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221 Main St, Lemont, IL 60439-3624
630-257-6564
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Burger This Side of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, the DesPlaines River, and the Sanitary and Ship Canal

First off, a disclaimer: My name is Nick, so I might have some sort of prejudice favoring a place that has my name. That being said, here is my call on Nick's Tavern. It's a quaint little old bar (it's been there since 1945, IIRC), with a tiny kitchen. It is a cozy and welcoming place to hang... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
nicholask610
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Cicero, Illinois
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Cicero, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

First off, a disclaimer: My name is Nick, so I might have some sort of prejudice favoring a place that has my name. That being said, here is my call on Nick's Tavern. It's a quaint little old bar (it's been there since 1945, IIRC), with a tiny kitchen. It is a cozy and welcoming place to hang out after... More 

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League City, Texas
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204 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This small neighborhood bar is best known for its great burgers. No fancy presentation or glitzy ambiance....just friendly service and juicy cooked to order burgers. There are other items on the menu like Italian beef sandwiches, but the burgers are king. It's worth the drive but come early as it fills up most days. I've lived near Lemont for 16... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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274 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We stopped in mid-afternoon for a burger. Three in our group ordered burgers and one person ordered a grilled cheese. Our server was very helpful to the person ordering the grilled cheese and suggested choosing several different cheeses. We ordered our burgers medium rare, however they arrived and were cooked medium well. Since it is a bar and the burgers... More 

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Thank TahitiZ
Lemont, Illinois
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great tasting very large burger and White Sox atmosphere in the heart of Lemont. Nice people serving food and bar tending as well.

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Thank Richard B
Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Nicks Tavern is a super friendly amazing place to visit. The whole family can enjoy. There drinks and food are outstanding.

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Indiana
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Holy cow (ha ha....get it?)! It really really is the best burger. When the 11 year old son and I cannot put it down and cannot speak, you know we are impressed. We just looked at each other with Big Eyes silently communicating "I can't believe we just found the best burger in this tiny town in this TINY bar... More 

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Thank courtneymccollum
Lemont, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of best burgers..."hands-down" it is juicy and is big enough for even the biggest appetite. There are no french fries..but if you must they do have chips. They don't take credit cards and have been serving it this way for generations. Although it is different owners from years ago...the tradition and quality is the same. You will walk away... More 

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1 Thank bill g
Lemont Illinois
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is a very small family owned tavern. It has a rustic wood interior with with beer sign and sports decor and plenty of TV's. It's claim to fame is the great 1 lb burger. There are a few other things on the menu, but I've never made it past the burger. My husband and I split a burger... More 

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homer glen,il
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It is small and simple with great service and the best burgers anywhere. Staff makes you feel like you have been coming there for years. Again, nothing fancy, the burgers are huge and fresh made when ordered and taste just like it was done in your own kitchen. Very reasonable prices. A must stop after a round of golf at... More 

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2 Thank papaof5
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

By far the Best Burgers around!! Small bar with seating for about 20?? Good Beer old time atmosphere best huge Burgers ever!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Main St, Lemont, IL 60439-3624
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lemont
  • Phone Number: 630-257-6564

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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