The 7 Best Chicago Burgers

The 7 Best Burgers In Chicago

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.

Luckily, Chicago burgers, are among the very best in the country and we’ve selected the seven very best for you to work your way through. Just maybe don’t do them all in the one day.

Time to start drooling…

Best Burgers Chicago:

1. Little Bad Wolf

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.

Chicago burgers

2. Kuma’s Corner

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.

Kuma’s Corner Hamburger in Chicago

3. The Loyalist

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.

The Loyalist Hamburger

4. Edzo’s Burger Shop

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.

Edzo’s Burger Shop in Chicago

5. Mott Street

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.

Mott Street Hamburgers

6. DMK Burger Bar

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.

DMK Burger Bar Hamburger

7. Paradise Pup

Serving up fast-food favorites in Chicago since 1983!

This small roadside shack serves up terrific burgers that rank among the suburb’s finest. The juicy beef patties are served on a challah bun, make sure to add their gooey Merkts cheddar spread, yum!


Once you’ve finished all that eating you’ll want to walk it off by checking out the 7 most Instagrammable spots in Chicago.

Big 7 Travel Team