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World Famous Billy Goat's Tavern & Grill



430 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

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(312) 222-1525

  • Sun - Sat 7:30am - 11:00am

Cuisine: Bars

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  • Mastication Monologues on May 29, 2014

    The first bite I took was fantastic. The kaiser roll was thick and fresh, and the beef was succulent with slightly greasy undertones. As for the pickles, they were just the right amount of sour, and the onion slice provided a nice change of texture. Plus, it wasn’t very overpowering in terms of taste which made me think that it was probably a Bermuda onion. Each slice of American cheese was perfectly melted to hold the juicy patties together to form one delicious hamburger.

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  • Mastication Monologues on Aug 01, 2013

    Today I will be talking about a Chicago institution that was immortalized in a Saturday Night Live skit with John Belushi...

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  • Eating For Sanity on Jul 30, 2013

    Billy Goat Tavern is one of Chicago's most famous establishments. It has been around since the 1930s and now has several locations throughout the city. When first walking into the restaurant, you get that diner feel...

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  • roncarlson1 reviewThis restaurant is very over-rated. Was highly disappointed. It is in the basement of a smokefilled bar, and the burgers are comparable to any burger in any other bar. Probably worse. And the owners and service is rude! Rather get a burger at McDonalds than put up with rude people and average food.

    11111 by roncarlson1


  • TylerNew development on the site of the building where the Billy Goat Tavern exists may displace the iconic restaurant. Get there while you still can!

    55555 by Tyler


  • Rachel Q.Only $6.99 and it tastes way better than the burger from the diner downstairs at my work! Awwwww Chicago I love you~

    55555 by Rachel Q.


  • Marcelo L.Fria. Não vá . Atendimento ruim e cerveja quente.

    33333 by Marcelo L.


  • Federico B.Sit in the left side, beside the wall, theres a lot to read and you'll get a view of the whole place.

    33333 by Federico B.


  • Robert S.The burgers at Billy Goat are expensive, thin, and gross. The only thing this place has going for it is ambience.

    33333 by Robert S.


  • Quentin R.A shot of Malort makes the place looks good ;-) Be prepared if you go to the bar...

    55555 by Quentin R.


  • Ben K.Get a double cheezborger and remember "chips no fries." Don't miss the pickle and onion bar to the right of the counter.

    33333 by Ben K.


  • Collin V.It's a must for fans of SNL. Other than that, skip. Get the double or triple cheezeborger. Slices of burger are paper thin and over-cooked.

    33333 by Collin V.


  • Kyle C.What a delicious little dive. Cannot comment on the food, but the atmosphere is great.

    55555 by Kyle C.


  • Nathalie B.Burgers were blah. Nothing special about this joint! In n' out in California makes better burgers!

    33333 by Nathalie B.


  • Social N.An underground gem in the heart of Chicago. Double double is the way to go. Be ready to order quickly, but don't be turned off by the staff's rough facade--they just really like the double double.

    55555 by Social N.


  • Laura B.Get the double cheese! Double cheese is the best!

    55555 by Laura B.


  • Jordan B.Bad food, terrible service.

    11111 by Jordan B.


  • Jack H.Double Cheese is the best and remember you need to wait at the counter for your food.

    55555 by Jack H.


  • WillMcDA must when attending any Chicago sporting event.

    55555 by WillMcD


  • Garrick B.Dig it, fans!

    55555 by Garrick B.


  • k4zuuuInstead of the usual double cheez, it is better a triple cheez with extra cheese.

    33333 by k4zuuu


  • Serious EatsThe skinny burgers get a nice sear on the hot griddle, and you can top them with as many of the wonderful pickles as you want. You can't order fries, but the chips help bulk this out to a fine meal.

    55555 by Serious Eats


  • Marco O.Me encanta. La cerveza muy rica y ahora a probar la comida

    55555 by Marco O.


  • UrvakshDamn shame Billy Goat is know for some silky SNL skit, rather than for Chicago columnist Mike Royko who haunted it and wrote about it for decades

    55555 by Urvaksh


  • Natalie W.Late night double Cheeseburgers!

    33333 by Natalie W.


  • Caitlin F.Cheap drinks, good service... Kind of a staple! If you're down town, check it out!

    55555 by Caitlin F.


  • Analise B.Loved it! Great prices and good food! And it's a ton of fun if you know the history!

    55555 by Analise B.


  • Hendrik R.Decide quickly. Go for double cheeseburger

    33333 by Hendrik R.


  • Julie B.Coke, no Pepsi

    11111 by Julie B.


  • Raine F.The double is delish, but if you wanna be a man get the ribeye!

    55555 by Raine F.


  • AdrianaLas mejores hamburguesas. Doble cheese bacon rules!!

    55555 by Adriana


  • Jenny$6.00 rum & coat wtf

    22222 by Jenny


  • Michelin Travel & LifestyleSubterranean 'cheezborger' joint made famous by a 1978 SNL skit, it's an only-in-Chicago place to eat. Request a souvenir paper hat. – Green Guide Editor

    55555 by Michelin Travel & Lifestyle


  • Chito P.good/ridiculous comforting burger spot

    55555 by Chito P.


