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6 Old School Louisville Burger Joints

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Most of Eater Louisville's readers 17 tastiest burgers were from new restaurants or food trucks that'd opened in the past few years. But what about those old-school burger joints? You know, places totally on board with trends like toppings bars and individually wrapped cheeses? We all have our guilty pleasures and as some of these joints have been in business for decades, it's clear that greasy burgers are a popular one.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. D. Nalley's

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970 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 588-2003
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LEO Weekly declared this Old Louisville spot "the diner time forgot." Exhibit A: the price for a bacon cheeseburger—$2.75

2. Ollie's Trolley

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978 S. 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 583-5214
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An Ollieburger, as described by Louisville.com: "soft yet firm lower bun; half-inch thick, specially seasoned burger patty; optional cheese (a mild white cheese); Ollie Sauce; soft yet firm top bun."

3. W W Cousins Restaurant

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900 Dupont Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 897-9684
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Maybe a bit too classy to be a joint, but now in its 30th year, it's definitely old school. And how many of those newfangled burger places offer a toppings bar?

4. Wagner's Pharmacy

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3113 South Fourth St.
Louisville, KY
There's just something about watching the ladies behind the counter, peel off a piece of pre-sliced American cheese and plop it on a sizzling burger.

5. Burger Boy

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1450 S Brook St
Louisville, KY 40208-2056
(502) 635-7410
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Super Burger Boy Double Decker: Two quarter-pound patties with cheese and sauce...$2.99. If that breaks your bank, the regular old burger boy is just $1.99

6. Dizzy Whizz Drive-In

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217 W St. Catherine St.
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 583-3828
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The WhizzBurger—double-decker burger with special sauce, lettuce and cheese—has been around since 1947. Whether that's also true of regular WhizzBurger eaters...

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1. D. Nalley's

970 South 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40203
LEO Weekly declared this Old Louisville spot "the diner time forgot." Exhibit A: the price for a bacon cheeseburger—$2.75
970 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40203

2. Ollie's Trolley

978 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40203
An Ollieburger, as described by Louisville.com: "soft yet firm lower bun; half-inch thick, specially seasoned burger patty; optional cheese (a mild white cheese); Ollie Sauce; soft yet firm top bun."
978 S. 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40203

3. W W Cousins Restaurant

900 Dupont Rd, Louisville, KY 40207
Maybe a bit too classy to be a joint, but now in its 30th year, it's definitely old school. And how many of those newfangled burger places offer a toppings bar?
900 Dupont Rd
Louisville, KY 40207

4. Wagner's Pharmacy

3113 South Fourth St., Louisville, KY
There's just something about watching the ladies behind the counter, peel off a piece of pre-sliced American cheese and plop it on a sizzling burger.
3113 South Fourth St.
Louisville, KY

5. Burger Boy

1450 S Brook St, Louisville, KY 40208-2056
Super Burger Boy Double Decker: Two quarter-pound patties with cheese and sauce...$2.99. If that breaks your bank, the regular old burger boy is just $1.99
1450 S Brook St
Louisville, KY 40208-2056

6. Dizzy Whizz Drive-In

217 W St. Catherine St., Louisville, KY 40203
The WhizzBurger—double-decker burger with special sauce, lettuce and cheese—has been around since 1947. Whether that's also true of regular WhizzBurger eaters...
217 W St. Catherine St.
Louisville, KY 40203