Grants Wonderburger Grill opened in 1954 in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood and has since been at several locations within a block of their original shop. The grill is in the front window, there are about 6 tables, and (of course) a counter with stools that spin.
The Wonderburger is a fairly small patty of fresh-ground beef, cooked on a griddle and served on a toasted bun with cheese, shredded lettuce, onion, and Wonder Sauce. I had been expecting something mayonnaise based but was pleased to see it was an old-fashioned, sweet & spicy chili sauce (similar to but better than Heinz). Quite a respectable 2 dollar burger.
The Curly Qs are fresh-cut, skin-on, thin, spiral fries in a generous portion ($1.30). I usually frown on gimmick fries but these are pretty good.
Chili is $2.10 and is a decent midwestern-style bowl. Nice thick texture, with plenty of ground beef and just a few beans. Good spicy flavor but not particularly hot.
The burger, fries, and chili were all very good in a reassuringly old-fashioned way. Certainly not a life-altering experience but very pleasant. They have quite a list of sandwiches including a patty melt, reuben, hot ham, French dip, and various clubs. It looked like the kind of place where theyd make a good malt but Im afraid they may use soft-serve. They do real cherry Cokes and beer is served.
11045 S Kedzie Av