Burger Places In Chicago, Illinois

Burger Places In Chicago
Contributing Writer
| 4 min read

Eat your heart out and open your taste buds to the diverse and tantalising tastes of Chicago. Take your taste buds on a gastronomic adventure tasting unique food. Start off your breakfast with peanut butter and banana topped waffles, a chicken, apple and cranberry hot dog for lunch and a 20-course meal for dinner. Yes, you read it right, a 20-course meal for dinner! Chicago is a melting pot of diverse culture, traditions and ethnicities and it is prevalent in the different flavours on offer from Vietnamese pho to Macanese fat rice. Want to stick to the basics? Chicago is teeming with a selection of amazing burger joints serving a range of lip-smacking burgers. Feed your food lust and take a look at the guide to the top burger places in Chicago!

1. Owen & Engine

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Sink your teeth into the tantalising burgers served at Owen & Engine. The interior of this quaint restaurant transports guests into a classic English pub from the dark wood details, the fireplace and the Persian rugs which all contribute to the warm and welcoming ambience. The owners also paid close attention to the menu and its offerings. People have travelled far to taste the sensational ground burgers served at Owen & Engine. The beef is a blend of chuck, short rib and brisket that bursts with flavour in every bite. The burger is topped with a heap of caramelised onions and is served on a toasted hand-made potato bun. Guests to the restaurant can request to add melted cheese, hand-made rashers or bacon to the burger for added flavour.

Owen & Engine

Address: 2700 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL

Website: Owen & Engine

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2. Little Bad Wolf

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Looking for a relaxed spot to hang out with your friends? Then head on over to the charming Little Bad Wolf. There is a rustic charm to the restaurant in its interior design which complements the ambience. It has a huge well-stocked bar serving a fine selection of whiskeys and beer which go well with the burgers served. When at the Little Bad Wolf try the Wolf Burger which is famed for its abundant flavour and beef that melts in your mouths. The burger is three layers of beef patty, each with a layer of American cheese topped with a large pile of onion straws, mayo, pickle, bacon and a seasoned fried egg. Tantalising right?

Little Bad Wolf

Address: 1541 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

Website: Little Bad Wolf

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3. Hot Chocolate

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The seats at Hot Chocolate fill up fast as people flock to taste the burgers served here which warrant repeated visits. The restaurant serves top-notch American cuisine and is also popular for their desserts. The burger is a blend of two cuts from Heartland Meats which are seasoned to perfection. Each burger comes with a few pieces of bacon and melted cheddar with an option to add an egg for a richer taste.

Hot Chocolate

Address: 1747 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA

Website: Hot Chocolate

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4. Edzo Burger Shop

Edzo’s is a story of self-discovery and adventures as the founder Eddie graduated from culinary school and took his skills to be a long-time Chicago line cook and worked in Barcelona in a few fine-dining restaurants. Upon his return, Eddie took his experience in upscale restaurants and applied it to give customers a more casual setting of a burger and fries joint. The burgers served are from only American beef which has been cut and ground every morning at the restaurant. The burgers are juicy and flavourful served on a flaky, fluffy bun. The hand-cut, twice cooked fries come in a variation of garlic fries, angry fries, old fries, cheese fries and buffalo fries. Couple your burger with a tasty milkshake.

Edzo Burger Shop

Address: 1571 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201, USA

Website: Edzo Burger Shop

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5. Kuma's Corner

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Savour the burst of flavours offered at Kuma’s Corner where the restaurant’s ethos is “Support your community. Eat beef. Bang your head”. The restaurant has the rustic charm and promotes local heavy metal bands which can be heard on any given night. The burgers served here come with unique flavours incorporated in the dish. Some of the popular ones are tomatillo salsa, fried chiles and even burgers with sriracha and grilled pineapple. However, if it is your first time to Kuma’s Corner then be sure to try the Kuma Burger which is a succulent beef burger topped with bacon, sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes and a fried egg.

Kuma's Corner

Address: 2900 W BELMONT AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60618

Website: Kuma’s Corner

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6. Umami Burger

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Amplify your taste buds with the flavours of Umami Burger which was first opened in 2009 and has firmly positioned themselves as one of the city’s best restaurants lists. The burgers serve at this delightful restaurant are a must-try. Umami is a Japenese coined word meaning delicious with the food and especially the burgers having a unique blend of Asian and Western flavours. Try the Cali burger which is a two burger patty topped with caramelised onions, American cheese, miso-mustard, house spread, dill pickles, lettuce and tomatoes. For a real hunger buster, sink your teeth into the Manly Burger which is a house beef burger served with bacon, smoked salt, onion strings, Umami ketchup and mustard spread on a signature Portuguese style bun.

Umami Burgers

Address: 1480 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA

Website: Umami Burger

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7. DMK Burger Bar

The interior of DMK Burger Bar is styled to depict a modern subway with wall-mounted televisions, a large bar and tons of seating. During the warmer months, guests can opt to dine outside in the charming roadside patio. DMK Burger Bar offers a wide selection of burgers each with its own unique patties including turkey, lamb, veggies portobello and salmon.

DMK Burger Bar

Address: 2954 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA

Website: DMK Buger Bar

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8. Red Hot Ranch

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Take a bite out of the delicious burgers served at Red Hot Rance. The patties are made using the popular smash burger technique, where the beef is cooked for a minute then flattened on the griddle to produce a glistening, crispy surface. The burgers are served with fresh fries.

Red Hot Ranch

Address: 3057 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA

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9. Maillard Tavern

Enjoy the lip-smacking irresistible burgers at Maillard Tavern. The restaurant is made to depict an old-fashioned tavern and have a wide range of beers and whiskeys as well and cocktails and spiked shakes. There are seven burgers to choose from on the menu, and all of them comes with two patties and a potato bun. The classic burger is a remainder of the 1950s. It is topped with lettuce, tomatoes and onions along with American cheese and pickle. The Maillard Burger is topped with crispy onion straws, with bacon and bacon jam. There is a vegetarian option in the Grass Fed Burger which is a plant-based patty topped with chipotle mayo and cheese.

Maillard Tavern

Address: 494 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

Website: Maillard Tavern

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10. Mott Street

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Each of the burgers made at Mott Street Restaurant has the signature Miso Butter in them. The signature Mott Burger features a juicy double chuck patty layered with a few dollops of Miso Butter, crunchy jalapeno pickles, slices of American cheese and drizzled with homemade hoisin aioli and topped with a heap of sweet potato crunchies — a taste of heaven indeed!

Mott Street

Address: 1401 N. Ashland Ave.

Website: Mott Street

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Enjoy the mouth-watering flavours of the burger at these top burger places in Chicago.

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