Lake County Chowdown Showdown

Where is the best place to get a burger in Lake County?

We are happy to introduce a new restaurant review column on Grayslake Patch, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch and Libertyville Patch— effective now and centered around, and dependent upon, our readers.

The Chowdown Showdown is meant to be a fun way for readers to vote on their favorite places to get certain entrees in Lake County.

For example, this week, we are on a mission to find the best burger place in Lake County. Instead of sending a food review columnist out to give their sole opinion, we will be looking to you, the readers, to make that decision.

We will post a column first thing every Monday morning on the site asking for your favorite spots to get a certain type of food. We will also be asking readers on Facebook and Twitter.

By 5 p.m. Tuesday, we will take the three most popular submissions and post as a poll in a column first thing Wednesday morning.

From there: It’s up to you to vote. You can vote by submitting a poll answer, telling us in the comments’ section of the column or by commenting on Facebook — Grayslake Patch page, Lake Forest Lake Bluff Patch page, or the Libertyville Patch page — or sending us a message on Twitter — @GrayslakePatch, @LakeForestPatch, or @LvillePatch.

If you are really pulling for a certain restaurant, be sure to share the columns on your personal Facebook page and Twitter feed to get your favorite spot more visibility.

We will keep the voting going until 5 p.m. Friday each week. At that time, the restaurant with the most votes will be named Patch’s Chowdown Showdown Champion and will have ultimate bragging rights over the fact that they make the best burger or pizza or omelet — you get the point!

This is all about participation so we hope you will chime in and check back.
Now that you know what’s going on, lets get the ball rolling.

Patch readers, tell us, what is the BEST place to get a burger in Lake County?

Brian Linning October 25, 2011 at 03:51 PM
Bulldogs is the place an awesome burger and MORE! My kids (14 and under) rate Bulldogs burgers and the best, even better than "the gourmet burger place" Red Robin. Bulldogs sets the bar very high for what a truly delicious burger should taste like.
Gringo Sushi October 26, 2011 at 01:43 AM
Although Bobby's Barrel Inn has a helluva double cheeseburger, in a showdown the edge goes to a medium rare Black n Blue Burger at Bulldogs on Main Street in Wauconda Illinois. Add some garlic fries and a chocolate shake to share with your honey and that's pretty much hamburger heaven on earth!
CARRIE October 27, 2011 at 01:54 AM
Linda October 28, 2011 at 11:13 AM
Absolutely...Bulldogs Grill!
Keith P. Buehler March 28, 2012 at 03:22 PM
I too am a Bulldogs fan, but Tom & Eddie's is also excellent.....


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