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Bat 17

1709 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
+1 847-733-7117
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (34 reviews)
“potato salad” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
$$ - $$$
1709 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For bar food, this place is hard to beat. Large servings. Plenty of meat on the sandwiches. I can't eat spicy food but two I dined with said the potato salad was great, but spicy. Very good service despite how chaotic it appears as you...More

Thank JohnAshburn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great burger, excellent gf bun option. Recommended if you’re looking for a sandwich/burger/sports bar in Evanston

Thank Barringtonbsmythe
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Dark bar atmosphere but don't let that fool you. Enormous sandwiches and burgers. Too many to choose from and all taste delicious. Several side options as well. Great casual place to grab a lunch or dinner

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We stopped in and were told the kitchen was about to close in ten minutes. We panicked and ordered Cobb and Caesar salads. I am sure we could have been more adventurous, if we had more time. Since it's a bar as well, the crowd...More

Thank suzyd43
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Went here for some bar food and drinks. Their menu is actually quite extensive for the size of the place. The pretzel bite appetizers were delicious. The pulled pork sandwich (know as the Clark Griswold) was more food than I could finish. Service was good...More

Thank O8354ENjeffb
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I went to Bat 17 tonight. I appreciated the laid back vibe. However, I found the meal very overpriced for bar quality food. I think I will go back for drinks rather than a meal.

1  Thank lulukale
Reviewed 18 May 2017

An interesting menu...bar/burger kind of food, but with many salads and a few extra options. Almost everything is between $12-$19 (e.g., wings were $13.49, salmon burger with a side Caesar $18.59). Bat 17 says that's an artifact of the quality ingredients. And the portions are...More

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is restaurant that regales in large. Sandwiches and portions are grossly larger than necessary. That seems to be the main appeal of the always slightly spicy food (hot sauces another signature addition - to everything). The size of the sandwiches also means higher prices,...More

Thank witnessforquality
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I was a little taken back by the poor lighting and lack of ambiance but this is an Evanston legend and I quickly figured out why. Very comprehensive menu including the "best burger in Evanston" and a good variety of choices for all, including vegetarians....More

Thank emholly
Reviewed 26 April 2017

While wandering around downtown Evanston, we remembered our daughter and son-in-law highly recommending Bat 17. I was a bit dismayed by the darkness on a beautiful sunny day. So we sat at a window. Wished they would have had outdoor seating. But, the waitress was...More

Thank Joyce J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1709 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-733-7117
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Bat 17, located in Evanston, IL, is a unique, upscale deli & pub, serving gourmet dishes, in a fun & casual atmosphere. With us you'll never leave hungry!
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