Small Burger
The Bedford
Dillman's
Kailley Lindman
That's A Burger
Phil's Last Stand
Paramount Room
Birchwood Kitchen
Davanti
Acre
Burger Bar
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1. That's A Burger 2134 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649-2116 (South Shore)

It shouldn't come as a surprise that TAB has a menu loaded with quality meat discs (the turkey burger gets rave reviews). But they also offer up tasty chicken, hot dogs, wings, fries, and more.

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2. Burger Bar Chicago 1578 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 (Near North Side)

Burger Bar is doling out delicious patties, brew, and always have a burger of the month that's exceptionally delicious.

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3. Dillman's 354 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654 (River North)

Dillman's is a Jewish deli by the Au Cheval folks, and's got whitefish terrines, latkes, and everything else your bubbie used to make.

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4. Davanti Enoteca 1359 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607 (Little Tuscany)

Davanti's Italian menu's loaded with sharable snacks, including mini Mason jars ("vasi") filled with everything from chicken liver pate to ricotta w/ honeycomb; mascarpone polenta topped with a "ragu of the day" (braised pork cheeks, etc); and Ligurian-style focaccia w/fresh cow's cheese.

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5. Phil's Last Stand 2258 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (Ukrainian Village)

Phil's does hot dogs well: Get a char dog wrapped up with a healthy amount of fresh-cut fries for four bucks, and add on $1.25 for a side of Merkts cheddar because... cheese.

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6. The Bedford 1612 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

Named for the Bedford, IN limestone that continues to comprise the exterior of the historic Home Bank & Trust building, TB's an 8000sqft den of dining and drinks that includes the bank's original vault room, which's lined with wall-to-wall lockboxes and other trinkets.

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7. Birchwood Kitchen 2211 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (Bucktown)

From three Pastoral guys, this 45-seat, counter-service spot's specializing in artisan sandwiches like au jus Mint Creek lamb braised in Piece brew, and a roast beef job w/ brandy blue cheese, caramelized onion, and Dijon.

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8. Paramount Room 415 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

This dual-level space dishes out a number of internationally inspired dishes, and it also features a full liquor bar, craft beers, and a number of domestics as well.

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9. 25 Degrees Restaurant 736 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610

Named for the temp difference between rare and well-done, this burger bar from the West Coast offers a robust selection of build-your-own add-ons (jalapeno bacon, burrata, tarragon remoulade), non-burgerness like bacon-wrapped, green chili 'n pinto bean'd Sonoran hot dogs, and boozy Guinness milkshakes.

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10. Acre 5308 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640 (Andersonville)

Acre serves up quality contemporary grub in Andersonville. And even though the menu changes daily, you should definitely check out their juicy burgers.

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11. SmallBar 2049 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622 (Ukrainian Village)

The second location of this burger hotspot is pouring a HUGE collection of beers and doling out delicious discs of juicy, well-prepared goodness.