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1374 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1515
847-296-2335
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  • English first
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English first
illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went there dinner one evening with hamburgers in mind ,,, wellll that didnt last long after seeing the ribs ... They were FANTASTIC...... I was only going to order a half slab but opt to get a full slab... so HAPPY i did that .. i Highly recommed the ribs ...

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Nice place to meet friends and have a beer and just be social. Been there many times. Really enjoyed.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Beacon has been an institution in Des Plaines forever. The food is consistently good and the drinks are strong and affordable. The wait staff and bartenders are friendly and accommodating. I have been to the Beacon many times and have rarely been disappointed. It is a tavern and their food is typical tavern food, burgers, chicken, etc. They occasionally... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

I saw mice in the washroom, also it was a pleasure to over hear the manager/Owners making comments about over weight staff, and how stupid american people are. I would never give this owner one american dollar again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Love the outdoor seating and tournaments. They have my favorite chicken fingers... and the pizza is pretty good too.

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Leland, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Every time we're back in Des Plaines we try to visit Beacon Tap for the Friday night fish fry. Usually wonderful all-you-can-eat fried sole, catfish, cod, & shrimp. Sooooo disappointed this time. Eight of us met there at 6pm. The restaurant was empty inside, and the outdoor patio area was half full. That should have been our first clue -... More 

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Beacon tap's pizza tastes really good when your drunk like a skunk, they also have really tasty chicken fingers, i have no idea how their food tastes when sober because i only ate after heavy drinking

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The Friday night fish fry is the best during Lent. 3 or 4 different kinds of endless fried fish available. All good, their fries are also endless as is their delishous cloe slaw.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Good pizza if ordered well done but very skimpy on the toppings. I think we found 4 small pieces of pepperoni on a large pie. Every thing else was o.k.

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

This is one of those neighborhood bars where they recognized the 'regulars'. They run a lot of specials - from bands to karaoke, to Elvis night. They have a large outdoor seating area where there are bags and volleyball in warmer weather.

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Additional Information about Beacon Tap

Address: 1374 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1515
Phone Number: 847-296-2335
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers

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