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Hamburger Heaven Elmhurst

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281 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126-2726
+1 630-832-3535
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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Saint Charles
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for burgers, shakes, etc. Fun place to be outdoors and have a good meal. Nice staff. Tried the York Street Burger...what a meal.

Thank Jim P
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I'm 70, and I can remember this place since I was old enough to read! Good hamburgers in the 1950s style.

Thank Jim J
Elmhurst, Illinois
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a corner hamburger stand. I went here over the summer.. The burger was fresh, done i record item. The fries were fresh, hot ,and crispy. Yes, The Root Beer Float was so worth it. They have outside seating. Friendly service. Yes I will be back!!!

Thank empress5
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This hamburger stand has been around since I was very young. As kids, our family ate here often, a special place to go. The double burgers wth trimmings and secret sauce and crinkle cut fries, so tasty. You can eat at the adjoining picnic tables, or in your car, or take it to go. Happy to report that in this... More 

Thank L. Susan D
Oak Lawn, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My Mother took me to Hamburger Heaven years ago. It was her high school hang out. I go there for lunch. Double Hamburger, fries and a root beer float. Life is good! I believed it opened in 1948. Outdoor eating or in your car.

Thank Roxanne1808
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great burgers and great root beer. Portions are generous, patties are 1/3 pound and topped with bacon, cheese, tomatoes, and even olives. Only outside seating is available in some old picnic tables, which is the one thing I'd improve on. Everything else was great.

Thank lrojeda
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here as we got into town. Those who ordered burgers and fries enjoyed them. I ordered the chicken ceasar salad and it wasn't good at all. Homemade croutons that tasted like greasy balls of bread Something in the salad was rancid. I don't know if it was the dressing, croutons or something else, but something was not right. I... More 

Thank Amber C
La Grange, Illinois
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Hamburger Heaven was featured as one of the best burgers in Chicago on WGN Channel 9 so I had to go there. I have to admit that I had driven by this establishment dozens of times and noted the old Richardson Root Beer sign. When I was in first grade 65+ years ago it was a family treat to drive... More 

Thank James F
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting Hamburger Heaven since I was a child and it is still a fantastic burger. I no longer live in Elmhurst but whenever I am near I stop for a double decker! Good food, fair price!

Thank user119339
Chicago, Illinois
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2,841 reviews
1,596 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,861 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Jim's Hamburger Heaven at 281 North York Street in Elmhurst reminds me of all the drive-ins located in every town in the 1950s that had car hops serving hamburgers and hot dogs and milk shakes and root beer. Yes, those were the good ole days. Jim's Hamburger Heaven is a dying breed, one of the last of its kind. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126-2726
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Elmhurst
  • Phone Number: +1 630-832-3535
Since 1948, we've been proud to serve the village of Elmhurst some of it's favorite food. Along the way, we've managed not just to live history, but to see the young grow old and graceful. Nostalgia?...perhaps, but it's has been a true "Back to the Future" journey for all of our past & present friends. Thank you to all that have supported us through out the years. We truly appreciated it! We promised then and we promise today to make great food and link generations with every little bite.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?