BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Where is the best place to get a hamburger in Baton Rouge? It depends on your personal criteria, but the capital area has plenty of options for everyone. If you’re looking for double meat with fries and a shake to a veggie burger, local restaurants have you covered.

A couple of websites looked at what local residents love the most and provided some solid direction. Foursquare recently updated its list of “15 Best Places for Burgers in Baton Rouge” while Yelp broke down its “Best 10 Burgers.” With these lists in mind, here are some places to grab a burger.

Atomic Burger

The Louisiana-based burger joint has one location in Baton Rouge. It makes burgers and sliders with toppings like bacon-onion jam and green chiles. Need more? There are decadent milkshakes. Want something lighter? Edamame is a side option.

  • Where:
    Creek Centre, 5909 Creek Centre Drive, Baton Rouge

Brew-Bacher’s Grill

They have two locations open in Baton Rouge. The Cowboy Burger includes traditional toppings along with pepper-jack cheese, jalapeños, sour cream, avocado and salsa on the side. The Mexican Burger also has special spices. They have corndogs, grilled cheese, hotdogs and more if you want something different.

  • Where:
    8415 Bluebonnet Blvd. Baton Rouge
    3554 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge


This “chef-inspired burger restaurant” offers flavorful options and burgers by the box. Protein options include Beyond burgers, Angus beef, lamb, turkey, wagyu and grilled or crispy chicken. They also offer a variety of sauces, toppings and sides to go with wings, salads and wraps.

  • Where:
    7673 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge

Burger Plus

This establishment offers a Surf & Turf with shrimp burger, The Aloha with pineapple, bacon and provolone, and a coleslaw-topped option. They also offer a SPAM and egg sandwich — among others — po’boys and more.

  • Where:
    730 O’Neal Lane, Baton Rouge


This place makes “handcrafted burgers and sandwiches” with specialties including the Ragged Branch Bourbon Burger, which includes meat from cows fed a mixture of bourbon mash. They also offer a Bison Burger and a Southwest Bean Burger.

  • Where:
    3613 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge
    6212 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge
    18303 Perkins Road E., Baton Rouge

Curbside Burgers

This restaurant, which bills its menu as “artisan grubbery,” has a place to sit outside and burgers ranging from the Curbside Classic to the Barbie Burger 2.0. The Big Brett Burger includes pork belly preserves, blue cheese sauce and fried onion strings. They also offer salads and Sunday brunch.

  • Where:
    4158 Government St., Baton Rouge

Dearman’s Soda Shop

This place feels like a step into the past with vintage chrome diner and checkerboard floor decor. The menu keeps it simple with burgers, shakes and sundaes.

  • Where:
    7633 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge

Five Guys

This national fast-food chain has burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches with toppings ranging from traditional standards to steak sauce, hot sauce or grilled mushrooms. You can get regular or Cajun fries. Can’t get enough meat? There’s a bacon shake. And don’t forget the free peanuts.

  • Where:
    14640 Village Market St., Baton Rouge
    7415 Corporate Blvd., Baton Rouge

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

This restaurant has made-to-order burgers they press thin on the grill and top with proprietary burger and fry seasoning. They offer fries, onion rings or cheese curds as sides, along with chili cheese options, and desserts include a range of frozen custard-based treats.

  • Where:
    6464 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge
    1636 Millerville Greens Blvd., Baton Rouge


They have been in business since the 1950s. The menu lists a Crab Burger, and there are several burger options, po’boys, salads and platters to choose from. Try their homemade root beer.

  • Where:
    402 Government St., Baton Rouge


With two locations in Baton Rouge, they offer a Heavy Hit Burger with avocado and cheese along with burgers, bacon burgers and a Garden Burger with a vegetable patty.

  • Where:
    15321 George O’Neal Lane, Baton Rouge
    8905 Highland Road, Baton Rouge

Ghetto Burger

Located on North Foster Drive, this restaurant has the Ghetto Western with barbeque sauce, cheese, onion rings and pickles, Crumble Burger and the half-pound ‘Biggueax’ Burger. They also have fish plates, shrimp plates and more.

Where: 1836 N. Foster Drive, Baton Rouge

Goodwood Grill

This Baton Rouge restaurant offers various items including the Mega Burger and a Mushroom and Bacon Burger. Check out their platters, wraps, po’boys and fried seafood.

  • Where:
    8588 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge

Louie’s Cafe

Louie’s has served the community since 1941. You might think of breakfast when you hear about this Tigertown favorite, but they do have the Louie Cheese Burger alongside Banana Pecan Pancakes and Super Hashbrowns.

  • Where:
    3322 Lake St., Baton Rouge

Our Mom’s Restaurant & Bar

This place offers more than 10 specialty burgers including a Peanut Butter and Jelly Bacon Burger, a Pizza Burger and a Caprese Burger with tomatoes, mozzarella and candied jalapeño vinaigrette.

  • Where:
    250 W. Lee Drive, Baton Rouge

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes

This chain offers several customizable burgers and hot dogs including spicy and zesty options like the Double Diablo and the The Best Quesonario. Gone vegetarian? They also offer The Meatless Beast.

  • Where:
    9730 Bluebonnet Blvd., Ste. 1, Baton Rouge
    6555 Siegen Lane, Suite 6, Baton Rouge

Riverside Patty

They have hamburgers, a chili cheeseburger, BBQ burgers, steak burgers and a patty melt. Sides include an array of deep-fried goodies. Or snag a crawfish or meat pie and some gator or boudin balls.

  • Where:
    10933 Cloverland Ave., Baton Rouge

Roul’s Deli

The Shrimp Burger is topped with grilled shrimp, and the LOLO Burger is a half-pounder topped with shrimp, chicken, steak and bacon. Not enough options for you? Try fries loaded with Philly cheesesteak, crawfish or shrimp.

  • Where:
    3327 Highland Road, Baton Rouge
    5230 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, 

Shake Shack

This beloved chain pairs shakes and custard treats with flavorful options like the SmokeShack – a cheeseburger topped with smoked bacon, cherry peppers and a special sauce. They have multiple vegetarian options, like the ‘Shroom Burger – a portobello cap stuffed with cheese, then breaded and fried.

  • Where:
    6651 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge,

Small Sliders

You can get burgers with smauce, cheese and pickles go to with fries and milkshakes. Sides include fries, queso or smauce.

  • Where:
    7610 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge
    4343 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge


You can try 14 signature burgers, including the Double Smoked Bacon Brisket Burger, the Truffle Mushroom Swiss Burger, the Colorado Burger and the Avocado Bacon Club Burger. Looking for a different side than fries and tots? They have those too, but you might want to try the Crispy Brussels Sprouts.

  • Where:
    6401 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge

Spoke & Hub

They have their own version of a smash burger on the menu alongside a Louisiana Hot Brown and a 3-Napkin Roast Beef. This local favorite serves breakfast all day and has starters with Louisiana flavors like fire green tomatoes paired with shrimp, crawfish, mornay and pickled mirliton.

  • Where:
    5412 Government St., Baton Rouge

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

They have eight burgers to try including the Hickory Burger, the Smoked Gouda Turkey Burger and the Hangover Burger — it comes with an egg, cheese and bacon.

  • Where:
    3838 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge
    7425 Corporate Blvd., Ste. 810, Baton Rouge

So, where is your favorite place to go for a hamburger in Baton Rouge?