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Grumpy Goat Tavern

875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL 60123-7106
+1 847-931-5950
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“candied bacon” (8 reviews)
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“goat” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cajun & Creole, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL 60123-7106
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good local place if you like cajun cuisine. This is a second restaurant by the same owners. The other is on the other side of town and is basic, very tasy pub fare. Can't go wrong with either of their restaurants. This location overloks the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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SusanF3106, Manager at Grumpy Goat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time for your review. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Hats off to TripAdvisor for this great tip. Although located in a Country Club, Grumpy Goat Tavern has great atmosphere, and excellent food. We were both happy with out meals, and the prices were not outrageous. The salads were particularly good. Would definitely come here...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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SusanF3106, Manager at Grumpy Goat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Thank you for taking time for your review. We are happy you found us and look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Very good menu and excellent atmosphere. Service was great and beer selection was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Susan F, Manager at Grumpy Goat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

So happy to hear you will be back! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed August 27, 2018

We arrived not too late, I believe 5ish and low and behold NO MORE MEAT. No comments, apology just we have no more. I noticed the waitress speaking with another couple who had arrived after us, they seemed upset. The waitress started fawning over them...More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Susan F, Manager at Grumpy Goat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

I am so sorry to hear you were disappointed in your visit to Grumpy Goat Tavern. I have no excuse as to why we did not have prime rib for your dinner or why a manager was not at your table to assist you. We...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

We've been there with small and large groups and they do a great job with the food. Child portions are questionably small (we've mentioned this to them) but more importantly the food is good and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Susan F, Manager at Grumpy Goat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you for your continued business. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 8 and had a variety of dishes and appetizers, every one of them was great. Our waitress (from South Sydney Australia) was very friendly and attentive, even though it was a busy evening. We enjoyed dinner thoroughly and plan to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Susan F, Manager at Grumpy Goat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Grumpy Goat Tavern!

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Thanks to TripAdvisor and yelp it’s so easy to scan the restaurants in the area and lo and behold I find this little gem that I never knew existed that has excellent food, a wonderful bartender and a nice scenic view of the well groomed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

After finishing 18 holes in early spring decided to have a late lunch assuming a sandwich and chips at the courses restaurant. Oh boy what a surprise when I opened the menu to see an amazing chef inspired lunch and dinner menu, had the Kobe...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Susan F, Manager at Grumpy Goat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your lunch. We look forward to serving you when you come in for dinner.

Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a hidden gem with a first class bar and delicious dinner entrees. My wife and I ate here as a result of a positive review on Trip Advisor. The bar was beautiful and they served a variety of both original and classic cocktails....More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Susan F, Manager at Grumpy Goat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

We are so happy you found us! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Great Friday afternoon overlooking the golf course in the sun. Nice outside getaway close to home in Elgin!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Susan F, Manager at Grumpy Goat Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

So happy you had time to enjoy the beautiful day on the patio! Thanks for stopping by.

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January 4, 2017|
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Response from Allane W | Reviewed this property |
Thank you to all for your service. Grumpy Goat is a wonderful, relaxing place to meet and eat ~ especially if the weather is nice and your group can be seated on the patio. The indoor facilities are excellent, with good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL 60123-7106
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-931-5950
Description
We offer a wide range of items and infused some of them with Cajun/Creole flair. Our chef prides himself on our house made recipes with menu items made fresh daily. We have appetizers, salads, soups, burgers, signature sandwiches, chicken, pasta & seafood which all pair nicely with our signature beverages. From our extensive bourbon and whiskey list to wines and craft beer, we are confidident we have something for everyone.
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