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Epic Burger

Epic Burger

Burger Joint$$$$
South Loop, Chicago
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  • The experts at Time Out Chicago and Time Out Chicago Kids recommend this place
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  • Kyle G.
    "Epic sauce can normally be found on a McDonald's Big Mac!!"(3 Tips)
    Daniel S.
    "Try the turkey burger with bacon and a fried egg!"(8 Tips)
    Mike W.
    "Great chicken burger, tasty fries and fast service."(19 Tips)
    Thrillist
    "cage-free organic fried eggs"(5 Tips)
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  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    Burgers are cooked to a nice medium. Opt for aged cheddar, bacon and egg toppings, and be sure to add the rustic, skin-on fries. Try the Lemon Squeeze, a blend of fro-yo, strawberries and lemonade. Read more
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin StaubApril 26, 2014
    I have never had a burger this good in my entire lifetime of thirty years. Classic turkey. His name was chet. Home grown and fed right until plump enough to become my meal. Thanks epic.
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YungJune 25
    Like the Chipotle of burgers, it's quick, easy, and quite tasty! Their turkey burger and sweet potato fries were absolutely delicious. A bit expensive for burgers, but worth the occasional splurge.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 19, 2011
    Burgers are cooked to a nice medium. Opt for aged cheddar, bacon and egg toppings, and be sure to add the rustic, skin-on fries. Try the Lemon Squeeze, a blend of fro-yo, strawberries and lemonade.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JMay 28
    Wheat bun, beef, aged cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickle, mayo, and regular fries with a side of ranch for dipping.
  • Rick W.
    Rick WebbAugust 30, 2011
    Chicago-based burger chain focusing on natural ingredients. Solid, shake-shack style burgers. Would love to see this chain expand beyond downtown chicago. A treat each time we visit.
  • Danielle T.
    Danielle T.August 23, 2013
    I just wanted to add that you can have your egg over-easy or fried. My previous comment about eggs being too done seems to be applicable here and the Rush Street location.
  • Theresa D.
    Theresa DeneenMarch 1, 2013
    Mushroom Portobello burger is delicious! Good option if you're vegetarian...not sure if it's the best vegan option.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 17, 2012
    Chain doesn’t signify commoditized mass culture when the business in question uses cage-free eggs, slices its own fries and serves crispy patties of humanely raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats Read more
  • Amisha S.
    Amisha SudOctober 8, 2014
    Truly epic! Amazing, delicious, juicy burger and possibly the best fries I've had in a long time!
  • Nikola P.
    Nikola PlejicJuly 19, 2013
    The turkey burger is amazing! The ingredients seem very fresh and the thing tastes awesome. French fries are excellent as well. Highly recommended.
  • Maryam
    MaryamDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I LOVE EPIC BURGER. I always get the junior turkey burger w/cheddar. So good. And the smoothies are fro-yo + skim milk based. The milk and honey one's amazing, and the PB one too!
  • Luis G.
    Luis GomezJuly 23, 2016
    Grear chicken burger with horseradish cheese. You can pick your favorite ingredients and have it at your way! Nice quick bite
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 21, 2012
    Slathered on a bun with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and thick slices of bacon, the sauce takes what would be a serviceable breakfast sandwich and turns it into a decadent morning essential. Read more
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistSeptember 21, 2011
    The small-rancher-procured patties are hormone/antibiotic free, never-frozen, cooked-to-order 100% chuck, and topped with like cage-free organic fried eggs, nitrate-free bacon, Wisconsin cheeses. Read more
  • Linda F.
    Linda FelterSeptember 6, 2013
    I love burgers. But I REALLY love EPIC BURGER. Don't forget the special sauce your taste buds will thank you.
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsJanuary 13, 2012
    Juicy, crispy-edged patties (available in junior size) and crisp, skin-on fries are reason enough to head to any of Epic's outposts.
  • Amelia
    AmeliaNovember 21, 2014
    One of the few chains you can get havarti cheese for your burger! Student discount w/ ID: 10%
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MacDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This Epic Burger location was one of the 1st in the city servicing the loop college crowd, but it needs a refresh / remodeling.
  • Rex L.
    Rex LightningAugust 2, 2013
    Go #Hercules @theepicburger w/a classic double; bacon, egg, cheese + all toppings. Raspberry Tea, PB milkshake. #thashicray
  • Nikos B.
    Nikos BartzoulianosOctober 11, 2013
    Get the Epic Burger! It is epic!
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KnightMay 2, 2010
    Holy deliciousness. Awesome organic burgers and greasy fair fries. They also have a flat screen displaying all epic burger tagged tweets in real time - pretty cool.
  • kilinkis i.
