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Billy Goat Tavern

Magnificent Mile
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430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4011
(312) 222-1525
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Wed 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 am
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Monroe, Louisiana
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun atmosphere and great food. Casual and eclectic, all ages and back grounds. Don't rush without. He leave without checking the memorabilia telling another story.

Thank GoBuckeyes123
Beverley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The original Billy Goat Tavern is under the street level off N Michigan Avenue...don't be put off by it's location though because this place is just awesome...best bar we visited in Chicago!!! The beer & wine is pretty cheap compared to other bars in Chicago & the food is great, we both had the Double Cheeseburgers & they were superb.... More 

Thank Beaker1883
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fantastic trip back in time, just how I imagined the place would be. The cheezborger was pretty darn good too as was the welcome!

Thank Englishmanabroad1960
Zurich, Switzerland
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191 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found the Billy Goat Tavern under the Michigan Street and we ate the home speciality chese burger. The Billy Goat really looks like an old tavern. The staff was friendly , the food was good and very cheap.

Thank massimoswitz
London, England
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the feel of the place welcoming and efficient nothing fancy just history and nice beer. Chicago teams all well represented but you feel this is the Domain of the Cub

Thank gsutherl
Fontana, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You gotta try the dark beer, it's yummy...oh, and the double cheezborger ain't bad neither. No fries, chips.

Thank auntivicki8
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My group loved everything about this place. First the location was so unique as it is practically under the city. The venue was eclectic and the clientele was diverse and energized. The staff were efficient and entertaining in their efficiency. The food was very inexpensive by Chicago standards , nothing fancy but very good. If we can find the place... More 

Thank Judy F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must do experience when in Chicago. Yes, it's a hole in the wall and to get there might seem a little seedy but worth the trip. Go hungry for greasy burgers and beer. Decent selection of drinks. Atmosphere is friendly, and service is quite fast and friendly..

Thank Kelley L
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel was within walking distance, so had to visit. Not so easy to find! Down a set of crumbling steps, below the magnificent mile of Michigan Ave. Concierge at hotel advisors us not to eat there, just have a beer, so that's what we did-only it was wine. Fun to see the goat, the signage-was a big SNL fan! Cheezeborger!

Thank Dreijunge
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Orders are taken at the counter by the chef as he cooks. Food is served on paper plates. We had an amazing breakfast complete with eggs bacon hash browns and toast...5 bucks! Hot off the grill. The chef joked with patrons as he cooked and they waited for their food. There is a full service bar as well. Cool atmosphere!!

Thank Theresa B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Fast Food, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-4011
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: (312) 222-1525
This historic greasy spoon is famous for its role in the legendary Curse of the Billy Goat on the Chicago Cubs and its "Saturday Night Live" cheezborger skit. Remember, no fries, chips!

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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