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Billy Goat Tavern

Billy Goat Tavern

Burger Joint, American Restaurant, and Dive Bar$$$$
Streeterville, Chicago
152 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • double cheese
  • cheeseburgers
  • double cheezborger
  • good for groups
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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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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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