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Vote for Chicago's best burger

We're pitting the 25 best burger restaurants against each other, and you can help crown the champion

Photograph: Martha Williams
SideDoor cheesburger at SideDoor.

People keep mistaking Chicago for a pizza city, or a hot dog town, but really, we're all about burgers. These 25 Chicago restaurants know their way around a burger, and from cheese-stuffed Juicy Lucys to simple griddled patties, each version is perfect in its own way.  

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Best Burger Official Rules

VOTING RULES: Voting open to any U.S. resident (unless otherwise stated) except employees of Time Out and sponsoring organizations, their agents or anyone directly connected to these promotions. No purchase required for this promotion. Contest valid 7/16/15 through 7/26/15 at 11:59:59pm CST.

The nominees

Acadia
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Acadia

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Au Cheval
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Au Cheval

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
The Bad Apple
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The Bad Apple

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Big Jones
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Big Jones

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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bopNgrill
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bopNgrill

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Butcher & the Burger
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Butcher & the Burger

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Community Tavern
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Community Tavern

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
DMK Burger Bar
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DMK Burger Bar

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
DryHop Brewers
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DryHop Brewers

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Dusek's Board and Beer

Dusek's Board and Beer

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Edzo’s Burger Shop
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Edzo’s Burger Shop

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Good Stuff Eatery
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Good Stuff Eatery

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Howells & Hood
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Howells & Hood

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Kuma’s Corner
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Kuma’s Corner

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Leadbelly
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Leadbelly

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
M Burger
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M Burger

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Mindy's HotChocolate
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Mindy's HotChocolate

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Owen & Engine
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Owen & Engine

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Pleasant House Bakery
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Pleasant House Bakery

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Red Hot Ranch Lakeview
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Red Hot Ranch Lakeview

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
River Roast
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River Roast

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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SideDoor
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SideDoor

Spencer's Jolly Posh Foods
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Spencer's Jolly Posh Foods

Three Aces
Bars

Three Aces

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Top Notch Beefburger
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Top Notch Beefburger

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars

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Comments

7 comments
Andrew G

Grange should be there as should cortlands garage. M burger is just fast food. Good, yes, but not like these others.

Cassidy M

How is Cochon Volant's Burger Royale not on this list? Shocked! 

Tom S

How could you limit the best burger joints to only 25 ?

tankboy

Wait. How is Lockdown not in there?

Chuck F

Grange Hall isn't on the list?