Best burgers in Chicago

Your guide to Chicago’s best hamburgers and fries

Photograph: Martha Williams
Acadia burger at Acadia

Chicago is in the midst of a full-on burger craze. Between cheffy burgers that incorporate high-end ingredients and lauded burger chains moving into Chicago, it's never been easier to find a great burger. Here's everything you need to find the best burgers (and fries) Chicago has to offer.

Restaurants

18 best new burgers

From thin griddled patties to cheesy Juicy Lucys, here are our 18 new favorites

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Kids

10 burgers your kids will love

Burgers are up there with mac and cheese and hot dogs as most kids' favorite meals. But which Chicago burgers are the best?

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Restaurants

18 great burgers

The best burgers at non-burger restaurants.

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We're getting an Umami Burger!

The California burger chain is opening a Wicker Park outpost later this year

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Restaurants

The best sandwiches and burgers of 2013

The DryHop burger is a new institution

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Restaurants

Best diners

When you want late-night breakfast, giant milkshakes, greasy burgers and other no-frills fare, here are our favorite diners

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Restaurants

French fries

From duck fat to buffalo, our five favorite fries.

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Old-school/new-school burger hybrids

These spots team classic smashed patties with punched-up ingredients.

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The crazy burger craze

A burger between two grilled cheeses is just the beginning.

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Chefs give burgers a new spin

None of these celebrated chefs is too proud to give the people what they want: a burger

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Are these sandwiches burgers?

We make the call on patty melts, veggie burgers and loose-meat sandwiches

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Six spots for fantastic fries

Sometimes, you just want the fries

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Restaurants

New-school versus old-school burgers

Two burger lovers debate thin and griddled versus big, fat and cooked-to-order

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How to navigate a DIY burger joint

Traditionalist Eddie Lakin of Edzo’s Burger Shop walks us through building your own burger

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Four spots for a grass-fed burger

When it comes to commodity beef, these spots just say no

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What's the Big Baby?

The South Side gave birth to the Big Baby cheeseburger, but who's the burgerdaddy?

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Best veggie burgers

Veggie burgers get some love at these spots

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High on grass-fed

Daniel Rosenthal is trying to make every burger in Chicago a sustainable burger

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