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Your Guide to the 26 Best Burgers to Try During National Burger Month

Your Guide to the 26 Best Burgers to Try During National Burger Month

Apr 30, 2018
Burgers deserve a full month of celebrations which is why May has been declared National Burger Month! We wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to eat all of the burgers, all month long, so here is a guide to a few of our favorites including specials for National Burger Month, NEW burgers, classic burgers that you’ve gotta try and a few meatless options. From a Mac and Cheese Burger at R.J. Grunts to a Cheeseburger filled bao at Wow Bao, here are a 26 burgers to chow down on all month long!


M burger Chicago Double


Try These Special Burgers Exclusively for National Burger Month:

M Burger is partnering up with Cooper Cheese to be the first to offer the Midwest a taste of what was named the best American Cheese in the country by Bon Appetit Magazine. For a limited time only, Chef Tim Hockett is serving up the Cooper Cheeseburger featuring Cooper’s sharp cheddar cheese, crispy onion strings, tangy dijonnaise and Pucker’s pickles. Order the burger as a single or double!

Coopers Cheeseburger from M Burger
Coopers Cheeseburger from M Burger


Mity Nice is celebrating National Burger Month with special burgers available throughout the month crafted by Chef John Chiakulas. From May 1 – May 15, enjoy the Green Chili Burger made with crispy shishito chile strips, cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese and green chile sauce. 

Green Chili Burger from Mity Nice
Green Chili Burger from Mity Nice

Next up from Mity Nice is the French Onion Burger topped with swiss, mozzarella and asiago cheese,  sprinkled with grilled onions. Get your hands on this burger from May 16 – May 31.

And only available during Mity Nice’s weekend brunch from 11 AM – 3 PM throughout May, the Hangover Burger loaded with bacon, pickles, American cheese & grilled onions.

Hangover Burger from Mity Nice
Hangover Burger from Mity Nice
 
Tokio Pub is offering three new burgers exclusively for National Burger Month The Aloha Burger, Nacho Burger and the Eruption Burger. Introducing the Aloha Burger a grilled salmon burger with teriyaki glaze, red chili mayo and  pineapple jam and the Nacho Burger with Angus beef, Asian BBQ pork, chihuahua cheese, guacamole, fresno peppers on a brioche bun.

Tokio Pub's Nacho Burger
Nacho Burger From Tokio Pub

The third burger from Tokio Pub is the Eruption Burger with Angus beef, mizuna, tobanjan, chili oil and fried fresnos on a brioche bun.

Tokio Pub's Eruption Burger
Tokio Pub’s Eruption Burger

All three locations of Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab have created special burgers that will be exclusively served during National Burger Month this May.

Chef Justin Diglia of Joe’s – Chicago has introduced a Kentucky Derby-inspired burger, the Triple Crown Burger which is an eight ounce ground beef patty, topped with Pimento cheese, bourbon maple bacon, red onion, a fried green tomato and lettuce, served on a buttery biscuit bun with a side of French fries.

Triple Crown Burger at Joe's Chicago
Triple Crown Burger at Joe’s Chicago

Joe’s in Washington D.C.’s Chef Chris Morvis was inspired by a summertime BBQ with his creation of the
Smokey Bacon Burger which is an eight ounce ground beef patty, lettuce, tomato, BBQ sauce, Nueskes Bacon, Vermont smoked cheddar cheese.

Smokey Cheddar Burger from Joe's DC
Smokey Cheddar Burger from Joe’s in Washington D.C.

Over in Las Vegas, Joe’s Chef Mark Lord is serving up the Elote Burger, exclusively offered throughout May 2018. This is an eight ounce ground beef patty, topped with classic Mexican style street corn, Oaxaca cheese, avocado, watercress and chipotle aioli, served on a brioche bun with a side of fries.

Elote Burger from Joe's Vegas
Elote Burger from Joe’s Las Vegas
image of a burger topped with a ton of mac and cheese from RJ Grunts
Mac and Cheese Burger from R.J. Grunts

Throughout the month of May, R.J. Grunts is offering The Mac and Cheese Burger: a half-pound beef patty and a breaded, deep-fried mac and cheese patty are smothered with creamy mac and cheese and piled on a sesame seed bun. 

Bao from Wow Bao
Try the Cheeseburger Bao at Wow Bao

Wow Bao’s Cheeseburger Bao is filled with freshly-ground hand-cut Angus Beef® with pickles, caramelized onions, ketchup, mustard, and cheddar cheese. It’s available throughout the month of May, while supplies last, at all Chicagoland locations.

A Few of our Favorite NEW Burgers:

Oyster Bah may be best known for having some of the freshest seafood and oysters in the Windy City, but did you know they also serve one of the most epic burgers in town? Chef Donny Farrell was not messing around when he introduced the Prime Burger made with 8 oz. Slagel Farms Beef, Roquefort, crispy onions and dijonnaise. 


Prime Burger at Oyster Bah
Prime Burger at Oyster Bah

We found heaven and its a burger at Mon Ami Gabi. Chef Susan Weaver created a Truffle & Brie Burger served with hand-cut frites as a Tuesday night special in January and it was so popular that its now been added to the menu at nearly all Mon Ami Gabi locations. The restaurant is still serving up rotating monthly burgers available only on Tuesday nights.

