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Bat 17

Bat 17

Pub and Sandwich Spot$$$$
Evanston
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    Albert L.
    "A couple tips: Beer towers are 7 pints large."(5 Tips)
    Jennifer N.
    "great fried chicken sliders and breakfast sandwiches!"(5 Tips)
    Dan B.
    "Check out the free coffee!"(6 Tips)
    Bob D.
    "Huge portion sizes."(6 Tips)
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  • Stephheart icon on user image
    StephAugust 23, 2016
    Bat 17 is very flexible and will allow you to customize most orders! The sandwiches are amazing! Try the acapulco burger, turkey burger, veggie burger or the roadhouse.
  • Jabril F.
    Jabril FarajMay 31, 2011
    Great sandwiches! They're tasty and definitely oversized (that's a good thing) - so much so that if you get a large size you can eat half and your side and take the rest home. Also, beer towers = fant Read more
  • Dustin H.heart icon on user image
    Dustin HaleyDecember 23, 2018
    Great local place with thoughtfully sourced ingredients. Pricey, but as described, it’s due to the high quality ingredients and large portions. Huge menu!
  • Jennifer N.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer NeahringNovember 9, 2015
    Huge portions, friendly service, great fried chicken sliders and breakfast sandwiches! The French toast was a bit disappointing as it was advertised as Caramelized cherry pie but tasted canned.
  • Albert L.
    Albert LJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A couple tips: Beer towers are 7 pints large. If you don't eat a lot, share a full-sized sandwich. Free coffee and free tea. And breakfast served for dinner!
  • Meagan A.heart icon on user image
    Meagan AnkneyJuly 29, 2018
    The sandwiches here are to die for and the portions are huge, so come hungry!
  • anneliese
    annelieseAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Philly Cheese Steak Sliders are the way to go. Seriously. SLIDERS! Watch out for the jalapenos. This might be my favorite spot for food in Evanston.
  • Carrie C.heart icon on user image
    Carrie CollinsJuly 4, 2015
    The burgers and cole slaw are truly amazing. Highly recommend. Portions are huge though - order accordingly.
  • Jake S.heart icon on user image
    Jake SmithFebruary 4, 2013
    Order "The Dude," it's the best sandwich here. You may think otherwise, but that's just like... your opinion, man.
  • Nick P.
    Nick PiepmeierJanuary 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order a bacon manhattan. The salt and smoke of the bacon offer a nice counterpoint to the sweetness of the bourbon and vermouth. Manhattans here tend to be mixed on the slightly sweet side.
  • Stephheart icon on user image
    StephAugust 23, 2016
    If you have a big group get the slider combo plate so you can try a variety of sliders!
  • Brian M.
    Brian McGowanSeptember 19, 2010
    What a great find. Very impressive. Outstanding quality and selection of expertly made food. Huge portions. Small prices. Great beer and drink selection. Can't go wrong, pick everything.
  • Catherine C.heart icon on user image
    Catherine ChungJanuary 6, 2017
    Beer tower! Great place for some good burgers. They also have a brunch & lunch menu!
  • Alex W.
    Alex WhiteNovember 24, 2011
    After our final Entrepreneurship class at NU (my last undergrad class) the Next Big Sound team split a tower of Blue Moon and made a pact to do NBS full time over the summer if we could raise $30,000.
  • Bill W.
    Bill WuApril 26, 2013
    Hot blonde waitress was a space cadet. Focused her time on flirting, chatting up friends, and having bartenders throw ice cubes down her tank. Completely could've walked out without paying
  • Geoff J.
    Geoff J.July 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome food for breakfast, lunch and dinne. Portions are ridiculous! Sliders and burgers are awesome too! Now offering $5 beer flights!
  • Jodie B.
    Jodie BermanSeptember 18, 2013
    Great sandwiches! I got a full size and it was enough for two meals! Awesome deal
  • Yasmeen H.heart icon on user image
    Yasmeen HusainDecember 10, 2014
    Random dive bar, no frills. Great service. Good for catching up with a friend or two!
