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Edzo's Burger Shop

Edzo's Burger Shop

Burger Joint$$$$
Evanston
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    "garlicky old fries"(7 Tips)
    Staff Picks
    "Make sure to try something new, such as their truffle fries!"(10 Tips)
    Steve G.
    "And the char burger is great."(6 Tips)
    Sean B.
    "Gotta love the lobster fries."(8 Tips)
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  • lance e.
    Got angry fries and buffalo fries. They come covered in sauce eliminating crispiness if that bothers you, really good
  • Michael M.
    Michael MDecember 2, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Charburger
  • Michael M.
    Michael MNovember 25, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome burgers
  • Jon Y.
    Jon YagerSeptember 11, 2016
    Great burgers!
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 30, 2016
    There are delicious, delicious fries... like the ones blanketed in Merkt’s cheddar; loaded ones dolloped with cheese, bacon, green onions and sour cream; and fries drenched in parsley garlic butter. Read more
  • Tiffany W.
    Tiffany WongAugust 15, 2016
    the last two times i went to edzo's i was: sad and had a pb milkshake, and stressed and had crazy fries. just good, indulgent, comfort food.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 26, 2016
    This Evanston mainstay serves griddled burgers, loaded hand-cut fries and its famous “five-dollar milkshakes.” It’s in your best interest to order one of each. Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedMay 5, 2016
    "Quality beef makes great burgers. It’s a shame people have caught on to Edzo's. Such long lines..."- John Anderes Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedMay 5, 2016
    "The sloppy, finger-licking burgers are especially tasty at this old-school burger joint. The double cheeseburger is made of freshly ground chuck, and comes with griddled onions."- Bruce Sherman Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedMay 5, 2016
    "The cheeseburger at Edzo's is simple, easy, and delicious. They serve crispy, thin patties using meat from local farmers."- David Posey Read more
  • Johnny B.
    Johnny BruderApril 23, 2016
    Everything is good here!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedApril 15, 2016
    The cheeseburger at Edzo's is simple, easy, and delicious. They serve crispy, thin patties using meat from local farmers Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedApril 15, 2016
    The sloppy, finger-licking burgers are especially tasty at this old-school burger joint. The double cheeseburger is made of freshly ground chuck, and comes with griddled onions and hand-cut fries. Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedApril 15, 2016
    Quality beef makes great burgers. It’s a shame people have caught on to Edzo's. Such long lines.. Read more
  • Bobby B.
    Bobby BrownMarch 6, 2016
    The beef upgrade isn't worth it
  • Steven S.
    Steven SundstromFebruary 27, 2016
    The burgers are amazing of course
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksFebruary 4, 2016
    At Edzo's Burger Shop everything is made in-house. From the ground meat to the hand-cut fries, you can taste the freshness. Make sure to try something new, such as their truffle fries! Read more
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EarlyNovember 23, 2015
    I appreciate all the effort that goes into the meat and fries but it just comes up short as the BEST burger in Chicago. It is a very good burger, not worth the extra for "special" meat.
  • Paige K.
    Paige KaliskiAugust 21, 2015
    The Oreo milkshake is out of this world, and the burgers are INCREDIBLE. one of evanston's finest gems. Also the garlic fries are amazing.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchraderAugust 11, 2015
    Get the lollapalooza! So good with banana peppers, bacon, cheese and spicy ketchup. Also the chocolate shake and regular fries were OK. Burger was definitely the main attraction.
  • Mary A.
    Mary AlesandriniAugust 6, 2015
    Burgers are awesome, obviously. And a great selection of unique fries!
  • Harper W.
    Harper WentzJuly 20, 2015
    It was pretty good. The char burgers are huge and black on the outside. Not my favorite
  • Paige D.
    Paige DyerJuly 9, 2015
    First time here, last time here. Ordered the Lobster Fries...don't waste your money, a pile of fries with a thumb size amount of chopped Lobster meat. Also ordered an Oreo shake...milk with Oreo bits.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KoppeMay 29, 2015
    The lobster fries are extravagant but awesome, and the burgers are consistently delicious
  • LaKeisha R.
    LaKeisha RichardsonApril 23, 2015
    Hey Edzo's Burger Shop, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtJanuary 18, 2015
    The burgers and fries here are good. You gotta try em
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillDecember 17, 2014
    Be sure to order a shake and fries with your burger.
  • Nazia O.
