The Best Burgers in New Orleans

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:The Rib Room at the Omni Royal Orleans, Desi Vega's, Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:French Quarter, Warehouse District, Central Business District

The Rib Room at the Omni Royal Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
French Quarter
1,200 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 restauRead more
82% recommended
Steakhouse in New Orleans

Desi Vega's

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Warehouse District
1,573 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 Read more
98% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
1,857 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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 awardRead more
88% recommended
Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana

Gallagher's Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Covington
780 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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 burgRead more
98% recommended
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Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Mid-City / City Park
624 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
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, dineRead more
91% recommended
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Luke

$$$$·French·
Central Business District
6,723 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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 itRead more
92% recommended
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Hard Rock Cafe - New Orleans

$$$$·American·
French Quarter
187 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
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, Read more
Hot Spot in New Orleans / Louisiana

Toups Meatery

$$$$·Cajun·
Mid-City / City Park
1,193 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
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 relationRead more
87% recommended
Fit for Foodies in New Orleans / Louisiana

Revel Cafe and Bar

$$$$·American·
Mid-City / City Park
73 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Cozy
  • Creative Cuisine
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 Read more
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Mr. B's Bistro

$$$$·Creole·
French Quarter
3,147 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 doorsRead more
95% recommended
Creole in New Orleans / Louisiana

Red Fish Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
French Quarter
6,111 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Local Ingredients
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 Read more
93% recommended
Good for Groups in New Orleans / Louisiana

Willa Jean

$$$$·Southern·
Central Business District
1,536 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
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 Read more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in New Orleans / Louisiana

Restaurant R'evolution

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
4,919 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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, RestaurantRead more
90% recommended
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Cavan

$$$$·American·
Uptown
1,122 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
Cavan is located in a stunning two-story Victorian house that was originally built in 1883. Offering Southern small plates and coastal delights, it is a must-go spot for those who Read more
92% recommended
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Boulevard American Bistro

$$$$·American·
Metairie
505 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Bar Seating
Known for their wood-fired American bistro cuisine, this upscale restaurant provides friendly service and, most importantly, a menu that will awaken the taste buds. Each dish is beRead more
90% recommended
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Palace Café

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
French Quarter
4,194 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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 nationalRead more
92% recommended
Great for Lunch in New Orleans / Louisiana

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Metairie

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Metairie
1,091 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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 Read more
97% recommended
Romantic in New Orleans / Louisiana

Port Of Call

$$$$·Burgers·
French Quarter
When it comes to the best burger in New Orleans, Port of Call is where it’s at. A local hangout that goes back more than 50 years, Port of Call is known for their hefty burgers andRead more
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Camellia Grill Incorporated

$$$$·American·
Carrollton
The best burger in New Orleans can be found at this local institution, known for their bow-tied servers, late-night eats, and rich history. First opening its doors in 1946, it has Read more
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