Burger Bar Chicago

4.1
395 Reviews
$30 and under
Burgers
American Ranchers know a thing or two about beef. When they tell us that Prime is the best, we just go with the flow and serve up the biggest, baddest Prime burgers around.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 395 people are saying
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Wittal
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and so were the burgers! We went there because of the gluten free bun option and my husband said it did not disappoint. Will definitely be back next time we’re in Chicago!

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed sitting at the bar and watched the hockey game and other sports.

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Jerome
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I ordered a burger well done and after a lengthy wait for me food, the burger came to me rare. I had to send it back for another burger which did come well done the 2nd time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were screamed at by another patron - super scary.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and beer was good, bartender was able to find information for my restrictions and helped me out

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed on the day we had reservations for. It was only for the lunch service on that day due to a provision shortage, but that was the exact time we had the reservation.

It would be good for some way to communicate instances like that from the restaurant to OpenTable so the customer using the reservation app can be notified and adjust their plans. We had to go through some work to secure parking in the city near this place to just have to go find somewhere else to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked at 9:15am reservation and got to the restaurant to find they were closed. I called them and they said they don’t open until 10am and they don’t take reservations on Sunday until after 2pm

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The burger was fabulous, one of the best I’ve eaten! Fries were perfectly crispy, onion ring had a great taste but would have preferred larger pieces of onion instead of strings. Milkshake was definitely good but not worth $8. It took a long time to get our food but that could be due to a shortage of employees (like many restaurants these days).

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Customer1
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was absolutely terrible. My girlfriend and I went and our server served everyone else before us. We waited 30 minutes just for him to take our order, we didn’t get our drinks, our food was super cold, and the vibe was just off.

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ERICA
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great spot! The burger and fries I had WAS SOOO GOOD!! My sister had the wings. She said the wings were a bit fatty but the sauce was good. Excellent for people watching.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The burger was the best I have eaten in a restaurant. The place was packed, and the staff did an excellent job.

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MB25
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best burgers I had. The atmosphere was electric. Great place. Definitely would go back again.

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vipJimL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Meh…the service was lacking…the food was not as good as it appears in the pics…$150 for 3 burgers, fries, 6 beers, and a pitiful jar of fried pickles that we didn’t get until after we were almost done with our meal…the killer part is that they weren’t busy and there was more than enough staff on hand…they just kinda forgot about us…I hate to criticize during these times but they did not live up to the expectations…so, meh…

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DanielJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I got the hot and spicy burger. The meat was cooked perfectly medium rare and the overall flavor was great. The restaurant as definitely short staffed but i guess thats understandable. The only negative thing was the fries. They didn't come with the burger and were an extra 3.50 and were pretty bad.

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vipKruseAM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The food was great, but the service was sad. The server just couldn't understand my order even though it was simple (I had to correct him 3 times on a "bison burger, grilled onions, lettuce and tomato"), they forgot our fries twice, which they finally brought out as I was paying, they never refilled my water and the meal took a very long time in spite of there not being many people there.

If you're going to chill and watch some sports, it is a good spot.

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swiftelan
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waiter didn’t bring water for everyone and was confused when we asked a second time for water. The restaurant was out of veggie burgers and said they could substitute an Impossible Burger. He neglected to mention the $7.50 surcharge. The menu did not list a few either.

The waiter never came by to see if we needed anything besides water, taking our order, and bringing the check. Our table didn’t have any napkins or silverware. It would have been nice to have a napkin to wipe off fingers and kids ketchup drips. The waiter blamed the kitchen on the poor service. The food came as we ordered and was prompt. The kitchen service was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid time, good service

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vipStevenJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The most delicious burger and burger salad ever. The greens and vinaigrette dressing are beautiful to look at and to taste.

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger was amazing and the service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

The waiter was extremely rude and ignored us. We were there for 2 hours and he came to the table maybe twice. We had to get up and ask for water and to order. I understand being short staffed but this was purposely ignoring the customers.

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JUSTINW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We stopped here before going to a concert. The burger was good and the beer was cold. Not the best burger I ever had, but it was good and well cooked.

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MauriceP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were able to be seated before our scheduled time. Our server was courteous and attentive. The food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and I will definitely visit again.

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vipDIsgusted
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Ok… just saying … I went for lunch at 1130… when it was first opening.
Food was good service was slow… which is due to lack of help …. Normal for most restaurants now…
Where it went bad was when it was time to leave …. I went to the bathroom and GAGGED… FILTHY DISGUSTING …. My GF took her grand child to the ladies room … SAME..
Someone had puked in the urinal in the men’s room… the stalls were as bad as most truck stops!! Mind u … they had just opened ! I’m sorry …. I’ll never recommend it or return …. If the bathrooms were that bad what must the kitchen be like???

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micand
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The staff were overwhelmed. The chips on the appetizer were stale. The burger was cooked to order and flavor was good. Overall, felt the experience would have been better based on ratings.

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vipTimothyS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Burger Bar delivers when it comes to flavor. The burgers are huge and delicious. Everything is a la cart so be prepared to spend $$$ for your meal. The fried pickles were so so good. Where BB failed for our experience was in service. Our server seemed to make up answers to questions he didn’t know the answer to. We had to ask repeatedly for a beverage that was ordered that was finally delivered about 20 minutes or more. The staff was overly eager to clear plates asking us mid-bite if we were finished and ready for our plates to be removed. We will give them another shot, but when staff doesn’t know the answer to something they should go find out vs making something up.

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vipLizz1212
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always come here before shows at Northerly Island, straightforward food, great beer selection!

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CarlaS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Their website lied about being gluten and celiac aware. The wait staff were completely ignorant about gluten free needs. The restaurant is so small most of the tables are situated between the kitchen and the restrooms, with loud music blaring. This made it beyond difficult to communicate with anyone about dietary needs.

Bottom line: if you have gluten issues go somewhere else.

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LoriE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was okay, but nothing special. The burgers were nothing to brag about.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Took over 20 min for a host to even acknowledge we were standing there. The waiters avoided eye contact as they walked by even though it was clear we had not been helped. When we went to order, they told us they were completely out of chicken wings. It was a Wednesday evening and only 5pm. For a sprite and a lemonade we paid $15.00. Would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Waited for over an hour to get our food which was cold, took another 30 minutes to remake it, as we were finishing up eating they took our plates with food still in it. Very dissappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here. Servers were great and really attentive and gave great advice on food. Food was delicious and so were the drinks. Would 100% come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, but pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

It got somewhat crowded around 15 minutes of us being there and most people coming in did not have reservations.

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AlyssaP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were great and extremely helpful. Food was great, especially the milkshake !!!!

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, best burgers (even our parties’ gluten and dairy free burgers were scrumptious), perfect spot. We will be returning the next time we visit Chicago!

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Makk
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Definitely one of the best burger joints I’ve had in Chicago, maybe even in general. Food and atmosphere were great and the service was pretty good

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sshark
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good burger and service was good. Covid has ruined dining basically but we were grateful this place was open on a holiday weekend.

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NotaSaint
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jaime, was excellent. The food was every bit as great and we will definitely be going back!

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AliceC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had a reservation but were sat in the back, very noisy area between the restrooms and the kitchen. There were plenty of other tables open towards the front. Our server was less than enthusiastic and while the food was tasty it would have been great had it been hot. Of four dinners none were hot. Since we were sitting just outside the kitchen door and the place was not that busy no excuse. This place is overrated and I do not plan to return.

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You can order delivery directly from Burger Bar Chicago using the Order Online button. Burger Bar Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 988-0162.

Burger Bar Chicago is rated 4.1 stars by 395 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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