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Kuma's Corner



2900 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

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(773) 604-8769

Hours

  • Sunday: 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
  • Monday: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:30 am - 1:00 am
  • Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 am
  • Saturday: 11:30 am - 2:00 am

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Cuisine: Bars, Burger Restaurants

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4.4 of 5.0 from 159 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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  • Nadia RI can't say that was the best burger I 've ever had, it was ok. Even though we took the special Kuma's burger it was tasteless and I didn't like it. A bit disappointed 😔

    33333 by Nadia R


  • Colin R.Best burgers in the city served with metal music, excellent beer and no remorse. Band-themed burgers are monstrous and dripping with toppings. If you're really hungry, get some Mac & cheese to share.

    55555 by Colin R.


  • William Q.Good burgers!!!

    55555 by William Q.


  • Matt B.Burgers are always great, but mac and cheese is nothing to be sneezed at. Enough to take home for days!

    55555 by Matt B.


  • Jet Ski R.The meat on any burger tastes so good!

    55555 by Jet Ski R.


  • Noah JMetal + burgers. I mean. Do it.

    33333 by Noah J


  • Tenielle AlgerMenu is amazing. Everything named after metal bands. Metal themed place, even the staff looks like they live at a concert permanently. Beer list is extensive. Best burger I've ever had by far.

    55555 by Tenielle Alger


  • Ninah RandolphSlayer, calamari, whiskey on tap

    55555 by Ninah Randolph


  • Tamir JThe best burger I have ever had.

    55555 by Tamir J


  • Chefs Feed"This burger demands a commitment. Once you pick it up, you won't put it down (and not just because its toppings practically spill out as you eat)."- Andrew Zimmerman

    33333 by Chefs Feed


  • Chefs Feed"The ultimate chef-metalhead combo for me is the Metallica Burger at Kuma. This thick, perfectly cooked burger on a toasted pretzel roll satisfies any foodie."- Rick Tramonto

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • Daniel JGet the YOB!

    22222 by Daniel J


  • Miguel O.Metallica (burnt)

    22222 by Miguel O.


  • Anna KAnything you get will be amazing.

    55555 by Anna K


  • Jeiran H.Mmmm, good! Get the buffalo patty!

    55555 by Jeiran H.


  • Richard F.Beer, Burgers

    55555 by Richard F.


  • Redeye ChicagoKuma's Corner is said to serve some of the best burgers in Chicago, like their Pantera or Plague Burgers! Get the Jack cheese on a pretzel bun while you wait and listen to the killer metal music.

    55555 by Redeye Chicago


  • R NGreat burgers and mac&cheese

    55555 by R N


  • John GAbsu burger is so great

    55555 by John G


  • Kenny U.Heavy metal burgers! They are massive so be prepared to have your faces melted off! Their burgers of the month are always pretty creative and tasty. Try the Led Zeppelin w/ pulled pork and bacon! \m/

    55555 by Kenny U.


  • Troy FNever disappointed!!!

    55555 by Troy F


  • Donna J.That Lair of the Minotaur and the Neurosis are my favorites!

    55555 by Donna J.


  • Danny L.Be prepared to wait to be seated... carryout available during the winter.

    55555 by Danny L.


  • Tammy C.Fun atmosphere and great food. The Ministry burger was amazing and Stephanie, are server, was fantastic. We'll definitely be back

    55555 by Tammy C.


  • Jake B.It's legendary, and for good reason. You can't go wrong with any burger, and don't miss out on the Mac & Cheese. Check the tap list for killer craft beer from 3 Floyds, Revolution & others.

    55555 by Jake B.


  • Andrew F."The Slayer Burger is a 10oz. patty on a bed of fries, chili, cherry peppers, caramelized onion, andouille sausage, shredded monterrey jack, green onion, and ANGER!" Also, delicious.

    55555 by Andrew F.


  • Moe JEverything

    55555 by Moe J


  • CharoGreat lunch yesterday. 😋

    55555 by Charo


  • Tabitha J.Just get any burger. You won't be disappointed.

    55555 by Tabitha J.


  • Andrew D.Great burger! Will definitely be visiting again when in the area.

    55555 by Andrew D.


