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Butcher & The Burger

#353 of 7,674 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lincoln Park
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1021 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
+1 773-697-3735
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Perth, Australia
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first visit in Chicago and I felt like a real American burger! Friends recommended this place! I was very hungry and couldn't really figure out what burger to build but it's actually a great idea to create your own burger! You choose your meat, flavour, bun, cheese, and toppings! Very very fresh and yummmy! Definitely recommend if... More 

Thank MadaTata
Los Angeles, California
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150 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant. I've been there at least 20 times and never had a bad experience. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The food is outstanding, and well worth the price. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming... I just wish there were more indoor tables! I suppose that would detract from the vibe and charm, though. It's... More 

Thank William S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Had heard great things about this place and been meaning to try. Met and surpassed all my expectations for quality of the meat, fixings, and preparation of their burgers. I had the Chicago blend spice recipe, and it was excellent. I like that they give you several different ways to spice the meat, and will try one of the other... More 

Thank Amos R
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

This was a spur of the moment decision for us. It was probably our favorite meal on the trip. The burger was incredible, the service was fun and no-frills, and the CUSTARD. My god. We got the caramel custard after we ate and we were so happy that we did. Do not miss this neighborhood favorite.

Thank Rebecca E
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Friday night, burger on the brain. Mission: feed the beast. Let's go! First stop, Au cheval...obnoxious wait...per usual. Beast can't wait. Google search...4 stars for Butcher & the Burger, here we go! Get there, no wait. Umami burger, fries and iced tea. Requested Medium on the burger...it was well. Like very well. Who eats meat like this?!?! Fries were meh,... More 

Thank Name-me1
Chicago, Illinois
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361 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

This unassuming little place is just opposite the Armitage CTA station so it is very easily reached by public transport. It is on a strip of interesting boutique shops and has an outdoor side patio. The concept is simple choose a meat - about 5 choices here including regular beef, grass fed beef (our choice) some game I believe and... More 

Thank Roadbirds
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I stopped in on a Sunday afternoon for lunch. There was no line, the staff was very friendly. There are many options for seasonings on the burgers. Recommendations came quickly from the staff. Pretzel buns are an option for the burgers and worth the extra cost. The outdoor dining was pleasant, but the sidewalk is notably uneven so you need... More 

Thank Skipastone
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Awesome! Had lunch there today and everything was excellent. Great selection, friendly staff and the fries were to die for! Can't wait to go back.

Thank mark23102015
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Stopper by before Steppenwolf Theatre based on reviews and the fact that they are a BYOB. Immediately greeted by the manager who asked if he could explain th3 menu and answer any questions. Very friendly atmosphere and staff. You get to pick your meat, many options including turkey burgers, lentil burger, shrimp burger, salmon burger and of course red meat... More 

Thank dbigjack
Shawnee, Kansas
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband, son, and I tried Butcher and the Burger for the first time on a Saturday afternoon in June. This is a small, corner shop with a butcher case that serves a few burgers on the side. The guys ordered the sirloin steak burgers and added fried eggs and other toppings until they were so stacked up I wondered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1021 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-697-3735

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Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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