Best Burgers in Chicago

Looking for the Best Burgers in Chicago? Enjoy only the best (and skip the rest) with our handpicked burger list.

Author: Burger Guy

28. Paradise Pup

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Paradise Pup Website

1724 South River Rd
Des Plaines, Illinois
Country: The United States of America

Description: Paradise Pup serves some great chargrilled food. Everything from Chicago Style Hot Dogs, loaded fries, and charburgers. Paradise Pup is a popular drive-up location that has been featured on TV and publications. Its hours are rather difficult for a working professional, however it is worth it for a little bit of classic Americana. Their burger is a chargrilled variety topped with cheddar and grilled onions. Add on some ketchup or mayo and pair it with some loaded fries and enjoy! Paradise Pup has trouble comparing to the gourmet burgers that I typically eat, but it is an American Classic.

27. Billy Goat Tavern

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Billy Goat Tavern Website

430 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Country: The United States of America

Description: The Cheezeborger at The Billy Goat Tavern is a pretty typical interpretation of the classic. Double patties, cheese, crinkle cut pickles,classic bun, and a topping of ketchup and mustard make for an American classic. If you go to the Billy Goat I'd suggest going to to original of Saturday Night Live fame downtown. Overall, the legend of the Billy Goat packs a little more punch than their burger, however their burgers aren't bad if you need a simple classic.

26. Goose Island

best burgers in Chicago Goose Island

Goose Island Website

3535 N Clark St
Chicago, Illinois
Country: The United States of America

Description: The BBQ Burger at Goose Island Brewpub in Chicago is great execution on what is one of my favorite types of burgers. The burger features the typical suspects of a BBQ Burger; USDA Prime beef, onion strings, bacon, locally sourced cheddar, and BBQ sauce made with their own Honker's Ale. I substituted my bun to a pretzel bun from the standard brioche. The burger came with a decent char on it, which works particularly well for a BBQ burger. The Honker's Ale BBQ sauce has a nice sweetness to it that paired well with the crispy onion strings and the pretzel bun. For a brand known for their beer the Goose Island Brewpub cooks a mean burger.

25. State Restaurant

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State Restaurant Website

935 West Webster Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
Country: The United States of America

Description: State offers a number of burgers; however I can never pass up a pretzel bun. The Truffle Burger consists of Applewood smoked bacon, smoked Gouda, truffle oil, and a pretzel bun. A nice combination of rich flavor from the beef, truffle oil, and the gouda comprise the standout flavors of the burger. My beef was ordered medium and came a bit overdone. The pretzel bun complements the sweetness of the truffle and cheese, while the bacon adds a splash of saltiness to complete the combination.

Overall, there may be a bit too much complexity in terms of flavors competing for the lead role in this burger, but it is very good.

24. McCormick and Schmick's

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McCormick and Schmick's Website

41 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, Illinois
Country: The United States of America

Description: McCormick and Schmick's is a chain of Seafood and Steak restaurants in the United States with a major focus on business happy hours. Their burger offering at Happy Hour is a simple and classic cheeseburger with all the fixings. It's a chargrilled patty on a brioche roll - add in some flavorful pickles, red onion, and top it with ketchup and mustard.It delivers on being quite a satisfying happy hour bite, and one of the best price-to-score ratio burgers. It's not the best burger in the world, but it'd always satisfy a burger craving quite easily.



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