  • drew t.The best burger in Chi-town, complete with egg on top.

    55555 by drew t.


  • Kathryn AFantastic burgers. And quite a beer selection too. It's a popular place so be prepared for a wait.

    55555 by Kathryn A


  • Kurt LamprechtBest burgers I've had anywhere. Hands down. Try the Pantera 👌

    55555 by Kurt Lamprecht


  • Jennie D.Plague Bringer burger and The Yob are both amazing burgers. The Caesar salad was really good as well!

    55555 by Jennie D.


  • BillGreat burger and criss cuts! Whiskey on tap if you must!

    55555 by Bill


  • Rob M.The Mac and cheese is killer!

    55555 by Rob M.


  • Marc E.The Slayer listed on Food Networks "Best. Burger. Ever."

    55555 by Marc E.


  • Alexandros PlexidasHeavy metal: Check. Bigger than life burgers: Check. Beers&bourbon: Check. What else can u ask 4? Do your ears, throat & stomach a favor and visit this place. Attention: keep some stomach space empty!

    33333 by Alexandros Plexidas


  • David CurielLong wait but slightly overrated when you consider the meat to bun ratio. Rather dry burger

    22222 by David Curiel


  • Chris V.I usually get the SLAYER burger, fries are pretty awesome too!

    55555 by Chris V.


  • Kevin B.Burgers and Beer.

    55555 by Kevin B.


  • Duncan P.Black saboth burger...rocks and better than a raw bat

    33333 by Duncan P.


  • Tracy T.The Mac and cheese

    33333 by Tracy T.


  • Marco GCan't go wrong with any burger. If you're a first timer, try the Kuma Burger

    55555 by Marco G


  • Sydney O.I still vote Plaguebringer but now they have buffalo patties. Yay!

    55555 by Sydney O.


  • Hillman Philistiaused to be good burgers. good vibe and music, good beer selection.

    55555 by Hillman Philistia


  • Steve T.Their mac n' cheese is absolutely ridiculous (in a good way) and any choice of burger is a good call.

    55555 by Steve T.


  • Joe AMetallica with chicken! The Plague Bringer, Lair of the Minotaur! Slayer (be sure to bring your Tums)! Wash it down with rotating Three Floyd's on tap! #kumascorner #nowafflefries #chicago

    55555 by Joe A


  • Christine H.Come 2 hours before you're hungry. At least half an hour to get a seat and we've been waiting nearly an hour for our burgers. SLOW KITCHEN.

    22222 by Christine H.


  • Jenifer K.The scorpion, burger of the month, is ridiculous!! Love is literally oozing from this burger. Fries are ok, and the music is great :)

    55555 by Jenifer K.


  • Aaron E.The Russian Circles burger is awesome! It's only here during March though.

    55555 by Aaron E.


  • Catie T.Be aggressive when getting a seat at the bar.

    33333 by Catie T.


  • Babo-BuddhaMan sagt, dass es hier den besten Burger Chicagos gibt. Meiner war großartig. Sehr laute Heavy-Metal-Musik und sehr voll... aber das muss so!

    55555 by Babo-Buddha


  • Jane S.Lair of the minataur was the best burger I've ever had. Also, the mac n cheese is phenom!

    55555 by Jane S.


  • Ann D.The wait is usually long but it's worth it, the mastadoon burger is awesome

    55555 by Ann D.


  • JoJoe Bring a second stomach and a pillow. You will need both.

    33333 by JoJoe "wyde open" West


  • DaveIf you want to bypass the line, go by yourself.

    33333 by Dave


  • Andy SCome hungry. Very hungry.

    55555 by Andy S


  • Dana M.Get the mac and vheese your way, awesomeness

    55555 by Dana M.


  • Manny K.I come here for the flowers on the table and the classical music, and the vegan food.

    55555 by Manny K.


  • T H.IMPORTANT: They don't split checks so you need to have cash if you're going in a group (or a good friend to pay for you) ; there's a Chase in Belmont Plaza and BOA across from the Blue Line station

    33333 by T H.


  • Tara E.One word: Epic! ♥

    55555 by Tara E.


  • Sandeep C.Get here when they open for shorter wait times

    55555 by Sandeep C.


