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Published on December 13, 2019
New Orleans' 6 favorite spots to score burgers on a budgetPhoto: Liberty's Kitchen/Yelp

Craving burgers?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable burger spots in New Orleans, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. District Donuts Sliders Brew

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Topping the list is District Donuts Sliders Brew. Located at 2209 Magazine St. in the Garden District, the spot to score coffee and tea, doughnuts and burgers is the most popular cheap burger spot in New Orleans, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,901 reviews on Yelp. 

If you're hungry for more, we found these details about District Donuts Sliders Brew.

"In the heart of Uptown New Orleans on Magazine and Jackson it all began with our first donut, slider and cup of brew," the business notes in the history section of its Yelp profile. "Ours is a concept that fills bellies for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have found it to add great value to the first neighborhood we planted in: the Lower Garden District."

As to what the business is known for, "Everything we do is made fresh to order when you come to our bar," it states on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "In addition to our biscuits and buns being baked fresh daily, we source meats that are bred, raised, and fed the right way. That's why they taste better!"

2. Lucky's

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Next up is Central City's Lucky's, situated at 1625 St. Charles Ave. With four stars out of 45 reviews on Yelp, the bar and pool hall, which offers burgers and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. 

Yelper Andrew R., who reviewed Lucky's on Aug. 27, wrote, "Great day-drinking spot, right on the Avenue with a porch to see it all. Open 24 hours, even with a kitchen for food. One of my favorite places in NOLA. Always fun to interact with the locals that hang out here."

Yelper Owen C. wrote, "Lucky's is a great 24-hour dive bar with very fun events, including open mic, live music and karaoke. The staff is friendly and there's a nice, diverse regular crowd."

3. Ted's Frostop

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Marlyville-Fontainebleau's Ted's Frostop, located at 3100 Calhoun St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive spot to score burgers and more four stars out of 86 reviews. 

If you're curious for more, we found these details about Ted's Frostop.

"Ted Sternberg opened his first Frostop in 1955," the business notes in the history section of its Yelp profile. "A diner/drive in with curb service was the hit of all ages at that time. Today the same diner personality is Ted's."

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "At Ted's Frostop, classic comfort food is our specialty!" it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "Visit us in the beautiful hub of Uptown New Orleans and be greeted by our friendly staff. We offer all of your favorites, and promise to deliver a mouthwatering experience."

4. Cafe Gentilly

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Cafe Gentilly, a breakfast and brunch spot that offers burgers, seafood and more in Gentilly Terrace, is another much-loved, low-priced go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 96 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5339 Franklin Ave. to see for yourself. 

If you're hungry for more, we found these details about Cafe Gentilly.

The spot is "operated by the former chef of the historic Abita Springs Cafe," per the history section of the business's Yelp profile.

As to what the business is known for, "We're a New Orleans family neighborhood restaurant specializing in Louisiana Creole and Cajun cuisine," it notes on Yelp in the section about specialties. "We provide a place and an occasion for families, friends and co-workers to come together over food and become closer to each other. We serve breakfast plates (all day) as well as seafood, po'boys, and daily Louisiana style daily specials."

5. Liberty's Kitchen

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Over in Tulane-Gravier, check out Liberty's Kitchen, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 69 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the breakfast and brunch spot, which offers coffee and tea and burgers, by heading over to 300 N. Broad St. 

If you're curious for more, we found these details about Liberty's Kitchen.

"Liberty's Kitchen is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable New Orleans youth," the business explains in the history section of its Yelp profile. "Our 16-week Youth Development Program provides disconnected young folks with workforce and life skills training to become employed and self-sufficient. Our café provides training opportunities for our program participants and helps fund our operations."

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "Our food service businesses double as on-the-job training facilities. At our Broad Street Cafe, we serve breakfast, lunch, coffee, espresso beverages, pastries and other snacks."

6. Lakeview Burgers and Seafood

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And then there's Lakeview Burgers and Seafood, a Lakeview favorite with four stars out of 98 reviews. Stop by 872 Harrison Ave. to hit up the Cajun/Creole spot, which offers seafood and burgers, next time you're in the mood for cheap eats. 

Yelper Raynee S., who reviewed Lakeview Burgers and Seafood on Aug. 13 wrote, "The fresh made-in-house mozzarella sticks were so good! I tried the catfish plate as well as sliders. The sliders were cooked like I ordered them. The server was great. Very nice small burger joint."

Anna L. noted, "Their tacos were amazing! Especially their charcoaled shrimp! The mozzarella fries were so good It was about $100 for so many dishes! We got almost everything on the menu!"

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