  • joachim l.If you want to know what a bar was like in the 1960 or 1970's this I your place actually pretty fun but bring cash no credit or checks.

    33333 by joachim l.


  • Andrew H.Best late night burger spot on the Mile. Double or triple never a single

    55555 by Andrew H.


  • Mandy C.If you want a real dive experience & a fun place to eat you gotta try the legendary Billy Goat. You won't be sorry.

    55555 by Mandy C.


  • TomCome in for a great, affordable haircut.

    55555 by Tom


  • BlackBook MagazineThicker and more addictive than the patties you're used to, plus all the personality you can swallow. No fries, only chips. No Pepsi, only Coke.

    33333 by BlackBook Magazine


  • Casey M.Gotta get the double if you want a burger with substance. Classic Chicago joint that shouldn't be missed.

    55555 by Casey M.


  • Home Sweet BeerThe 312 Urban Wheat from Goose Island brewery will make your double cheez better and better!

    55555 by Home Sweet Beer


  • Lina G.Order a Pepsi, hamburger, and chips!

    33333 by Lina G.


  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.The ‘cheezborger’ gets incessant airplay to this day; but it has evolved to good craftbeers on offer, & its house drafts are a superb value for the money. And it will turn on the soccer game.

    55555 by Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.


  • Lee G.Best crab rangoons in town.

    55555 by Lee G.


  • Mark H.The billy goat dark beer is $3.50 a mug.. well worth it. Try it. Also, get a double if you want any meat. Thin patties and lots of bread. A triple is more balanced.

    55555 by Mark H.


  • joshua k.3 triples in one sitting... I dare you...

    55555 by joshua k.


  • Dallas W.Double cheese is best!

    55555 by Dallas W.


  • StreetWise_CHIWe have many vendors in the Loop area! Help them out!

    33333 by StreetWise_CHI


  • Dan S.Don't ask for water

    22222 by Dan S.


  • Gage G.Chips not fries!

    33333 by Gage G.


  • Manuel Z.Gr8 2chese boerger

    55555 by Manuel Z.


  • Sean M.They will give you grief if they don't recognize you, but the ribeye steak sandwich is a nice break from double cheezborgerz

    55555 by Sean M.


  • Josh.ODaytime bartenderJeff Magill is one of the best you'll find in the city. Pleasant, efficient, and always smiling. He's been there since the early 1980s.

    55555 by Josh.O


  • brad d.If you try to eat 5 triple cheeseburgers in an hour, don't buy them all at the same time. Order the next one as you finish the last or the fifth one will be ice cold when you bite into it.

    33333 by brad d.


  • Josh W.Get an Old Style at the Bar. The bartender is awesome.

    55555 by Josh W.


  • Joey L.Vegetarians your out of luck unless you get the egg and cheese. I suggest toast instead of a bun.

    33333 by Joey L.


  • Shaun Z.Coke...no Pepsi.

    22222 by Shaun Z.


  • Brad S.If you're a vegggie go for the egg and cheese.

    33333 by Brad S.


  • Adam C.Watch out for shoe shine scam operators lurking outside this place. Do not let them touch your shoes or you're screwed.

    22222 by Adam C.


  • Todor K.If they run out if the double cheeseburger, just get the triple cheeseburger!

    33333 by Todor K.


  • Matt D.For the love of god don't ask for fries.

    33333 by Matt D.


  • Time Out Chicago KidsRegale the kids with tales of the classic SNL sketch so they'll know a "cheezborger" is what to order in the dim, storied landmark.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago Kids


  • Gina R.Make sure to Bushaib ask about Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Jon Konstantaras, who should be on the wall!

    55555 by Gina R.


  • Joel R.Try their Billy Goat beers too! You can't go wrong. Very tasty.

    55555 by Joel R.


  • Amy G.Duh: cheezborger.

    55555 by Amy G.


  • Matt A.What a dump.

    11111 by Matt A.


  • Myra R.Mediocre double cheeseburger. Don't care for having to put stuff on myself, wrap and bag it. Off the list.

    22222 by Myra R.


  • Patrick M.Get the Double Cheese!!!

    33333 by Patrick M.


  • Drunken HistoryThe source for the idea of the SNL skit Olympia Cafe and the curse that haunts the Cubs to this day, stop in here to get away from the shopping on upper Michigan Ave and enjoy a real piece of Chicago

    55555 by Drunken History


  • ANDY W.If you love cheesebuegers like I do, the double cheezborger isn't enough. Make it a triple!

    55555 by ANDY W.


  • Lauren K.Try the Horny Goat...lol funny and tasty.

    55555 by Lauren K.


  • Aaron W.Double Cheezborger. No Fries Cips. No Pepsi Coke.

    33333 by Aaron W.


  • Anthony V.U better know what u want by the time it's ur turn to order. Get the double cheezborger! Not the greatest, but hey, it's the Billy Goat!

    55555 by Anthony V.


  • ManbqueFun to watch the tourists try to order anything other than a double cheese.

    55555 by Manbque


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