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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.
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