Some burger joints stand above the rest—having perfected the craft of burger making. If you’re sick of fast food and want a fresh, quality burger, look no further than the best burger joints across Illinois. Each of these spots serve hefty portions of mouthwatering burgers, complemented by fresh toppings. Try to pace yourself and save room for fries and a shake at these 10 great burger joints in the state.
Aside from their huge beer menu, Burgers & Beer is famous for their huge, flavorful burgers. Their burgers are juicy and bursting with lots of innovative flavors like fried jalapenos and even peanut butter. Plus, they serve amazing sides like gravy fries and pickle chips.
Meatheads is a simple burger joint chain with a mission to serve well-prepared burgers. Their burgers are made fresh angus beef (never frozen) with toppings like fried egg, avocado, Applewood smoked bacon, and sauerkraut. Choose from several cheese varieties, as well.
If you enjoy eating around missiles, bullets, and knives (military theme), Gross’ Burgers has some of the best burgers in the area. The tender beef patties with melted mozzarella cheese on soft, warm bread makes for very tasty burgers. They also serve great fries and shakes.
This Irish pub is known for serving up delicious, half-pound angus beef burgers with hand-cut fries. With toppings like fresh-cut jalapenos, sautéed mushrooms, and thick-cut bacon, these hamburgers are famous with regular customers. Don’t forget to order a pound of cheese fries on the side.
You’ll never walk away hungry from Bulldogs Grill. This retro burger joint offers a large selection of burgers, plus cheese fries, shakes, and other tasty dishes. The huge portions and friendly service make it worth checking out.
Build your own delicious burger at Back Alley Burger. You can choose from several buns including gluten-free or no bun at all if you prefer. Their portions are generous and their Nutella shakes are fantastic, as well.
If you ever get the craving for fresh beef burgers and cheese fries, look no further than DMK Burger Bar. Although on the pricey side, this hip burger joint offers a unique selection of burgers and toppings. The meat is of high quality—not frozen—and partly responsible for the crowded dining area.
Burger Moovment makes their burgers with 100 percent Midwest angus beef and hand-cuts their fries. You can also create your own burger and choose from a large variety of toppings at no extra charge. They also offer various buns like wheat, gluten-free, and pretzel.
If you like rock music and beer with your burger, head over to Kuma’s Too. Their burgers are large, delicious, and named after famous rock bands. The Iron Maiden, for example, features spicy flavors from pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo. All of their burgers are bursting with diverse flavors.
For all-nature, hormone-free burgers, look no further than The Burger Point. Their grass-fed burgers are cooked fresh with each order (no frozen patties). They also serve hand-cut fries, fresh chili, wings, and other sides.