I was born in New Orleans in the 1960’s and have been here ever since. So has this place, located right on the eastern edge of the French Quarter. As long as I can remember I’ve heard that this is THE place to get a burger. They’re supposedly the best in the world. I’m a big burger fan. Since I started these reports I’ve hit Atomic Burger, Buds Broiler, Desi Vegas, DiMartinos, Fharmacy, Five Guys, Ground Pati, Mooyah, New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood, Red Robin, Shanes, Smashburger and Times Grill (I’m sure I’m missing some), in my quest for the perfect burger. It was finally time for me to give theirs a try.
If you come here anywhere near lunch or dinner time, prepare to wait for a table or seat at the bar. I got there at 4:55 PM and it looked like I got the last table in the place. The bar appeared to be full. I left at 5:35 PM and as you can see in the third picture there were at least 10 people waiting to get in.
If you don’t like loud places, you won’t like this one. The place is very loud. Ear damaging loud! And dark. Bats would be happy kind of dark. With an odd, reddish light, to make them even happier.
The menu is only two pages. One for drinks and one for steaks and burgers. All burgers are a half pound. They don’t serve French fries. Your choice of sides is limited to a salad or baked potato. I decided on a cheeseburger, cooked medium, and a baked potato with everything on it.
The burgers come on a toasted bun with all the dressings (tomato, pickels, lettuce and onions) on the side. Ketchup, brown and yellow mustard and mayo are on each table. The burger was very good! Thick and juicy. Not so thick you have to unhinge your jaw like a python trying to eat a opossum to take a bite of it though. The potato was very good too. They didn’t skimp on the toppings. Especially the sour cream. This one was loaded with it. If you don’t like a lot of sour cream you might want to get it on the side.
Good burger and a historic New Orleans dive. I recommend the place.
838 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116 Ph: 504-523-0120