As America is a country of immigrants, a melting pot, it only stands to reason that some of our favorite cuisines have been instilled in our culture from the many heritages that make up the nation.
Derived from the the rich traditions of German immigrants, the hamburger has become one of the most popular dishes in the U.S. And why shouldn't it be? Juicy burgers, topped with melting cheese, sweet onions and fresh vegetables make these meals crowd-pleasers.
If your mouth is watering, then read on! Here are 15 mighty independent burger restaurants in Springfield to satisfy your cravings.
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The Burger Bar
2765 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703
You'll leave this restaurant full and happy.
Krekel's Custard & Hamburgers
2121 N. Grand Ave. E., Springfield, IL 62702
Krekel's is an old-fashioned burger spot, perfect for a delicious bite.
Fox Run Restaurant and Lounge
1130 Legacy Pointe Drive, Springfield, IL 62711
Fox Run's menu is extensive and will please all sorts of diners, burger-lovers and otherwise.
Obed & Isaacs
500 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701
You'll love the food at this trendy restaurant, as well as the great outdoor dining area.
The Bunker Bar and Grill
1200 N. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield, IL 62702
Bunker Bar has become a popular spot in Springfield, thanks to the affordable prices and generous portions.
411 Bar and Grill
411 E. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62701
411 Bar and Grill will turn you into a regular in no time ... don't say we didn't warn you.
1941 W. Iles Ave., Springfield, IL 62704
If you're looking for a great basic burger, Keefner's is your place.
Cook's Spice Rack
910 N. Grand Ave. W., Springfield, IL 62702
Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior of this restaurant. Their food is to die for.
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
3205 Clearlake Ave., Springfield, IL 62702
Freddy's old diner style is charming and the food's traditional flavors will win you over.
661 W. Stanford Ave., Springfield, IL 62704
This tasty restaurant serves up yummy burgers, as well as pizzas and salads.
Capital City Bar & Grill
3149 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703
Capital is a great spot to watch a game, and their food is delicious.
Augie's Front Burner
109 S. Fifth St., Springfield, IL 62701
This hip restaurant crafts dishes using specialty ingredients, such as lobster, goat cheese and other eclectic tastes.
2540 N. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62702
Culver's burgers and ice cream are favorites in Springfield.
American Harvest Eatery
3241 W. Iles Ave., Springfield, IL 62711
Modern American cuisine is done tastefully at Harvest Eatery, and you'll love the Double Burger.
3705 N. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62707
Cafe CoCo is a wonderful option for burgers, breakfast, brunch and tacos.