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1374 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1515
847-296-2335
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dinner and drinks

We stayed at a Best Western hotel just down the road for a night at the front of our one week vacation and also at the back end. We walked to the Beacon Tap and found a Wednesday special on mini pictures of beer for $2. What a deal! So we also ate there. I had a burrito and my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Packman46
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We stayed at a Best Western hotel just down the road for a night at the front of our one week vacation and also at the back end. We walked to the Beacon Tap and found a Wednesday special on mini pictures of beer for $2. What a deal! So we also ate there. I had a burrito and my... More 

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New Orleans
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A neighborhood bar with great daily drink specials and a really good burger. The staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is old school. Kind of like the bar you had to pull your fun uncle out of when you were a kid.

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illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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

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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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1374 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-296-2335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?