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Charlie Beinlich's Food and Tap

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290 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, IL 60062
847-291-0420
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11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Conquered the Burger but not the Fries

Beinlich's is a great little burger joint hidden in the midst of northern Chicago's urban sprawl. I was referred to Beinlich's by someone and had to give it a try while I was in the area 'cuz I love a great burger. A first glance the place is just an average bar & grill but dont let the lack of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Somers, Wisconsin
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Somers, Wisconsin
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139 reviews 139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Beinlich's is a great little burger joint hidden in the midst of northern Chicago's urban sprawl. I was referred to Beinlich's by someone and had to give it a try while I was in the area 'cuz I love a great burger. A first glance the place is just an average bar & grill but dont let the lack of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Casual is an understatement. This is just a bar that serves food, but they've fooled a lot of people for a long time, so something must be right. I do hear the martinis are tops, however. I'd take a pass never the less

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Northbrook, Illinois
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Small, wooden walls with stuffed fish in a lighted case ling the ceiling. Feels like northern Wisconsin. Small simple, cash or check, menu is on the wall. Cheese burger are awesome and fries are even better. But wait till you taste the chili. They get ou in and out without waiting . Same waiters for 30 years.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

In a 1960's setting, Charlie Beinich's has been serving the best burgers and chili on the northshore since I can remember. Don't look for coffee or dessert, because this isn't that. They have added TV's and Wi-fi but that's in the last couple of years. If you're in search of a Manhattan, a Beer and a Burger - this is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Picture a local bar in Northern Wisconsin and that is what Charlie Beinlich's is like inside. Even if you are not into drinking the hard stuff, this is still a great place to come for the hamburgers and the shrimp cocktail. Simple and plain, but the food is delicious.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It was 22 years ago that a friend recommended the "best hamburger ever" to me and that was this restaurant. He was not right, but not exactly wrong -- because it is the "CHEESEBURGER" that is possibly the best anywhere ....(just read the reviews below and I am totally in agreement with the sentiments posted as the best in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Awesome cheeseburger - basic menu, but fabulous old school place. Burgers come with side of cole slaw. Burger served as ordered - ample with plenty of fries.

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Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Years ago, like 15 years ago, their fries were great. Ever since they made a change the fries are below average. However, the burger will blow your mind. Go early or expect to wait a long time.

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is really average, so are prices, ambiance is ok for frat boys and such. Seemed to have family/friends working there who are indifferent to non-regulars, or just bored when its not busy. Try the cheeseburger and fries...not much else there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This restaurant brings you back to the days of the Wisconsin supper clubs, especially with the fish on the walls. The seating area can be a bit cramped and you may have to wait for a table. There are no menus, so be sure to look at the menu that is in the corner to the left of the bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 290 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: 847-291-0420

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm

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