One of the first “go to” meals for many people when they arrive in a new city is the humble hamburger. So simple, delicious and reliable.
Time to start drooling…
Best Burgers Chicago:
You simply have to try the Wolf Burger at this trendy restaurant. With three beef patties, creamy melted American cheese, onion straws, house-made pickles, mayo and a fried egg, it’s an absolute beast.
Founded in 2005, Kuma’s Corner now has five locations, which is a good thing because it means you are never too far away from on of their amazing burgers. Big, thick, juicy patties with perfect pickles. Try the Original Kuma Burger: 10oz burger patty, applewood smoked bacon, chedder cheese, fried egg, lettuce, tomato & lettuce on a Highland Bakery pretzel roll.
By developing a relationship with a 20-acre farm an hour south of the city, they are able to source and create the very best produce from scratch. Their burger is simple and classic, but it ticks every single box for perfection.
They use only American beef– USDA choice chuck. It’s never frozen and they cut and grind it fresh every morning in the restaurant. They also say that “we handle it gently and don’t over-work it. Nothing’s added to it until we shake some salt and pepper onto the meat as it cooks. That’s it.” The end result speaks for itself.
High end dining done without all the pomp and ceremony that some places insist on. That extends to the burger. so although everything on the menu looks amazing you’d be foolish to look beyond this classic.
Following a year long expedition across America to find the best burgers in the USA, restaurateur David Morton Chef Michael Kornick opened the first DMK Burger Bar in 2009. 100% grass-fed beef patties, bison, and all natural turkey burgers paired with its legendary artisanal buns make for a sublime combination.
One of the great Chicago restaurants in general, Owen and Engine do everything great from Sunday lunch through to cocktails and an extensive beer menu. Their burger is something that as soon as you try it you’ll already be planning your next visit.
Once you’ve finished all that eating you’ll want to walk it off by checking out the 7 most Instagrammable spots in Chicago.