the big 6 - my current favorites

the loyalist

maillard tavern

maillard tavern

As far as I'm concerned - this is bar none, the best burger in the whole damn city. Can't think of a single complaint. The loyalist is perfect, like your cool older sister.

maillard tavern

maillard tavern

maillard tavern

Another member of the holy trio -- I can't get enough Maillard Tavern. GREAT ambience, great burger, rarely a wait. They also have a decent beer selection, and are located right off the L. 

kuma's corner

maillard tavern

LITTLE BAD WOLF

What can I say about Kuma's that hasn't been said a million times before? Come for the amazing burgers--- and the countless variations-- stay for the ambience and the vibes. Also, the beer list.

LITTLE BAD WOLF

LITTLE BAD WOLF

LITTLE BAD WOLF

I'm crazy about this place. They have the coolest vibe,  an awesome menu, and a seriously killer burger (options to customize the size based on hunger). It's dark, it's sexy, and its delicious. 

the region

LITTLE BAD WOLF

redhot ranch

This is a newcomer for me! I can't get enough of these weird little burgers. This is a casual option, counter service -- no frills. But that burger (and those cheese fries) truly speak for themselves.

redhot ranch

LITTLE BAD WOLF

redhot ranch

This might be my death row meal. If you're coming here for a stylish aesthetic and instagramability - don't bother. If you are coming to stuff yourself with an AMAZING burger and tons of fries -- I can hardly think of a better spot in Chicago.