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Best burgers in Chicago

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

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

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.

Best burgers by year

17 best new burgers in 2016
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17 best new burgers in 2016

It's never been easier to find a good burger

19 best new burgers of 2015
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19 best new burgers of 2015

Great burgers are hiding in unusual places

18 best new burgers of 2014
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18 best new burgers of 2014

These are our 18 new favorites

Where to get the best burgers

Best French fries
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Best French fries

These nine versions are worth seeking out

Best burger joints in Chicago
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Best burger joints in Chicago

These spots are low-key, but the burgers are killer

Best diners in Chicago
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Best diners in Chicago

These greasy spoons serve up excellent patties

10 burgers your kids will love
Kids

10 burgers your kids will love

Which burgers are best for kids?

Best burgers at non-burger restaurants
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Best burgers at non-burger restaurants

You wouldn't expect to find burgers here

French fries we love
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French fries we love

From duck fat to buffalo, our five favorite fries

New-school versus old-school burgers
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New-school versus old-school burgers

Classic smashed patties with punched-up ingredients

Three spots for a grass-fed burger
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Three spots for a grass-fed burger

Where to get a sustainable burger

Where to get the Big Baby
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Where to get the Big Baby

It's Chicago's native burger style

How to navigate a DIY burger joint
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How to navigate a DIY burger joint

Eddie Lakin walks us through building your own burger

Burger archives

Best burgers of 2014
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Best burgers of 2014

The best burgers of the year

Best burgers of 2013
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Best burgers of 2013

The DryHop burger is a new institution

We're getting an Umami Burger!
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We're getting an Umami Burger!

The California burger chain is opening a Wicker Park spot

Chefs give burgers a new spin
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Chefs give burgers a new spin

These chefs aren't too proud to give people a burger

Best veggie burgers
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Best veggie burgers

Veggie burgers get some love at these spots

The crazy burger craze
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The crazy burger craze

A burger between two grilled cheeses is just the beginning

Are these sandwiches burgers?
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Are these sandwiches burgers?

Let’s decide once and for all

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Vicky K
Vicky K

Paradise Pup in Des Plaines.