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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
PipeCity

Great service. In and out. Burgers were amazing. Limited menu. So make sure everyone wants a burger. Excellent coleslaw. Worth the stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Palatine, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Goin here for years Tonight avg at best Burgers are different not juicy Like premade patties Shrimp cocktail tiny shrimp Lots o lettuce Very disappointing When I asked my server if burgers different he gave me a rehearsed answer Too bad this used to be our favorite burger place. Hopefully the new owner reads these

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Northbrook, Illinois, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Charlie Beinlich's has been around forever. Know for its simple menu and great food. Sandwiches, BBQ beef, egg salad and shrimp cocktails & chili. The menu is very limited and you order from a menu on the wall. I has the feel of a Northwoods tavern. Closed on Sun & Mon and they go fishin for two weeks at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great service. In and out. Burgers were amazing. Limited menu. So make sure everyone wants a burger. Excellent coleslaw. Worth the stop.

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have visited this joint many times (in fact every time I want a hamburger) and I have not been disappointed. I always order the Cheeseburger with grill onions and French fries and a beer. The burger is moistly and juicy as the meat is order daily from a very good purveyor of beef in Chicago, the onions are sweet... More 

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The burgers are good and the atmosphere is 100% casual bar. Service is OK and TVs are showing Chicago sports.

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Somers, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?