Best Burgers in the Elgin Area

Best Burgers in the Elgin Area

This year we have seen the love our community has for its local restaurants. And even more so how willing they were to tell us when we asked! First we asked about where to find the best fish frys, then we hunted for the best spots for a frozen treat and most recently we’ve set our sight on the best burgers. This was a tall order. With more restaurants nominated than ever before and a few thousand more votes, we finally got the answers!

Please keep in mind that we took nomination suggestions before creating a poll to give ample opportunity for nominations to come in before releasing the poll. All of this was implemented to keep voting as fair as possible. If you didn’t get the chance to place a nomination or a vote, we highly recommend following us on Facebook. That way you’ll see the next time we take nominations or put out a poll and be able to participate- we want to hear from you!

The Results Are In…

#8 River Street Tavern

Pictured: Tavern burger- 2 100% all beef USDA prime beef patties topped with house-made beer cheese, roasted mushrooms, IPA onions, and bacon. Served on a pretzel roll with garlic peppercorn aioli.

102 N River St, East Dundee, IL 60118
(224) 293-2033


#7 Gabutto Burger 

Pictured : (L to R) Crabby Sandwich, Gabutto Burger with Bacon, BBQ Pork Rice-wich, Thai Curry Chicken Naan-wich

2502 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123
(224) 699-9413


#6 Stanley’s Restaurant and Ale House

Pictured: Stans Classic Taproom Burger

335 N McLean Blvd, South Elgin, IL 60177
(847) 468-8022


#5 Elgin Public House 

219 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 468-8810


#4 Hooper’s Sports Bar and Grill

Pictured: Bacon Cheeseburger with Home Cut Fries

975 N McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-0094


#3 The Village Squire

Pictured: Pub Burger


480 S Randall Rd, South Elgin, IL 60177
(847) 931-0400



125 Washington St, West Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 428-4483


#2 Chubby Bullfrog

Pictured: Eggcellent Burger

1494 Spring Hill Mall, West Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 428-7080


#1 Old Republic

Pictured: Wisconsin Slammer

155 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123
(224) 535-9544


And The Congeniality Award Goes To…

After first posting the poll we began to receive write-in nominations. Because of the high number of write-ins we received for a certain restaurant, we knew they deserved a special shout-out. Many people reached out to tell us how much they love Rosie’s, why they love the burgers, and that Rosie’s had to be included. It became very clear this restaurant has a number of patrons who would highly recommend a burger from Rosie’s to anyone who asked.

Rosie O’Hare’s Public House

702 Water St, East Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 426-1116

Honorable Mentions

The locations mentioned below all received votes for having one of the best burgers in the Elgin area. They are listed in alphabetical order.

Bamboozle’s, West Dundee

Bleuroot, West Dundee

Chunky Dog Bar & Grill, West Dundee

M.A Burger and Brews, South Elgin

Paul’s Family Restaurant, Elgin

Rookie’s Sports Bar and Grill, Elgin

Spotted Fox Ale House, Carpentersville

Van’s Frozen Custard and Burgers, East Dundee

Walnut Speakeasy, Elgin



Congratulations to All Our Wonderful Restaurants!


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