I've been going to Hamburger Heaven since I was four years old, and I'm 38 now. I've been there twice this year; after all of this time, I finally discovered their root beer shakes.
I like to run around the area and find different burger joints. If I were to make a top 5 list, it would be this. I'm not saying these are "hands down, the best burgers" because I'm always searching for new places, and there always seems to be a better burger out there. If you have any favorites, let me know.
1. Charlie Beinlich's, Northbrook
2. Goldyburgers, Forest Park
3. Moody's Pub, 5910 Broadway, Chicago (just went there Friday, 1st time, also have fresh cut fries)
4. Bristol Tap, Bristol, Il
5. Come Back Inn, Melrose Park
Hamburger Heaven gets special mention, but its not one of those beefy burgers. It always tastes good to me, but for some people that haven't grown up with it, they don't think much of it. It still amazes me that it takes them 10 minutes to make a burger.