I’ve been coming to this place for almost 20 years. It used to be for the hamburgers, and it was the hamburger because the location I used to frequent had a very large “fixin’s bar,” which was quite nice.
That feature seems to have vanished. Now I come for the thin sliced fried catfish, cause I think this is the only place in the city you can get it, unless you’re in the mood for a Sunday drive and want to go about 40 miles north to Middendorfs, an old timey place which is really great as well.
What they mean by “thin-sliced” is the filet is sliced length-wise, resulting in a paper thin piece of fish. It’s then flash fried in their unique breading, resulting in an extra crispy filet.
New Orleans Seafood and Hamburger’s menu has all the usual suspects of local dishes. Fried and grilled seafood, oysters, gumbo, and throw in the burgers for good measure.
They have great fries, extruded potato fry shape drenched in garlic butter and sprinkled with herbs. They’re kind of addictive.
This time around, I had the thin filet cat poboy, it was good, good bread, fully dressed, too large to eat at a sitting. (If you’re a first time visitor to the city, servers will ask if you want your sandwiches “dressed” which means lettuce, tomato and mayo. Most people say yes.
This location (uptown, on the St Charles streetcar line) has a couple large rooms, so it’d be ok to bring your family thing or a tour bus here, I imagine. Full bar and a number of draft beers, and the sign said video slots, but I didn’t see them.
I think I’ll revisit the burger next time. Good grub. Good value. Sparkling clean facility. Efficent service.
A bunch of locations in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
Full menu. (also below). Kid choices, too.
New Orleans Seafood and Hamburger Co Review