18 Great Burgers in Greater Peoria



The simple hamburger is easily one of the tastiest creations in the world; juicy, meaty and always reliable, it’s a relief for fellow foodies to know the burgers in Greater Peoria are some of the best in Illinois. From the huge and monstrous burgers packed with toppings right through to fine dining restaurants with their gourmet take, we’ve come up with a list that has something for everybody. Get ready for a feast…

12 Bar Lounge  {Peoria Heights}   //   12 Bar is a hotspot for satisfying burgers. For a real treat, order the Mushroom Burger—this juice turmeric-crusted Kilgus farmstead beef patty is smothered with turmeric mushrooms, red wine sauce, lettuce, and white cheddar.

Brickhouse BBQ, Burgers + Brew  {Washington}   //   Brickhouse places huge emphasis on sourcing the very best ingredients that are as local as possible. The end result? Some truly stunning burgers that along with their large selection of craft beer are make for a match made in heaven. Try The Porky Burger, a fresh Alwan's beef patty topped with pulled pork, coleslaw, BBQ sauce and bacon. 

Burger Barge  {East Peoria}   //   Feast on famous burgers like the “Treasure Island Burger”, “Bluebeard’s Burger” and “The Big Bacon Lucy Burger” at Burger Barge, easily one of the best places in Greater Peoria for a juicy burger. The burgers here are generally thicker than normal beef patties so know that before ordering a Big Kahuna—it’s a beast.

Castaways  {Chillicothe}   //   If a burger in a beer garden sounds delightful, head to Castaways. This no-frills, fun, welcoming location serves up comfort classics. Try the Ryan burger—three patties, topped with pepper jack, American and Swiss cheeses, grilled mushrooms, onions, bacon, BBQ sauce, mayo, lettuce, tomato and pickle.

Crusens   {Creve Coeur + Peoria + West Peoria}   //   Crusens has all you could ever want from a diner and more. Like, insanely juicy and tasty burgers stuffed with gooey cheese and crispy onions. Friendly service is the cherry on top. Their burgers have no frills to them; just a good ol’ burger that is made to juicy perfection.

Cyd’s in the Park  {Peoria}   //   For proper comfort food made with delicious and fresh ingredients, you’re in for a tasty feast. The food served at Cyd’s is quite unique; try their gourmet bleu burger, it’s not to be missed!

Double A's  {Peoria}   //   They offer a variety of burgers, but a clear favorite is the Double A’s Classic, served with homemade chips, potato wedges, fries or potato salad. Or order the jalapeno kick with spicy peppers and melted jalapeno cheese melted all over a chargrilled beef patty. Drooling yet?

Haynes on Main  {Mackinaw}   //   Juicy, griddle smashed beef patties come between two fresh brioche buns, with pickles, onions and heaps of flavor. Haynes on Main keeps things nice and simple here, focusing on really good beef with quality toppings. The end result? It is absolutely mouthwatering and well deserving to be among the best burgers.

Kouri's Pub  {Germantown Hills + Pekin + Peoria}   //   This cozy joint keeps things simple, without going overboard on toppings for burgers that taste absolutely out of this world. Locals will declare it’s their favorite spot for a quick cheeseburger, and we can’t disagree. Plus, with multiple locations you’ve no excuse not to stop in.

Last Chance Bar + Grill  {Peoria}   //   Eating here is all about enjoying the down to earth comfort food and relaxing. The Last Chance Bar + Grill has a huge menu, packed full of serious treats, but you’d be foolish to look beyond the burgers. Big, juicy patties with great combinations of toppings served with wonderfully crisp shoestring or waffle fries.

Sunset Hills Eatery  {Pekin}   //   Want to build up an appetite before you eat? A round of golf at the Sunset Hills Golf Course will certainly do that! Mashie’s Pub, located at the clubhouse, keeps toppings classic and allows you to craft your own burger. A double cheeseburger here with sweet potato fries is as tasty as it can possibly get.

Olympia Sports Bar + Grill  {Peoria}   //   The most famous burger on the menu at this local Peoria eatery is Ooey Gooey Burger. It’s a juicy chunk of half-pound, never frozen, Angus beef burger grilled to order, smothered in house-made bacon jam, an over-easy egg, and choice of cheese all on a toasted brioche bun. If that weren’t enough, you get to dip their delicious fries in whatever sauce drips off your burger.

Seasons Gastropub  {Morton}   //   Seasons Gastropub is a popular brew pub that also has plenty of tempting bites to eat. The western burger with onion straws, pepper jack cheese, and bbq sauce piled on a premium beef patty is divine, as is the ‘Oink Moo Burger’, with cheese sauce, Jack Daniels BBQ, and pulled pork on a split top bun. Wash it down with one of their MANY rotating craft beers on tap.

The Fieldhouse Bar + Grill  {Peoria}   //  The drool-worthy burgers at The Fieldhouse are super original in terms of a wide range of toppings, with something for everybody. Must-eats include The KABOOM! burger, which is an all-American cheeseburger with a Peoria twist. Topped with the classic lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, and American cheese, WITH a mini pork tenderloin in the stack. We will warn you that you’ll want everything on the menu and will have a hard time choosing!

Thyme Kitchen + Craft Beer  {Peoria}   //   Thyme Kitchen places a huge emphasis on sourcing the very best ingredients that are as local as possible. The end result? Some truly stunning menu items! Pair that with their burger and their large selection of craft beer, and you have a match made in heaven.

Tin Lizard  {East Peoria}   //   These legendary 10 oz burgers are super classic in style. The Tin Lizard loads these burgers up with bacon and cheese and packs them onto fresh buns. Any one of their burgers are an absolute treat that you won’t forget in a hurry.

Ulrich’s Rebellion Room  {Peoria}   //   Ice cold beers and juicy burgers, what more could you possibly need? Stop by for the Ultimate Hickory Burger. A half-pound burger piled high with Ulrich’s famous thick cut seasoned bacon, beer battered onion rings, cheddar cheese, and barbecue sauce. Drooling yet?

Weaver’s Fresh Food + Drink  {Peoria}   //   After taking just one bite of the burgers here at Weaver’s, we think you’ll be hooked. The burgers here are unpretentiously gourmet and always cooked to perfection. Try the Charleston Cheeseburger—Angus beef patty quickly seared to lock in the flavor, topped with pimento cream cheese and pickles. Simply divine.



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