Kuma's Corner

Burgers, Pub
$ $
2900 W Belmont Ave (at Francisco Ave)
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 604-8769
11:30am - 1:00am
11:30am - 1:00am
11:30am - 1:00am
11:30am - 1:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am

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



  • The meat is so delicious, it must come from Unicorns. Delicious Unicorns.
  • 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]
  • Eat a Burger
  • Should you eat Kuma's unholy Ghost Burger? Here's a helpful checklist to figure it out.
  • Show up before you're actually hungry
  • 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.
  • great burgers, awesome topping selection, divine bun, great atmosphere, music and beer selection.
  • try the mac and cheese
  • consume an entire burger or plate of mac & cheese
  • Plague Bringer. a.k.a. The Ass Blaster. Get it. But beware of pousers in freshly bought Metallica tees and khaki shorts.
  • "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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Just had the Pantera. Huge burger, topped with poblano pepper, bacon, cheddar, and tortilla chips. Allagash White to wash it down. Heavenly.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Insect warfare FTW!
  • Rude staff. Don't come dressed up. Came after a meeting to see friends.They profiled us & wouldn't let us talk w/ friends near their table. When dressed down previously the policy didn't apply.
  • go there order, eat a burger, shut up, listen to some metal, have a beer, and enjoy!
  • Go to Burger King two doors down, order a 2$ burger, eat in front of the gigantic Kuma line saying "MMMMMMMMMMMMMM. Burgers taste just as good without heavy metal."

Nearby places

2323 N Milwaukee Ave (btwn N California & W Fullerton Ave)
3340 N Kedzie Ave (at W Roscoe St)
3185 N Elston Ave (btwn N California & Belmont Ave)