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Grant's Wonderburger


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Grant's Wonderburger

Rene G | Feb 18, 2002 06:27 PM

Grant’s 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 they’d make a good malt but I’m afraid they may use soft-serve. They do real cherry Cokes and beer is served.

Grant’s Wonderburger
11045 S Kedzie Av

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