Rolled into here today, last visit was, er….maybe thirty years ago. On the shores of suburban Lake Zurich (Chicago) and adjacent to the hoity-toity burb I used to live in, Hackney’s is a local “mini-chain” of casual dining. Bar and banquet facility, too.
Their story is they have been selling beers and burgers since prohibition.
They are supposed to be so ‘famous’ for their burgers, they’ll even ship them to you to enjoy at home.
The menu contains a half dozen burgers, maybe as many sandwiches, a few salads and entrees. It’s a little spendy, with the top burger tipping fifteen bucks.
Started with their onion rings (straws) which come in three difference sizes, full order, half, or quarter. The quarter size serving (pictured below) was about four bucks. These are some tasty
I went with the Inside Out Burger, Hackney’s version of the Minneapolis invention of the Jucy Lucy (sic). The Hackney version has cheddar AND bacon inside. Comes with fries and salad, but there are other sides you can substitute for no additional charge.
The burger was good enough, prepared medium rare, the bacon flavor was very evident, the cheese content not as prevalent as other versions. The meat had a great flavor and a nice little char going. I really liked the slaw, which was diced in tiny bits. Fries were A-OK as well. One burger, 1/4 order rings, coffee, bloody mary, $25 not including tip.