The Best Burgers in Chicago

Chicagoans are known to be a meat-loving populace, which helps to explain the large number of steak and burger joints in town. At the same time, Chicagoans are also very passionate about good food, so there are only a number of places they trust to get their fix. 

Our list contains the best burgers in Chicago.

Au Cheval
800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Starting the list off is the number one place to find the best burger in Chicago: Au Cheval, which features a permanent wait to get in. This upscale burger joint on Randolph has visitors from all over America coming in to try its flagship cheeseburger, after it was named the Best Burger in America by The Food Network.

The first bite of the Au Cheval Single Cheeseburger (which actually has two patties!) has been described as a “burger baptism”–you haven’t eaten a true burger til you’ve had this. The burger is classic and perfect on its own, but you also have the option to “a cheval” (which means riding, in French) and add an egg on top to go with the burger.

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Pub Royale
2049 W Division, Chicago, IL 60622

Indian food is probably the last thing you’d expect from Pub Royale, but this joint in Wicker Park serves Anglo-Indian food. Specifically, their take on the burger (The Royale with Cheese) is a must try. Named one of the best burgers in Chicago by Thrillist, the burger incorporates a distinct yet mild Indian spice on the meat via the spicy pickles, which gives the burger a nice exotic twist.

Chicago Burger Company
301 E N Water St, Chicago, IL 60611

If a restaurant is dedicated to serving just one kind of thing, then you know it’s good. Chicago Burger Company is dedicated to serving only burgers of all kinds: Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Turkey Burgers, Veggie Burgers and more. You can enjoy your burgers at the ground level of the Sheraton Chicago Hotel, or have them on the go, while looking out onto the Chicago River. What’s more, you can enjoy 20% off burgers at the Chicago Burger Company with your GoConnect card!

616 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

When one of Chicago’s best steakhouses does burgers, you know that you’re in for a juicy treat. Named one of the best burgers in the US by the Food and Wine List, PrimeHouse’s burger is made from the same 40-day dry aged beef they use for their steaks, and topped with spinach, bacon, and black pepper aioli.

Kuma’s Corner
2900 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Kuma’s Corner, the metal-themed restaurant on Belmont, has been one of Chicago’s top go-to places for burgers for 11 years. They have several “Burger of the Month” specials and types of burgers to choose from, but “The Famous Kuma” with applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, topped with a fried egg, will always be a Chicago classic.

What are your picks for the best burgers in Chicago? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Author: Maddy Osman, an SEO Content Strategist who has a passion for blogging. Her lifestyle blog, ChicagoCheapAss, shows young adults how to find the best deals and values in Chicago!