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Billy Goat Tavern

) #4,210 of 7,846 Restaurants in Chicago ,
309 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60606-3217
+1 312-899-1873
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good11%
  • Average49%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
21 Jun 2016
“iconic spot with good food”
11 May 2016
“Average Food Amidst a Bunch of Other Food Court Establishments”
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309 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60606-3217
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

While in Chicago.. we had to eat at Billy Goat Tavern. It didn't disappoint. The burger was awesome.

Thank JR J
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

A local icon with average food that has far outlived its cultish identity, the ORD outlet is basic and average. The basic hot dog for $2.95 is the best bargain. Fixins including relish, mustard, pickles, and onions can be heaped on. Limited Tap Beers and...More

Thank t-bonetraveller
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Chicago knowing of the Famous Billy Goat. I stopped in at their Ohare location on a layover. I ordered a Double Cheese Burger and some Cheese Fries. The patties of meat are so thin it takes two to get a 1/4...More

Thank Toddb62
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Great beer selection and delicious food! Server was really friendly and food came quick, well prepared and fresh!

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Stopped here for 3 hr layover. Decided I would have a real breakfast with eggs, toast, sausage, hash browns and coffee. The food was cheap as mentioned by others but mine was tasteless! I was surprised the lines were long....maybe they did not get the...More

Thank SPGal
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Now that I've been here and checked if off my list, don't think I'll be coming back. Food was ok, drinks were standard - place was packed (which made sense as it was after a basketball game). Nothing special, just went for the experience.

Thank AMToronto29
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Apparently this is a famous place. I hope that is because of the background story, because the cheeseburgers were decent at best. Go at least double or triple. I missed some lettuce and stuff on the burgers, but then again they were almost for free....More

Thank Marvyn K
Reviewed 7 August 2013

If you are going to eat here, do not get the single burger. It is all bread, no meat. The patties are super thin, so I suggest getting the double or the triple. The flavor is average, but there is an interesting history about the...More

Thank CBunches
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Excellent?? Airport food? Well this rating is compared to the local competition, not the 5 star steak house in the city!!! Searching for somthing different in O'Hare. What a great surprise! I previously lived in Chicago and seeing the O'Hare location as an alternative to...More

1  Thank KCMO_JC
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Yeah sure it's famous because of the SNL skit, and it's fun to tell your friends you went to the Billy Goat Tavern. And true, they don't serve fries only chips. But, the burger was average at best. Cheap mind you!

Thank HalifaxRenee
Downtown / The Loop
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60606-3217
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-899-1873
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