Where's the beef? It's right here at these 15 mighty independent burger spots in Springfield

by Carrie Bradon | Jan. 23, 2018, 8:56pm |

Juicy burgers, topped with melting cheese, sweet onions and fresh vegetables make these meals crowd-pleasers.

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
(217) 528-9030
You'll leave this restaurant full and happy.

Krekel's Custard & Hamburgers

2121 N. Grand Ave. E., Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 525-4952
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
(217) 679-7249
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
(217) 670-0627
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
(217) 523-2263
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
(217) 670-2830
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
(217) 546-1941
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
(217) 492-2695
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
(217) 544-5144
Freddy's old diner style is charming and the food's traditional flavors will win you over.

D'arcy's Pint

661 W. Stanford Ave., Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 492-8800
This tasty restaurant serves up yummy burgers, as well as pizzas and salads.

Capital City Bar & Grill

3149 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 529-8580
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
(217) 544-6979
This hip restaurant crafts dishes using specialty ingredients, such as lobster, goat cheese and other eclectic tastes.


2540 N. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 544-5050
Culver's burgers and ice cream are favorites in Springfield.

American Harvest Eatery

3241 W. Iles Ave., Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 546-8300
Modern American cuisine is done tastefully at Harvest Eatery, and you'll love the Double Burger.

Cafe CoCo

3705 N. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62707
(217) 670-0884
Cafe CoCo is a wonderful option for burgers, breakfast, brunch and tacos.

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