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“Fresh air & cold beer!”
Review of Billy Goats Tavern - CLOSED

Billy Goats Tavern
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Vacaville, California
Level 6 Contributor
346 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Fresh air & cold beer!”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

We managed to snag a seat outside in the shade on a very hot day. The bartender and others working there were friendly and helpful...and having a couple of cold beers to top off our long drive was very nice.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Dick T
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English first
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good food for a tavern”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Expect super casual - good food (and good prices) but nothing fancy. Grab a table on the huge outdoor deck on a gorgeous summer night, order up one of the ~10 microbrews on tap and try one of their surprisingly evolved burgers or sandwiches. Yes, there will be loud, already-drunk/high local kids at a nearby table talking loudly about their latest drinking/drug binge but the overall Zen-ness of Shasta will drown them out. Great place for vegetarians/pescatarians.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank aml888
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New Delhi, India
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Funky fun spot for dinner”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

We loved the Goat Tavern (didn't know it was called Billy Goat?) We ate outside and didn't use the bathroom so can't comment on what other people said about dirty. I had a delicious spinach with grilled vegetables salad with chicken and my husband had the salmon BLT. Both were delicious. Tap IPA also good. Our waiter was awesome and able to wait on many at once with ease. A great find recommended by our B and B owner, Dream Inn which was also great!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank DelhiDenise
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Ashland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Loved this place”
Reviewed June 19, 2012 via mobile

This bar is probably not for everyone, but it feels very authentic, friendly, fantastic burgers and fries (unique), (they know what they are doing from a "foody" perspective. We walked in at 8:45 on a Monday and things were slow. The bar-tender was really friendly and we were able to get our food order in and food in only 15 minutes. Delicious

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Thank Maybeperhaps
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Medford, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
219 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“The first layer of dirt”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

Funky, eclectic, local hangout--all these words come to mind. Also, dirty, unkempt, health inspector. The food was okay and the service was decent. Bathroom was disgusting. We normally love places like this but we could not get past the first layer of dirt.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank larkinjl
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