Mon Ami Gabi Truffle Brie Burger
Mon Ami Gabi’s Truffle Brie Burger

Two is usually better than one and Booth One’s new Prime Cheeseburger Twins are no exception. These prime beef burgers are topped with a choice of Stilton Blue or Neal’s Yard Cheddar, plus caramelized onions and mushrooms all on a housemade sesame seed bun. The burgers are also served with Booth One’s hand-cut french fries, horseradish cream and a colorful skewer of cherry peppers, cornichon, blue cheese-stuffed olive, white cheddar and a pearl onion.

Prime Cheeseburger Twins from Booth One
Prime Cheeseburger Twins at Booth One

For Our Non-Meat Eaters, Try These Veggie Burgers:

The Impossible Burger took the nation by storm this year and M Burger’s Chef Tim Hockett has mastered the 100 percent green burger. Check out the Impossible Burger served with American Cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and sauce. Read more about the Impossible Burger here. 

Hands holding the Impossible Burger from M Burger
Impossible Burger from M Burger

Chef John Chiakulas is responsible for creating one of our all time fave veggie burgers at Beatrix. The Mushroom & Quinoa Burger with swiss cheese, baby kale and sriracha aioli served with kennebec fries and is a hearty alternative if you’re not in the mood for meat.

Mushroom & Quinoa Burger at Beatrix
Mushroom & Quinoa Burger at Beatrix

Hub 51’s AntiBurger is a delicious rendition of a veggie burger  – two housemade patties that are loaded with beluga lentils, farro and quinoa are stacked with American cheese, lettuce, pickles, mustard, secret sauce and Cholula for a slight kick.

Anti Burger from Hub 51
Anti Burger from Hub 51

And These Burgers are Just Awesome: 

Have you ever tried the Wildfire Bison Burger Deluxe? Executive Chef / Partner Joe Decker makes it with an 8-spiced charcoal grilled bison burger, Gruyere cheese, arugula tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette, onion marmalade served on a grilled onion ciabatta roll .

Bison Burger Deluxe at Wildfire
Bison Burger Deluxe at Wildfire

Summer House Santa Monica is synonymous for cooking in its wood-fire cooking and Chef / Partner Jeff Mahin grills this burger over white oak and hardwood charcoal. The Wood-Grilled Prime Burger  is prepared with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, mustard, pickles and served with choice of french fries or seasonal salad.

Wood Grilled Prime Burger from Summer House
Wood Grilled Prime Burger from Summer House


At Eiffel Tower Restaurant in Las Vegas, Chef J. Joho has created a delicious Lamb Burger made spicy Moroccan-style with pipérade served alongside fingerling potato chips. The ground lamb is mixed with a unique blend of spices including ginger, cumin, coriander, allspice, cayenne and clove and the burger is served on a Kalamata olive bun with a bed of roasted red peppers, squash, caramelized onion, cilantro and harissa aioli.

Lamb Burger at Eiffel Tower
Lamb Burger at Eiffel Tower

L. Woods’ Brisket Burger is made with prime smoked brisket and prime ground beef blend, white cheddar, BBQ sauce, crispy jalapeños and onions.

L. Woods Brisket Burger
Brisket Burger at L. Woods

In Santa Monica, M Street Kitchen is serving up a Double Cali Burger with with sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard and pickles. Our theory? Happy hour wouldn’t be complete without griddled patties served Cali-style. Join us at M Street for Happy Hour daily from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Read more about the Happy Hour happenings here.

Burger from M Street Kitchen
M Street Kitchen Burger

Stripburger is the spot to satisfy your burger craving when you’re on The Strip in Vegas. Might we recommend the Whiskey BBQ Burger with fried onion strings, cheddar and BBQ sauce infused with Jack Daniel’s?

Stripburger's Whiskey BBQ Bacon Burger
Stripburger’s Whiskey BBQ Bacon Burger


Head to Tokio Pub for one of the more unique burgers, the Ramen Burger. Made with Angus beef, soy”molasses”, mizuna and green onion, this burger is served on a ramen noodle bun – each bite combines a sweet and savory flavor with a fun crunch for the ramen noodles.


Ramen Burger at Tokio Pub
Ramen Burger at Tokio Pub

Did you know that every Monday, Bub City (Chicago and Rosemont) offers a $5 Burger special? Nosh on the signature Double Barrel Cheeseburger made with double patties, American cheese, KC Sweet BBQ Sauce, pickles and mustard. 

Bub City Burgers
$5 Burgers at Bub City Every Monday

Only available during lunch, RPM Steak’s Black Truffle Burger combines 10 ounces of juicy dry-aged beef brisket, dry-aged chuck and dry-aged short rib that’s topped with foie gras butter, truffle aioli and chives, all served on a toasted brioche bun.

RPM Steak's Black Truffle Burger
RPM Steak’s Black Truffle Burger

Last but certainly not least is one of Lettuce Entertain You founder Rich Melman’s all time favorite, The Cheddar Burger from R.J. Grunts.

Cheddar Burger at RJ Grunts
Cheddar Burger at RJ Grunts

We hope you’ll celebrate National Burger Month throughout the month of May with us and devour one of these deliciously tasty burgers!



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