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Billy Goat Tavern Lake Street

60 E Lake St, Chicago, IL 60601-5987
+1 312-346-5620
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“fries” (17 reviews)
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60 E Lake St, Chicago, IL 60601-5987
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered a hamburger which was very thin so recommend getting the double. The buns however were so bad we pulled the tops off. Noticed that the other patrons were tossing their buns to the side as well. Paid too much for lousy food.

Thank Goose G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a landmark in Chicago. Gets five stars for lack of pretence and then five for service, food and beer. Great hamburgers, fries, dogs etc - you know the drill! No frills but basic good food and draft beer, the 'Billy Goat IPA'...More

Thank murraygray69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a must for us. Great burgers and great memories. They still play up the Saturday night live bit. Go for the double with cheese

Thank Timothy H
Reviewed March 26, 2018

I was brought there by my friend and to be honest the food quality was just average, staffs were friendly though. And since it was on a weekend evening therefore the waiting time was a bit longer than usual (that's perfectly OK). What I didn't...More

Thank Paul Y
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Well this place may be famous for the curse on the Cubs and famous for Cheesebuger cheeseburger cheeseburger line but that is all it should be famous for! The food flavor is greatly lacking! Prices are great though. Will not return, don’t waste your money.

Thank Cathi M
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Great local beer, billy goat brews it’s own! We didn’t eat, but the food looked good and reasonably priced.

Thank Missie S
Reviewed December 14, 2017

Service was great! They weren't busy and it just took a few minutes to get our order. They recommend at least the double because the patties are so thin, I got the single and all I could taste was the bun, which was a good...More

Thank angieg210
Reviewed November 17, 2017

A friend joined me for a casual dinner when we were attending a conference at a nearby hotel. We each enjoyed a very tasty ribeye steak sandwich with wine at a price that was amazing for Chicago's Loop area. The informal atmosphere provides a nice...More

Thank TomHustad
Reviewed November 9, 2017

This is one of a number of Billy Goat Taverns in Chicago. Their "Cheezeburger-cheezburger" made famous on Saturday Night Live is nothing special, just an ordinary cheeseburger.

Thank JerimiahVista_CA
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Hey, it is fun hearing the counter guy call out "Cheeseburger Cheeseburger Cheeseburger" and they do have some good beers on tap, but both of us thought the burgers -- barely a 1/4" thick -- were devoid of flavor, purchased bulk, and just a clever...More

Thank Musicmaster
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 E Lake St, Chicago, IL 60601-5987
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-346-5620
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