    Nazia O'dullaughOctober 24, 2014
    Lobster fries! The charred burger is the wsy to go.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BeckSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Old fries are extra crispy and delicious
  • David E.
    David EldridgeAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Lobster fries are a great option if not going for burger and fries. Corn dog is top notch as well!
  • Richard S. G.
    Richard S. GoodsAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheddar Fries are amazing.
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NewmanAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Seafood on French Fries? Who would have thought?! Amazing!
  • Jough D.
    Jough DempseyAugust 7, 2014
    Extra crispy fries nom nom nom.
  • Christine P.
    Christine PyraJuly 12, 2014
    Truffle fries make everything better.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BernardinoJune 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Gotta love the lobster fries. Makes me sad when they run out of them.
  • Rick R.
    Rick RiveraMay 31, 2014
    Everything I've ever had here is just fabulous, but I keep coming back for the amazing garlic fries. Everything is awesome though, from burgers to shakes. If you're in Evanston, you must visit!
  • Craig N.
    Craig NewmanFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best. Shakes. Ever.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 8, 2014
    While a second location is open in Lincoln Park, the first in Evanston remains a cult destination and the gold standard for griddled, no-frills burgers. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 20, 2013
    The five-onion fries at Edzo’s Burger Shop in Evanston is one of the 100 best things we ate this year. http://tmout.us/rLOtk Read more
  • Leila E.
    Leila Ellis-NelsonOctober 15, 2013
    Addicted to the lobster fries! A must have!!!
  • Erik T.
    Erik ThallemerAugust 30, 2013
    Meh. Overrated and def not one of the best Chicago burgers
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYJuly 17, 2013
    Venture off the menu for shakes like The Elvis, Speculoos and the Fluffernutter. Read more
  • eulalia
    eulaliaJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    if the lobster fries are available when you visit, order them. yes, i know they're $10, but seriously...lobster fries.
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardJuly 9, 2013
    Speculoos. Daily experimenting often results in specials. Ask for off-menu items like The Elvis, Speculoos and Fluffernutter. For fruit, get what's in season: strawberries, peaches or blackberries. Read more
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NJune 19, 2013
    Great Nutella milkshake and truffle fries!
  • Buena Vista Supper Club
    With all this hype I don't know what we were expecting, had double griddle with bacon and cheddar, turkey burger with shroom and cheese, truffle fries, five onion fries and Nutella shake. Meh all hype
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FooteMay 4, 2013
    Not too hungry? Save money and get the kids combo and save about $4 from adult a la carte.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 18, 2013
    According to burgerexpert and host of Burger Land George Motz, "Eddie Lakin is pretty passionate about burgers and got it right when he opened. Old school feel, new school quality."
  • JJ's L.
    JJ's ListApril 12, 2013
    Edzo's Burger Shop is disability aware, check out www.jjslist.com!"
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 20, 2013
    OwnerEddie Lakin grinds his own meat—sourced from Slagel and other local farms—to make a thin-but-rich cheeseburger that melts into its soft bun. http://tmoutchi.us/YmTIHi Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 20, 2013
    One of our top five favorite burgeres in the city. http://tmoutchi.us/YmTIHi Read more
  • Dee W.
    Dee WJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They now have the $5 Lollapalooza burger and some of their new shakes include a spicy Mexican dark chocolate shake. Yummy!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithNovember 28, 2012
    Let me make it easy for you: Old Fries, Nutella Milkshake, and an 8oz. burger with whatever fixins' you like.
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WilsonOctober 27, 2012
    If you plan on coming after an NU game, leave the game early or you will be fighting for tables. Worth the wait though!
  • Stephii D.
    Stephii DavidJuly 27, 2012
    Try the truffle fries. Amazing!
  • Kenneth I.
    Kenneth IlioJuly 10, 2012
    Try the Double Griddle Burger With Loaded Fries - With nutella and old fries ... Pure lunch heaven
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineMay 15, 2012
    If you get off ordering off menu, order these shakes: Speculoos (made with a gingerbread-tasting Belgian spread), the Elvis (peanut butter, chocolate, and banana), or the Mudslide (Oreo and coffee). Read more
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BuchananMay 13, 2012
    Closed at random on a Sunday at 3pm, lame!
  • James K.
    James KaplanApril 22, 2012
    The best french fries in the universe!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth B.April 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Garlic fries are my favorite -- and Eddie's too!
  • Sharon H.
