This super simple burger doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of the menu at Publican Anker, but when you’re hunkered down at the bar with an ice-cold beer in hand, it’s just the thing to order. A single patty is topped with melty American cheese, special sauce, lettuce and onion, all sitting on top of a chewy bun. The patty’s crisp edges set it apart and will have you venturing back to Wicker Park to get another taste. $12.—Elizabeth Atkinson
In a burger town like Chicago, there's always room for new competition. Every year we scour the city for top-notch iterations of the classic meaty creation (check out our favorites from 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016). With so many great new restaurants to choose from, we had no problem finding plenty of fresh options to spruce up your burger bucket list. Here are the patties that caught our attention in 2017.
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