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Billy Goat Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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500 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2005
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Open now
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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29 reviews
18 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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64 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.

Plymouth, IN
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Stopped to grab a quick bite. The food was good but not great. The bartender was very friendly and made the atmosphere better.

Thank lemann98
Boise, Idaho
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I was a little nervous about what kind of wings I would get but they were amazing! Fun crowd and I enjoyed just sitting on the patio and watching the world go by. Great place to go if you are staying at the Hyatt or similar. Not a lot of places close by that can offer the same experience. Reading... More 

Thank Wasefish
North Charleston, South Carolina
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We came upon this place walking around D.C. stopped in to grab a quick bite to eat. It was a nice little area, the staff was pleasant the food was good and quick. We got a cheeseburger, fries and a grilled cheese all was good.

Thank Curby22

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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?