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Top 10 Burgers in the French Quarter

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 Everyone knows New Orleans knows how to cook. They are famous for their seafood, oysters, Creole and Cajun cooking, but they also know how to make a mean burger. That’s right, New Orleans is one of the best cities in America when it comes to the American classic: The Hamburger.

There are plenty of great places in New Orleans that are not on my top 10 list (Luke, Company Burger, Mondo, Truburger and one of my favorite’s: La Petite Grocery). These are all contenders for best New Orleans hamburger, but there are SOOOOOO many great places, I kept it to the French Quarter, where you can still round out a pretty awesome top 10 list that are all within walking distance of each other.

  1. Saints & Sinners

I really liked their burger. I was actually surprised, as this place does not strike me as a culinary giant. It’s a basic burger but done right. Nice touch: They char their logo into their bun with a branding iron. Nice touch.

627 Bourbon St,

New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 528-9307

 


 

  1. Bayou Burger

I had high hopes for this place and their burgers were good, I just expected great. After all, the place is strictly a burger place and I was impressed by the décor and the menu. There are a lot of options and you will not be disappointed, but when it comes to one of the best, I only had this place as #8 in the French Quarter.

503 Bourbon St,

New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 529-4256

 


 

  1. The Grill
    The Grill is an offshoot of the Camellia Grill uptown. It is a diner-style restaurant on Chartres, not far from Jackson Square. While not my favorite burger in town, I like the retro atmosphere and I prefer this diner-style to the Clover Grill any day.
    www.camelliagrill.net
    540 Chartres St.
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    (504) 522-1800

 


 

  1. Yo Momma’s

This used to be one of my favorite burger places in New Orleans and it is located in the heart of the French Quarter, but after a crazy weekend, the owners came in and fired everyone. That meant the cooks, bartenders, everyone. It is still pretty good, but not as good as it once was before that fateful day. The main draw is all of the crazy toppings and combinations. Tess loves the peanut butter burger. They serve it with a baked potato and that is just the way I like it.

727 St Peter St,

New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 522-1125

 


 

  1. Jimani

Jimani is a “locals place” (think Dive Bar) but their “Hangover Burger” is perfect after a night out on Bourbon St. The burger has a lot on it including a sausage patty and a fried egg. They put the entire kitchen sink on this burger and if you throw in the fried pickle basket, your hangover will soon be a distant memory.

141 Chartres St,

New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-0493

 


 

  1. Jagerhaus

This German restaurant has a great burger set on a pretzel bun. Besides the hamburger, they add a bratwurst & sauerkraut to the German Burger. It is a handful and certainly worth a try. Try their burger with a German beer and the score goes up. I’d have them higher, but the service is often slow.

833 Conti St,

New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 525-9200

 


 

  1. Richard Fiske’s

I love their burgers on an English muffin. An English muffin is very dense and holds up well to a juicy burger. They come with caramelized onions and you can add bacon (do it). You can order their “bar fries” which come with truffle oil, sea salt and parmesan cheese. Did I mention that Richard Fiske’s has one of the best martini menu’s in the city?

301 Dauphine St,

New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 586-0972

 


 

  1. Backspace Bar

This place is a gem, in the middle of some great local dive bars. Their burger, like the rest of their menu, really stands out. 1st of all, they use American Kobe Beef (well, I’m sure it’s more Kobe-like as real Kobe meat in the US is somewhat of a controversy that I won’t go into here). Let’s just say that the meat is good. Add Brie cheese, caramelized onions and bacon on a brioche bun and you have one great burger.

139 Chartres St,

New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 322-2245

 


 

  1. Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak

Primarily a steakhouse, this new addition to the traditional, Old New Orleans creole restaurant, their 33 Bar & Steak makes a mean burger. I love the homemade pickles and the butter sautéed mushrooms. Add their bar fries and you’ve got one top burger for sure.

215 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA
(504) 335-3932

 


 

And the number 1 Hamburger place in the French Quarter?

Port O Call

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I still think Port O Call is the best place to grab a burger in the city. Their burgers are just that damn good. Add to the mix their signature drink: the Monsoon and one of the best juke boxes in the city and you have the best place to get a burger.

They serve their burgers with a baked potato, and while I love fries, this is now my go to combination (with a Monsoon of course). Each burger is thick and juicy with a nice char from the grill.

This burger is ½ pound of fresh (never frozen), char grilled perfection that is ground in house. It is the quintessential New Orleans burger and I’m heading there now. All of this writing has made me hungry.

838 Esplanade Ave,

New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 523-0120

My most disappointed burger was at Doris Metropolitan. I just didn’t like it. That said, I think it is the best steakhouse in town, but they gotta improve on that burger.

Some honorable mentions were Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse (great high end burger), Mattassa’s Burger Po Boy (love their bread) & New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood.

Let us know if you have a favorite we didn’t list here and tell us what you think about our favorites.

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