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“Subpar burgers, fun vibe” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Billy Goat Tavern

The Billy Goat Tavern
700 E Grand - Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611 (Streeterville)
(312) 670-8789
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Ranked #1,853 of 7,738 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Streeterville
Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Subpar burgers, fun vibe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The burgers were definitely affordable but not very tasty. The patties are really thin and greasy and the buns we got were stale. If you're going in to hear "Cheezborger" tossed around, this is the right place. The staff is fun to watch at the grill but I would only go back for a beer at the bar (where there are some local characters hanging out) and not for the Cheezborgers. If you decide to try a Cheezborger anyway, at least order a double, otherwise you will leave hungry.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Ashland City, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great experiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a great experience for those that remember the Saturday Night live skit. A Chicago original. I would recommend going to the original location rather than the one at the Navy Pier. REMEMBER, "they don't have fries". The Cheezborrgers are great. One other thing is that if you or someone you are with cannot do stairs then DO Not go to the original location as there are stairs to go down.

Visited July 2013
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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Acceptable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

No frills here. Order a relatively inexpensive cheese burger from 1 to 4 patties and chips, potato that is, not fries. Quick from order til receiving food. Nothing of note for the decor. Very plain. View from patio nice of city but can put you right next to a very people crowded walkway

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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113 reviews 113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“OMG! Avoid This Place.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

We stopped for a late night dinner after watching the fire works at Navy Pier. This was one of the few places on the Pier that was open after ten p.m. We ordered the house specialty, the double "cheeseborgers" -- disappointing because the burger was fairly tasteless. The cook at the grill was rude too. Both my wife and I agree that this place should be avoided.

Visited July 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Loved this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Absolutely loved this place! Being enlgish this place was amazing, we dont get anything like this in the UK! From the minute we walked in people were shouting cheeeeseborger cheeseborger! at us! Loved it, the 'borgers' were really good too! We went back for seconds. When im in chicago next im definitely returning!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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