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Best Bar Burger

briox Jul 23, 2009 03:00 PM

Who do you think has the best burger here in New Orleans? Port of Call is good and overpriced, we aren't sure what else is out there when it comes to good burgers. What do you think? Phil's in Metairie is pretty good, but not a bar. We loved Casino El Camino when we lived in Austin...any cool burger bars you can think of around here?

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    Annasta RE: briox Jul 23, 2009 03:10 PM

    Yo Mama's.

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      ScarlettNola RE: briox Jul 23, 2009 03:19 PM

      I really like Beach Corner Lounge on Canal for burgers. Very cheap and yummy burgers, fries and onion rings. They have pool tables, and a juke box and is very laid back.

      1. edible complex RE: briox Jul 23, 2009 03:45 PM

        Rivershack Tavern

        1. N.O.Food RE: briox Jul 23, 2009 04:07 PM

          Bulldog has a decent burger, too.

          1. uptownlibrarian RE: briox Jul 23, 2009 04:30 PM

            You're certainly right that Phil's isn't a bar. Dropped in a couple weeks ago and they don't even have a liquor license right now, for some reason.

            +1 Yo Mama's

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              rockbound RE: briox Jul 23, 2009 04:32 PM

              Got to second Yo Mama's in the Quarter.Nice upstairs bar somewhat away from the insanity on Bourbon.Nice folks.Nice burger.Port o' Call is overated IMHO.

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                joedontexan RE: rockbound Jul 23, 2009 05:15 PM

                mr bs has a good one

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                  mimadeli RE: joedontexan Jul 23, 2009 08:24 PM

                  In Metairie, try these

                  Swamp Room 5216 Veterans Memorial Blvd

                  Bottom Line Bar and Grill 3309 Division St

                  Phil's is very inconsistent

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                    kateeats RE: mimadeli May 23, 2014 09:37 AM

                    Every time I fly "home", Swamp Room is my first stop on my way in from the airport... Love their burgers!

              2. mrsfury RE: briox Jul 24, 2009 06:42 AM

                I'll agree with Yo Mama's and Beachcorner.

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                  Shiloh RE: briox Jul 24, 2009 07:03 AM

                  i'll second yo mama's and beachcorner. and i'll also nominate fat harry's.

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                    uptownlibrarian RE: Shiloh Jul 24, 2009 07:19 AM

                    Yep - Fat Harry's half sausage/half beef burger is great. Good call.

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                    kibbles RE: briox Jul 24, 2009 07:21 AM

                    POC is like 9-10 bucks for a dense burger, fresh bun, a huge potato, and quality condiments (onion, lettuce, stone ground mustard). how is that over-priced?

                    im also a fan of Yo Mama's "peanut butter bacon" burger (!!). but i always find their offering a bit lower-end: crushed stale buns, small over-buttered potato, etc..

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                      JazzyB RE: kibbles Jul 24, 2009 07:57 AM

                      I agree with kibbles re:POC. Still my favorite. IMO Yo Mamas and Beach Corner are cheaper but not as good.

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                        shanefink RE: kibbles Jul 24, 2009 11:14 AM

                        mushroom burger, no cheese, loaded potato $14. Rum punch drink they serve $9.50. Has to be the most profitable restaurant in all of New Orleans.

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                          Shiloh RE: shanefink Jul 24, 2009 11:19 AM



                          $9.50 is right but it's a quart and is enough to put people on their ass (not me, mind you, but many people).

                          i can think of a few better ways to spend 20 bucks, but not many.

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                            shanefink RE: Shiloh Jul 24, 2009 05:19 PM

                            The potato loaded makes it come to $14. Not saying they should lower their prices, just saying that it's a great business model. Do one thing right and make a name for yourself. It is a lot of drink, but I bet their cost is $1.50-$2.00.

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                              Shiloh RE: shanefink Jul 26, 2009 09:09 AM

                              ah you're right. forgot about the upcharge for the potato toppings.

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                                kibbles RE: shanefink Jul 26, 2009 11:47 AM

                                their drinks are actually a great value -- why drink watery beer after beer for 3-5 bucks a pop, when you can drink *one* monsoon? two and youre done for the day.

                                loading the potato w/ everything does bring it up, but thats loading it. outta the box its a good value.

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                              roro1831 RE: shanefink Jul 24, 2009 11:22 AM

                              And if people still line up to get in, why lower the prices? Good for them.

                              I agree with Shiloh, that a lot of drink for the price, I'd feel great after one, paired with a hand grenade, it's nap time.

