Chowdown Showdown: Where Is The Best Place To Get A Burger In Palatine?

Tell us where you favorite place is to get a burger in the comments' section below.

We are happy to introduce a new column on Palatine Patch — a column centered around food, local restaurants and you. 

The weekly Chowdown Showdown is meant to be a way for readers to pick and vote on their favorite places to get certain entrees in Palatine. Each week, we will ask you to tell us your favorite place to get a cup of coffee or bowl of chili or breakfast. 

This week we want to know, where is the best place in Palatine to get a burger.

You can let us know your favorite spot by commenting below. You will be able to submit your vote through 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

From there, we will take the top three finalists and post in an article first thing Wednesday morning. Then it will be time to vote again — this time for the Chowdown Showdown champion.

Voting will continue through 5 p.m. Friday, and we will announce the winner first thing Saturday morning. 

If you are really pulling for a certain restaurant, you can share this column on your personal Facebook page and Twitter feed and ask your followers to vote. 

This is all about participation so we hope you will chime in and check back. 

So, without further ado, lets get the voting started. Patch readers, tell us by commenting below, where is the BEST place to get a burger in Palatine?

Haywood "MF" Nelson February 28, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Kim February 28, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Jacklyn February 28, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Bauers brauhaus
mike boyle February 28, 2012 at 03:33 AM
TJ O'Briens 312 Burger is a serious contender
Jamina February 28, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Long long time ago it used to be Brandts, but they have changed their burgers; and since Lamps built their restaurant and expanded their menu, they win hands down!
Lamplighter1980 February 28, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Lamplighters #1 Brandts come in a close second.
Jayne Hannon February 28, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Bauers Brauhaus has the BEST burger around!! Everything about it makes it number 1...the bun, the fresh meat, the Merks cheese, the grilled onions, the homemade pickles and homemade bacon jam. If you haven't had one yet, go and get one....it'll blow your mind!
Shawn February 28, 2012 at 01:55 PM
I rarely known great cheeseburger "Heng Weng". I am not kidding. huge patty, Fresh bakery bun. steak fries
Harry Smith February 28, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Bauers brahhouse!
melissa marquez February 28, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Bauers brah house!!!
Bari Berman February 28, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Mary February 28, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Bauer's Brauhaus is second to none. You cannot beat the $5.00 burgers on Thursday. Gotta love that Ala Holstein!!!
Marty February 28, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Bauer's Brauhaus hands down!!
Dan February 28, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Bauers :)
Diablo135 February 28, 2012 at 05:04 PM
That's in Schaumburg
KMS III February 28, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Bauers Brauhouse
Tracy February 28, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Bauer's for sure!! It has a perfect combo of awesomeness! The bun, the meat, the merks cheese and a special bacon jam that makes it amazing ! One of a kind burger !
Tom February 28, 2012 at 06:07 PM
I smell Spam...
Victoria February 28, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Whoops... looks like Bauers brauhaus forgot to pay their internet domain bill. It can be "voted" best here all you want... if people can't see the menu it's not very helpful...
Margaret February 28, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Dan February 28, 2012 at 06:46 PM
PJ February 28, 2012 at 06:46 PM
I thought this was to vote for our favorite place to get a burger, not to slam anybody's place of business. I'm sure ALL businesses have problems with their Internet service. It doesn't mean that its a bad place to go.
Paul February 28, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Bauers Brauhouse is the best.
Tony February 28, 2012 at 07:13 PM
@ Tom and Victoria... Hmmm... I suspect you may be affiliated with one of the above restaurants, other than Bauers?? And since when can one vote for best burger by just reading its description on the menu?? As a palatine resident I have tried many burgers in the area. I have to agree Bauer's is very good. Goes great with a beer after work!
Tom February 28, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Hey Tony...I can assure you I don't have any affiliation with any restaurant in Palatine. Considering this "poll" is as unscientific as it can get, I guess my comment really doesn't matter does it? Cheers.
Vinny T February 28, 2012 at 08:26 PM
No question.... Bauer's Brauhaus!!! How can you beat the amazing combo of Merkts cheddar and bacon jam?! In the words of Samuel L. Jackson... "This IS a tasty burger!!"
Lucy February 28, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Tj obriens
Statr February 29, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Bauer's Brauhaus !!
Nikki February 29, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Brandts has a great burger!!
Guzzi guy March 03, 2012 at 01:58 PM
For value, can't beat Donkey Inn on Wednesday nights. Make sure you get it with the tater tots! Agree with many comments that Brandts, heretofore the best in Palatine hands down, is living off their reputation. The burger isn't as good as it used to be and it is way overpriced.


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