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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
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The best hamburger in the north shore. This place is cash only and always busy, but in my opinion the best hamburgers around. Worth the wait.

Thank gemma t
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This has long been our #1 favorite burger joint in the whole wide world. We lived nearby for 33 years and went to Charlie Beinlich's at least once a week that whole time. At Charlie's, we've celebrated great family moments, and sad family moments, and just plain ol' ordinary Saturday-night moments. We've taken friends there, only to watch them start... More 

1 Thank SantaFeSister
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I don't know what they do to their hamburgers, but OMG, are they delicious. Plump and juicy with a side of fries. Not Mickey D's, for sure! They offer other sandwiches like a cold roast beef, but you can have that at home. GET THE BURGER! I also like the shrimp cocktail appetizer. Once I find something I really love,... More 

1 Thank Squirrelhound
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Great burgers but there are only about 7 things to choose from on the menu, but if you know what you want that doesn't matter!

Thank Laura A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 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?