Burger Bar Chicago

4.2
287 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 287 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.0
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3.9
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AnnetteS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice time. Our server was really nice, the food was great and everything completely followed Covid protocol.

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Truefoodie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

$2.50 covid charge per guest pushed me away. Extremely expensive restaurant to start. Paying steak prices for an a la carte burger. The least you can do is cover the cost of the hand sanitizer at the door. Covid isn't a revenue stream.

The illinois restaurant association has more lobbying power than a pedestrian poking in for a burger and fries. Use it or eat the costs of the government regulations for me to eat your expensive cheeseburger.

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KatieH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super friendly, great food, great atmosphere

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LAusten
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience at Burger Bar. Leah took care of us; she was very friendly and attentive. Burgers were tasty and huge! We will be back.

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DavidE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and service!! Others in the party loved their regular burgers, but the shrimp burger is outstanding. I will come back just for that!

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ModC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has that authentic truck stop feel. They have amazing drinks and margaritas, no cognac though. It was honestly one of the best burgers I had had in a while! You will be charged a $2.50 COVID fee for their supplies like gloves and masks or what not but we did not mind :) They forgot to bring out our fried pickles but they ended up being on the house. Thanks Burger Bar, the customer service was AMAZINGGG!!!

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MiguelF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very slow service, location not looking good, bad experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome precautions taken to ensure social distancing ! Would totally recommend !

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good, but even in Chicago, ~$16-18 for an average burger is a bit steep. Sides are a la carte which I found a bit strange.

They also charged a $5 PPE fee which I'm not entirely sure what for considering no additional PPE was provided by the restaurant.

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DinaJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first dining experience inside since last March 2020 and I have to commend the staff and manager! they were amazing at making me comfortable and you could feel the excitement to get customers back inside the restaurant.

Kudos to Carmen and Eric!

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TonyL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The urban sauce and fried pickles was a great combo. The staff was so nice and informative. Felt safe amid COVID19 concerns . Will be back

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TML1024
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best burgers I have ever had. You will not be disappointed with the selection of on the menu burgers or build your own.

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LeaSimone
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing!! Only downside (for the moment) was the 1.5 hour limit per table. I would’ve preferred more time to watch the game.

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BobA
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great burger joint. Loud. Waiter was not pleasant and seemed to be in a hurry.

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Swain
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

I had never been here and the images online showed a different location so I was a bit disappointed when I arrived at the Michigan Ave location.

Nonetheless, the waiter was nice, I think his name was Joseph and It didn't take long for them to prepare the food. The food is definitely overpriced but all things considered it was ok. I wouldn't go back but I wouldnt discourage anyone else from going there.

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AlwaysN4ff4
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Visiting Chicago, great place. The food was great and the drinks even better. The service staff was friendly and great, however the wait is long when waiting for food and drinks. I would recommend but be patient!

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MichaelN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We continued to celebrate our wedding anniversary at the Burger Bar. It was a great experience and the food was outstanding.

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Lizbeth
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

amazing!!! bb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Pretty neat place. Burgers are great!
Service was a bit slow but understandable.

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vipJane
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server was awesome I wish I could remember her name. The food was all good, fried pickles were perfect. Burgers were good but they were kinda pricey. We did the build your own and it’s a pretty high up charge for most toppings, but it is Michigan Ave and we were within walking distance to the museum campus so. If I went back, which I will, I would order one of their speciality burgers instead of building my own since it’d be way cheaper. Also, sides aren’t included so add an extra $4/$5 for fries 🤷‍♀️

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TravlnFam6981
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great experience. The waitresses were friendly and the atmosphere was nice. College kids and some couples. We however had a bit of disappointment when we order alcoholic beverages. Some how they were out of all Brandy n the beers were cold but not cold enough to enjoy. The food was outstanding! Definitely a place to return sooner than later.

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vipMelanieB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at the Burger Bar is always excellent.

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AlejandroG
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

been going here for a while now and happy to see her open back up. Its called Burger bar but dont sleep on her wings. Sassy wings are fire! Great draft beers and burgers

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was extremely expensive. Fhe burgers do not come with a side (it is extra) and they charge extra for every individual topping down to the cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles. I can understand charging for egg but not toppings you gwt on a burger anywhere in chicago and not pay a surcharge. They also charged $2.50 per person fee which is understandable but it should not cost $215 for 5 people to have burgers and a few drinks. Kumas Corner charges half of this restaurant for a better quality burger and experience.

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vipAYJ35
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The waiter was rude and seem to have a snarky attitude. The place wasn't busy at all and yet it felt like they were rushing us the whole time.

The burger was good, but the parmesan truffle fries which is extra was not worth the 5.50. I have had better parmesan truffle fries as a cheaper price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

As we are in limited openings, due to COVID-19, we were the only patrons in the restaurant. It took them a prolonged time to get our meal ready and when our meals were ready, we felt rushed to complete it and leave the restaurant within the allotted 90 minutes per-stay. The food was average, not justifying the cost, in fact the best aspect of the meal was the sweet potato tater tot’s. The waitress asked us as soon as we finish the burgers, would we like desert, we declined, opting for a final drink, This action caused the waitress to check our table timer to see how many minutes we had left in our stay despite the fact that it took nearly an hour for two burgers to arrive at the table. In my opinion, the food was overrate, the service lackluster, and the cost certainly did not match the value.

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Alexandra
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Awful service. Waitress was rude about time even though we still had 20 minutes. She was was constantly reminding us the whole experience about the time restraints.

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vipZawaska
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love them!

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The food was good but over-priced. All condiments are charged a la carte, which could make a burger expensive. The service was mediocre. Our server was not that friendly or engaging. He did not offer any recommendations on the menu. The wait was a little long and there was only one other table of customers in the restaurant. Will not return to Burger Bar South Loop.

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Fastidious1
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a birthday celebration amongst phase 3 of the pandemic. We we’re pleased with the customer service and elated to dine in and happy it was intimate because of the social distancing rules. We both enjoy Burger Bar including the Lincoln Park location. The food is consistent. I’m a vegan vegetarian and my spouse is a meat eater, just to put things in perspective.

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TonyG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Beer on tap is limited because of Covid. Staff wore masks at all times and cleaned everything.

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Chad
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty good overall. I burnt my tongue, however, on my first bite of my burger — which was both frustrating and bizarre. Other than that, the experience and food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best night. Especially after COVID reopening. Very clean, great service and even better food

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vipPbl432
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing selection of beer and top veggie burger!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had a large group of 9 people. The servers were nice and accommodating. We didn’t get asked if we wanted the check separate or together (they gave it together). Just thought that a group of casual adults would be considered separate payment. Otherwise the food was amazing and the experience was great! Definitely recommend for those visiting Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

excellent burgers and brews

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DizNutz
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place to grab a delicious burger and a beer. A little on the pricey side for what it is but, the food is definitely legit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Lance, was very kind and attentive!

The food was pretty good, but the burgers were quite overcooked. Overall, the burgers and ambiance are unique, but a little overpriced for what you get (all sides are a la carte).

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NicolaD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We waited about 50 min to get 2 burgers and 2 salads, which were very normal.

FAQs

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

Burger Bar Chicago is rated 4.2 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.

Burger Bar Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/burger-bar-chicago/giftcards.

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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