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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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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“burgers” (14 reviews)
“fries” (16 reviews)
“snl skit” (6 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Bar
60 E Lake St, Chicago, IL 60601-5987
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 17 November 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 9 November 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 4 October 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
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The Billy Goat Tavern was adjacent to my hotel and a colleage reminded me of the SNL Cheeborger skit. I had a delicious cheeseburger "cheeborger" and excellent fries, but can't give a better rating as the had no tomatoes or lettuce on the toppings bar...More

Thank 1parislover
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We were on a tour of the city and our guide told us she could drop us off at the Billy Goat Tavern once she learned that we were familiar with Saturday Night Live. The restaurant is exactly what you'd expect and the prices are...More

1  Thank Heather L
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We always wanted to try the Billy Goat from SNL skit and we finally got to. Off course you have to get the cheeseboger it was good. I mean not the best burger I've had but not the worst.. all the pics on the wall...More

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Had to stop at the Billy Goat for lunch as a past fan of SNL. Burger was OK but if you didn't get the double, the meat was lost in the bun. Way too much bread. The pickles are outstanding. It was OK but I've...More

Thank Tony0757
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I was told to make sure I had the Italian beef sandwich with peppers while in Chicago. I was not steered wrong. Was it greasy? Yes. Was it delicious? Yes. And I believe the grease played into the taste.

Thank KenS9091
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Grew up watching SNL, so couldn't not come to Billy Goat for lunch. The burgers were really good, the cook even called out "cheezborger" a couple of times. It is hard to find as it is on the bottom level street tucked away from easy...More

Thank Cindy B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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