This city has long been known for its deep dish pizza and namesake dogs, but locals know the truth: The best burgers in Chicago are the real star of the show. These days, you'd be hard-pressed to find a menu that doesn't feature a patty, whether it's a Michelin-starred restaurant or one of the coolest cocktail bars in Chicago. The best of the best are unapologetically messy and come piled high with indulgent toppings, like caramelized onions, thick-cut bacon and ooey-gooey cheese. Whether you like your patties thin and griddled or thick and juicy, there's something on the list of the best burgers in Chicago for every carnivore (and vegetarians aren't left out either).
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