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Billy Goat Tavern

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BREAKFAST SPECIALS
7:30 am to 11:00 am
2.95
2 Eggs (any style)
Served with Hashbrowns and Toast
6.25
Steak & Eggs
Served with Hashbrowns and Toast
3.95
Ham & Eggs
Served with Hashbrowns and Toast
3.95
Sausage & Eggs
Served with Hashbrowns and Toast
3.95
Salami & Eggs
Served with Hashbrowns and Toast
3.95
Bacon & Eggs
Served with Hashbrowns and Toast
3.55
Cheese Omelet
Served with Hashbrowns and Toast
4.35
Ham Omelet
Served with Hashbrowns and Toast
4.95
Ham & Cheese Omelet
Served with Hashbrowns and Toast
3.25
W/ ham, bacon & sausage 4.25
French Toast
MAIN
5.25
Rib Eye Steak
5.75
Steak & Egg
4.95
Corned Beef
2.65
Hamburger
4.25
Double Hamburger
5.45
Triple Hamburger
2.85
Cheeseburger
4.55
Double Cheeseburger
5.85
Triple Cheeseburger
3.25
Polish
About
World Famous Tavern!
PRICE RANGE
$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of history on the walls, and they try to live up to the atmosphere depicted in the SNL skits. However, the burgers are thin and precooked. Roll is pretty good. Beer on tap. If you must eat here, order the double cheeseburger if at...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank kjm55
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I guess this is the famous restaurant attributed to “ cheeseburger, cheeseburger” in old SNL sketches. Interesting place, did see a picture of John Belishi signed by his WIFE, oh well. Burgers are thin, cheese thrown on, not melted, only good thing was the roll....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sue0501
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Billy Goat Tavern is a must if you are a first time Chicago visitor or repeated Windy City visitor. Double cheeseburger is big, so go for a single. They also give a paper Billy Goat hat for the kids (or the kid at heart). Like...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank mtskygirl
Reviewed 6 days ago

Every time I come to Chicago I visit Billy Goat Tavern. And whether they want to or not, I drag anyone else along with me. The younger ones I dare to follow me walking the lower Wacker Blues Brothers car chase route; the older ones...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank EdgarCosset
Reviewed 6 days ago

The setting (under a bridge essentially) and the interior decor brings you back in time - really quaint and fun to visit. The cheeseburgers were recommended but honestly, nothing to rave about, a plain, ordinary hamburger essentially. Lots of history and connections to Chicago and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank soccermom13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was interesting alright to see the atmosphere hasn't changed a bit in probably the last 50 years. The restroom appeared to be very clean but that was all. The cashier was polite but the cook was rather rude, the cashier had to keep telling...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank farawayanita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cheezborger at fantastic price. Please watch SNL skit prior to visit to fully enjoy this piece of Chicago history.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank judymsw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was difficult to explain the infamy of the Cheezborger, Cheezborger skit to my two foreign travel companions. They were not impressed with the food and wondered why I had brought them the breakfast was decent, but not outstanding. Prices are good and the photo...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank cedar4604
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped because of remembering the old SNL skits. Construction on Michigan makes it a bit hard to get to, but anyone you ask can easily point you down the hidden stairwell. This place is a true “dive” (meant with affection). They yell at you...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank KGREENW7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get a few good beers and listen to some good Chicago history while in the tavern. Unfortunately, the burgers don't live up to hype. Plain small patty and too much bread! Add a bunch of onions and pickles to liven it up. However,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank JayeCali
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JenniferL2741
April 16, 2019|
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Response from clayt2016 | Reviewed this property |
yes, I did not see a sign saying no kids,now there are four of these around in the city
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vacatimeMichigan
December 22, 2016|
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Response from emdicker | Reviewed this property |
This place is more of a beer and burger restaurant, so I really wouldn't recommend it for breakfast.
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Dinah2291
July 13, 2016|
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Response from lauraerinwilson | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so.
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