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Battle of the Burger 2016: Vote here

Make your pick for which meaty sandwich is the best in Chicago for this year's Battle of the Burger

Photograph: Nick Murway

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

Meet your contenders for Battle of the Burger 2016

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.

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By: Time Out Chicago editors


Albert J

Don't need no teeth, to eat this Burger short rib of Beef...

Daniel M

I also think the Van Helsing @ Kick Chicago is a major contender.


The Fatso Burger from Fatso's Last Stand needs to be on this list.

Sean M

Fast food burger at Kitchen 17. Best vegan restaurant in the city. That being said, for real burgers the best is Black Sabbath from Kumas.

Michelle M

You forgot the Stanburger from Stanley's Kitchen and Tap. It's one of the best burgers in the city. I have one about once a month. The secret sauce is amazing!

MarySue E

Illinois Bar and Grill - Bacon Cheeseburger

Payrolls - Bacon Cheeseburger

Norvin H

No Burger Antics? Tsk tsk