Burger joints are a dime a dozen here in Chicago. When you need a greasy, salty, cured meat fix–you know you’re craving a bacon burger.
Here are our picks for some of the best bacon burgers in the city. We know we didn’t get them all, so leave a comment and let us know your favorite.
7545 N. Clark St.
Diners at Hop Haus have a seemingly endless choice of toppings to put on their burgers. Bacon however, is the topping of choice. This North side pub and grill has three burgers to satisfy your bacon needs. Take advantage of their wide variety of brews to wash down your burger.
1) The Haus
Sharp yellow & white cheddar, bacon, 1000 island, L&T- $9.95
2) Guacamole Jack
Bacon, pepperjack cheese, guacamole, mayo, L&T
3) Fried egg Burger
Fried egg, cheddar, Canadian bacon, red pepper sauce
That’s A Burger
2134 E 71st St
Chicago, IL 60649
Burgers here are made to order. Literally, when you place an order, the cook forms the patty from scratch (no pre-made patties here!). If you’re not looking for fast food, a homemade burger from That’s A Burger, is well worth the wait.
1) That’s A Burger Special
Chili Cheese, bacon, and egg
5400 N. Clark St.
This Andersonville restaurant and bar serves just about every kind of burger you can think of. The ‘Barbara-Q’ with Mary’s special sauce is a best-seller on this massive menu.
1) Barbara-Q Bacon Cheeseburger
Onion rings and a tangy-sweet BBQ sauce top this burger, with bacon, melted cheddar & jack chess, lettuce, pickle and Mary’s special sauce
Top Notch Beefburger
2116 W 95th St
Top Notch Beefburger is a South side staple, known for fast service, great milkshakes, and even better burgers. Bacon burgers at Top Notch are served with a Western kick. You’ll find massive amounts of spice, cheese, and bacon on this number.
3 slices of cheese from our selection of 5 varieties, 3 strips of bacon – 3 rings of grilled green pepper, bbq sauce – onions, grilled or raw
2047 W. Division St.
Menu focuses on three main areas; smoked foods, fried foods, and sandwiches. Their specialties also include homemade “Triple Secret” and Fifty/50 Cheese Sauce.
1) The Fifty Burger
Cheddar, bacon, bbq sauce, and onion rings on a pretzel bun
2) The Division Burger
Stuffed with gouda, mushrooms, & caramelized onions, then topped with bacon, swiss, & bbq sauce served on a pretzel roll
DMK Burger Bar
2954 N Sheffield Ave
This isn’t your average neighborhood burger joint. With grass-fed beef and natural ingredients, you’ll fell a little less guilty with every bite.
1) Aged Cheddar, Smoked Bacon, Charred Balsamic
Red Onions, Rufus Teague’s BBQ Sauce
2) Roasted Hatch Green Chile, Fried Farm Egg,
Sonoma Jack, Smoked Bacon
3) The Patty Melt—Smoked Bacon, Burnt Onions,
Leroy’s Remoulade, Smoked Swiss, Griddled Rye
Have a favorite bacon burger we missed? Post a comment below and share with the class! –Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago