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Loop's Essential Burgers

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Posted  21 months ago  in  Eat & Drink, Loop List  by  Ammanuel M. Ayalew

At the heart of the Restaurant City of the Year, the Chicago Loop is home to a myriad of cuisines that can satisfy all your cravings. We are revered for our deep dish pizza worldwide. Our hot dogs are the stuff of legend while people wait in line to chomp on our popcorn. And these spots live up to the city’s esteemed culinary reputation with their burgers that are anything but ordinary. Bon appetite, Chicago!


Bounce Burger at AceBounce

Created by the acclaimed Chicago Chef Rick Gresh, The Bounce Burger is bellowing with Angus beef, white cheddar and roasted mushrooms on a toasted onion bun. Made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and served in a ping pong venue, the burger is one of the crowd favorites – delectably juicy, precisely seasoned beef with the mushrooms on top over the cheese as a perfect complement to the meat. It’s available on Fridays as a lunch special—the full entrée portion and side of fries or salad for just $7.

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Berghoff Classic Burger at The Berghoff

Executive Chef Matt Reichel's 10-oz. burger is made with top-of-the-line, 100% black Angus beef, which packs an excellent flavor. Seasoned lightly with salt and pepper, The Berghoff Classic Burger is cooked to your liking and topped with Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese, lettuce, sliced vine ripe tomatoes, Applewood bacon and traditional onion rings and fried European onions! It is served with a side of The Berghoff's in-house made chips and bourbon BBQ sauce and is sure to leave you satisfied for just $14.50.

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Grilled Lamb Burger at The Berghoff

This burger, also the culinary craft of Executive Chef Matt Reichel, is made with fresh ground lamb and infused with caramelized onions, garlic, fresh lemon zest, mint and feta cheese. Served on a house-made Kaiser roll, the Grilled Lamb Burger is topped with arugula and vine ripe tomatoes alongside lemon aioli and shoestring sweet potato fries. People hesitant to try a lamb burger will be pleasantly surprised at how wonderfully all the flavors come together to create a unique taste. It costs $16.95.

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The Dearborn

The Dearborn Burger features pasture-raised beef, Hook’s One Year cheddar, Boston bibb lettuce, dill pickle, special sauce, brioche bun and house-made fries from Executive Chef Aaron Cuschieri. This palate pleaser at a popular Loop restaurant and urban American tavern is priced at $16.

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Potter's Chicago Burger Bar

Potter’s Chicago Burger Bar draws inspiration from Chicago's many neighborhoods. From the Lakeview Burger, a gooey cheese-curd concoction, to the River North burger made of crispy onions, maître d’ butter and creamed spinach aioli, or the Little Village with pepper jack, chicharron and elote mayo, each burger gets its own unique touches. Each menu item uses locally grown ingredients, including some from the hotel's rooftop garden, and a quarter-pound patty.

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Land & Lake Kitchen's Burger

This hot menu item is served smash burger-style—two all-beef patties, American cheese, shaved red onion, house pickles and thousand island—and is served on a potato bun. Although priced at $12, this burger is available for $6 during happy hours on weekdays from 4-7 p.m. And psst! It pairs well with the restaurant's local craft beer selection.

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If you have tried any of these burgers or others that are not included in this list, drop us a comment below. Browse here for more culinary delights in the Loop.