  • Lisa N.2 hour wait. Had to leave

    22222 by Lisa N.


  • Time Out ChicagoMetal rages, waits are oppressive, and the beastly burgers, stacked with everything from chorizo to pulled pork, have a reputation so big Lady Gaga ate one during her Monster Ball tour.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Jenni NBefore your burger, save room for the calamari...accompanied by deep fried jalapenos, lemon slices, Rosemary, and Shallot rings..insane!!!

    55555 by Jenni N


  • Jennifer N.Best Mac and cheese ever!!!

    55555 by Jennifer N.


  • Theodore S.Open at 11:00 on Sat. All seats filled by 11:33.

    33333 by Theodore S.


  • Genevieve kIron Maiden burger is on point. Best burger place in Chicago.

    55555 by Genevieve k


  • OdoKuma Burger really nice

    55555 by Odo


  • Brett B.Best mustard i have tried

    55555 by Brett B.


  • Jeff Mdie emo die

    55555 by Jeff M


  • Dan B.Hippies...make sure to enter in the back.

    33333 by Dan B.


  • David S.Great selection of burgers, but be prepared to wait a long time and smell like burger when you leave this place.

    55555 by David S.


  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.The times when the line is short are weekdays from 13:30-17:00. And after 26:00 hours daily [except Saturday], when it is closed. X=)

    33333 by Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.


  • Ty D.Yeah yeah, their burgers are great. We all know this. BUT, the mac'n'cheese, (pause for effect) will change your life. Get it.

    55555 by Ty D.


  • ManbqueThe poppers are awesome.

    55555 by Manbque


  • Nick F.Try and order a bad burger. I dare you to find a bad meal anywhere in here. Lagunitas IPA for sure.

    55555 by Nick F.


  • Kim W.Come after 9 and you are in the clear.

    33333 by Kim W.


  • Alex C.Sit at the bar for Better service

    33333 by Alex C.


  • Nick G.Wait the four hours it takes to get a table. It's worth it. You're going to have a food baby for the next 12 hours though. Choose a salad and be wary of apps, for the foods are plenty by themselves.

    55555 by Nick G.


  • Brian P.Best burger in Chicago. Make that Illinois. No, America. Screw it, the world!

    55555 by Brian P.


  • Brandon S.Get the Slayer! and make sure you are able to take a doggy bag home. You'll need it.

    55555 by Brandon S.


  • keidra c.the pig destroyer is an underrated gem.

    55555 by keidra c.


  • Dav B.Best burger joint I've ever been to. Everything tasted awesome, many great beers from around the country, and the atmosphere and music selection is second to none.

    55555 by Dav B.


  • Jayna H.Order the Led Zeppelin. Pulled pork and bacon on a burger. Wash it down with a Lagunita's Censored Red Ale. Heaven.

    55555 by Jayna H.


  • Kayla Y.Try the clutch. Guaranteed to back you up for weeks but well worth it.

    55555 by Kayla Y.


  • Time Out ChicagoWith long waits and metal music blasting, why go? For the Slayer burger–a pile of fries topped with a half-pound burger, chili, cherry peppers, andouille, onions and Jack cheese on a pretzel bun.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Taryn S.The plague burger is the best thing.

    33333 by Taryn S.


  • Time Out ChicagoWith long waits and metal music blasting, why go? For the Slayer burger–a pile of fries topped with a half-pound burger, chili, cherry peppers, andouille, onions and Jack cheese on a pretzel bun.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Amy L.This kuma burger has given me more pleasure than some of my ex-girlfriends.

    55555 by Amy L.


  • Tofu D.An hour and a half wait. Holy sh**! We waited, though. 

    22222 by Tofu D.


  • Michael O.Get there early and you better love metal. This place kicks ass. And you will be rocked.

    55555 by Michael O.


  • Brandon S.Try the Slayer! My favorite beer there is Three Floyds Alpha King! SO good!

    55555 by Brandon S.


  • minusmanhattanWait three hours and then listen to shitty music. Payoff is that the burgers are amazing.

    55555 by minusmanhattan


  • Pete RockNever waitied more than 30mins. Its def a judge of character...they make cub fan-pain in the asses wait longer.