  • Joshua D.
    Joshua DavisMarch 22, 2011
    Edit to Caleb's comment: Free REALLY GOOD coffee!!! Adding: Great food across The board. Huge fan of their coleslaw and potato salads: Amazing!!!
  • Tiffany W.heart icon on user image
    Tiffany WongAugust 14, 2016
    not sure why this restaurant gets so much love? sandwiches are unnecessarily heavy and 1/2 bread.
  • Deek V.
    Deek VelagandulaMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Blue Lightning sandwich and Anti-Hero IPA hit the spot!
  • M C.
    M ChubbNovember 8, 2018
    Fantastic pastrami on crusty pumpernickel!
  • B P.heart icon on user image
    B PSeptember 24, 2015
    K2 Burger, but don't order nachos as appetizers since you can't finish all.
  • John T.
    John ToughJuly 15, 2010
    Go for the half salad, cup of soup offer at lunch. Good combo, healthy and the salad is still large enough to keep you full!
  • B P.heart icon on user image
    B PSeptember 24, 2015
    Have more respect to Northwestern University whose students chose Bat 17 as best place
  • Raksha R.
    Raksha RavikumarFebruary 26, 2014
    Pretzel bites were tasty. I wish the cheese sauce were more... cheesy. Unreasonable request? Maybe.
  • Bob D.heart icon on user image
    Bob DeGraffFebruary 6, 2015
    Great beer list. Huge portion sizes.
  • TKGO
    TKGOApril 16, 2010
    Don't overlook brunch at Bat! The balawats (their name for a very special kind of breakfast sandwich) are to die for.
  • Nick F.heart icon on user image
    Nick FruendtDecember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Big portions, beer towers, epic sandwiches
  • Jasmine R.
    Jasmine RJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't order the bigger sized sandwiches unless you're a grizzly bear. The smaller size is more than enough.
  • Young Hoon L.
    Young Hoon LeeDecember 9, 2010
    Try the pigskin. My favorite dish good combination of smoked slice bacons and hot potato
  • Allison S.
    Allison SchafferAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    huge salads, great turkey burger, eac members get a discount
  • Elaine M.
    Elaine MartinSeptember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled pork nachos are huge and delicious!
  • Jeremy C W.
    Jeremy C WilsonOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Good place for big group dinners if you reserve ahead of time
  • Siddharth M.
    Siddharth Mandayam HarshaMarch 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The tower of beer is pretty good for the prices.
  • Jonny G.
    Jonny GomezOctober 24, 2010
    Order the Bruschetta. Its basically a caprese salad on bread, and it's TASTY
  • Mark I.
    Mark IngrahamFebruary 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of craft bottles. And Matilda on tap. All good.
  • J B.
    J BJune 7, 2013
    Great food, Order the small portion
  • Paul S.
    Paul SextonJuly 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Free coffee, gluten free bread
  • Chris K.heart icon on user image
    Chris KieferDecember 29, 2017
    Sandwiches are awesome.
  • S D Pete G.heart icon on user image
    S D Pete GlassDecember 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    All around great place
  • Eric S.
    Eric SnyderSeptember 30, 2013
    Not open late on Sundays- showed up at 10:30pm and was turned away
  • Kelsey Z.
    Kelsey ZiJuly 15, 2013
    Bison burger is heaven.
  • Parker E.
    Parker EmmottJune 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food. Big portions. Good times. Read more
  • Lorenzo M.heart icon on user image
    Lorenzo MarreroJuly 26, 2016
    Pulled pork
  • Anthony N.
    Anthony NorkusNovember 16, 2011
    Great spicey potatoe salad
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BurghardtMay 29, 2011
    Taking Care of Business is the best sandwich I've ever had.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ChristopoulosJuly 11, 2013
    Was recommended the blue lightening. Heavenly.
  • Lindsay O.
    EAC members get a 10% discount!
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MulvaneyJanuary 5, 2011
    if youre gonna drink beer, save yourself some money and get drunk with the tower
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