Hamburger HeavenRight here on North York Street in Elmhurst, you’ll find two Elmhurst landmarks: the office of the Gracik Makinney Group… and Hamburger Heaven! Okay so maybe our office isn’t a landmark, but Hamburger Heaven is! It’s been an Elmhurst institution since their opening in 1948. This year marked the 65th birthday of the local food joint.

Back in May 1948 when Hamburger Heaven first opened, a loaf of bread was a mere 14 cents! Prices have changed, but the famous menu has, for the most part, remained the same. On opening day, a local paper advertised the menu’s debut featuring their double decker hamburger and famous root beer. These specialties are still available on their menu today. Reviews of their food are always positive, with customers raving about the delicious root beer and the large burgers.

Hamburger Heaven has a fairly large selection for a fast food restaurant. Choose from pizza burgers, chicken fingers, or a Reuben on rye. The milkshakes, floats, and malts are a must try! Root beer floats are one of the top-rated choices on sites like Trip Advisor and Yelp.

Locals enjoy Hamburger Heaven for its delicious food and drinks and reasonable prices. There is a tourist draw as well. Tourists love the quaint retro style walk-up ordering system. Root beer fans come from all over Illinois and beyond to taste the draft-style root beer unique to Hamburger Heaven.

To celebrate their 65th birthday, the owners of Hamburger Heaven held a birthday celebration on August 19th. Their entire menu was half price to all customers. A great ‘birthday gift’ for fans of the restaurant!

Hamburger Heaven is located at 281 North York Street, at the intersection of N. York St and North Avenue. They can be contacted by phone at 630-832-3535 or email at The restaurant is open from 10:30AM to 9:00PM.

While you’re in the area grabbing a bite, why not stop by the Gracik Makinney Group? Find out your options for buying or selling in Elmhurst! We’re located just down the road at 190 North York St. You can also reach us by phone at 630-441-5570.