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Billy Goat Tavern

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700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3436
+1 312-670-8789
06:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Bay City, Michigan
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome little restaurant right on navy pier. They have two sides. Ones bar makes burgers or breakfast food depending on the time of day and the other bar makes drinks. This place has a special meaning to me because I just got some great news while standing outside this bar, so we walked on in happily surprised to find someone... More 

Thank aruba11344
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife had never been to Nay Pier so we stopped for a quick lunch before heading back to Minnesota. Looked like a place for a good lunch. Considering the outrageous cost of parking to get a quick lunch for 3, a little disappointed. service was quick but not much to the food that stood out. Good thing we were... More 

Thank pmesk
Elkhart, Indiana
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Didn't stay long so can't say much about the food, but was not impressed. Beer and wine in plastic cups?!?!? Asked a question about the taps and was given a sheer of papers that's said ".....rotating tap" of about 3 companies and then the norms. She couldn't help me. But prices for drinks and food were cheap.....I just think there... More 

Thank Rob H
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Visited in July 2016 with family. The service was very fast, but the food was only ok at best. I got the fried egg sandwich, which was ok but definitely not enough for a meal. The location on the pier was great, but this was definitely not the greatest of restaurants.

Thank Linnea R
Stockbridge, Georgia
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stopped by on Saturday to catch the Cubs while drinking a few and having something to eat but wished I never did. After grabbing a seat, I realized that this place is nothing more than a poor man's version of Five Guys with a bar. The food was horrible. I ordered a double cheeseburger and fries, and quickly learned that... More 

Thank pxalpha97
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I should have guessed that there was a reason it had the shortest line in the food court at the airport. Soggy fries, overcooked dry burger. Don't bother.

Thank John J
Chicago, IL
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is not the original Billy Goat's as seen on the skits from Saturday Night Live. They have expanded to several location with Navy Pier just being one of them. Why they continue to expand is beyond me. Their food is crap, their attitude is crap,and their prices are high. It is by far the worst place to eat on... More 

Thank matjack85
Livingston, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We ate breakfast at Billy Goat Tavern. It's not your usual place to eat breakfast, but very good food. The place is decorated by old photos and it makes you feel like you stepped back in time.

Thank 11Kathy
Shorewood, Illinois
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126 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on navy pier. Very disappointing. Had been to bully goats near lasalle station. It was very good and fun. This one was terrible huge hard bun tasteless cheese Berger. My friend had corned beef. He said it was tasteless worst he had ever had. My wife double Berger was the same The fries were good. Will not go back... More 

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Munster, IN
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Being a Chicago landmark, we thought we'd grab a bite at the Billy Goat, Navy Pier. Pretty pricey for the little bit of burger and huge bun. Wouldn't recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3436
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighbourhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: +1 312-670-8789

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

Staying in Streeterville

Neighbourhood Profile
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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