The Best Burger in Illinois

Looking for the best burger in Illinois? It is hard to beat a mouthwatering, melt in your mouth burger. One that has been seasoned and grilled to perfection and topped with flavorful cheese and dressed with your all time favorite fixings. Whether those are crisp lettuce and juicy tomato slices or crunchy pickles and onions, we usually each have our idea of the perfect burger.

Here, we have struggled through our differences of opinion to bring you the most regionally acclaimed burgers we could find in Illinois. To make our top burger list, these burgers had to consistently receive top marks taste test after taste test! This was research we didn't mind doing, these burgers also were liked by the widest palette of tastes. So give our burger list for Illinois a try. If you find a better burger in Illinois let us know and we will make sure to try it out and weigh it against the competitors.

Also, we would love to hear what you think the best burger is to you, what qualities do you think are most essential? Or do you know of a burger joint that is the best kept secret in Illinois and you want to share your love with the nation? We want to hear it, what you have to say is important to us!

  • Rj Grunts Chicago

    Rj Grunts Chicago

    Chicago, IL

    R.J. Grunts has two main specialties: their hamburgers and their salad bar buffet. They are also known for their voluptuous burgers, milk & malt shakes, homemade & fresh foods, and a comfortable family-friendly atmosphere.

  • Custom House

    Custom House

    Chicago, IL

    The restaurant is known for their Tavern Burger, which comes with Wisconsin cheddar, sourdough brioche, a house pickle, and some vegetables. In addition to this, Custom House has also been praised for being "high on presentation and taste".

  • Kuma's Corner

    Kuma's Corner

    Chicago, IL

    Kuma's Corner prides itself for offering the finest fare for burger lovers in all of Chicago. Their Kuma Burger is the most popular choice of regulars. The restaurant is also known for its heavy metal culture.

  • Moonshine Store

    Moonshine Store

    Martinsville, IL

    Roy Lee and Helen Tuttle bought the old-time country store in 1982 and promptly made it the best eating house in town. It is known today as Moonshine Store. Aside from cold cut deli-style sandwiches, drinks and snacks, Moonshine is the home of the world-famous Moonburger. You can get a double beef cheese Moonburger, bacon Moonburger, and a Moonburger just what you want it.

  • Lotawata Creek Southern Grill

    Lotawata Creek Southern Grill

    Fairview Height, IL

    Lotawata Creek Southern Grill offers their famous giant fresh ground 10 oz burger, which was voted Best Burger by the local newspapers. The giant hamburger and sandwich buns are made from scratch and are freshly prepared in their own bakery.

  • Hop Haus Gourmet Burgers

    Hop Haus Gourmet Burgers

    Chicago, IL

    Hop Haus Gourmet Burgers is popular for offering 20 different kinds of burgers and more than 30 different beers. Some of their burger specials include ostrich, kangaroo, lamb, homemade vegan, wild boar, and Cajun turkey.

  • Edzo's Burger Shop

    Edzo's Burger Shop

    Chicago, IL

    The burger joint uses only American beef–USDA choice chuck. The burger patties are prepared every morning in the the restaurant itself. Also, nothing is added to it except salt and pepper. That is how fresh and natural the burgers are at Edzo's Burger Shop.

  • Fast Eddie's Bon Air

    Fast Eddie's Bon Air

    Chicago, IL

    Fast Eddie’s Bon-Air started as a drinking establishment in 1921. They have now added grilled burgers, shish-kabobs, bratwurst, and boiled shrimp to their selection. Also, the restaurant is now twice the size as it was before.

  • Bulldogs Grill

    Bulldogs Grill

    Wauconda, IL

    Bulldogs Grill offers a variety of burgers and wings which are complimented by a choice of wraps, salads, hot dogs, fresh-cut fries, and shakes. This burger joint currently has 34 burgers on the menu which are all hand-packed from their own mixture of ground beef.

  • Gaslight Bar

    Gaslight Bar

    Chicago, IL

    Gaslight Bar & Grille attends to all age groups throughout their business days and the environment there is family-friendly. Chicken kabobs, smoked cheddar quesadilla, and salmon burgers are some of the new selections that they are offering.