The original location of Bud’s Broiler has been an institution in New Orleans since 1952, and is a regular supplement in the diets of starving students at nearby Delgado Community College. The thin-patty, charcoal-broiled burgers have the unmistakable flavor of a flame-licked grill, which unfortunately can turn into a flame-dried meat puck late at night. You won’t find bacon, grilled mushrooms, fried eggs or any other gourmet burger trappings here. Just a handful of basic add-ons in various random combinations, like the #4 with cheese, chili or hickory sauce or a #6 with lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard, mayo, cheese. Bud’s is the kind of local institution with a sentimental, loyal following of locals and an equally vocal group who “don’t get” what the fuss is all about. In this day and age of a trendy burger stand on every corner, the fact that little has changed at Bud’s is reason enough to check it out.
The original location of Bud's Broiler has been an institution in New Orleans since 1952, and is a regular supplement in the diets of nearby starving Delgado Community College students.