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Billy Goat Tavern

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500 New Jersey Ave, Washington DC, DC 20001
202-783-2123
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Today
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cheeseborger, but they have fries

If you've ever seen the SNL Cheeseborger routine, then you have to go to this "hole in the wall"; it's the only one outside of Chicago. We stayed in a hotel just across the street, so it was very convenient for lunch. Just basic sandwiches cooked on a small grill, but you can't beat the food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Sam B
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Smithsburg, Maryland
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  • Late Night
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Smithsburg, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you've ever seen the SNL Cheeseborger routine, then you have to go to this "hole in the wall"; it's the only one outside of Chicago. We stayed in a hotel just across the street, so it was very convenient for lunch. Just basic sandwiches cooked on a small grill, but you can't beat the food especially or the food... More 

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Gilroy, California, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you are on a tight budget eat here. Otherwise it is a greasy spoon. I hope I never eat here again.

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Dublin, New Hampshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We paid less than $6.00 for a breakfast that was over $30.00 at Union Station the day before. The Saturday Night Live connection was fun!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Got to try the cheezboga for myself and it was well worth it. They even let us take a pic with the goat!

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are looking for super cheap eats, then this place can fit the budget. It was a plus to get our eggs cooked the way we wanted but the love stops there. They were close to our hotel and we were seeking reasonably priced options for breakfast. Don't expect more than extra greasy easy on the wallet fare.

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FORT WORTH
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Dropped by during MNF to watch some of the game and have a beer. With the Redskins on TV, I expected a few more folks, but it wasn't busy. Beer was cold and cheap.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you're a fan of the Saturday Night Live "Cheeseboorger, no Pepsi, Coke" skit.... there are many signed photographs of the actors from the skit (and many others who have stopped by). But don't come for the notoriety, come for the excellent sandwiches! Great burgers!

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Saint Albans, West Virginia, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Small restaurant/bar one block from Hyatt Regency. Good food not excellent, but price was very good. Owner came to our table and talked with us, even bought all 8 of us a beer.

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Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you eat breakfast, eat at Billy Goat Tavern. Great food and staff. The omelets are really good, but then one morning I had French Toast and I was hooked. The French Toast was so good that we had it three days in a row. The breakfasts will keep you satisfied until it is dinner time. Very nice when you... More 

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washington, dc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It seems more like a food counter in a run down bowling alley rather than a lunch spot. When it first opened it was a fine place to grab a beer and a sandwich. It doesn't even seem clean.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 New Jersey Ave, Washington DC, DC 20001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-783-2123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 am

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