Kuma's Corner

Row 1

Details
2900 W Belmont Ave (at Francisco Ave)
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 604-8769
Burgers
Pub
2
9.20
Hours
Mon–Thu: 11:30 AM–1:00 AM Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–2:00 AM Sun: Noon–Midnight

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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The meat is so delicious, it must come from Unicorns. Delicious Unicorns.
Ben
2010-01-02 20:57:35
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]
Eater
2011-01-11 18:15:51
Eat a Burger
John
2010-06-13 22:41:54
Should you eat Kuma's unholy Ghost Burger? Here's a helpful checklist to figure it out.
Thrillist
2013-10-11 10:48:24
Show up before you're actually hungry
Eli
2010-03-07 19:31:03
There is usually a line, but it is worth the wait. The music is loud and the burgers are awesome!
Tim
2009-05-24 01:05:18
With long waits and metal music blasting, why go? For the Slayer burgera pile of fries topped with a half-pound burger, chili, cherry peppers, andouille, onions and Jack cheese on a pretzel bun.
Time Out Chicago
2011-11-02 18:06:25
great burgers, awesome topping selection, divine bun, great atmosphere, music and beer selection.
eitan
2009-11-20 17:03:25
try the mac and cheese
Teresa
2009-09-30 19:08:55
consume an entire burger or plate of mac & cheese
baxter
2010-07-22 14:19:14
Plague Bringer. a.k.a. The Ass Blaster. Get it. But beware of pousers in freshly bought Metallica tees and khaki shorts.
Shelly
2010-05-21 02:48:28
"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
VH1
2010-08-30 12:09:16
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.
Jake
2012-12-03 20:11:43
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.
Time Out Chicago
2012-03-30 12:52:45
Just had the Pantera. Huge burger, topped with poblano pepper, bacon, cheddar, and tortilla chips. Allagash White to wash it down. Heavenly.
Evan
2010-03-16 21:56:41
No big name beers or drinks here. It's all small names and a cozy place with a heavy metal theme. The only place I would ever wait more than an hour for a burger because they're just that good.
Alyssa
2009-11-22 22:57:29
Need a meal of substance after all those Chicago dogs? Head to this burger bar for a mound of ground meat. Oh, and dont leave without ordering a bourbon on tap. Thats right.
Men's Health Mag
2011-11-15 11:53:08
With long waits and metal music blasting, why go? For the Slayer burgera pile of fries topped with a half-pound burger, chili, cherry peppers, andouille, onions and Jack cheese on a pretzel bun.
Time Out Chicago
2011-10-19 15:20:20
Go to Kuma's and put in your name. Drink some PBRs (or fine beers) while you wait (2+ hours) for your table. Skip the appetizers, order a burger (the Yob is great), & slip into a meaty bliss (/coma).
Mike
2009-12-02 22:04:28
Insect warfare FTW!
Chris
2010-06-25 00:25:49