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Billy Goat Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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500 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2005
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hickory, NC
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91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We gathered with some friends here for drinks..nice little joint. The lady bartending made one of the best margaritas I have ever had! We had a few too many but they were awesome! We will visit again next time we are in town!

Thank agoofygrle1
Kingston, New York
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166 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot. Small place that has great breakfast in the $4 f8 range. Friendly people and "HamBorgers" too

Thank DeltaBiker
Freeport, Texas
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awful. Right across a sensational hotel, near the school of law location is perfect but the food was gross, plastic burger, awful and I was starving took 2 bites could not eat the burger, even the cheese was gross, 😕

Thank Sandi P
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I attended a meeting in Washington DC, and the tavern was just across the street from our meeting place. It was a good place to step out for a break from the meetings. The restaurant has good burgers and a relaxed atmosphere,and the beer was reasonably priced as well. Great service

Thank Stephanie U
Bon Air, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Alan, behind the bar, makes tasty libations plus he's cordial, fun, and welcoming. The burger bar is a perfect addition to this casual spot.

Thank SusieQRVA
Frisco, Tx
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is a very small burger joint/bar north of the capital. Nothing special about the "cheezborgers". The one hot dog we orders was better. One of only a few options to eat in the area. Not worth making a trip for, but if you happen to be right there, it's a place to eat.

Thank BaseballKent
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We called in here after a long day as it was near our hotel and we wanted a quick drink. Ended up staying very late chatting to the other customers and had a great time, such a friendly place!

Thank Geoff P
London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place no airs and graces just good hospitality & decent food and drink good night out with locals

Thank PoppyP1
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Have eaten here twice in the past 6 months, burgers and fries both times. Place is clean and convenient but overpriced as most things are in DC.

Thank JohnnyDakota2001
Park City, Kentucky
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Nice and convenient place for lunch if you are in the neighborhood of Capital Hill. Good sandwiches and nice location.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2005
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-783-2123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?