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Epic Burger

#185 of 7,678 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / The Loop
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517 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-1616
+1 312-913-1373
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there for lunch at 1:15 pm on a Sunday. I had never been to an Epic Burger. It sounded great!! NOOOOO! I ordered a double Epic Burger topped with an over easy egg, Sharp Cheddar, lettuce and grilled onions on Brioche. Basically a "Tavern Burger". It came out quick and hot. So far so good. I could NOT... More 

Thank Chad W
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

SO GOOD! My family and I always go here when we go to Chicago. If you Don't like a greasy burger asks for no butter on the bun. I have had it both ways and it is delicious. You must try it and its great for a quick meal!

Thank Hannah A
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I loved those grilled cheese, and there were other vegetarian choices too! Their sweet potato fries are amazing. My friends who had burgers loved it too. Also thief soda fountain is so neat!

Thank Ren P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I was walking around and came across a doorway next to the very brightly lit (and sadly very formulaic american fare of) Panda Express. It was dark - the entryway to this Epic location ... lacked epicness. The door needs a light overhead or something brighter in the vestibule. But looking inside at the lights on, it definitely seemed like... More 

Thank Mike H
Philadelphia, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I am from the Northeast and when we saw a new burger chain visiting Chicago we had to see how it compared. It was a good burger, i had mine without bread with a milkshake. The fries were a bit to crunchy for me but overall the place was clean, good service, friendly smiles.

Thank beatricea146
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Food was decent, but the service was sketchy. The rap music was so loud, I could not believe it. And it was like one rap thing after another. They finally switched to reggae after 20 minutes, but still...it took away from the decent burger and fries.

Thank GuyTraveler324
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This was the nearest burger joint to our hotel. We weren't disappointed, quick service, freshly cooked burgers that tasted great. Better than your usual fast food chain.

Thank Andreas B
Bethel Park, United States
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were looking for something different - not pizza - that Chicago had to offer. I found Epic Burger had good reviews and it certainly lived up to its name! Wow! The staff was friendly and helpful, the burger was SO tasty, and the sweet potato waffle fries were delicious! Check this place out on your next... More 

Thank Lauren S
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The burger had quite a kick in flavor and texture. Just the right amount of seasoning. Would recommend this place.

Thank daphinew w
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

It serves quite okay burgers. It's not a special place but considering the interior and the price, it deserves 'Very Good.'

Thank Haneul B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-1616
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-913-1373

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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