Welcome to a juicy journey through McHenry County, Illinois, where burger cravings meet their match. Whether you're a die-hard burger aficionado or simply seeking the perfect patty, this picturesque corner of the Prairie State has a delectable surprise in store for you. From quaint roadside diners serving up nostalgia on a bun to trendy gastropubs pushing culinary boundaries, McHenry County offers a burger scene as diverse as its landscapes. Join us as we embark on a flavorful expedition to uncover the top 10 burger destinations that tantalize taste buds and redefine what it means to savor a classic American delight.

Top 10 Burger Joints

  • 108 West Main St.
  • (847) 639-6064

Voted BEST Burgers, Fish Fry, Bloody Mary's, Tavern & more in McHenry County over & over again! Located across the street from the Cary train station for almost 40 years! Come in for our fantastic award winning food and atmosphere!

  • 226 Main Street
  • 815-345-2676

We make everything ourselves here at D.C. Cobb's. Our burgers are hand pattied, our french fries are freshly hand cut and our soups and salad dressings are made with nothing but the freshest ingredients. In fact, our bacon is even homemade. We house season, cold smoke, and slice…

  • 110 N. Main Street
  • (815) 356-9980

Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen specializes in gourmet comfort foods, artisan sandwiches and burgers all utilizing local and sustainable ingredients. Pair these dishes with Duke’s extensive beer selection and you have a perfect meal.

  • 6 East Crystal Lake Ave.
  • (815) 479-7520

The Cottage, located in Crystal Lake, Illinois is a gathering place for you and your friends. Stop and enjoy our thin crust pizzas, hand pattied Juicy half pound burgers, award-winning British Fish and Chips, or Original Cottage Pie. In addition to delicious food, we have several…

  • 11721 E. Main St.
  • (847) 669-8496

Parkside Pub is located in downtown Huntley, and they have an extensive menu, which is available whether you're dining in or carrying out. Parkside offers delicious bar food, and they're home to the annual Turkey Testicle Festival. The event is world famous and it showcases many…

  • 17628 Depot St.
  • (815) 923-4164

Clasens is an Historic Tavern dating back to pre 1900's. Serving Black Angus Filets, Salmon, Fish Tacos, Best Burgers, Salads. Live Music Entertainment, Piano Bar nights, Summer Back Yard Beer Garden. Lobster Fests, Smokey Corned Beef St Patricks, Turkey Testicle Festival. Great…

  • 1040 Lake Ave.
  • (815) 338-6455

Niko's Redmill Tavern bring home-cooked meals away from home and specialize in burgers, wraps and sandwiches. We provide a fun, inviting atmosphere where beer is cold and service is warm.

  • 3018 Hickory Dr
  • (815) 344-3455

With our rustic look and family-friendly feel, it will feel like you’ve escaped to the northern woods. Our full bar includes 8 beers on tap. In addition, we are in the processes of growing our selection of craft beers. Our menu has American favorites such as mouth-watering ½ lb…

Whether you're a local seeking a new favorite spot or a traveler passing through, make sure to carve out some time to indulge in these savory delights. With each bite, you're not only savoring the flavors but also embracing the unique character of McHenry County, where passion for good food and warm hospitality come together to create an unforgettable burger experience.