9 Great Chicago Burgers
Edzo's Burger Shop
A tiny storefront with 1970s decor in downtown Evanston doesn't look stand-out, but trust us on this one. Cooks grind the beef for the grilled Burgers fresh each morning then cook them to order with your choice of cheeses, veggies and sauces ($3.89 plus toppings).
We picked American cheese, bacon, a fried egg and garlic butter, and it arrived hot, juicy and piled into a bun that could barely contain it all. (They don't skimp on toppings—two slices of bacon!) After sampling both the charbroiled and griddled patties, we came away loving the greasy grilled mess best. (847) 864-3396; edzos.com