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Charlie Beinlich's Food and Tap

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American, Bar, Pub
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290 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have frequented Beinlich's since the late 60's, when I moved to Northbrook. The food ,especially the shrimp cocktail and delicious hamburger sandwich have always been a treat.The original staff and present crew have great personalities and serve in an excellent manner !

Thank Herb R
Glenview, Illinois
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a neighborhood old school American Bar & Restaurant. They serve pared down menu of Burgers, shrimp cocktail & chili. Quick service & great burgers with fries. They are closed Sunday & Monday. Other days open for lunch & dinner. I also recall it is cash only.

Thank Mimi M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Classic place that has been here forever, Best burger and a beer, cozy quick stop. Kids love it! I have been here so many times, best burger fix you will have, Real meat!!!

Thank Linda B
Northbrook, Illinois
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66 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Supposedly the best burgers in town! Love the bar atmosphere and thew sense of history. Food is very good, but great is a matter of perspective.

Thank 84u2c
Highland Park, Illinois
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Four of us for a quick dinner. Hamburger deluxe-excellent. Grilled cheese sandwich- delicious. Tuna sandwich - yummy. Not fancy but good old fashion service and food

Thank Slumdog2015
Northbrook, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Charlie Beinlich's is a long standing institution in Northbrook for good old fashion burgers and food. It is a throw back place with real paneling good service and food. We have been going here for over 30 years and always have a good meal. Reminds me of a Wisconsin Tavern.

Thank Jim o
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife on Saturday night. There was a short wait but the tables turn over fast. Every employee stopped to see if we needed something or had been helped. The shrimp appetizer came out fast and was very good. We ordered cheeseburgers, which were cooked to order. The fries are very good, not great - nothing unusual -... More 

Thank nlman1985
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Possibaly the best Northshore hamberger, no frills, but instant service. Hasn't changed in 45 years.

Thank mnsheldon
Highland Park, Illinois
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Had to wait in line for a few minutes for a table.Shrimp-crab cocktail was great. Hamburger was yummy, as was a grilled cheese sandwich. And almost each time we go we find friends.

Thank Slumdog2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a northbrook classic this is the place to go . Pay the extra few bucks and go for the shrimp cocktail . There is a bit of a line but the food, drink and atmosphere are worth it .

Thank Michael A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: 847-291-0420

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