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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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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Would not recommend anyone going here. The food was ok but the service was definitely horrible. We had burgers, fries, and hot dogs. 1) You order as you're going down the line but there was no one standing there to take orders so I get to the register and the cashier asks me if I need some help. I say... More 

Thank Shelley W
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So disappointed. Heard good things about Billy Goat but I think this was the wrong location. Last reviewer had it right. Get a triple because the patties are super thin. The bread did outweigh the double. Horrible service. Rude cook. He slammed the tray at us and our sandwiches. The corn beef sandwich was disgusting, had to instruct him how... More 

Thank The_Indy_Traveler
Dayton Ohio
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard great things and came with friends. The burgers were lost in a sea of bun. Unless you get the triple or remove half the bun you get nothing but bread. The people working were cursing and all around nasty. Maybe it was a bad day. Just asking a question gets a rude response. The fries were good. That helped.... More 

Thank rugelus
Kansas City, Missouri
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We basically chose this Navy Pier fast food restaurant for lunch because we couldn't resist the name. It's a loud and fun place. You order at the counter and your order is yelled to the cooks who immediately put it on the grill. Whenever someone orders their specialty - cheeseburgers - the whole crew starts chanting: "Cheeseburger! Cheeseburger! Cheeseburger!" The... More 

Thank turkeykicker
Bay City, Michigan
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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
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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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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