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Bat Seventeen



1709 Benson Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

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(847) 733-7117


4.4 of 5.0 from 68 reviews

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  • Catherine C.Beer tower! Great place for some good burgers. They also have a brunch & lunch menu!

    55555 by Catherine C.


  • Steph PBat 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.

    55555 by Steph P


  • Steph PIf you have a big group get the slider combo plate so you can try a variety of sliders!

    55555 by Steph P


  • Tiffany Pnot sure why this restaurant gets so much love? sandwiches are unnecessarily heavy and 1/2 bread.

    55555 by Tiffany P


  • Paul M.Pulled pork

    55555 by Paul M.


  • S D Pete G.All around great place

    55555 by S D Pete G.


  • Jennifer KHuge 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.

    55555 by Jennifer K


  • Benjamen P.K2 Burger, but don't order nachos as appetizers since you can't finish all.

    33333 by Benjamen P.


  • Benjamen P.Have more respect to Northwestern University whose students chose Bat 17 as best place

    55555 by Benjamen P.


  • Paul S.Free coffee, gluten free bread

    55555 by Paul S.


  • Carrie S.The burgers and cole slaw are truly amazing. Highly recommend. Portions are huge though - order accordingly.

    55555 by Carrie S.


  • Kevin SNot a big fan. Beer list and service was good. Bar food was just ok.

    55555 by Kevin S


  • Sarah P.Amazing nachos and burgers and sandwiches. Huge portions.

    55555 by Sarah P.


  • Bob D.Great beer list. Huge portion sizes.

    55555 by Bob D.


  • Albert L.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!

    55555 by Albert L.


  • Nick F.Big portions, beer towers, epic sandwiches

    55555 by Nick F.


  • Yasmeen H.Random dive bar, no frills. Great service. Good for catching up with a friend or two!

    55555 by Yasmeen H.


  • Lev N.3 words—chicken tortilla soup

    55555 by Lev N.


  • Kuba Skrivanekchicken burger and the corn&bean salad 👍👍👍

    33333 by Kuba Skrivanek


  • Brian S.The Dude Abides

    33333 by Brian S.


  • Roy T.Meh, don't bother.

    11111 by Roy T.


  • Ben J.So much goodness

    55555 by Ben J.


  • Siddharth Mandayam HarshaThe tower of beer is pretty good for the prices.

    55555 by Siddharth Mandayam Harsha


  • Raksha RavikumarPretzel bites were tasty. I wish the cheese sauce were more... cheesy. Unreasonable request? Maybe.

    33333 by Raksha Ravikumar


  • Eric SnyderNot open late on Sundays- showed up at 10:30pm and was turned away

    22222 by Eric Snyder


  • Jodie B.Great sandwiches! I got a full size and it was enough for two meals! Awesome deal

    55555 by Jodie B.


  • Elaine M.Pulled pork nachos are huge and delicious!

    55555 by Elaine M.


  • Maggie T.Free coffee!

    55555 by Maggie T.


  • Efe S.They have free coffee?!

    55555 by Efe S.


  • Kelsey Z.Bison burger is heaven.

    55555 by Kelsey Z.


  • Ryan C.Was recommended the blue lightening. Heavenly.

    55555 by Ryan C.


  • J BGreat food, Order the small portion

    55555 by J B


  • Bill A.Shared washroom is really awful!! Why is it so filthy?

    11111 by Bill A.


  • Bill W.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

    22222 by Bill W.


  • Deek V.The Blue Lightning sandwich and Anti-Hero IPA hit the spot!

    55555 by Deek V.


  • Jake S.Order "The Dude," it's the best sandwich here. You may think otherwise, but that's just like... your opinion, man.

    55555 by Jake S.


  • annelieseThe 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.

    55555 by anneliese


  • Marc C.Best place to wait for your train or bus at Davis Station. Portions are huge!

    55555 by Marc C.


  • Lauren BidigareBeer tower

    55555 by Lauren Bidigare


  • Jasmine R.Don't order the bigger sized sandwiches unless you're a grizzly bear. The smaller size is more than enough.

    33333 by Jasmine R.


  • Alex U.Waiting on the train

    22222 by Alex U.


  • Lindsay Odell PfeiffenbergerEAC members get a 10% discount!

    55555 by Lindsay Odell Pfeiffenberger


  • Alex W.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.

    33333 by Alex W.


  • Anthony JJust get the regular size

    33333 by Anthony J


  • Anthony JGreat spicey potatoe salad

    55555 by Anthony J


  • Jeremy C W.Good place for big group dinners if you reserve ahead of time

    55555 by Jeremy C W.


  • Allison S.huge salads, great turkey burger, eac members get a discount

    55555 by Allison S.


  • Geoff J.Awesome food for breakfast, lunch and dinne. Portions are ridiculous! Sliders and burgers are awesome too! Now offering $5 beer flights!

    55555 by Geoff J.


  • Parker E.Great food. Big portions. Good times.

    55555 by Parker E.


  • Jabril F.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

    55555 by Jabril F.


  • Sarah B.Taking Care of Business is the best sandwich I've ever had.

    55555 by Sarah B.


  • Trevor B.The tower is the way to go! For real thoug.

    55555 by Trevor B.


  • Joshua D.Edit to Caleb's comment: Free REALLY GOOD coffee!!! Adding: Great food across The board. Huge fan of their coleslaw and potato salads: Amazing!!!

    55555 by Joshua D.


  • Dan B.Check out the free coffee!

    33333 by Dan B.


  • Mark I.Great selection of craft bottles. And Matilda on tap. All good.

    55555 by Mark I.


  • Ryan M.if youre gonna drink beer, save yourself some money and get drunk with the tower

    22222 by Ryan M.


  • Young Hoon PTry the pigskin. My favorite dish good combination of smoked slice bacons and hot potato

    55555 by Young Hoon P


  • AnnieMartinis on special Saturdays.

    55555 by Annie


  • Jonny G.Order the Bruschetta. Its basically a caprese salad on bread, and it's TASTY

    33333 by Jonny G.


  • Brian M.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.

    55555 by Brian M.


  • John BGo for the half salad, cup of soup offer at lunch. Good combo, healthy and the salad is still large enough to keep you full!

    55555 by John B


  • GadlingThe only restaurant bathroom that has actually made us laugh out loud. Check it out.

    33333 by Gadling


  • Sara KenigsbergMy favorite restaurant in Evanston. serious. so good.

    55555 by Sara Kenigsberg


  • Alex T.Good food and reasonably-priced beer

    55555 by Alex T.


  • TKGODon't overlook brunch at Bat! The balawats (their name for a very special kind of breakfast sandwich) are to die for.

    55555 by TKGO


  • Nick LOrder 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.

    55555 by Nick L


  • Nick LGo there on weekdays when John's working. He's the best bartender alive.

    55555 by Nick L


  • caleb c.free coffee!!

    55555 by caleb c.


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