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“Best Pastrami in Chicago” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bat 17

Bat 17
Ranked #30 of 277 Restaurants in Evanston
Price range: $11 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bat 17, located in Evanston, IL, is a unique, upscale deli & pub, serving gourmet dishes, in a fun & casual atmosphere. With us you'll never leave hungry!
Chicago, Illinois
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246 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Best Pastrami in Chicago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is the place to get a great sandwich! It is my favorite place to eat pastrami in Chicago. The quality of the meat is excellent and the lightly toasted dark rye make this a must try if you like pastrami. By the way, the portions are huge,

Visited October 2012
Thank Don C
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Washington, DC
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Rabidly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Stumbled on this with out student daughter. Great bar food, very fresh, fun staff and crowd. Perfect place for before or after a game and, if you are a beer drinker, those gerbil tubes full of suds must be special.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Sweet potato fries keep us coming back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Although Bat 17 is known for their sandwiches and great big portions, the sweet potato fries are the siren song that brings me back over and over. The pulled pork sandwich is sloppy and amazing and they also have it in sliders so you can portion them out to yourself as needed, but make sure you have some sweet potato fries on the side. Their big deli sandwiches are also top notch. They have a nice beer selection and lots of sports to watch with a cozy feel.

Visited September 2012
Thank Urbnengineer
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Evanston, Illinois
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Burger in Evanston, by far!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Yes, best, by far. Was totally disappointed by the famous Edzo's on Saturday, so came here on Thursday night looking to rebound.

Made the right decision. The Bat 17 burger is the best burger in Evanston, by far. No one else can match the quality and the preparation. High quality and tasty meat. Great other ingredients including quality swiss cheese and a fresh egg on top. Kind of over the whole brioche bun thing, as its use often seems to be more flash than substance, but here the bun was a welcome tool to pick up juices and flavors.

My partner had a pastrami sandwich, with the pastrami being fresh and tasty. Service was great (Thanks, Bob).

All in all, a great experience. Definitely the burger place I'll hit while living in Evanston.

  • Visited October 2012
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Purchase, New York
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119 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great Beer and Sandwiches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

It's crowded but that may be alleviated by expansion into a next door space.
Outstanding sandwiches, and you must try the gorgonzola infused cole slaw.
A little surprised they carded my son - can't a guy buy his college age kid a beer?

Visited August 2012
Thank Jazz_and_cocktails
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