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The Hottest Burgers in New Orleans

Get plenty of sizzle with the hot hot heat of the newest and best burgers in New Orleans.

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Kicking off Burger Week 2015, Eater NOLA now presents the Burger Heatmap. On this map, you'll find the newest, buzziest burgers in town, alongside a few established favorites that continue to dominate the game.   Many of the new burger spots in town are taking risks and having fun these days, serving up everything from 'sliderettes' to borscht, pho, jambalaya, and even pork dumpling burgers. It's the year of the zany burger, folks. Have at it.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Toups Meatery

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845 North Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-4999
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Isaac Toups is known for his amazing charcuterie, cracklins, and basically all things pork. So when it comes to a kick ass burger, Toups' Meatery lunchtime offering is a must try blend of pork and beef with pickled squash, cheddar, bacon, and herbed aioli on a sesame seed bun. Plus, the housemade chips are delicious. [Photo: Official Website]

2. The Company Burger

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4600 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 267-0320
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The harbinger of the new wave of NOLA burgers. And it is damn delicious. Get the eponymous Company Burger which has two thin and delectable patties covered in gooey American cheese, onions, and house made pickles. Just do it. You'll be glad you did.

3. Junction

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3021 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 272-0205
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The crew behind Molly's At the Market and 13 on Frenchmen opened this burger 'n beer joint around the holidays and have been serving up creative takes like the City of New Orleans burger topped with a fried green tomato, remoulade, and greens and the New Mexico Rail Runner with roasted green chilies, cheddar cheese, and a housemade spicy chipotle aioli. (Note: VERY SPICY)

4. Dis & Dem NOLA

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2540 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 909-0458
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Newly opened on Banks Street in Mid City, this family friendly burger joint has gotten a lot of early praise for its beef burgers and fantastic outdoor space. A surf and turf burger, sliders, and a borscht burger (pictured) are all fair game.

5. DISTRICT. Donuts. Sliders. Brew.

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2209 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 570-6945
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These burgers may be slider-sized, but they deliver giant flavor. The hamburger sliders here are simply prepared and simply delicious, made with a house blend Creekstone Black Angus, American cheese, Campari tomato, Scratch B&B pickle, and a signature slider sauce. [Photo: Facebook]

6. Cowbell

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8801 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-4222
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The Oak Street staple is known for bonkers burgers, including a version with Zinfandel, bacon, and onion compote, and specials like the Uncle Loren topped with pastrami, swiss, and slaw.

7. Food Drunk

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1100 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70163
"Chef inspired, Alcohol Influenced" cuisine, they said. "King Cake Burger," they said. "Saints Burger on a black and gold bun," they said. Yeah. Check 'em. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Liberty's Kitchen

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300 N Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-4011
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Get a local legend for a great cause. Liberty's Kitchen provides both delicious food for the city and opportunities for local youth for job training and overall sustainability. Liberty's MVB Burger is a recipe based on the signature burger of a wildly popular but shortlived pop-up, MVB. [Photo:Facebook]

9. La Petite Grocery

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4238 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-3377
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An Uptown burger in all ways, this beautifully cooked burger is topped with aioli and arugula and is melt in your mouth fantastic.

10. Burgers Ya Heard

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(504) 296-6322
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A food truck that serves a jambalaya burger, a pho burger, and a Brussels sprout burger.... ain't nothin wrong with dat. [Photo:]

11. Trūburger

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8115 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 218-5416
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Along with Cowbell and Company Burger, TruBurger was one of the pioneers of the chef-driven casual burger joint, with Patois' Aaron Burgau behind the concept. Don't let the pedigree fool you into thinking it's hoity-toity - this is a straight up delicious burger, dog, fries, and shake emporium with something for everyone. [Photo: Facebook]

12. The Backyard

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244 Harrison Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 309-8767
This family-friendly restaurant in Lakeview serves up a bacon cheeseburger and a veggie burger, along with ample outdoor seating, a mini playground for kids, and local craft beer on draft. [Photo: Yelp/Mike C.]

13. Salon By Sucre

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622 Conti Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Sliderettes and milkshakes are on the menu at this elegant new restaurant from pastry chef Tariq Hanna in the French Quarter. Rumor has it you can balance these microburgers on your thumb.

14. Brown Butter

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231 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
This brand new all-things-Southern gem in Mid City is a great spot for lunch, and with that comes a juicy cheeseburger served with a side of Brussels sprouts.

15. Atomic Burger

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3934 Veterans Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 309-7474
A fast food style burger that from local bros Nick and Joe Spitale hits the spot in Metairie. Order with a liquid-nitrogen chilled milkshake and fries, or a healthier side of edamame.

16. Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29

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321 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 609-3811
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Chef Chris Shortall turns out a burger with a filling you'd normally find in a pork dumpling. Add in some of the best fries in the city and a bible of tiki drinks, and yeah, it's a pretty great weekend ritual. [Photo: Facebook]

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1. Toups Meatery

845 North Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119
Isaac Toups is known for his amazing charcuterie, cracklins, and basically all things pork. So when it comes to a kick ass burger, Toups' Meatery lunchtime offering is a must try blend of pork and beef with pickled squash, cheddar, bacon, and herbed aioli on a sesame seed bun. Plus, the housemade chips are delicious. [Photo: Official Website]
845 North Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. The Company Burger

4600 Freret St., New Orleans, LA 70115
The harbinger of the new wave of NOLA burgers. And it is damn delicious. Get the eponymous Company Burger which has two thin and delectable patties covered in gooey American cheese, onions, and house made pickles. Just do it. You'll be glad you did.
4600 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

3. Junction

3021 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
The crew behind Molly's At the Market and 13 on Frenchmen opened this burger 'n beer joint around the holidays and have been serving up creative takes like the City of New Orleans burger topped with a fried green tomato, remoulade, and greens and the New Mexico Rail Runner with roasted green chilies, cheddar cheese, and a housemade spicy chipotle aioli. (Note: VERY SPICY)
3021 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

4. Dis & Dem NOLA

2540 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Newly opened on Banks Street in Mid City, this family friendly burger joint has gotten a lot of early praise for its beef burgers and fantastic outdoor space. A surf and turf burger, sliders, and a borscht burger (pictured) are all fair game.
2540 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. DISTRICT. Donuts. Sliders. Brew.

2209 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
These burgers may be slider-sized, but they deliver giant flavor. The hamburger sliders here are simply prepared and simply delicious, made with a house blend Creekstone Black Angus, American cheese, Campari tomato, Scratch B&B pickle, and a signature slider sauce. [Photo: Facebook]
2209 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. Cowbell

8801 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118
The Oak Street staple is known for bonkers burgers, including a version with Zinfandel, bacon, and onion compote, and specials like the Uncle Loren topped with pastrami, swiss, and slaw.
8801 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

7. Food Drunk

1100 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70163
"Chef inspired, Alcohol Influenced" cuisine, they said. "King Cake Burger," they said. "Saints Burger on a black and gold bun," they said. Yeah. Check 'em. [Photo: Facebook]
1100 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70163

8. Liberty's Kitchen

300 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Get a local legend for a great cause. Liberty's Kitchen provides both delicious food for the city and opportunities for local youth for job training and overall sustainability. Liberty's MVB Burger is a recipe based on the signature burger of a wildly popular but shortlived pop-up, MVB. [Photo:Facebook]
300 N Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119

9. La Petite Grocery

4238 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
An Uptown burger in all ways, this beautifully cooked burger is topped with aioli and arugula and is melt in your mouth fantastic.
4238 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

10. Burgers Ya Heard

New Orleans, LA
A food truck that serves a jambalaya burger, a pho burger, and a Brussels sprout burger.... ain't nothin wrong with dat. [Photo:]

11. Trūburger

8115 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Along with Cowbell and Company Burger, TruBurger was one of the pioneers of the chef-driven casual burger joint, with Patois' Aaron Burgau behind the concept. Don't let the pedigree fool you into thinking it's hoity-toity - this is a straight up delicious burger, dog, fries, and shake emporium with something for everyone. [Photo: Facebook]
8115 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

12. The Backyard

244 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124
This family-friendly restaurant in Lakeview serves up a bacon cheeseburger and a veggie burger, along with ample outdoor seating, a mini playground for kids, and local craft beer on draft. [Photo: Yelp/Mike C.]
244 Harrison Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70124

13. Salon By Sucre

622 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Sliderettes and milkshakes are on the menu at this elegant new restaurant from pastry chef Tariq Hanna in the French Quarter. Rumor has it you can balance these microburgers on your thumb.
622 Conti Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

14. Brown Butter

231 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
This brand new all-things-Southern gem in Mid City is a great spot for lunch, and with that comes a juicy cheeseburger served with a side of Brussels sprouts.
231 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

15. Atomic Burger

3934 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70006
A fast food style burger that from local bros Nick and Joe Spitale hits the spot in Metairie. Order with a liquid-nitrogen chilled milkshake and fries, or a healthier side of edamame.
3934 Veterans Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70006

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16. Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29

321 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Chef Chris Shortall turns out a burger with a filling you'd normally find in a pork dumpling. Add in some of the best fries in the city and a bible of tiki drinks, and yeah, it's a pretty great weekend ritual. [Photo: Facebook]
321 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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