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The Best Cheeseburger in Oak Lawn: You Decide

Help us decide who serves up the best cheeseburger in town.

It’s time for another Chowdown Showdown, our weekly feature that will not only give you great ideas on where to eat, but will allow you to tell everyone why your favorite restaurant is the best. 

The Chowdown Showdown pits PalosEvergreen Park and Oak Lawn restaurants against each other to decide who makes a particular dish best. Before the competition starts, we need your ideas on who our Oak Lawn representative should be. 

This week's feature focuses in on cheeseburgers, that flat patty of hamburger meat topped off with cheese, onion, relish, ketchup and mustard. We want you to tell us who puts together the best example of this delicacy. The local winner will then go on to face Palos and Evergreen Park.

While you are free to leave reviews and comments in support of chains like McDonald's, Burger King and Smashburger, it is the mom-and-pop restaurants that we are most interested in and the winner will reflect that. 

How to Vote

There are three ways to vote for your favorite.

  1. Leave a comment on this article and tell us your pick and why you think they are the best. 
  2. Find your pick in our Oak Lawn Directory and leave a review and tell the world just how good their burgers are. 
  3. Go to the Oak Lawn Patch Facebook Page and tell us your pick. 

Get your votes in by Monday at 10 a.m. We will announce the winner and share the results of our taste test on Wednesday.

That's Not All . . .

Oak Lawn Patch's Directory allows you to leave reviews of your all your favorite place in town. From auto shops to eye doctors, hot dog stands to churches, find them in the directory and tell everyone why they are great.  

Start Reviewing and Rating


dd April 13, 2012 at 01:27 PM
BJ McMahons by far! Best quality meat, handmade, options for 1/2 or 3/4 lb. Also has the friendliest owners and bartenders,waitresses and the best selection of beer, not to mention best beer garden
OakLawnBill April 13, 2012 at 01:49 PM
BJ's it is. I am a large man and the 1/2 lb burger is more than enough for me. And I can get it medium rare. Bartenders are pros.
JohnEggert April 13, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Krauss' Saturday special, available anytime: Bacon double cheeseburger (half pound total). Comes standard with chips and pickle on the side. Fries optional. Hard to beat.
andy skoundrianos April 13, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Fatso's Good Food,Pete and Carol are the Best
Brian Hoban April 13, 2012 at 04:37 PM
McMahons hands down. All of their food is great.
Rebecca April 13, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Fatso's, GIANT burger, excellent meat, haven't had a better one anywhere.
Sue April 13, 2012 at 07:53 PM
BJ McMahons has by far the best burgers in town!!!
e.c. April 14, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Krauss' anyway you like it. Its hard to beat.The lunchtime special is good too a $1.25 ,quarter lb hamburger.Both are broiled for agreat taste.
Paula Ulatoski April 14, 2012 at 05:58 AM
BJ McMahons! Hands down!
Jim Collachia April 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM
B.J. McMahon's !! Best Burgers in Oak Lawn. Great owners,bartenders and waitress staff too!!
Glen Kato April 14, 2012 at 02:32 PM
BJ McMahons has the best big burger in town. You do have to be patient for it to be prepared though. It takes them time to cook and build that fantastic monster burger.
Lorraine Swanson (Editor) April 15, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Comic Relief, I'll put you down in the Deja Brew column but your comment about the other restaurant sounded vaguely like viral marketing, so I deleted it. Now I must go moderate myself.
c April 16, 2012 at 02:18 AM
BJ's the best!
Bob April 16, 2012 at 03:12 AM
I was there a couple of times and the staff on the phone was extremely rude and one time I had to wait 1 hr. for my burger.Krauss's is very pleasant and polite. They give you so much at a good price you are full all day!
PROUD OL BASEBALL MOM April 16, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Fatso's hands down!!!
Jimmy D April 16, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Krauss' Gaslite. Great cheeseburger and fries are good too.
JohnEggert April 23, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Andy, I have to disagree somewhat. The food at Fatso's is not good - it's great.

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