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Charlie Beinlich's Food and Tap

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290 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, IL 60062
847-291-0420
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11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good burgers

My friends eat here on a weekly basis and although known for burgers, you have to start with the shrimp crab meat cocktail. It was delicious. My burger was good, although not the best I have had. The menu is listed on the wall and they do have a few other selections besides burgers. I like that you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
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Worthington, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Without a doubt this is the BEST burger on the northshore! Great fries too! We come here once a week. It is an awesome casual spot to meet family and friends.

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Thank Maggie M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really dont know what all the rave is about. The place is crowded food served like a cafeteria, nothing to rave about. Only had limited options burgers and chicken breast sandwiches nothing to rave about again. The shrimp cocktails were large but served with a lettuce (head mind you) leaf. The only thing that I remember being good

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Thank Patrick H
Falls Church
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service, friendly staff, decent food but the burgers are completely over-rated. i've tried it a couple of times but they jsut don't qualify as anything more than average.

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Thank John C
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Atmosphere is old-fashioned and authentic, but food nothing special. Prices OK but THEY DO NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS (which is annoying). Get there early or expect to wait a long time.

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Thank lori1019
miami
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Beinlich's has been here for years and there still is a line for dinner to get their burgers, Neighborhood favorite with good food and drink.

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Thank Miamijim
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

It is a rarity--an absolute first, I suppose--for a restaurant to claim that it has built its reputation on shrimp cocktail, hamburgers and cheeseburgers. But Charlie Beinlich's Food and Tap at 290 Skokie Boulevard in Northbrook, Illinois, has done just that. As a devotee of shrimp cocktail--if it's on the menu, it's always my appetizer of choice, even ahead of... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

My friends eat here on a weekly basis and although known for burgers, you have to start with the shrimp crab meat cocktail. It was delicious. My burger was good, although not the best I have had. The menu is listed on the wall and they do have a few other selections besides burgers. I like that you can order... More 

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Thank tab555
Northfield, Illinois
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

I eat here on a weekly basis. In my opinion, the food has not changed. It's consistently amazing. The burgers are the best and the shrimp are better here then anywhere else in the country. The food, the service and prices are all a treat. Personally, I feel one of the best waiters there is the shorter one named Danny.... More 

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Thank Cheerstogood
Palatine, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Goin here for years Tonight avg at best Burgers are different not juicy Like premade patties Shrimp cocktail tiny shrimp Lots o lettuce Very disappointing When I asked my server if burgers different he gave me a rehearsed answer Too bad this used to be our favorite burger place. Hopefully the new owner reads these

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Thank mightybrotts
Northbrook, Illinois, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Charlie Beinlich's has been around forever. Know for its simple menu and great food. Sandwiches, BBQ beef, egg salad and shrimp cocktails & chili. The menu is very limited and you order from a menu on the wall. I has the feel of a Northwoods tavern. Closed on Sun & Mon and they go fishin for two weeks at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 290 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: 847-291-0420

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?