    Sharon HrycewiczFebruary 26, 2012
    Fries are not gluten free -- cooked with corn dogs. Too bad.
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsJanuary 13, 2012
    "Old fries" might sound icky, but once you try the extra-crispy potatoes, every other french fry will pale in comparison. Beefy burgers and crazy-thick Nutella shakes taste as good as they sound.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MarianoNovember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't go wrong with quality burgers, truffle fries, and tasty shakes. Gotta love that the owner purposely closes early so he can have dinner with his family.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    Say “speculoos” to the folks at Edzo’s and they’ll sell you a shake made with the obscure, spiced peanut-butter spread—say “the Elvis” and you’ll get a peanut-butter shake with chocolate and banana. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    Uncommonly thick Nutella shakes, fries with truffle salt—where does the low-brow end and high-end begin at Eddie Lakin’s burger shop? Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 26, 2011
    Order Taylor Street Fries, a standard order of fries, doused in Italian beef jus, topped with sweet peppers and spicy giardinera. The result? A glorious cross between an Italian beef and french fries. Read more
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CaulfieldSeptember 16, 2011
    Best burgers around.... Hands down! Try the grass fed upgrade for a real treat. On the side... Go with the buffalo fries. You will be pleased.
  • Noah S.
    Noah SilvermanAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best burger place in the world!
  • Ashish S.
    Ashish ShahAugust 27, 2011
    Two 4oz patties is the way to go. Old school and delicious.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SchreyerJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best burgers in town! Get the 4-ounce burger.
  • Sheena
    SheenaJune 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious juicy char burgers cooked to order. Great shakes. Amazing fries (try garlicky old fries), and great option to upgrade to grass fed beef. Eddie is a great guy. Go to Edzo' now (or b4 4pm).
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 9, 2011
    Owner Eddie Lakin credits fresh beef as the winning secret to his burgers, but we suspect a little magic might be involved. He just knows how to make a really great burger, what else can we say?
  • Brad K.
    Brad KleinMay 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Elvis shake was like a party in my mouth and everyone was invited! So good!
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GonzalesApril 26, 2011
    Try the buffalo fries. So good. Like buffalo wings for vegetarians!
  • David F.
    David FellDecember 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Spring for the Tallgrass beef option. You won't regret it.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CDecember 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a char burger, truffle fries and Nutella milkshake. It's a heavenly meal for two to share!
  • Ismael C.
    Ismael C.December 4, 2010
    get the heftier, more expensive Char burger not the griddle burgers. Trust me. cook to medium for perfect juiciness.
  • Alison
    AlisonOctober 23, 2010
    burgers are awesome. garlic fries are heavenly. nutella milkshake is a MUST.
  • Annie
    AnnieOctober 21, 2010
    Closes early so the owner can eat dinner with his kids! :)
  • Waverly H.
    Waverly HumphreyOctober 1, 2010
    Love this place. Burgers look picture perfect everytime. Did I forget, truffle fries!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoSeptember 20, 2010
    As good as Edzo’s original offerings were, they came with a side of guilt.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineSeptember 20, 2010
    Both the four-ounce griddled burgers and eight-ounce charbroiled ones are excellent. So are the fries dusted w/ truffle salt & Parmesan. Don't miss ultra-creamy "Five Dollar" milk shakes that cost $4. Read more
  • Nick M.
    Nick McClainJuly 20, 2010
    Anything on the menu, especially the truffle fries and chocolate shake are awesome.
  • Ed P.
    Ed PierceJune 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Peanutbutter milkshake!
  • Kelley H.
    Kelley HollisApril 16, 2010
    Order the Nutella milkshake. Trust me.
  • Marta S.
    Marta SteeleMarch 26, 2010
    OMG, the garlic fries.
  • Tina C.
    Tina CMarch 23, 2010
    I've been here and I didn't think it was all that great. Had the old fries & a griddled burger (because a review made a big deal of it). Was sorely disappointed and won't go out of my way to go back
  • Steve G.
    Steve GadlinMarch 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The truffle fries are fantastic. And the char burger is great.
  • george l.
    george lamberisMarch 3, 2010
    Best Dang Burgers and Fries in the Western Hemisphere. Church.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KornFebruary 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    They deliver too! $20 min. 
  • Steve D.
    Steve DemboJanuary 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Old fries are the bomb. But get there early, they don't serve dinner!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MackJanuary 5, 2010
    Garlic fries worth every bad breath.
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