The Best Burgers in New Orleans

New Orleans cuisine is as vibrant and colorful as the city itself, offering local dishes and flavor combinations that can’t be found anywhere else. Once a major shipping port, this area developed a diverse population of Creole, African, and French people, which continues to influence New Orleans cuisine and the unique local burgers available today. From the chef-driven burger joints to the steakhouses serving gourmet burgers with a New Orleans twist, The Big Easy is known for their fresh-ground, well-seasoned patties, served with sides diners can’t resist. But where should you go to find the best burgers? We looked at our data to find where the most in-the-know locals are going when it comes to burgers in NOLA—here’s where they’re dining now.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:The Rib Room at the Omni Royal Orleans, Desi Vega's Steakhouse, Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:French Quarter, Warehouse District, Central Business District
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

The Rib Room at the Omni Royal Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
French Quarter
1,343 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

While Rib Room may be known as a fine dining establishment, that doesn't mean that diners cannot order a quality burger. Located in the Omni Royal Hotel, this French Quarter restaurant is where tradit...

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Desi Vega's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Warehouse District
1,872 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

When diners want to eat a quality burger, served in an elegant space with high ceilings, Desi Vega's is the place-to-be. This steakhouse is known to draw a crowd and, during lunch service, burger-love...

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Best Food in New Orleans / Louisiana

Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
2,145 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic

Elegant yet relaxed, Ruth's Chris Steak House in New Orleans features high ceilings and a large outdoor seating area. Known for their signature 500-degree sizzling plates and award-winning wine list, ...

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Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Gallagher's Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Covington
824 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries

There’s a reason Gallagher’s Grill attracts diners from near and far. While guests can certainly enjoy seafood, steaks, and decadent sides in this upscale-casual eatery, their burger is a featured lun...

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Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Mid-City / City Park
746 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

Rustic and charming, Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar is a vibrant, creative eatery that specializes in Southern culture and tradition. Sourcing the best local ingredients, diners can expect a cozy...

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Great for Lunch in New Orleans / Louisiana

Luke

$$$$·French·
Central Business District
7,244 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

With a combination of French and German cuisine, Luke is an elegant Creole brasserie that serves house brews and a wide selection of memorable dishes. The wood exterior hints at its rustic, comfortabl...

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Hard Rock Cafe - New Orleans

$$$$·American·
French Quarter
258 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Late-night Find
  • Comfort Food

Diners are always guaranteed a great time at the Hard Rock Cafe in New Orleans. This rock 'n' roll-themed restaurant and bar is known for their American classics, quality burgers, and lively experienc...

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Hot Spot in New Orleans / Louisiana

Toups Meatery

$$$$·Cajun·
Mid-City / City Park
1,508 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

At Toups Meatery, meat lovers are spoiled for choice. Steeped in tradition, the menu at Toups Meatery celebrates over 300 years of Louisiana culture, as well as the unique relationship that the people...

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Fit for Foodies in New Orleans / Louisiana

Revel Cafe and Bar

$$$$·American·
Mid-City / City Park
74 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem

This craft cocktail and wine bar is a chic yet funky establishment, known for their gourmet sandwiches served on housemade bread. Their bar snacks and small plates are too good to pass up, so diners s...

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Mr. B's Bistro

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
3,798 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

This wood-paneled bistro is the perfect place to meet for special occasions, but is also a great spot to unwind, have a drink, and enjoy a delicious burger. First opening its doors in 1979, Mr. B's si...

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Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Red Fish Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
French Quarter
6,532 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

This buzzing and lively restaurant is the perfect spot to bring the whole family. Casual, yet award-winning, this seafood joint is located one block off Canal Street, providing an authentic experience...

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Seafood in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Willa Jean

$$$$·Southern·
Central Business District
1,685 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Great for Brunch

Many diners flock to Willa Jean for their baked goods, as well as their specialty coffees and teas. However, this retro-chic establishment also offers a selection of cocktails and Southern dishes. The...

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Best Food in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Restaurant R'evolution

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
5,461 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

This swanky, high-end restaurant is known for their Creole menu and 10,000-bottle wine cellar. Building an experience based on the history and traditions of New Orleans, Restaurant R’evolution is a me...

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Creole / Cajun / Southern in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Palace Café

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
4,530 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups

Located at the foot of the French Quarter, Palace Café is a classic New Orleans restaurant. Dishing up contemporary Creole food, this upbeat cafe has won several local and national awards, ensuring an...

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Great for Lunch in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Metairie

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Metairie
1,303 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Less than 8 miles from downtown New Orleans, Metairie is home to another beloved Ruth's Chris Steak House location. The menu at this location is similar and the service offered is held to the same sta...

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Most Booked in New Orleans / Louisiana
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