    Real epic ones! im a burgers big fan and i will never forget EPIC BURGERS. Too bad they are only in the best city of the world. Also, there is a screen with tweetdeck showings tweets from customers
  • AskMen
    AskMenMay 14, 2010
    Expect handcrafted burgers & natural ingredients expertly assembled by chef David Friedman’s staff, as well as the initial crowds of beef-starved foodies. Grand opening coming up on June 1. Read more
  • Mike W.
    Mike WoodbeckJuly 13, 2011
    Great chicken burger, tasty fries and fast service. Definitely worth checking out if you find yourself in the area.
  • Syed Abdul Karim
    Syed Abdul KarimJuly 11
    Been here 5+ times
    This place rocks! Epic is the word! More so because it's 100% Halal! Rock on!
  • Kristina N.
    Kristina NeatoSeptember 14, 2015
    There was nothing epic about my burger at this location! Once the bun top was taken off of my sons burger meat was coming apart (crumbles) for the price you pay I expect "Epic" and tasteful!
  • David U.
    David U.December 16, 2011
    Get your burger with havarti and bacon...good fries, student discounts. Excellent.
  • Abdulelah A.
    Double cheeseburger with everything fresh onions and avocado 👍🏻
  • Tomas F.
    Tomas FukMay 14, 2016
    Probably the best fries I have ever tasted
  • Mocha M.
    Mocha Mon365May 26, 2012
    Always cold in the restaurant...winter, spring, summer and fall. Bring a sweater.
  • Danielle T.
    Danielle T.August 23, 2013
    The turkey burger is good and not horribly dry. You can add an egg, but I've found that when I ask for runny, it's still pretty cooked. Maybe opt for cheese or epic sauce instead.
  • Esperanza
    EsperanzaMay 17, 2014
    My burger and PB milkshake were so yummy!! =p =p love it!
  • Rian S.
    Rian StraterJanuary 24, 2012
    Ask them make you a peanut butter chocolate milk shake. Seriously heavenly.
  • Gabby C.
    Gabby CotteeAugust 22, 2014
    Awesome, natural burger! Only felt half way guilty about this burger & fry combo!
  • Roosevelt Collection
    Roosevelt CollectionJanuary 24, 2012
    Ask them to make you a peanut butter chocolate milkshake. Heavenly!
  • Chris J.
    Chris JMay 28
    Get a bottle of Coke with your burger.
  • Kirstjen L.
    Fast service. Good burger. This is the original location...
  • Chaz B.
    Chaz BAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Portabella sandwich is amazing! Love it with some fries and a peanut butter shake! Nom Nom Nom!
  • Lainey C.
    Lainey CanevaroAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Epic Jr., with havarti cheese, grilled onions and avocado! Get it now!
  • Anna C.
    Anna CApril 29, 2011
    Epic burger is ... epic. Top-notch burger all around; great sauce!
  • Nobody k.
    Nobody knowsOctober 30, 2013
    I complained about the nudity in the TV set and the blood and violence. Manager told me there were no kids and that nipples showing on a woman during intercourse was acceptable. #so-upset
  • Ross W. B.
    Ross W. Berman IVJune 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for extra Epic Sauce, they usually give it to you in a little cup. It makes the fries so much better
  • Zbrittany B.
    Zbrittany BrowningApril 13, 2014
    They have 1! Burger selection, I ordered a portbello hamburger and it was just a big mushroom without meat!!!! Horrible experience!!!
  • Kim V.
    Kim Van TuylMarch 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great free range burgers and yummy fries. However, don't let the brownies on the counter fool you - they are no good.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BelterOctober 12, 2010
    Try the epic BLT, its delicious and has a fried egg on top, so consider it extra delicious :)
  • Nobody k.
    Nobody knowsOctober 30, 2013
    Pull out your camera and the staff will attack you. So horrible. Absolutely disappointed. Made me feel like an idiot for finding the place neat enough to share. Won't be back. Recommend coworkers skip
  • Reggie B.
    Reggie BJanuary 22, 2015
    Turkey & beef burgers. Try em both.
  • Noah A.
    Noah AdamsDecember 13, 2016
    SO good- get the BBQ bacon cheeseburger!
  • Mase H.
    Mase HakesMay 12, 2012
    The portabella mushroom sandwich is out of this world!!!
  • Walter C.
    Walter ClarkJanuary 12, 2014
    Stellar stuff! The way a burger should be!
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BudejenJuly 5, 2015
    Burger. Cheese burger. Add an egg.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SimmonsAugust 3, 2015
    Try the turkey burger with bacon and a fried egg!
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CheezeMay 6, 2014
    It was ok, nothing special. I could have gotten a better burger in nice joint for the price of this psdo fast food joint.
  • Ayman A.
    Ayman AyashNovember 15, 2014
    One of the best burgers iv ever ate
  • Matt H.
