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Best burger in the south suburbs?

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Warthog Jan 15, 2007 08:03 PM

A good hamburger or cheeseburger is a wonderful thing, whether served as a "downscale" offering on the lower end of a swanky steakhouse menu, or offered up by some hole in the wall local haunt, or even served out of a hot-dog stand (Willie's Weenie Wagon in Markham comes to mind).

Wherever one may find it, I'm looking for the best of the south 'burbs. Where's YOUR favorite burger to be found, and if there are multiple options available at your favorite place, what's the combination that you would suggest for maximum south suburban burger bliss?

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    dbrick59 RE: Warthog Jan 16, 2007 08:45 AM

    CANT GO WRONG WITH SCHOOP'S
    [MANY LOCATIONS] AND BLUE TOP DRIVE IN IN HIGHLAND INDIANA. 1964 DRIVE IN WITH CAR HOPS AND MY FAVORITE HOMEMADE ROOTBEER

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      RMA RE: Warthog Jan 16, 2007 02:30 PM

      There are some classic burger joints in the southern burbs and NW Indiana, including Schoop's, Johnsen's Blue Top, and also Miner-Dunn on Indianapolis Blvd. in Highland.

      1. Danimal RE: Warthog Jan 17, 2007 06:32 PM

        Three Floyds does a great burger. Their food isn't that great otherwise. They have amazing beer too. Its a pretty lame bar though, its all boring people.

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          Warthog RE: Warthog Jan 20, 2007 01:48 PM

          I'm finding the low response distressing. Have the McArbyHardyRallyWendyKing's Burger Borg so thoroughly conquered the area that there's so few alternatives for a real burger (not a "Borg"er) left in the south 'burbs that anybody deems Chow-worthy?

          Bun and Run - it's not food, it's just FUN! (a faux fast-food slogan from a comedy routine, TV show, or film I saw long ago)

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            wiz561 RE: Warthog Jan 21, 2007 06:39 PM

            Another couple of good ones are Wonderburger, in Mt. Greenwood. There's Duke's in Bridgeview, which I have never been to but have heard all about it. And then, finally, Top Notch burgers in Oak Lawn on 95th in Cicero.

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              EDL RE: wiz561 Jul 30, 2007 08:41 AM

              I second Top Notch in Oak Lawn!

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              Big Willi RE: Warthog Jan 24, 2007 08:09 AM

              There's two I can think of that haven't been mentioned. Hackney's in Palos on La Grange and Mc Carthy serves up a very good burger in an Irish pub setting. For a fast food offering, Pops on 127th and Harlem does a good job.

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                dms1 RE: Warthog Jul 29, 2007 12:49 PM

                Cuzin's Bar in Tinley Park has great "Cuzin's Burgers"

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