Mid-City: 4905 Canal. 504-456-7470. Map. WHY IT'S NOTEWORTHY WHAT'S GOOD BACKSTORY DINING ROOM ESSENTIAL DISHES FOR BEST RESULTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT FACTORS OTHER THAN FOOD
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It's primarily a bar. Bars have a way of making the best hamburgers, and the Beachcorner is a good example of that phenomenon.
The hamburger here is the thick kind we used to call a "steakburger" in the 1960s, when such places as Ruby Red's and the Port of Call made them popular. The Beachcorner grills their burgers with excitement and serves them with good -quality grated Cheddar and all the dressings on the side. Also here are onion rings and overly thick French fries. Their menu includes other sandwiches, too. None are quite the standout that the hamburger is, but the grilled fish comes close.
The Beachcorner has been bar since at least the late 1960s, but the current management (and menu) didn't begin until 1993.
It's nowhere near any beach, and the closest corners are those of the cemeteries at the end of Canal Street. As a bar, it's unexceptional: pool tables, standard drinks and beer, televisions--all the usual accoutrements of the neighborhood hangout. The food keeps a more various stream of customers coming through, making the place friendlier to newcomers than the typical neighborhood bar.
Grilled chicken sandwich
Grilled fish sandwich
The best time to eat here is late at lunch. But they stay open into the wee hours.
The bar atmosphere isn't for everybody.
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WHY IT'S NOTEWORTHY
FOR BEST RESULTS
OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
FACTORS OTHER THAN FOOD
- Open Sunday lunch and dinner
- Open Monday lunch and dinner
- Open some holidays
- Open all afternoon
- Quick, good meal
- Good for children
- Easy, nearby parking