People are passionate about their food. Some foods are polarizing, like the never-ending debate over the best kind of pizza: deep dish or East Coast (by the way, the answer is deep dish). Some foods are unifiers, like cheeseburgers. We all know a good cheeseburger when we see one, even if we don’t all like the same fixings. There’s no shortage of places in Lake County to grab a good burger. We’ve asked our fans to share their go-to places to grab burger in Lake County. From hole-in-the wall establishments to new franchises, Little Lake County has you covered.
43441 N. Rt. 45, Antioch | 847-838-7004
The Claim Company
506 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills | 847) 247-1973
2000 Northbrook Court, Northbrook | (847) 291-9111
Maureen recommends the burgers at The Claim Company. Be sure to check out the Motherlode challenge!
Prairie Grass Cafe
601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook | (847) 205-4433
Blue cheese crust, charred tomato and romaine on top…And yes, leave off the bun!–Jessica
164 S. Route 12, Fox Lake | (847)973-1800
515 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | 847-367-6168
Firkin in Libertyville has a good one that is made from certified, grass-fed beef. –Jennifer and Jaime
122 S. Main St., Wauconda | 847-526-8234
Read Kristy’s review of Bulldogs.
6102 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee | 847-264-5060
221 Townline Rd., Vernon Hills | 847-367-7260
Read our story on the Grand Opening of Portillo’s in Gurnee.
200 Applebee St., Barrington | (847) 382-5020
Chessie’s in Barrington has amazing burgers. –Kari
13744 Rockland Rd., Lake Bluff | 847-362-0157
217 Center St., Grayslake | 847-223-2388
604 N. Lake St., Mundelein | 847-566-8879
161 Center St., Grayslake | 847-543-8879
57 S. Lake St., Mundelein | 847-566-5152
899 Main St., Antioch | 847-395-3373
Burgers and fries are great! And seriously–don’t skip the fries here, they’re awesome. While I have brought my kids here, keep in mind that it’s a pub. We tend to stick to lunch hours and eat on the back patio when weather permits.–Holly
Where is your favorite place to get a cheeseburger in Lake County? Tell us in the comments section.
I went to the Claim Company just for the burger, which I found to be okay, nothing that great. I like my actual burger meat seasoned, not bland. I find that makes for a good starting base. In my personal opinion I find the best burger to be at 17 North in downtown Waukegan. It is a bar/pub so not the most kid friendly, but it has my all time favorite burger: Bacon, egg and cheeseburger!