SPLURGE: Burger Monster—Make this spot your go-to for over-the-top burgers like the Mighty Melt. A cheddar cheese-skirted bun is loaded with more cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, beer-battered onion rings, BBQ sauce, and a creamy vinegar slaw. Messy and totally worth it!
SAVE: Portillo's—Order the hamburger at the counter and you'll enjoy a ⅓-pound char-broiled burger with mayo, crisp lettuce, a red ripe tomato slice, sliced red onion, pickles, and ketchup on a freshly toasted old-fashioned style bun. They've been making them since 1963 and certainly know how to do it right.