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Acadia serves one of the best burgers in Chicago.
Photograph: Martha WilliamsAcadia serves one of the best burgers in Chicago.

Best burgers in Chicago

Looking for Chicago’s best burgers? Try these diners, burger joints and other spots for cheeseburgers, fries and more

Amy Cavanaugh
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Amy Cavanaugh

Some may say this is a Chicago hot dog town, or that we love deep dish pizza more than anything else, but when it comes down to it, we think Chicago is a burger city. Between cheffy burgers that incorporate high-end ingredients and lauded burger chains moving into Chicago, it's never been easier to find a great burger. Here's everything you need to find the best burgers (and fries) Chicago restaurants have to offer.

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