    33333 by Pete Rock


  • Michael C.The burgers are a little too big for my tastes, but good nonetheless. But don't think twice for eating the chili. Delish

    55555 by Michael C.


  • David J.Find the 7 of diamonds. (it is not on the floor)

    33333 by David J.


  • Lindsay J.Kuma's has the BEST mac and cheese I have ever had in a restaurant in my life!

    55555 by Lindsay J.


  • Jacob REarthride burger with an egg, and midas touch beer.

    55555 by Jacob R


  • Stef G.Amazing burgers...skip the fries

    55555 by Stef G.


  • Mark S.Fantastic burgers if you're willing to wait a couple hours and get your eardrums blown out

    55555 by Mark S.


  • Mark O.No veggie burger patties today, August 13, 2011

    33333 by Mark O.


  • ManbqueLong wait? Head east to The Pork Shoppe for BBQ or Square Bar and Grill for excellent burgers.

    55555 by Manbque


  • Lisa Q.The veggie burgers are (themselves) the blandest I have ever eaten in 18 vegetarian years. Make sure the toppings will compensate. I'd like to give them a better recipe!

    33333 by Lisa Q.


  • Jarrod H.Great Food, Great atmoshpere.. Wish we had something like that were i live.

    55555 by Jarrod H.


  • Robin R.without a doubt the best burger in chicago

    55555 by Robin R.


  • Michelle STry everything. The raspberry ale amazing! Brian is such a nice guy. I work with him when he comes into my store Vzw.

    55555 by Michelle S


  • RCRD LBLWe always stop at this metal-themed burger joint when we're in Chi-town. Love air-guitaring while we're waiting in line.

    55555 by RCRD LBL


  • Sammi G.Awesome burgers! But they really need to bring the Mötörhead burger back!

    55555 by Sammi G.


  • The FeastWho would have thought a metal bar way out in Avondale would end up generating waits of up to two hours? If you still don't get it, order Lair of the Minotaur and you'll see what we mean.

    33333 by The Feast


  • AlexandriaHipsters use back door, no exceptions.

    22222 by Alexandria


  • KNIGHTZ COmg... no comments

    33333 by KNIGHTZ C


  • Trevor H.The hostess is a b**** and full of it

    33333 by Trevor H.


  • Shannon J.For the vegetarians... Can't go wrong with a clutch with a veggie patty. Delicious! Plus bbq sauce.

    55555 by Shannon J.


  • Michelle G.Burgers are insane!!

    55555 by Michelle G.


  • Lisa CWorth the wait for the best burger ever, waffle friends, and Jack on tap. Yob's my favorite.

    55555 by Lisa C


  • Jen S.great burgers, awful wait. don't expect your burger to be done anything over medium-rare\rare and expect to be pushed out the door while still chewing your last bite.

    33333 by Jen S.


  • Ch'ien C.The wait staff and bar staff are amazing! Oh, and so is the food!!!!

    55555 by Ch'ien C.


  • Elizabeth K.This month's special 'blackoak arkansas' is really great as a veggie burger without the bacon, FYI. & as always the Mac is awesome any way you do it.

    55555 by Elizabeth K.


  • Leeannno A/C. you've been warned.

    22222 by Leeann


  • Kevin S.The Greatest Burger known to MANKIND

    55555 by Kevin S.


  • VH1"I like going to Kuma's Corner when I'm in Chicago. Its a Heavy Metal themed hamburger joint and the burgers are named after bands. You don't have to eat for again for 3 days!" -Dan Black @Dan_Black

    55555 by VH1


  • Carissa F.Yum is all I can say. Yum. Oh and bypass the line by bar hovering :)

    55555 by Carissa F.


  • Claudia R.Go on a weeknight vs Friday Saturday to snag a spot and avoid a potential 3 hour wait...but it is worth wait!

    55555 by Claudia R.


  • Rob L.go there order, eat a burger, shut up, listen to some metal, have a beer, and enjoy!

    33333 by Rob L.


  • Dana T.They have the mutha funkin Royal Crown of Cola: RC

    55555 by Dana T.


  • baxter s.consume an entire burger or plate of mac & cheese

    33333 by baxter s.


