Only in Chicago could a burger be so good that it deserved its own eatery. The story of Mini Mott's signature dish began in 2016, when the patty at parent spot Mott St was recognized as one of the nation's best. At the time, the burger was available only at the restaurant's tiny bar. Mini Mott was born to supply the demand, turning out juicy patties layered with melted American cheese, hoisin aioli, pickled jalapenos, miso butter, pickles, sautéed onions and a cloud of sweet-potato frizzles. Now you can snag the delicious stack at a third location: Time Out Market Chicago.
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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