Chicago is serious about its burgers. Whether your favorite is an old classic or you can't get enough of a patty melt or smash burger, you know which is your favorite and will defend it to the very end. That's why we're leaving the voting to you, Chicago, to pick the best burger in the city—whether your favorite is in the cash-only dive or at one of Chicago's top fine dining restaurants. Check out our list of the Battle of the Burger 2016 finalists and let us know which one is your favorite.
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Meet the contenders
There's never a wrong time to eat a burger. Whether you want a cheap smash patty for lunch or late-night dining or you're looking for a fancy and juicy upscale version, Chicago's got a burger for you. This year, we're leaving it up to you to pick the best. Meet the 50 beefy contenders for Chicago's Battle of the Burger.