Epic Burger

Epic Burger

517 S State St (btwn E Congress Pkwy & E Harrison St), Chicago, IL 60605, United States
Closed until 10:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 10:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • burgers
  • french fries
  • milkshakes
  • sandwiches
  • epic sauce
  • rustic
  • eggs
  • organic food
  • smoothies
  • student discounts
  • bacon
  • lemonade
  • good for a quick meal
  • vegetarian food
  • lively
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  • Time Out Chicago

    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

    Time Out Chicago · November 2, 2011
  • AskMen

    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

    AskMen · May 14, 2010
  • Thrillist

    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

    Thrillist · September 21, 2011
  • Time Out Chicago

    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

    Time Out Chicago · February 21, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago

    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

    Time Out Chicago · April 17, 2012
  • Sean

    Free wi-fi

    Sean · June 11, 2010
  • Darren C.

    Go to Epic Burger and get the fries! Pick up a turkey burger while you're at it! YUMMM!

    Darren Calhoun · August 2, 2009
  • Rod R.

    Bacon or fried egg on a burger. Why not both?

    Rod Rakic · January 22, 2010
  • Lindsay K.

    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.

    Lindsay Knight · May 2, 2010
  • Time Out Chicago

    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.

    Time Out Chicago · October 19, 2011
  • Maryam

    They also have whole wheat burger buns :)

    Maryam · December 2, 2010
  • Ross W. B.

    Ask for extra Epic Sauce, they usually give it to you in a little cup. It makes the fries so much better

    Ross W. Berman IV · June 25, 2010
  • Fred C.

    Eat here, its good!

    Fred Cadena · April 23, 2010
  • Sarah S.

    You can get burgers here.

    Sarah Soderquist · April 10, 2012
  • Rick W.

    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.

    Rick Webb · August 30, 2011
  • Sabrina M.

    Good for free wi-fi.

    Sabrina M · July 16, 2011
  • kevin f.

    YUMMY AT Epic Burger!

    kevin flasza · February 15, 2011
  • Peter Z.

    This place certainly lives up to its name.

    Peter Zanghi · August 4, 2012
  • Jerome K.

    The best burger this side of Ethiopia!

    Jerome Kemp · October 19, 2011
  • Sam S.

    The food here is amazing, but it takes a while for them to make it because everything is fresh. I especially love the fries, the only thing that would make them better is melted cheddar for dipping.

    Sam Stine · September 6, 2010
  • Kim V.

    Great free range burgers and yummy fries. However, don't let the brownies on the counter fool you - they are no good.

    Kim Van Tuyl · March 16, 2010
  • Zbrittany B.

    They have 1! Burger selection, I ordered a portbello hamburger and it was just a big mushroom without meat!!!! Horrible experience!!!

    Zbrittany Browning · April 13, 2014
  • Rex L.

    Go #Hercules @theepicburger w/a classic double; bacon, egg, cheese + all toppings. Raspberry Tea, PB milkshake. #thashicray

    Rex Lightning · August 2, 2013
  • Roosevelt Collection

    Ask them to make you a peanut butter chocolate milkshake. Heavenly!

    Roosevelt Collection · January 24, 2012
  • Time Out Chicago Kids

    Juicy, crispy-edged patties (available in junior size) and crisp, skin-on fries are reason enough to head to any of Epic's outposts.

    Time Out Chicago Kids · January 13, 2012
  • Chaz B.

    Portabella sandwich is amazing! Love it with some fries and a peanut butter shake! Nom Nom Nom!

    Chaz B · August 16, 2011
  • 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

    kilinkis incaurgarat · May 23, 2011
  • Anna C.

    Epic burger is ... epic. Top-notch burger all around; great sauce!

    Anna Cannova · April 29, 2011
  • Matthew F.

    I found my moms homemade, hand cut fries here. There's nothing like it.

    Matthew Fenwick · February 13, 2011
  • Maryam

    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!

    Maryam · December 2, 2010
  • mig r.

    take jimmy g to lunch here.

    mig rod · February 13, 2010
  • Reggie B.

    Turkey & beef burgers. Try em both.

    Reggie B · January 22
  • Randy E.

    Cheeseburger with fried egg!

    Randy Escalada · December 31, 2014
  • Amelia

    One of the few chains you can get havarti cheese for your burger! Student discount w/ ID: 10%

    Amelia · November 21, 2014
  • Ayman A.

    One of the best burgers iv ever ate

    Ayman Ayash · November 15, 2014
  • Amisha S.

    Truly epic! Amazing, delicious, juicy burger and possibly the best fries I've had in a long time!

    Amisha Sud · October 8, 2014
  • Joseph B.

    Epic burger is right.

    Joseph Blewitt · August 26, 2014
  • Gabby C.

    Awesome, natural burger! Only felt half way guilty about this burger & fry combo!

    Gabby Cottee · August 22, 2014
  • Debi

    Having a greasy burger before I really party!

    Debi · August 16, 2014
  • Lainey C.

    Epic Jr., with havarti cheese, grilled onions and avocado! Get it now!

    Lainey Canevaro · August 15, 2014
  • Chris S.

    Great fast food burger.

    Chris Shackleton · August 6, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Merlin Verrier, chef of Graham Elliot, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Turkey burger. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
  • Esperanza

    My burger and PB milkshake were so yummy!! =p =p love it!

    Esperanza · May 17, 2014
  • Lisa C.

    It was ok, nothing special. I could have gotten a better burger in nice joint for the price of this psdo fast food joint.

    Lisa Cheeze · May 6, 2014
  • Kevin S.

    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.

    Kevin Staub · April 26, 2014
  • Walter C.

    Stellar stuff! The way a burger should be!

    Walter Clark · January 12, 2014
  • Eric L.

    Burger was dry and fries were too oily. Overrated.

    Eric Lim · December 29, 2013
  • Luis S.

    Excelente hamburger americano, vale a pena!!!

    Luis Shimabukuro · December 30, 2014
  • Liz P.

    Rico y barato :)

    Liz Possible · December 27, 2014
  • Paula P.

    Hamburguesas tipo Gourmet, con ingredientes naturales. No tan baratas. Recomiendo el chicken sandwich 👌

    Paula Pérez Medina · September 14, 2014