The Grafton in Lincoln Square is one of those pubs with an epic burger list. Sure, there are a few nods to a traditional Irish pub menu—beef stew, full Irish breakfast—but mostly it's just gargantuan burgers topped with a myriad different options.
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I firmly believe that every neighborhood should have a decent Irish pub. But while virtually anyone with the financial wherewithal can install a beautiful wood bar and most can learn to pull a good pint of Guinness, the sad truth is that too many places hope that patrons drink so much that they won't realize the food isn't good. That is decidedly not the case at The Grafton in Lincoln Square,