    Matt HelbigJune 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    For all the vegetarians out there, try the portabella mushroom sandwich. It is dope.
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FenwickFebruary 13, 2011
    I found my moms homemade, hand cut fries here. There's nothing like it.
  • Shelly B.
    Shelly BurkeDecember 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    They now open at 10:30!!! :)
  • JamieLee G.
    JamieLee GTBNovember 21, 2012
    Don't eat at Epic Burger! Plastic packaging came out of my burger and they did nothing about it other than throwing the evidence to garbage! Well done... I am still feeling like throwing up.
  • J. Christian B.
    Check in to Foursquare and unlock free fries deal!
  • Eli S.
    Eli SilvaJuly 17, 2016
    Amazing burger!
  • Brian J.
    Brian JohnsonFebruary 5, 2012
    Get an egg on that burger! Do it, do it now!
  • Debi
    DebiAugust 16, 2014
    Having a greasy burger before I really party!
  • Kyle G.
    Kyle GierokMarch 3, 2012
    Epic sauce can normally be found on a McDonald's Big Mac!!
  • Pete R.
    Pete RMarch 16, 2015
    grab a window seat if you like people watching
  • Sherry S.
    Sherry SkalkoJune 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Milk & Honey shake is fantastic!
  • Brian W.
    Brian WantJanuary 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Although it's not a burger, I highly recommend the chicken sandwich. And opt for Havarti!
  • Fernando S.
    Fernando SerranoSeptember 26, 2015
    Huge, huge burgers
  • Katharine S.
    Katharine SpencerFebruary 14, 2016
    Can't go wrong with a shake!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Merlin Verrier, chef of Graham Elliot, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Turkey burger. Read more
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MenandroAugust 14, 2011
    Best "healty" burgers in town!
  • Maryam
    MaryamDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They also have whole wheat burger buns :)
  • Cristin
    CristinFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Dont miss the horseradish havarti on your burger.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittAugust 26, 2014
    Epic burger is right.
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GreenSeptember 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    PB Enjoy (ask for it with blueberries)
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShackletonAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great fast food burger.
  • Peter Z.
    Peter ZanghiAugust 4, 2012
    This place certainly lives up to its name.
  • Jerome K.
    Jerome KempOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The best burger this side of Ethiopia!
  • Le-Lieu P.
    Le-Lieu PhamApril 25, 2012
    Try the four berry smoothie.
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MJuly 16, 2011
    Good for free wi-fi.
  • Luis T.
    Luis T.March 13, 2012
    grilled onion + 1yr aged cheddar fosho!
  • Randy E.
    Randy EscaladaDecember 31, 2014
    Cheeseburger with fried egg!
  • Kaila S.
    Kaila SanabriaAugust 31, 2011
    Hey, Epic Burger: how about you taste better? OH WAIT YOU CAN'T, GET IN MY MOUTH.
  • Tony j.
    Tony jordanMarch 26, 2012
    Chocolate milkshake, nuff said
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon McAnuffOctober 22, 2011
    Good for takeout!
  • Beverly A.
    Beverly ArmsteadApril 7, 2015
    Turkey burger
  • Darren C.
    Darren CalhounAugust 2, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Epic Burger and get the fries! Pick up a turkey burger while you're at it! YUMMM!
  • kevin f.
    kevin flaszaFebruary 15, 2011
    YUMMY AT Epic Burger!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SachnoffDecember 6, 2012
    Wifi is down as of 12/6/2012.
  • MNathan J.
    MNathan JaquesMay 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    eh! its not all that....
  • Kaidrea S.
    Kaidrea S.December 6, 2010
    Good food but after the last experience will probably not eat here again. Ever.
  • Rod R.
    Rod RakicJanuary 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Bacon or fried egg on a burger. Why not both?
  • Sean
    SeanJune 11, 2010
    Free wi-fi
  • Eric L.
    Eric LimDecember 29, 2013
    Burger was dry and fries were too oily. Overrated.
  • Fred C.
    Fred CadenaApril 23, 2010
    Eat here, its good!
  • Angel G.
    Angel GarciaDecember 30, 2009
    Go next door to 7-11 to buy any non- pepsi products. All they have is pepsi.
  • mig r.
    mig rodFebruary 13, 2010
    take jimmy g to lunch here.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WestraOctober 2, 2013
    Not worth the price.
  • Paula P.
    Paula Pérez MedinaSeptember 14, 2014
    Hamburguesas tipo Gourmet, con ingredientes naturales. No tan baratas. Recomiendo el chicken sandwich 👌
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroDecember 30, 2014
    Excelente hamburger americano, vale a pena!!!
  • Liz P.
    Liz PossibleDecember 27, 2014
    Rico y barato :)
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