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New Orleans's Most Iconic Burgers

These are the burgers that started it all.

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New Orleans hopped on the modern burger restaurant chain a few years ago, heralded by fine dining chefs heading up hamburger joints with locally sourced ingredients, lots of toppings to choose from, no choice in toppings, wood grilled, grill top cooked, charcoal grilled, and made with beef, lamb, pork, and buffalo.

However, these are the places that have been here feeding locals and visitors the classic burger for years and years, along with one place that changed the burger market here forever. And no freaking arugula.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Port of Call

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838 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 523-0120
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Port of Call is a French Quarter and New Orleans institutions. Internationally known for huge burgers topped with shredded cheese and accompanied by a baked potato and their signature drink, the monsoon, the Port of Call has been holding down the burger fort in New Orleans for more than 50 years.

2. The Camellia Grill

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626 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 309-2679
The landmark diner perched right where St. Charles bends into South Carrollton has one long twisty counter for diners to perch upon stools to chat with the bow tied waiters and watch them make the food. Get the cheeseburger, and if you're hungry after that, the pecan pie, which is slapped on the grill to warm right before your very eyes. (Photo courtesy of Infrogmation of New Orleans)

3. Clover Grill

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900 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 598-1010
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This 24 hour dive diner on Bourbon Street can be a blessing at 3am when you stumble in full of nothing but Hand Grenades. You'll be greeted by sassy service and you will order a steamed burger cooked under a hubcap. And you'll like it. (Photo courtesy of Chad Kainz)

4. Yo Mama's Bar & Grill

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727 Saint Peter St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 522-1125
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CURRENTLY CLOSED! Three words: Peanut. Butter. Burger. (photo courtesy of Brian Hillegas)

5. Lakeview Harbor

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911 Harrison Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 486-4887
The regional classic combo of handformed beef patty, loaded baked potato, and crazy strong mystery drinks named after weather phenomenons.

6. GB's Patio Bar & Grill

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8117 Maple St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 861-0067
Giant burgers made to order Uptown, great for patio dining.

7. The Company Burger

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4600 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 267-0320
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Adam Biderman's homage to the simple burger— thin patty, American cheese, fresh ground meat, no lettuce and tomato— blew the burger scene in New Orleans wide open when it opened in 2011. Since then it's won local and national raves and awards from all direction, and opened a booming second location in The Paramount (611 O'Keefe Ave).

8. Bud's Broiler

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500 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 486-2559
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A local chain of cheap goodness at pretty much any time - the flagship location on City Park Ave is open 24 hours. Nothing fancy, just a good burger at a good price.

9. Ted's Frostop

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3100 Calhoun St
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 861-3615
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Classic diner style burgers complete with fresh local root beer to wash down your burger and fries.

10. Beach Corner

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4919 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-7357
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Stop by for a burger and a beer (or the libation of your choice). This 21+ bar and lounge has happy hour every day till 7pm and a pool table. That's a great night out with a great burger.

11. Lee's Hamburgers

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904 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA
(504) 836-6804
The original Lee's dates back to 1901, when it operated next to the Roosevelt in the CBD. This franchised version of the classic burger joint still offers the great onion-filled burgers the icon has been known for for over 100 years. [Photo: Official Website]

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1. Port of Call

838 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
Port of Call is a French Quarter and New Orleans institutions. Internationally known for huge burgers topped with shredded cheese and accompanied by a baked potato and their signature drink, the monsoon, the Port of Call has been holding down the burger fort in New Orleans for more than 50 years.
838 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116

2. The Camellia Grill

626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
The landmark diner perched right where St. Charles bends into South Carrollton has one long twisty counter for diners to perch upon stools to chat with the bow tied waiters and watch them make the food. Get the cheeseburger, and if you're hungry after that, the pecan pie, which is slapped on the grill to warm right before your very eyes. (Photo courtesy of Infrogmation of New Orleans)
626 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

3. Clover Grill

900 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116
This 24 hour dive diner on Bourbon Street can be a blessing at 3am when you stumble in full of nothing but Hand Grenades. You'll be greeted by sassy service and you will order a steamed burger cooked under a hubcap. And you'll like it. (Photo courtesy of Chad Kainz)
900 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70116

4. Yo Mama's Bar & Grill

727 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116
CURRENTLY CLOSED! Three words: Peanut. Butter. Burger. (photo courtesy of Brian Hillegas)
727 Saint Peter St
New Orleans, LA 70116

5. Lakeview Harbor

911 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124
The regional classic combo of handformed beef patty, loaded baked potato, and crazy strong mystery drinks named after weather phenomenons.
911 Harrison Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124

6. GB's Patio Bar & Grill

8117 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Giant burgers made to order Uptown, great for patio dining.
8117 Maple St
New Orleans, LA 70118

7. The Company Burger

4600 Freret St., New Orleans, LA 70115
Adam Biderman's homage to the simple burger— thin patty, American cheese, fresh ground meat, no lettuce and tomato— blew the burger scene in New Orleans wide open when it opened in 2011. Since then it's won local and national raves and awards from all direction, and opened a booming second location in The Paramount (611 O'Keefe Ave).
4600 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

8. Bud's Broiler

500 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
A local chain of cheap goodness at pretty much any time - the flagship location on City Park Ave is open 24 hours. Nothing fancy, just a good burger at a good price.
500 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

9. Ted's Frostop

3100 Calhoun St, New Orleans, LA 70125
Classic diner style burgers complete with fresh local root beer to wash down your burger and fries.
3100 Calhoun St
New Orleans, LA 70125

10. Beach Corner

4919 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Stop by for a burger and a beer (or the libation of your choice). This 21+ bar and lounge has happy hour every day till 7pm and a pool table. That's a great night out with a great burger.
4919 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119

11. Lee's Hamburgers

904 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA
The original Lee's dates back to 1901, when it operated next to the Roosevelt in the CBD. This franchised version of the classic burger joint still offers the great onion-filled burgers the icon has been known for for over 100 years. [Photo: Official Website]
904 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA

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