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                                kibbles RE: roro1831 Jul 26, 2009 11:51 AM

                                try this: One Monsoon, one Hand Grenade, one POB Hurricane. i call it the "Trifecta", or "Diabetes In Three Cups"...i have only completed it once. not sure i will attempt again.

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                                  Vineaux RE: kibbles Jul 27, 2009 07:27 AM

                                  Sorry, but POC is off my list until they hose it out. I understand that people line up for it, but is it too much to ask that they take an hour or two and a bucket of soap and water to the place? The last several tims I've entered, there's what can only be described as a stench. Very unappetizing. Best example I can think of (other than Mother's) of the old axiom: get a reputation as an early riser and you can sleep 'till noon.

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                                    sirvelvet RE: Vineaux Jul 27, 2009 10:17 AM

                                    I agree 100%. But I also drive by there several times a week in the early morning and they have a guy with a hose and what appears to be a compressor doing exactly what you state should be done.

                                    I did go about two weeks ago and the smell was better. Maybe they figured it out.

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                            UptownKevin RE: briox Jul 24, 2009 09:19 AM

                            Sure, go out drinking until about 2am and make sure not to eat too much in the meantime. Head over to Igor's on St. Charles Avenue and get a burger. Frozen patties, straight from the box, but I gotta tell you, it is heaven on a bun. Maybe it is the seasoned grill, but they are absolutely amazing. Seriously, this is no joke!


                            1. nikinik RE: briox Jul 24, 2009 09:33 AM

                              +1 Beach Corner
                              +1 Swamp Room

                              1. sirvelvet RE: briox Jul 24, 2009 12:54 PM

                                Alibi Lounge on Iberville. Also known as a hang out for the adult service industry.

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                                  R.A. RE: briox Jul 24, 2009 06:22 PM

                                  Yo Mamas!

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                                    briox RE: briox Jul 25, 2009 07:49 PM

                                    We went to Yo Mama's tonight and it was really good! Great suggestion! My only regret was that they don't have french fries. I'll start a new post about fries.

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                                      vasu RE: briox Jul 26, 2009 06:56 AM

                                      Favorite Bar Burger is the Sweet Spot, made by J'Anita's inside the Avenue Pub on St. Charles. It's got pears, blue cheese and caramelized onions. get it with a cold hoppy pale ale, like a North Coast Red Seal and it's one awesome meal!

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                                        kibbles RE: vasu Jul 26, 2009 11:52 AM

                                        that sounds excellent. will try...

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                                        Bocuse NOLA RE: briox Jul 26, 2009 02:58 PM

                                        Where's the love for Lakeview Harbor? I'm surprised that no one has mentioned it yet, though I will say that I prefer the filet sandwich to the burger.


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                                          mrsfury RE: Bocuse NOLA Jul 26, 2009 05:11 PM

                                          I have tried it twice and really didn't care for it, but that's just me.

                                        2. BayouEgger RE: briox Jul 27, 2009 11:16 AM

                                          I second J'Anitas. That sweet spot burger is pretty good!!

                                          Has anyone had the burger at Swizzle Stick Bar in the Lowe's Hotel? I hear it's pretty good. Gonna try it maybe this week.


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                                            ann2tie713 RE: briox May 19, 2014 10:51 PM

                                            Best Burger place in Metairie by far is Cheeseburger Eddie's on W. Esplanade Ave.!!!! The burger is juicy, tasty, and can be cooked to order... especially good is the BBQ one with cheddar cheese. Has a nice menu for other stuff.

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                                              Big Easy RE: briox May 20, 2014 05:31 AM

                                              Not a bar but right in the thick of things (and they probably wouldn't charge a corkage fee if you brought your own beer!) is the Clover Grill. Get the burger cooked under a hubcap. Open 24/7 and it can be somewhat raucous late-night.

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                                                kibbles RE: Big Easy May 20, 2014 01:29 PM

                                                does the hubcab make the burger taste better?

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                                                  hazelhurst RE: kibbles May 20, 2014 01:50 PM

                                                  depends on the make/model. All Studebakers are good but hard to find.

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                                                  Big Easy RE: Big Easy May 20, 2014 08:42 PM

                                                  Clover Grill was founded by the father of attorney Darleen Jacobs. Not sure what daddy's first name was, he was always called Mr. Jake. He was an ex-cop, a big, big man, whose trademark was his grease-stained apron. He ministered to many of my hangovers back in the day.

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                                                  Big Easy RE: briox May 20, 2014 08:24 PM

                                                  Bud's Broiler is one of my guilty pleasures and it's uniquely New Orleans. Number 1 with onions is my favorite.

                                                  "Where high quality meat and glowing charcoal make the difference."

                                                  Seven locations around town.


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