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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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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Hamburger & Bar

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.

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

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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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This place is easily on my list of the top cheeseburgers ANYWHERE in the world and makes most friends I know who are lucky enough to have been introduced to it. Place is incredible. Don't change a thing about it- old school hole in the wall bar. Total gem of an establishment. I actually don't know how they can possibly... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Very limited menu (off old style black letters plugged into white menu board), table or bar sitting. The hamburgers are the specialty (with grilled or raw onions), with fries. Somehow the hamburger is so good (melts in the mouth like), and once I tried the "double" but that was way too big for one person. Soda is served out of... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

While the burgers and fries are top notch, I have a hard time getting past the bathrooms which have not been updated since 1950 when Beinlich's opened. Trust me, upgrade that. While the style is old and rustic, can't it be modernized just a tad? There is no room to move around the restaurant. You go here knowing you will... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

First let me say that I've been here many times, but it's not a regular stop due to the high prices for a burger but I really like it here. It's like a special treat place. We always sit at the bar. Now they have a big flat screen TV behind the bar. Yes only one TV. The look is... 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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