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The Best Burger Spots in Hyde Park

The Best Burger Spots in Hyde Park

Tired of uninspired meal prepping and questionable dining hall food? Here are my top three favorite burger places in Hyde Park, all within the reach of your fingertips and guaranteed to send you to heaven with the first bite. 

#3: Jimmy’s Famous Burgers

Somewhat of an Illinois specialty, the nearest one is located up on 5042 S. Cottage Avenue, if you’re willing to make the trek. Try the Doritos Nachos, a frighteningly beautiful blend of your choice of protein in a wonderfully crafted mix of tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, jalapenos, and nacho cheese. For burgers, sample the hybrid Gyros Burger, with a 1/3 pound of juice beef with slices of gyro with lettuce. For the especially adventurous, Jimmy’s Famous Burger gives you 2/3 pounds of juicy beef with all the condiments.

Uber Eats: Yes; Postmates: Yes

#2: Mikkey’s Retro Grill

Located conveniently on 5319 S. Hyde Park Boulevard, this mouthwatering assortment of burgers is too good to pass up. Can you read Joe’s Stuffed Double Cheesy Cheese Burger aloud without your salivary glands activating? Unless you’re a vegetarian or don’t eat beef, probably not. Also check out the Sloppy Avocado Burger, with includes a sunny side up egg and Siracha mayo. This interesting combination of ingredients makes for a culinary orgasm once it reaches your lips. In the realm of Hyde Park, these might be the most interesting burgers you’ll find. Also try a side of Mikkeys Butter Lemon Pepper Fries.

Uber Eats: Yes; Postmates: Yes

#1: Five Guys

Established in 1986 in Virginia, Five Guys has rapidly expanded across the country since its humble origin days. Five Guys does not compromise its chain status for quality. No fancy burger names and no gimmicks: just the beautiful, sizzling patties that they’ve built their brand upon. The one in Hyde Park, located on 1456 E. 53 St, is no exception. Look for any burger you want and indulge; the toppings are free and unlimited as always. Get lost in the sauce with BBQ, A.1., mayo, ketchup, or mustard, and stack it up with mushrooms and onions. They also give the option of no bun in a bowl, or no bun wrapped in lettuce, if you’re into that.

Uber eats: No; Postmates: Yes


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