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Gabby Goat American Pub & Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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303 E Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-3616
+1 217-342-4628
07:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 01:00
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is our favorite local restaurant. Expect a wait if you are going on a Friday night. Friday is all you can eat Catfish. I'm not usually a fan of Catfish but this is exceptional. Lightly breaded and prepared perfect.. The dipping sauce is excellent. Not your regular tarter sauce. Their regular menu is great with lunch and dinner specials.... More 

Thank JustUs15
Effingham, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and drinks are always on point. Sweet potato fries are amazing. Great place for the whole family!

Thank Jordan B
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Everything we order is always so good. We love rib night every Thursday. One of my favorites is the Steak bites and the sweet potato waffle fries with a delicious dipping sauce. Their burgers are extra special

Thank Connie R
Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Very good burger type sports bar with huge selection of beers. Server was amazingly attentive and up beat. Food was served quickly and yummy! Definitely would return if in area again.

Thank Nokomisgal
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our server was inattentive, the nachos weren't as good as stadium style. Fake cheese sauce, a lot of big chunks of yesterday's lettuce. We found a few crumbs of chicken and 3 shreds of cheddar. We did like the Mac and cheese bites and the beer was good.

Jack T, General Manager at Gabby Goat American Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Hello. First off thank you for stopping in the Goat but I'm sorry it was not a pleasant experience. If possible I'd like to know what day and time you were in so I can review the cameras and discuss with the server where they went wrong. We typically are spot on with service but I also have four new... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Drunken pig was excellent. Service was fast and very friendly. Would recommend and we will visit again on our next visit through.

Thank Tina B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped at the Goat while driving west across 70 on a Friday night. Waitress was friendly and efficient. Cross service by other waiters was good and ensured the food arrived hot. We had the catfish po boy and the philly cheesesteak. Cheesesteak was good but the catfish was excellent. The rest of the menu looked good - better than typical... More 

Thank Rod C
Hillsboro, Illinois
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Used tripadvisor to fiind a highly rated 'local' place. This was spot on! Great food! Great beer! Great service! If you are new to town, try this place, you will not be disappointed!

Thank Dusty H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for a late lunch during a business trip. We were seated quickly. Although it was later in the afternoon there was still a pretty good crowd. We placed our order and received our food in a short time. I had the ribeye sandwich and the person dining with me had the Hammy Sammy and a bowl of... More 

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257 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Breakfast here!!! Biscuits and Gravy is very good, husband had Rumchata French Toast also excellent. Bloody Mary and fun drink menu (too early for me). Service is great, this is a small pub with great breakfast.

Thank FastGirl39

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 10
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 01:00
07:30 - 01:00
07:30 - 01:00
07:30 - 01:00
07:30 - 01:00
07:30 - 01:00
07:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 E Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-3616
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
  • Phone Number: +1 217-342-4628
As a premier Pub & Grill we serve the best in gourmet burgers, fries,sandwiches, nachos, wraps, craft beers, beer, wine, martinis & cocktails.

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