Kuma's Corner

2900 W Belmont Ave
Chicago IL 60618
(773) 604-8769
Categories Food

It’s a the sign of a great food city when you can find two crazy restaurant waits within three blocks of each other. So it is in the case of Hot Doug’s and Kuma’s Corner, some would argue Chicago’s best hot dog and burger joints. It’s not a quiet place to eat — the restaurant’s ethos is "Support your community. Eat beef. Bang your head." But with all the pyrotechnics that go off when you take a bite, the heavy metal doesn’t just make sense — it’s a perfect fit. There are burgers with tomatillo salsa and fried chiles, burgers with Sriracha and grilled pineapple, but you have to start with the signature: the Kuma Burger: bacon, sharp Cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a fried egg. It’s not as though there’s not enough flavor in the burger, but that egg... whoah.

-Arthur Bovino



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Jessica Chou, Staff Writer

Heavy Metal Burgers at Kuma's Corner. Burgers are anything but high class, despite the current gourmet trend. They are messy and greasy — a dish that's meant to be washed down with fries and a beer, as juice from the patty dribbles down your chin. So thank the culinary gods... Read More

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Thrillist
Should you eat Kuma's unholy Ghost Burger? Here's a helpful checklist to figure it out.
Jake Smith
Not only did they name a burger after the greatest band of all-time, its toppings are exactly what I love on a burger (pulled pork, bacon, cheddar, pickles). Order a Led Zeppelin and a grape soda.
Time Out Chicago
Metal rages, waits are oppressive, and the beastly burgers, stacked with everything from chorizo to pulled pork, have a reputation so big Lady Gaga ate one during her Monster Ball tour.
Men's Health Mag
Need a meal of substance after all those Chicago dogs? Head to this burger bar for a mound of ground meat. Oh, and don’t leave without ordering a bourbon on tap. That’s right.
Time Out Chicago
With long waits and metal music blasting, why go? For the Slayer burger–a pile of fries topped with a half-pound burger, chili, cherry peppers, andouille, onions and Jack cheese on a pretzel bun.
Time Out Chicago
With long waits and metal music blasting, why go? For the Slayer burger–a pile of fries topped with a half-pound burger, chili, cherry peppers, andouille, onions and Jack cheese on a pretzel bun.
Eater
If you can stand your big, fat gourmet burger with headbanging pulsating metal music, go get in line now. There aren't many better burgers in Chicago. [Eater 38 Member]
VH1
"I like going to Kuma's Corner when I'm in Chicago. Its a Heavy Metal themed hamburger joint and the burgers are named after bands. You don't have to eat for again for 3 days!" -Dan Black @Dan_Black
baxter sarah
consume an entire burger or plate of mac & cheese
John V
Eat a Burger
Shelly
Plague Bringer. a.k.a. The Ass Blaster. Get it. But beware of pousers in freshly bought Metallica tees and khaki shorts.
Sei Jin Lee
Times I go to Kuma's: Early brunch Sat/Sun, during significant sporting events (no sports on the TV), when the patio's closed (takeout)...these are usually good times to go in regards to wait time.
Frenchie Delauro
Best burgers in town... great mac n cheese too
Evan
Just had the Pantera. Huge burger, topped with poblano pepper, bacon, cheddar, and tortilla chips. Allagash White to wash it down. Heavenly.
Eli Gratz
Show up before you're actually hungry
Dan Aswell
BBQ Prok Fries rule. Get there early and be prepared to wait. Tasty beer too
Ben Foster
The meat is so delicious, it must come from Unicorns. Delicious Unicorns.
eitan shay
great burgers, awesome topping selection, divine bun, great atmosphere, music and beer selection.
Teresa Zyung
try the mac and cheese
Tim M.
There is usually a line, but it is worth the wait. The music is loud and the burgers are awesome!
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