Where's the Best Burger in St. Charles?

Here is your chance to pick your favorite.

UPDATED: Everyone has a favorite burger and here’s a chance to endorse yours.

In July, St. Charles Patch ran this list of every burger (or nearly so) we could find in the city for .

Now, we’re following up with a question: What’s your favorite?
Look through the selections and, once you have your favorite, leave a comment telling us about it. Please keep it to one vote per reader.

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We’ll keep this going for a week. The results will be posted next Monday morning.

Here's the list, in no particular order:

  • For a huge Texas taste, you can try the Tex-Mex Extreme Burger at . The chef takes a half-pound, hand-formed patty and charbroils it, then it's topped with Gabby's famous chili, guacamole and grilled jalapenos.
  • , located near Bourbon Street within the , has a "build-your-own burger" section on their menu. Fresh Angus Beef is grilled to your liking, then topped with your choice of three toppings.
  • The isn't just known for ice cream creations—the chain also serves up some of the best diner food around. The restaurant's menu offers many options and a good burger is a part of that variety. All of Colonial's burgers are made from fresh Angus beef and grilled medium-well on a brioche bun
  • The Office features its Office Burger—USDA prime Angus beef and Andouille, topped with "smoked cheddar, vine ripe tomato, grilled red onion, field greens, and bacon/egg mayo."
  • devotes an entire section of their menu to its "Big Mouth Burgers." The restaurant's original Smokehouse burgers are usually a safe bet and come with many topping options (think lots of gooey cheese and bacon) but, Chili's newest burger creation, the Hatch Chilie Cheeseburger, will make chilie lovers' mouths water. With mild green chilie sauce, jalapeno jack cheese, cilantro lime mayonnaise, and homemade pico de gallo, the Hatch Chilie Cheeseburger is a southwestern creation filled with big flavors.
  • Jack Daniels Burger, made with the restaurant's signature Jack Daniels sauce, is sure to please. The chain's burger menu has a few more selections to choose from.
  • When driving through the east side of St. Charles, you'll often catch a glimpse of the sign. As one of the area's best places to get a great steak, you can be assured that the burgers are just as delicious. Each patty is made with a half-pound of fresh beef tenderloin that's ground in-house. All the usual suspects are on the burger menu, but what really shines is the Bistro Burger. Made with St. Charles Place's signature cognac sauce and served on a French baguette, the burger is like eating a piece of steak on bread. 
  • As St. Charles' self-proclaimed Chicago Blackhawks bar, the has a menu fit to feed the Hawks front line. Nine varieties of burgers are on the menu, and offered at around $6 each. The Blackhawk burger is rubbed with Cajun seasoning and topped with blue cheese crumbles, bacon, lettuce and tomato.
  • 's executive Chef Doug D'Avico creates some of the best gourmet burgers in downtown St. Charles. The Signature Bistro One West Burger comes grilled to perfection and topped with a creamy lobster salad on fresh ciabatta bread. D'Avico always uses the freshest beef available and high-quality artisan cheeses and bread. 
  • The lounge inside Rox City Grill at the serves a Kobe Beef Burger that's topped any way you'd like it. The menu also serves a Beef Tenderloin Slider on a Brioche bun with a roasted shallot mayonnaise. 
  • has a menu filled with great bar food. The Build Your Own Beehive Burger lets diners pick one option from an ample lists of cheeses, toppings and spreads. Each burger is made from a half-pound of Angus beef and served on a toasted bun. 
  • is one of St. Charles' most popular bars. Affectionately known by locals as "The Filler," the food is as exciting as the ambiance. Each burger is made with a half-pound of ground sirloin, and comes served with your choice of potato salad, cole slaw, chips or hand-cut fries and a pickle. 
  • Burgers are a small feature on the menu at , but they certainly don't lack flavor. The burgers are made with certified Angus beef, and come served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and Alley 64's signature coleslaw. 
  • has two delicious burgers, both worth mentioning. The Holy Ground Burger is made with a half-pound of Angus beef and is topped with an herb mayonnaise. The Chieftain Burger features a half-pound of Kobe beef and is served on a pretzel roll. Both burgers come with your choice of cheddar, Irish Cheddar, provolone, Swiss, American or Gouda cheese. 
  • The "famous" burgers at are all made with fresh black Angus beef. They come topped with options that include mushrooms, cheese and bruschetta. All of their burgers are served on gourmet rolls. 
  •  has a menu with more than a few burger options. From little sliders to big beef burgers, there is something for any appetite. Tap House's Stuffed Burger is a molten creation with a center that oozes with spicy jalapenos, Cheddar and Monterrey jack cheeses. 
  • has some of the best food specials around. The burgers are often on special for just $1 and come served with chips, (cheese and fries are usually extra). But there's more than $1 burgers on the Rookies menu—15 different styles of burgers are available. 
  • has in St. Charles. Old standbys include the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder or $1 Double Cheeseburger.
  • has a fairly new location on Randall Road but you'vee seen the King around for years. The Whopper is a favorite among many fast-food aficionados.
  • recently introduced natural-cut fries but their premium hamburgers have been around for decades. If you're feeling brave, the Baconator combines all the smokey goodness of bacon with Wendy's quality beef. 
Gregory W. Swedberg September 13, 2011 at 04:35 PM
Generally speaking, you can't go wrong with Rookie's, where the burgers are always great and reasonably priced. However, the best tasting burger I ever had in St. Charles was Gabby's "Moo and Oink"!!
Jhennifer A. Amundson September 13, 2011 at 11:18 PM
Hate to admit it, but we have given up on STC burgers since Five Guys opened down in you-know-where. Will give a shout-out to the black bean burger at Prasino, although I full well know, it's not a REAL burger, but still a tasty sandwich.
robert poznanski September 14, 2011 at 02:54 PM
Hey, of all the fast food joints, the burgers at Portillo's have got to be the best!! Its hard to pass on the Italian beefs, and combo's, but if your in the mood for a good juicy burger, with really fresh trimmings, you cant beat a double cheese burger, off the broiler,at Portillo's!!
Paul September 16, 2011 at 03:17 PM
Best burger goes to Thirsty Fox! How did that not even make the list?
The Social Batch September 16, 2011 at 06:38 PM
Hands down Bistro One West... One of the best in chicagoland area...


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