DMK Burger Bar (Restaurant, Lakeview)
Location: 2954 N. Sheffield
Reservations: Not taken
I am always skeptical of new places with notoriously long waits. Are they really that good? And worth it for a burger?? From the creators of the famed MK, David Morton and Michael Kornick, I needed to see what all the hype was about. I hate to say it, but it was worth it. After waiting for an hour and a half with my group of 6, we finally sat down at DMK on a Saturday night ready to feast on anything and everything we could get our hands on.
We all ordered a burger and then chose to share a mac & cheese, a couple different kinds of fries, and an order of deviled eggs. I got the #1 burger that comes with bacon, cheddar, and bbq sauce and it was pretty good. A nice flour-ey bun, a decent sized patty, and mmm the bacon, cheese, and bbq sauce was good. My choice was pretty boring compared to some other burger combinations on the menu. You can also get any burger as a turkey burger, which is nice for the beef adverse. It wasn’t oh-my-god amazing, but it was definitely a burger I would go back for. The mac & cheese was very tasty, but the fries were my favorite. The truffle fries were delicious and the sweet potato fries were great too.
And honestly, the wait wasn’t all that bad. We actually had a drink at Kirkwood (just south on the corner) for the first hour we waited because DMK was so crowded and we figured the hostess wouldn’t even notice. She didn’t, but be careful if you do this because you could lose your spot. DMK has a great craft beer selection as well as some tasty and inventive cocktails that makes waiting much easier if you do wait inside. So check it out and judge for yourself. If you went on a weekday, on the earlier side, or with a smaller party, you would probably get seated a lot faster than I did. And hey, now they even have take-out!
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