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“Very good burger...Rock and Roll atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kuma's Corner

Kuma's Corner
Ranked #58 of 9,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very good burger...Rock and Roll atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

The Burgers are have names THE IRON MAIDEN, LED ZEPPLIN, METALLICA, ABSU and the like. The staff have Metal shirts, colored hair, tats. The decor is similarly "Goth". Sure it's a gimmick, but the BURGERS are very good, fresh, not frozen, and DELICIOUS. It's great bar, with outstanding meaty burgers, and an atmosphere. It's easy to see why this is a Chicago Icon. You need to take a trip out here if premium burgers and rock music are your thing. If you live in the city and haven't been--shame on you!

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Local Favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Kuma's has been a Chicago Burger staple for years. If you want a burger in the city this is the place to go! Although it is often very very crowded it is worth the wait. If you are not inclined to waiting the best times to go would be right when they open for Lunch or before the dinner rush; mid-afternoon between 2pm-4:30pm. I highly recommend any of the burgers in the menu having had all of them. Not to mention that they have some of the best craft beer to pair with their tasty burgers.

Visited May 2014
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Pasadena, California
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“The BEST for burgers -- it's what they do!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

If you are vegan you will not want to eat at Kumas Corner. This is a meat-lovers paradise. The burgers are among the best we have had anywhere. But that is only part of the story.
The goth, tatoo-laden, biker-bar atmosphere is a spectacle in itself. Take in all of the sights and sounds but don't judge a book by it's cover. The wait staff is fabulous, the food served piping hot, generous pours at the bar, and a fun environment. We are in our 60's and felt like we had a place in this setting that was jam-packed with young people.
Sit at the bar if they are too crowded to seat you at a table (they are always packed around meal times so try to eat in off hours). At the bar you might have Becki as your server. She is incredibly efficient and sweet.
Start out with their fried pickles (tender and juicy, not hockey pucks), or a build your own mac and cheese with a choice of 12 add-ins (this is a dish to be shared). Find a burger that fits your taste from the vast number of unique items on the menu. My husband's favorite, the Kuma burger, has onion, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a fried egg on top. My favorite (so far) is Lair of the Minotaur with grilled onion, Brie cheese, Pancetta, and poached pear. Sandwiches are accompanied by incredible fries or home made chips. Either choice is a winner!
If you go once, you will want to go again!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Andalusia, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“It was good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Quite a place! Loud metal music and hot chicks serving up brew and burgers. I had the Metallica and it was good. Cooked just the way I ordered. All the food looked good and I hear that the mac and cheese is to die for. Fun place and fun people. I would recommend but not sure if I would wait for a hour like I am hearing from others.

  • Visited July 2014
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New Lenox, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Burgers in Chicago!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Love Kuma's. The burgers are great put I always get the Pig Destroyer (shredded pork sandwich). Fries are awesome. Love eating on their patio when the weather in nice.

  • Visited July 2014
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