Where To Eat: DMK Burger Bar

Chicago Burger Restaurant Review

You’re about knee deep in shortbread cookies & can’t even look at another plate of pie. Yet ’tis the season for indulging & we’ve got just the place for you to do so. We checked out DMK Burger Bar in Lakeview earlier this week & boy is it good. From their truffle fries (probably sold you already right!?) to their infamous burgers & shakes this is the perfect place to grab a bite with friends. Did we mention you can turn those shakes into boozy drinks? SOLD.

DMK Burger Bar Review

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We started off with the Gingerbread Milkshake which is DMK’s limited edition December shake flavor. AKA stop reading this & RUN to DMK to get yourself this shake. It’s beyond delicious & that’s coming from someone who isn’t even a huge gingerbread fan. The ice cold shake is filled with pieces of gingerbread that become cake-like from the milkshake mixture. It’s the perfect consistency & is ideal for this time of year.

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For starters we got the truffle parmesan french fries & truffle mac & cheese. As a truffle feen I was blown away by these two dishes. The flavors in the fries were a perfect combination of subtle truffle & subtle parmesan leaving you with an intense flavor in every bite. The mac & cheese (which comes served with peas making it healthy, right?!) wasn’t overly creamy & was not even close to dry. It had just enough cheese that I didn’t feel disgusting after & enough to keep me satisfied. If you consider yourself a truffle addict as I do, DMK has got to be on your to-do list.

DMK Burger Bar Review

Now for the burger. First of all, the options are endless at DMK. From grass-fed beef to turkey burgers, portobello to salmon burgers, & lamb to chorizo burgers, there’s truly something for everyone here. We chose the grass-fed bison burger topped with fresh goat cheese, blueberry BBQ sauce, & pickled red onion. I’m drooling just thinking about it! I can’t wait to go back & try several other burgers on their list (there are over 15 options!).

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DMK recently opened DMK Burger & Fish Bar at Navy Pier so make sure to check that out. Find more menu options here & click here to find a DMK restaurant near you!


  1. Caroline Lee says

    Hey! That’s a very good restaurant review, Caitlin. I love your enthusiasm. Makes it fun to read. Awesome job.

    Aunt Caroline