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Look for the giant horse on the roof and you'll know you've found Green Dot Stables. This horse-racing themed restaurant is a true delight to see with its brick walls and equestrian paraphernalia adorning the walls. Nowhere else will you find such an extensive selection of sliders of all kinds. Green Dot Stables also serves up six different types of fries and a good number of salads. The full bar offers any number of cheap and delicious cocktails and beers.
You'll be hard pressed to find a better burger place than Mercury Burger Bar. Located on Michigan Avenue, this restaurant is known for serving flavorful loaded burgers. They also offer small bites to perfectly complement your burgers. Their turkey special California turkey burger, salmon burger and shroom burger are quite big hits among loyal patrons. Apart from their trademark burgers, they also serve salads, hot dogs and sandwiches. Beverages include delicious milkshakes and draft beers. Locally owned and operated by David Stiekne and Dennis Fulton, this place has an artistic decor, designed by famous artists Jerome Ferretti and Dan Gilbert.
One-Eyed Betty's is a beer lover's paradise, offering 44 beers on tap and over 100 types of bottled beer. Enjoy a game of pinball with friends in between rounds of refreshing drinks. The food menu is also impressive, featuring items like delicious burgers, salads and full meal plates.
Miller's Bar, despite the name, is actually best known for what comes out of its kitchen rather than behind the bar. Since 1941 Miller's has been serving up a simple menu: burgers, with Swiss cheese or Velveeta, fries, onion rings and tuna, corned beef, ham and grilled cheese sandwiches. But what they are really known for nationwide is the burger, which is hand ground daily beginning at 4a. Standard condiments are available as are onions and pickles, but you won't find any lettuce or tomato here - don't worry you won't miss it!
Red Coat Tavern is known in the area for having some of the best burgers around. This tavern and pub, in addition to their famous burgers, also features favorites like the Scotch Egg, Cubano and the Clam Chowder. Make sure not to miss accompanying your famous burger with one of their craft beers, and soak in the neighborhood atmosphere.
If you happen to pass by a 1946 Spartan Manor Trailer and notice amazing smells coming from it, then pull over and check it out, because you've found Ned's Travel Burger. All the ingredients Ned's uses for its burgers are locally sourced, including the organic beef which always comes from family farms. The menu features five different kinds of burger, including the classic Travel Burger with cheese and their own home-made veggie burger. In addition to the basics, they have combos like the "Ah-So-Asian" turkey burger with General Taso's Asian slaw and grilled bean sprouts or the "Infidel" pork burger topped with ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, Mayo and mustard. Round your meal out with their skinny fries with either Belgian truffle Mayo or rosemary ketchup.
Sixty years after it first opened, Mason's Bar and Grill is still serving up some of the best burgers anywhere. Home of the Mason's Real Bar Burger, Mason's also has a wide variety of beers and drinks to enjoy with your burger. Open late and serves take out. Visit their website for a menu.
Hunter House Hamburgers opened in 1952, and the interior looks like a day hasn't passed with its classic diner vibe. As the name implies, Hunter House is best known for its delicious classic slider-style burgers, with sweet onions smashed into the meat during cooking. The menu isn't much beyond the famous burger, but diners not in the mood can opt for grilled cheese, hot dogs, Coneys or chili. Hunter House also serves breakfast until mid-morning. It accepts cash payments only.