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“Not life-changing, but still a darn good burger!”
Review of Epic Burger

Epic Burger
Ranked #878 of 9,544 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
Chicago, Illinois
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not life-changing, but still a darn good burger!”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

My husband and I had just come into town from the Metra, and were looking for some lunch. We strolled past Epic Burger and decided to give it a go. First off, the interior is attractive and friendly, with lots of different table configurations depending on your group size. The staff here are SO friendly and helpful. They genuinely seem to like what they do, and that just made the experience that much nicer. The menu itself is pretty simple: burgers, fries, salads and shakes. My husband tried their original epic burger and I had the turkey burger, both with fries. They use high-quality items, and it shows in the product. The burgers had a nice flat-top crisp around the edges (but they still kept the turkey burger moist, which was great!), and we were especially big fans of the wheat roll (had nice oats on the top and wasn't dry). They had nice options for toppings. Their epic sauce doesn't push the sandwich in any particular flavor direction, but is tasty. The fries were crispy, skin-on spuds that weren't over-salted. The Peanut Butter milkshake was really well-crafted: it was rich without being over-the-top, and the consistency was perfect.
Is it the absolute best burger I've ever had? No. But it was a good lunch at a fair price for downtown, the service was fast and friendly, and I'd stop by again if I was ever in the neighborhood.

  • Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Reasonable...”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

The staff were brilliant - very friendly. However, the burger was a little bland - I would rate it equivalent to a Burger King in the UK - I was expecting something more err "gourmet", but at least it was ethical, and it beats a MacDonald's any day!

Visited September 2013
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Franklin, Tennessee
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Burger”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We were headed for the el and happened upon this burger joint. For a thin burger this place is great. They are fast and the service is great.

Visited August 2013
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Never again”
Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

This has to be the worst burger ever. Paper thin dirty grease caked to a crisp. The bun glistens with more grease as does the salad. Fries were cold and cooked in dirty oil. The worst food ever. This was seriously bad. Sorry.

Visited June 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yum!”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Great burgers at a great price. Quick service and interesting vibe in the restaurant. Side choices are nice.

Visited May 2013
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