  • Adrian W.The mac n cheese serving will feed half of Ghana for days.

    33333 by Adrian W.


  • Chris S.Insect warfare FTW!

    33333 by Chris S.


  • John V.Eat a Burger

    33333 by John V.


  • EMACThe burgers are great and the mac and cheese is large enough to feed 2-3 depending on your crew and appetite.

    55555 by EMAC


  • John HGot the Insect Warfare. It was amazing. But you can never go wrong with the Slayer.

    55555 by John H


  • keidra c.To beat the lines, go right at 11am when it opens (preferably 10-15 minutes before, or leave work early on a weekday and go at 4:30-5pm. Then have a Pantera burger and a beer and enjoy the metal.

    55555 by keidra c.


  • Brandon Y.SLAYER

    55555 by Brandon Y.


  • Sarah W.if you haven't been here yet, i pity you. my favorite burger, the High on Fire. also a good band.

    55555 by Sarah W.


  • Sei Jin PTimes I go to Kuma's: Early brunch Sat/Sun, during significant sporting events (no sports on the TV), when the patio's closed (takeout)...these are usually good times to go in regards to wait time.

    55555 by Sei Jin P


  • dave bGet the mac & cheese. Customizable. I recommend broccoli & sun-dried tomatoes.

    55555 by dave b


  • Miggy DLove the clutch

    55555 by Miggy D


  • Penny S.Hey chucklehead, don't try to order food while you wait for your table. Not gonna happen. And TIP!

    33333 by Penny S.


  • Nicolas H.Place is always jammed. Put your name on the list, but watch the bar for people leaving. If your parties no more than 2 you'll sit a lot faster. Plus the bar staff are fantastic.

    55555 by Nicolas H.


  • EvanJust had the Pantera. Huge burger, topped with poblano pepper, bacon, cheddar, and tortilla chips. Allagash White to wash it down. Heavenly.

    55555 by Evan


  • Jeffrey JGreat for take out as well. Pro tip: if you hear there is a 3 hour wait (not unusual), ask them how long the take out wait is. It's usually under half an hour.

    33333 by Jeffrey J


  • JulianHeavy metal bar with the best burgers in Chicago. I had the Black Sabbath. Next time, the Iron Maiden.

    55555 by Julian


  • John A.Best burgers ever. The wait is pretty re-goddamn-diculous at times, but the selection of microbrews and delicious metal-themed gourmet burgers. I recommend the "Slayer" - which is an open-faced 1/4 An

    55555 by John A.


  • carlos v.Order the mac and cheese with bacon, chicken and broccoli.

    33333 by carlos v.


  • Chopper JHigh on Fire and PBR..too good for words..

    55555 by Chopper J


  • Jennifer H.best mac n' cheese in the city (add-ins include pancetta, carmelized onions, roasted red peppers) and the servings are huge!

    55555 by Jennifer H.


  • Juan D.please don't forget to try the “ FAMOUS KUMA BURGER”Bacon, Cheddar, Fried Egg - $10

    55555 by Juan D.


  • Chad P.Gotta have the Led Zeppelin burger and the Mac & Cheese.

    55555 by Chad P.


  • Rob LDrink Woodford Whiskey here for any reason, but mostly because they serve it from a tap.

    55555 by Rob L


  • Alex F.go when the patio is open for a lesser wait.

    55555 by Alex F.


  • Jr AEat meat, worship Satan! and try the martini's.

    55555 by Jr A


  • Dan A.BBQ Prok Fries rule. Get there early and be prepared to wait. Tasty beer too

    55555 by Dan A.


  • Rick G.two hour wait on the weekends, well worth it :)

    55555 by Rick G.


  • Mike E.Go to Kuma's and put in your name. Drink some PBRs (or fine beers) while you wait (2+ hours) for your table. Skip the appetizers, order a burger (the Yob is great), & slip into a meaty bliss (/coma).

    55555 by Mike E.


  • Teresa Ttry the mac and cheese

    55555 by Teresa T


  • David S.EAT! The burgers are amazing.

    55555 by David S.


  • Tim M.There is usually a line, but it is worth the wait. The music is loud and the burgers are awesome!

    55555 by Tim M.


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