One of the best parts of my job is learning about places that are tucked away but are truly amazing. These are the places you might drive by, or even never drive by, but have some of the best offerings in the state. Today we are going to highlight a place that might just serve the best burger in Illinois. That place is Moonshine Burger.

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Have you eaten at Moonshine Burger? Do you agree that it’s the best burger in Illinois? You can learn more about them on their website and their Facebook page. Remember, their grill shuts off at 12:30 PM, so if you want to try this world-famous burger in Martinsville, Illinois then you’ll need to make sure you get there early enough.

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