Burger Trail

Welcome to the Explore Elgin Area Burger Trail! This amazing trail will be full of delicious, juicy, and flavorful burgers from joints all across the 10 communities! After going to three (3) burger locations on this passport, you will be put in a drawing that offers a chance to win a $20 gift card to a local business! Each badge you receive will put you in a drawing for a grand prize as well! The grand prize giveaway winner will also be announced on June 15 and the grand prize would be valued at over $100!

The Explore Elgin Area team has teamed up with some of the great businesses to bring you the best burgers in town! Keep checking in on your burger passport to see the new businesses added throughout the trail!

How to
get started

  1. Claim Your Passport by signing up with the button below.
  2. Go to your favorite burger hot spot that is on the trail.
  3. Order what you want! Cheeseburger, Hamburger, extra pickles!
  4. Check in with your passport with your location or a photo!
  5. Go to 3 different restaurants to get a reward!

Get started on your Burger Trail adventure with the button above! It is all you need to get started. Confirm your burger with a photo or via your location, whichever one you prefer! For each 3 stamps you collect, you will be entered into our drawing for a prize and you receive a cute Elgin themed sticker!

Sign Up

Interested in joining the burger trail? Click the link below for more information or to register your business today.


How do I become a sponsor? All you need to do is sign up using our business registration form! There is a $25 charge, however, we will provide you materials and additional marketing.

The Boss’s Signature


We are committed to creating a culinary destination as well as an amazing experience that Bartlett and the Surrounding Areas will be proud of. One that showcases Bartlett’s Finest Restaurant,... more

Emmett’s Brewing Co.

West Dundee

Drink craft beer in West Dundee's skyscraper from the 1800's. Emmett's Brewing Co. is a great local spot for lunch, dinner or just stop in for a beer or two.

Van’s Frozen Custard and Burgers

East Dundee

With our product, there is no bottle of flavoring. All of our daily flavors are made with the freshest ingredients.

The Walnut SpeakEasy


Restaurant/bar serving American Fare such as Wings, Burgers, Pizza, Sandwiches, Salads and more!

Hart’s Garage

Pingree Grove

Featuring our famous smash burgers and homemade pizza, Hart's Garage is for everyone to relax, enjoy some great food, and meet new friends.

Dutch Inn West


We are an establishment serving up great food, great history, and great memories.

Chicago Street Pour House


An upscale gastropub featuring scratch-made fresh food served alongside cocktails, craft beer, and wine.

The Village Squire – West Dundee

West Dundee

Enjoy our BBQ back ribs, charbroiled steaks, prime rib, & burgers. Or try our salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, pizza, and pasta.

Rookies All American Pub & Grill


Rookies All American Pub and Grills are great sports bars with excellent food, great drink, and food specials, and music.

D.C. Cobb’s East Dundee

East Dundee

While we're famous for our award-winning burgers, D.C. Cobb's made-from-scratch kitchen has something for everyone!

Old Republic Kitchen + Bar


Our Kitchen is American-focused and features specialties from all over the country, including burgers, pizza, smoked meats, fish, steaks and drinks!

Elgin Public House


Partake in our better than average "pub grub" and our fine line of beverages.

The Village Squire – South Elgin

South Elgin

Enjoy our BBQ back ribs, charbroiled steaks, prime rib, & burgers. Or try our salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, pizza, and pasta.



Welcome to Fatsoz! Established in 2013, Fatsoz has a neighborhood atmosphere. We have a full liquor bar and ice cold beer. Come on in to have a great time, day... more

Stanley’s Ale House & Restaurant

South Elgin

In 2011 Scott Stanley wanted to leave the corporate restaurant world and bring something different to the town he grew up in. He created a place with great food and the best beers in town before anyone had even heard for craft beers. Today he and his wife Dawn offer 22 draft beers, many other beers from local Chicagoland breweries, […]

Rosie O’Hares Public House

East Dundee

At Rosie’s you’ll feel right at home – whether you stop by to quench your thirst with our vast selection of beers and spirits, or dine on our authentic pub grub – we want you to catch a big game on our TVs, or to just watch the river roll by on a nice day outside on our pretty patio. […]

Hooper’s Sports Bar and Grill


Dine-In or Carry-OutParty. Room for 60 People Catering Available. Family Friendly

Bennigan’s Grill and Tavern


Welcome to Bennigan’s, a legendary, chef-driven neighborhood pub and the perfect place to kick back and experience the genuine spirit of Irish Hospitality. We just remodeled our location! Stop by to see our new look!

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