5 juicy burger joints in Wrigleyville and West Lakeview

DMK Burger Bar, Select Cut Steak House, Rockit Burger Bar and more

By RedEye staff

October 12, 2012


Indie Burger
1034 W. Belmont Ave. 773-857-7777
This quick-serve burger joint sets itself apart from the chains with third-pound patties of organic beef, thick-cut fries and, as a nod to its “indie” nature, band posters and a schedule of upcoming concerts at music venues around town.

DMK Burger Bar
2954 N. Sheffield Ave. 773-360-8686
At this lively bar from restaurateurs Michael Kornick and David Morton, thin patties of grass-fed beef are cooked medium, so double up if you’re craving a taller stack. Topping choices are numbered, ranging from the smoky #1 (aged cheddar, bacon, charred red onions and barbecue sauce) to the classic #8 (lettuce, tomato, raw onion, pickles, mayo and your choice of cheese).

Rockit Burger Bar
3700 N. Clark St. 773-645-4400
When the owners of Rockit Bar & Grill’s Wrigleyville location realized that a majority of customers were ordering burgers, they revamped the menu to put the spotlight on this beefy favorite. Options include the award-winning Rockit Burger (topped with brie, date aioli and crispy shallots) as well as unique creations such as the Johnny Apple Burger, made with applewood- smoked bacon, pecan aioli and apple slices.

Select Cut Steak House
2808 N. Halsted St. 773-244-1500
There’s just one burger on the menu at this neighborhood steakhouse, and it’s a hefty cheese-topped classic with a half-pound patty made from steak trimmings.

Beckett’s Public House
3210 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-880-9620
This wood-paneled hangout has the look of an Irish pub, but its menu of burgers trots the globe. Go Tex Mex with toppings such as pepper jack, cilantro-lime mayo and sweet corn salsa, or lean French with cognac-braised onions, brie and truffled mushrooms.

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