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Billys Taphouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
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305 Talbot St N, Essex, Ontario N8M 2E2, Canada
+1 519-776-7094
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Essex, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go for after work sometimes to get a drink and have a bite to eat. Great food and many choices of food and drinks. Nice atmosphere

Thank cmeloche
Kingsville, Canada
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the restaurant countless times. It is right in Essex where I have my office and have never had a bad meal. Four of us when for lunch. I had a chicken caesar salad and it was excellent. My wife had the fish tacos which were on a huge long square platter and were quite good. The... More 

Thank Craig B
Amherstburg, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never felt like such a second class customer in my life. The food was good but the waitress couldn't of cared less about our table. Couldn't recommend it to anyone, will not be returning

Thank Billysshitservice
Comber, ON
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Sports bar. Kind of loud. Nice decor. Lots of beers. Local food. Had blue cheese Burger. Excellent. Great fries. Age of crowd all over the map. Price wise. On the $$$$ side. IMHO. Would I go back? Yes, but not on the top of my list.

Thank PiperGuy
Windsor, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

Food excellent ! Great selection of local beers & wines . Food very good , great service . Accommodates large groups .

Thank Issy-tec
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

The food is always great at Billy's. I have been several times and always happy with service and food. They also have a great selection of beer. Great place for lunch, dinner or just a drink.

Thank Compy50
Essex, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Great comfy place with a varied menu. Excellent burgers but ohhhhh those fish tacos are the best! Also love the sweet potato fries!

Thank suebrim
Windsor, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Amazing food with a small town feel. Staff is great and can't say enough about the food. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Amy W
Wheatley, Canada
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

The wife and I visited here while shopping in Essex. A great place for a meal. The menu is varied with a nice selection of craft beers. We have been here a couple of times in the past and always had good food. The service is good and the atmosphere is pleasant. It can get a little loud when large... More 

Thank canadianoutbacker
Cottam, Ontario
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

The food is excellent, wonderful warm atmosphere. Always look forward to coming here. I would highly recommend bringing your family and friends and enjoy this treasure in Essex.

Thank Monicat5913

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Talbot St N, Essex, Ontario N8M 2E2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 519-776-7094
Billy's specializes in fresh food made from scratch, sourced locally when possible. We support Essex County Wineries, Breweries and Farmers. With beach volleyball leagues running all summer long, 14 craft beer taps, two patios, 4 HD T.V's and award winning food there is something for everyone. Voted one of Ontario's best pubs by "The Pub Magazine", Billy's is Fresh, Local and Original

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