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Charlie Beinlich's Food and Tap

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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290 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
+1 847-291-0420
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Wadsworth, Illinois
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had heard about this 1950 relic being a great retro place for lunch with the locals. Cute place, plenty of parking, great service, clean... but the food was not great. And it was really high-priced.

Thank Ilovenostalgia
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a traditional very good place to go for lunch if you want a burger. Everything is good, the burgers, the coleslaw and the staff. I have NEVER had a bad experience and I go all the time.

1 Thank Dnb1234
Chicago IL
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of years ago, this was the place for "dinner" as well as lunch based on one thing: Their shrimp cocktail. It was big and inexpensive whereas now it is like everybody else's, The other big thing then and now is their burger. A lot of people, probably the majority, love C.B.'s burger which they state comes from a... More 

Thank Chicagoape
Chicago, Illinois
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331 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a scrumptious Deluxe Burger with Cheddar cheese, Bacon, Grilled Onions and Fries to go with that today! So juicy, tender & absolutely Wonderful*** One of the Best Burgers is here - although I also just Drool over Au Cheval's awesome decadent burger too - that may even be just a tiniest bit better, but I need another taste to... More 

Thank Justsaygrace
Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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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168 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: +1 847-291-0420

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