Best Burgers in Clinton County IL

Who doesn’t love a great burger? If it’s too cold to fire up your grill, there are lots of places around to get your burger fix. We have scoped out half a dozen places to find the best burgers in Clinton County, IL. Take your pick from an iconic drive-in that has been a local favorite since the 50s to sports bars, and some dress-up versions of our humble American favorite.

Wally’s Drive-In

If you ask any of the locals where to get the best burger in the area, the answer is likely to be, hands down, Wally’s Drive-In. A fixture since 1951, they stick with what they do best–burgers, fries, shakes, and other takeout staples. If you read the reviews, you will see accolades from folks driving 45 minutes for this burger to waxing nostalgic about having their first Wally’s burger while still wearing footed pajamas. How can you not want to try this and take yourself back to a simpler time?

Wally’s Drive-In
711 N 4th St, Breese, IL
Open daily, 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

Popeye’s Chophouse

This is the place to go for a Wimpy Burger! This burger covers the entire plate! And there are plenty of other choices if someone in your party wants something besides a burger. You remember Wimpy, who always says “I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.”

Popeye’s Chophouse
17910 St. Rose Rd, Breese IL
Sunday – Thursday 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dairy King

You may raise your eyebrows at Dairy King being included, but these two locally owned fast food places use fresh ground beef in their patties! Yum! And there are two drive-through lanes for those extra-cold or extra-busy days.

Dairy King
691 N 4th St  and  320 W Broadway
Breese IL               Trenton IL
618-526-4321         618-224-2222
Open every day 10:00 am – 9:30 pm

Frank’s Sundown and Corner Kitchen

Frank’s is a great little place with a bar and gaming room—and specials every day. No matter what they are, the burger patties are made fresh daily. Don’t miss the corner fries, which are loaded with two different kinds of cheese, bacon bits, topped with green onion, and either ranch or sour cream on the side.

Frank’s Sundown and Corner Kitchen
110 Old US Hwy 50E, Beckemyer, IL
(618) 227-8251
Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Pj’s Diner

Pj’s is a family-owned and operated diner that has been open for more than two decades. Make sure you check out the vintage Elvis and Betty Boop decor. Burgers are rated as top-notch, but there is a full menu to choose from, along with daily specials.

Pj’s Diner
560 N 4th St, Breese, IL
(618) 526-0600
Monday – Thursday 6:30 am – 2:00 pm
Friday – Sunday 6:30 am – 8:00 pm

Trenton House Restaurant

Granted, there are many more options on the Trenton House menu than burgers, but the reviews rave about the burgers. Not only are there the standard burgers, but they also have a bison burger and a turkey burger in sizes ranging from ¼ pound to ½ pound. Where else can you go for a burger and get Snicker’s cheesecake for dessert? Yum!

Trenton House Restaurant
2 E Broadway, Trenton IL
Tuesday – Friday & Sunday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

7 West Bar and Grill

Great little bar with some serious hockey fans! One of their specialties is a burger made from marinated sirloin. They also have a full bar menu with other choices, including daily specials and a Friday fish fry.

7 West Bar and Grill
7 W Broadway, Trenton IL

Gridiron Grill

With six choices of bread for your bun and an equal number of cheese selections, you can certainly have your perfect burger at the Gridiron Grill. Come here to watch your favorite team while you enjoy a hearty meal.

Gridiron Grill
259 North Main Street, Breese, IL
Tuesday – Sunday, 7:00 am – 2:00 am

Make sure you are hungry! You will be able to find your perfect burger, whether you like it simple with cheese or loaded with extras at one of these stops for the best burgers in Clinton County, IL. Maybe you should try them all, and rate them yourself?


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