Hamburger @ Lakeview Harbor
The most popular dish in America has a strong following in New Orleans, regionalism notwithstanding. The handmade hamburgers at Lakeview Harbor are made from fresh chuck, grilled until palpably crusty on the outside, and a juicy as one wishes every hamburger was. Best of all, they don’t serve it on a bun so enormous that the grilled ground beef is hidden. The only thing wrong with the place is that there’s often a wait for a table.
Lakeview Harbor. Lakeview: 911 Harrison Ave. 504-486-4887.
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