‘Mmmm’ is for Burger. Or is it for Milkshake?

M Burger

The M Burger is the Mag Mile's Big Mac.

I gave into my craving for roast beast tonight and swung by M Burger for a quick bite. A classic burger stand in the “tru-est” sense (not just because it’s located adjacent to Tru on Huron), it’s strictly counter service and the fast food menu couldn’t be simpler. Burgers, fries, and milkshakes. That’s it! Everything is priced under $5, which is refreshingly affordable especially that close to the Mag Mile. I got an M Burger — a single paddy topped with special sauce ala Big Mac, bacon, lettuce and cheese on a fresh bun and a chocolate milkshake all for $7.

The burger was and a step or two above Mickey D’s, but not by much.  I was distinctly underwhelmed and would likely enjoy a burger at the Elephant and Castle right across the street much more. Then I took a sip of my chocolate milkshake… and oh my! In a plastic to-go cup, I found rich, creamy, chocolate ice cream bliss.  I’ll tell you now, I’m in serious danger of being sucked into M Burger without a trace of regret for a milkshake whenever I happen to be within a six block radius.

I suggest going to M Burger for dinner to avoid long lunch lines, and now that it’s nice outside, there are some spacious picnic tables lining the street where you can grab a seat and observe foot traffic while you eat.

I’m told it’s a good idea to combine the veggie sandwich, the Nurse Betty, with the burger.  Maybe I’ll try that and the fries next time. But the milkshakes will top my list because a girl’s got to have priorities!

M Burger
161 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 254-8500
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  1. photovox left a comment on May 20, 2010 at 2:47 am

    @ChicagoBites I agree w/ you re:m burger – i think that the regular burger is MUCH better than the M burger. Shakes there are the balls!

  2. ChicagoBites left a comment on May 20, 2010 at 3:07 am

    @photovox Well put! 🙂

  3. alisa left a comment on May 20, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Bacon? Glad I’ve passed on the M Burger. Order the Doc Betty with a large beef steak tomato, fresh cilantro, pepper jack cheese, avocado, etc.

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