Kuma's Corner

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2900 W Belmont Ave (at Francisco Ave)
Chicago 60618
(773) 604-8769
Burgers
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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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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
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 13:15
"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
Monday, August 30, 2010 - 08:09
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
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 14:06
The meat is so delicious, it must come from Unicorns. Delicious Unicorns.
Ben
Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 15:57
Eat a Burger
John
Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 18:41
Should you eat Kuma's unholy Ghost Burger? Here's a helpful checklist to figure it out.
Thrillist
Friday, October 11, 2013 - 06:48
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
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 08:52
Best burgers in town... great mac n cheese too
Frenchie
Friday, April 16, 2010 - 21:21
Show up before you're actually hungry
Eli
Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 14:31
There is usually a line, but it is worth the wait. The music is loud and the burgers are awesome!
Tim
Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 21:05
great burgers, awesome topping selection, divine bun, great atmosphere, music and beer selection.
eitan
Friday, November 20, 2009 - 12:03
try the mac and cheese
Teresa
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 15:08
consume an entire burger or plate of mac & cheese
baxter
Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 10:19
Plague Bringer. a.k.a. The Ass Blaster. Get it. But beware of pousers in freshly bought Metallica tees and khaki shorts.
Shelly
Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 22:48
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
Monday, December 3, 2012 - 15:11
Just had the Pantera. Huge burger, topped with poblano pepper, bacon, cheddar, and tortilla chips. Allagash White to wash it down. Heavenly.
Evan
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 17:56
BBQ Prok Fries rule. Get there early and be prepared to wait. Tasty beer too
Dan
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 04:31
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
Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 17:57
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
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 06:53
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
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 11:20
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