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2013 Winter Restaurant Guide: Burgers

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Burgers

BUD'S BROILER Citywide; www.budsbroiler.com
The No. 4 special is a char-broiled burger topped with cheddar cheese and chili or hickory smoked sauce. Hot dogs are topped with chili and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Some locations accept credit cards. $

CHEESEBURGER EDDIE'S
4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www.austinsno.com
This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. Ed's fried chicken, sandwiches, po-boys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. Besides patty melts and chili-cheeseburgers, there also are seafood burgers featuring tuna, salmon or crabmeat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE COMPANY BURGER
4600 Freret St., (504) 267-0320;  www.thecompanyburger.com
The house specialty at this burger joint is the namesake Company Burger, assembled with two patties, 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 and checks. $

DRESS IT
Omni Royal Crescent Hotel, 535 Gravier St., (504) 527-0006; www.omnihotels.com
Build your own burger from a long list of toppings or try a house burger like the Dress It, topped with garlic aioli, bacon, brie and balsamic-glazed onion. The Friday special is a fried shrimp and oyster platter that comes with a house-made horseradish and Crescent salad of baby greens, carrots, tomato, onions and house vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

GROUND PAT'I RESTAURANT
Citywide; www.groundpati.com
The Phill'i burger is topped with sauteed bell peppers and onions and provolone cheese. The steak and shrimp dinner includes a 10-ounce rib-eye and either fried or grilled Gulf shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JUICY LUCY'S
133 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 598-5044; 3320 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-8767; www.msjuicylucy.com
The Juicy Lucy original burger features American cheese stuffed inside a half-pound beef patty. The All-American is stuffed with bacon and cheddar and topped with special sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PHIL'S GRILL
1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-1705; 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 324-9080; www.phils-grill.com
Build your own burger here, where your patty options include alligator, bison, Angus beef and the Philet (filet mignon). A variety of buns/breads, sauces, toppings, cheeses and sides round out a customized meal. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PORT OF CALL
838 Esplanade Ave., (504) 523-0120; www.portofcallnola.com
Half-pound burgers are served with a baked potato. The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a baked potato, salad and bread. 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 topped with Creole mustard sauce, shredded leaf lettuce, fried green tomatoes, mayo and Swiss cheese. The andouille sausage sandwich features chef Paul Prudhomme's andouille with grilled onions and Creole mustard. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TED'S FROSTOP
810 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 302-2195; 3100 Calhoun St., (504) 861-3615
The Loto burger combo features a hamburger dressed with lettuce, tomato and onions served with french fries and a mug of Frostop root beer. The draft-style root beer also fills old-fashioned floats. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TRUBURGER
8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416; www.truburgernola.com
The Truth burger is an Angus patty ground in-house and topped with Swiss cheese, thin-fried onions and house Tru sauce. The corn dog is made with a Zweigle's all-beef hot dog hand-dipped in Tru's corn dog batter. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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