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We headed to the South Loop for our latest burger stop. Burger Point, which opened in 2011, is yet another recent newcomer to the growing Chicago burger scene. The location is brand new with a welcoming roomy interior and a menu full of burgers to make your eyes bulge and your mouth water. Their main claim is to have all natural meats that are cooked fresh daily.
After browsing the menu of about 16 burgers for 5 minutes, we finally decided to get 6oz The Dirty South and 12oz The Ashman. The Dirty South is a grass fed burger topped with 5 year hooks aged cheddar, double smoked bacon, BBQ sauce all on the popular pretzel roll. The Ashman is described as a West Coast favorite, likely because of its toppings similar to In-N-Out Burger. This burger is topped with American cheese, special sauce, lettuce, vine-ripe tomato, diced pickles and onions. Instead of the Pretzel Roll, we opted for the Potato Roll.
The burgers took about 5-7 minutes before our number was called and we were picking up our tray of food. For a fast food burger, the presentation was great, we couldn’t wait to dig in. The burgers were cooked perfectly to medium well. The burgers could have used more seasoning, but the toppings carried the weight. If Cheddar is your thing, you will appreciate the hooks cheese, however, it can be somewhat overwhelming. All of the ingredients were vibrant in color and tasted fresh. We were surprised to see that the lettuce on The Ashman was field greens. We aren’t big fans of field greens on burgers and it was a misstep in trying to imitate the true west coast favorite, but apparently this is the only lettuce they carry.
Overall, we enjoyed our burgers and enjoyed studying the menu. These burgers don’t come down to the basics or just the meat itself, but the large number of creative toppings and combinations they offer. The price is on the higher end of other comparable options around the city, but it seems to be within range. We would definitely go back to try some of the other options as there are so many, but we don’t expect that we will find the best here. If you’re in the South Loop, definitely check it out as there aren’t a lot of burger options in the area.
Let us know what you think!
The Dirty South (6oz - $8.75) – Grass fed hamburger topped with 5 year hooks aged cheddar, double smoked bacon, BBQ sauce all on the popular pretzel roll.
The Ashman (12 oz (Double) - $11.75) – Grass fed hamburger topped with American cheese, special sauce, lettuce, vine-ripe tomato, diced pickles and onions on a pretzel roll.