grill
1827 Front St., Suite 1, Slidell, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161;
The Big Times hamburger steak features a three-quarter pound ground steak patty topped with sauteed onion and brown gravy and served with two sides and bread. The Times club is a toasted bun filled with roast beef, ham, smoked turkey and cheddar and Swiss cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416;
Basic build-your-own burgers feature Angus beef or vegetable patties and choices of vegetable toppings, sauces and cheese, and additional toppings are extra. 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. $

African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue | Brewpub
Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban | Chinese
Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole | Deli | Diner
Filipino | Fondue | French | Greek | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican/Southwestern
Music and Food | Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys
Seafood | Soul Food | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese


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