Burger Bar - South Loop

4.4
165 reviews
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$30 and under
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Burgers
RESERVATION POLICY: Please note that all members of the reservation must be present before we are able to seat your party. We are only able to hold your table for 15 minutes past the reservation time. Seatings are limited to 90 minutes.

Burgers are definitely the name of the game at Burger Bar Chicago. Try our original stackers - like the Wild Bill (bison burger with arugula, goat cheese and tomato chutney on a pretzel bun) and our Firehouse (1/2 lb. patty topped with pepper jack, chorizo relish and guajillo aioli) - as well as alternatives like the amazing Veggie Burger or the Turkey BLT. Of course, the beer list will blow your mind too. With a huge, ever changing craft on draft selection and many more in bottles and cans, come enjoy one of the best microbrew selections in Chicago.

And after your meal? How about a delicious shake like our Chocolate 3-Way or our Banana Nutella, which round out your stay just right. See you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Burgers, American
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Hours of operation
Kitchen Hours
Monday - Thursday: 11:30AM - 10:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM - 9:00 PM
Bar stays open 1 hour after kitchen closes.
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Phone number
(312) 988-0162
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Roosevelt
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Parking details
Public Parking at 1130 S. Michigan and 1212 S. Michigan.
Street Parking on Wabash.
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Public transit
Roosevelt Station (Red, Orange & Green Lines)
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 165 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and Gary our server was awesome

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MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Food was flavorless and service was poor. Waiter barely spoke and seemed to have an attitude. Won’t be going back

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AR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Service was ok, burgers were terrible. Would not recommend.

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JP
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was average. Burger was dry and truffle fries were cold. Sweet potato fries were very good!! Service was very good too.

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TJ
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed with everything. Although we were busy, our waitress was very attentive. The food was brought out by wait staff and they were very personable and provided great service as well. The place had a fun vibe.

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SS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great location for post Bears game dinner. Very popular place!

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b
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

We were in Chicago from out-of-town and were looking for a place for lunch not too far from our hotel near the convention center. Have to say that service was not great - we were a larger party (7), but the place wasn't packed. We had to wait for our table, there was some confusion as to who the hostess was, and our food did not come out together - there were three trips to bring it all out, and there was about five minutes till everyone got their food. The food (most of us had burgers) was just okay. My medium burger had no pink. Fries weren't worth the calories.

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Burgers excellent as you'd expect, but it was as if everything else was forgotten- fries were cold, they were out of the only 2 beers I was interested in and then suggested a beer not at all like what I asked for, and the food took a long time to come out without any acknowledgement.

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n
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers and service! Couldn’t have found a better spot to pop into!

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CC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a large group and the service was friendly and efficient. It was nice that we could actually talk to each other and not shout, so the place is not too loud which was a pleasant surprise. The food was great!

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p
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place , great burgers,good drinks, nice atmosphere. Business lunch perfect place

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OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice, casual atmosphere, with plenty of options.

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AN
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great, especially the truffle Parmesan fries and the milkshakes! Service seemed a little slow but they were very accommodating with our 10 person group that was mostly kids.

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JP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Burgers were very good. Service was slow, and it was not a busy evening. Casual atmosphere with good food- expect to be there for awhile.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Il posto è molto 'americano'. musica ad alto volume e monitor che trasmettono sport ovunque. Cibo buono e a buon prezzo ,servizio abbastanza veloce e gentile, noi ci siamo molto divertiti! Consigliato!

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Locale molto americano, ottimi i burger ed anche il pollo fritto. Unico neo la musica altissima e la cameriera gentile ma che parla velocissimo!

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Burgers were amazing. Stacked to perfection. Waitress rarely came to see us as me and my wife were from out of town and had no idea how anything worked. We managed to get them to explain it but seemed like we were being a burden, but once we received the food. No explanation was needed!

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K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Solid burger, boozy milk shake. Not inexpensive but tasty treat.

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W
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Waiters need to be faster. Moved to the bar to get served because we were waiting over 10 minutes at the table.

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KM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their food is really good and they also have a great beer menu. Their $11 power veggie burger was the best veggie burger I have ever had and a great deal (includes side). Highly recommend :)

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service and food, once we got what we wanted, was great. The kitchen messed up on the side, and table had no utensils set even though we asked for a salad and etc.

Overall great place before a game, but for finer experience, avoid during happy hour and dinner rush.

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TR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, and the service even better!! We were a group of 23 people and the service was as efficient as though we were just 2 people. If I’m ever in Chicago again, Burger Bar is at the top of my “Must Do” list!!

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RB
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We stopped here due to the close proximity to the Aquarium. The burgers were very good. I think the biggest way they differentiate from thr competetion is in their customization. They also have grass fed/antibiotic free meat. Overall, very good!

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EM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sooooo good! Everything was fantastic. Food was excellent and vibe was fun.

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KL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers! Awesome sweet potato tots! Fabulous fried pickles!

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MG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation but finished early at the field museum and Burger Bar was able to get us in early. Wonderful food and great service!

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were great! We went to restaurant before show at Northerly Island, and it was perfect! The food was praised by everyone in our party!

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! From the food to the service and even the music was fantastic. Highly recommend!

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CG
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is always excellent, but service wasn't too great on this visit. I still highly recommend the Burger Bar.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant!

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our food was delayed in coming to the table, but we were rewarded with food that tasted very good. Our kids enjoyed their food as well.

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OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great! Service was fairly slow and food delivery took longer than normal. Best Burger and food that I have had in some time.

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J
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YUM!!! I had. Veggie burger that was amazing. My hubby had a prime burger with avacodo! We also had the pickle spears with an amazing dipping sauce- I could have drank it lol!!! Great service and tons of beers on tap!! I’m glad we made a reservation, because there was a super long line!

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N
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was very slow. We waited for fifteen minutes at our table and then had to flag our waitress down. (Her name was Emma) When I did get her attention she was very rude. Another server refused to speak to us when we tried to thank him for bringing our food, and when we tried to ask for napkins he just walked off. Food was just average we had Oreo milkshakes and there were no Oreo's in it. Just two little Oreo's on top of the shake.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great lunch to start a long day at #LakeShake

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M
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Restaurant had good food. Extremely expensive for what you get. Everything is an add on charge. One time visit only...

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We visit Chicago a couple times a year from MA. We always go to the Burger Bar in Lincoln Park but this time we tried the one in the loop. We won't make that mistake again. Our server was slow but it wasn't busy. He was MIA for a while and in the meantime, a party of 20 came in putting their order in before ours - you can imagine what that did to our already-longer-than-it-should-have-been waiting time. When we finally got our burgers, they were all over cooked, every one of them. My son asked for medium rare and there was barely any pink, the rest of us received medium-well to well done burgers. We did not complain. We had already waited long enough. The biggest disappointment of all though, was the milk shakes. The shakes in Lincoln Park you can stick your straw into and they are so thick it will stay standing. These shakes were very thin. Chicago Burger Bar is usually a treat for our family. From now on, we'll stick to the one in Lincoln Park.

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AL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The burgers taste amazing ... one of the best I’ve ever had. The beet selection was good and the overall experience was great!! I loved how the restaurant can open the big garage doors to allow a nice breeze to blow through the place. Great people watching on the street too!!

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R
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, drinks were excellent. Bacon lollipops were excellent. Burgers were good

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love to go on Tuesday.

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