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Billy Goat Tavern

Billy Goat Tavern

Burger Joint, American Restaurant, and Dive Bar$$$$
Streeterville, Chicago
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  • Martín W.
    The best hamburguer in town, i hope return, but i dont know becouse i dont have a lot of money😕 remember forever thank youu
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary Rand1 week ago
    The Double was actually much better than expected. Lots of history here!
  • Michael D.
    Michael Dorsey3 weeks ago
    The burgers are their popular item. Lot of Chicago history. Beer selection is poor. Old Style in the bottle.
  • Linda M.
    You get what you pay for.
  • John M. P.
    Cheeseburger cheeseburger
  • Charles S.
    Cheezburgers
  • Anne S.
    Anne SoinskiMarch 28
    Good green beer on st pattys day.
  • Rob C.
    Rob CheekMarch 25
    C'mon, you know you want the draft Schlitz...
  • Martín H.
    "The place is a tourist magnet, but it's a deserving one." Lonely Planet dixit
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanMarch 18
    Double double burger, no fries. cash only
  • Andrew F.
    Get the egg and bacon on a burger
  • P Chuy O.
    P Chuy OrtegaDecember 7, 2015
    Good taste, good price and good beer (billy goat beer)
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisNovember 16, 2015
    Try the Cheezborger Cheezborger - Another Chicago icon checked off the list. Cheezborger! No Pepsi, Coke! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 2, 2015
    Cheeseburgers are great, love that you have pickles on the side just wish they had fries
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraOctober 3, 2015
    Had a double cheezborger and I was not disappointed. The place has a lived-in, always-midnight feel to it.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FSeptember 8, 2015
    Decent burgers and fun place to visit. Order a double cheese with chips and leave the poor waitstaff alone!
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusAugust 24, 2015
    Didn't stay - after walking in we were stared at and not made to feel welcome. The cash only made our decision for us and we left! In a very stranger place too.....
  • William Q.
    William QuiñonesAugust 10, 2015
    1st time at the Billy Goat Tavern. I know it's an institution in Chicago so I want to give it a try. Maybe it was the time, but is was Ok for me. Nothing really stands out, but maybe that's the charm.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyAugust 8, 2015
    Classic dive bar popular with journalists from the Chicago Tribune. Only two types of beer. Feels like you've traveled back in time. Get a double cheeseburger, of course.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LenziAugust 6, 2015
    Drink the beer here
  • Madona S.
    Madona SJuly 8, 2015
    This is a Chicago must! Waiting in a long line for a juicy burger was worth the wait. Ask for the Billy Goat story!
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DJuly 3, 2015
    Their hot dogs are great! And by "hotdogs", I mean "hamburgers", and by "hamburgers", I mean "Double!"
  • Bulut S.
    Bulut SevükJune 19, 2015
    Ordinary burger,rude staff,no fries!Not again
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.May 20, 2015
    Get a double cheesborgie. Schlitz on tap! A classic dive with history on the walls. Surprisingly clean bathroom.
  • Alec P.
    Alec PieperApril 7, 2015
    Hey Billy Goat Tavern, you should join Freebie! It’s pretty rad and the benefits are great for both you and me. Check it out! http://taps.io/freebie
  • Mark S.
    Mark StefkoFebruary 20, 2015
    Excellent burgers. And of course there is the Cubs curse.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McNamaraFebruary 5, 2015
    Get the Jen Special (grilled cheese with double burger patties)
  • Amanda O.
    Amanda OgdenDecember 29, 2014
    great beer specials and burgers
  • Francisco L.
    Francisco LariaDecember 27, 2014
    The burger was surprisingly good. Nothing fancy but good enough for a quick bite.
  • Kaso A.
    Kaso Awesome TimeNovember 28, 2014
    Not an actual tavern. Boo.
  • Yaqoob A.
    Yaqoob AlobaidliNovember 12, 2014
    Triple cheese borger is good but not the best , the place is part of American burger history
  • John K.
    John KiddeNovember 2, 2014
    No Pepsi, coke! No fries, chips! Get the double, they recommend it.
  • Murat A.
    Murat AltınyıldızOctober 12, 2014
    Double cheeseburger as usual..
  • Davin L.
    Davin LohOctober 6, 2014
    CHEEZBORGER CHEEZBORGER
  • Megan H.
    Megan HarmerSeptember 25, 2014
    This is must-do at least once in your time in Chicago, whether you're born and bred or a tourist like me. Remember the cheezeburger SNL classic skit?
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
    Check out Billy Goat Tavern as seen on Feed the Beast , Burger Land , The Layover Read more
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrouchAugust 8, 2014
    It's under Michigan Avenue
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Underneath the Chicago Tribune Building, the original hangover cure serves greasy cheeseburgers and many beers. Bright lights and surly reporters. What's not to like? Read more
  • Eric W.
    Eric WeisJuly 18, 2014
    Put it on the top of your list !! great people great place great staff
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChaseJuly 15, 2014
    While they have several options listed, they sure do 'encourage' everyone to order the double cheezeborger. To be honest, I wasn't that impressed.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJuly 7, 2014
    The stories are true—this subterranean tavern is still the best spot to get a made-to-order “cheezborger” with a side of shtick. Read more
  • #⃣GRAEGINATOR (Matthew Graegin) .
  • Ben E.
    Ben EngelbyMay 20, 2014
    They only have Pepsi (no Coke) and chips (no fries).
  • Adam A.
    Adam A.May 11, 2014
    Cheesborger cheesborger
  • Valerie U.
    Valerie UleryApril 28, 2014
    Double cheese. Trust me!
  • Taylor
    TaylorApril 26, 2014
    Have to pay with only cash, doesn't accept cards, very rushed but good food
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WilliamsApril 25, 2014
    Schlitz on tap!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew StilesMarch 17, 2014
    Great history. Terrible burgers
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PaulsonMarch 11, 2014
    Cheep, cheep! Double cheese!
  • Tyler
    TylerJanuary 7, 2014
    New development on the site of the building where the Billy Goat Tavern exists may displace the iconic restaurant. Get there while you still can!
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