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Bat 17

$$ - $$$
Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
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1709 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
+1 847-733-7117
10:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Los Altos, California
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189 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the atmosphere and selection of beers (you can even get an 8-pint tower...definitely check it out). I didn't particularly love my food which was an orange chicken salad (strangely watery) but I saw lots of people eating other things that looked better and the menu was extensive. My rating incorporates the great drinks and atmosphere. Even the pretzel... More 

Thank tarheeltraveler367
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is modeled after Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor. It's grown to have 2 sides, one is more Sports Bar and the other is just, well, bar/restaurant...same food. The food was delicious. We had some excellent buffalo wings as an appetizer followed by a grilled corned beef sandwich on thick light rye with swiss and russian dressing served with... More 

Thank RockiesFan13
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The portions are gigantic. I'm sure every other review on here says something about how much food you get. It's not cheap food. Expect to pay around $15-$20 for lunch. You most likely won't be able to finish your lunch. I got the turkey sandwich and had no complaints. Fries were pretty decent too.

Thank Mike R
Columbia, Missouri
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338 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes the prices are a bit high but each burger and/or sandwich is enormous. Draft beer prices during happy hour were very reasonable and the selection was excellent. Our server was very laid back and pleasant and the vibe of the place was a cool sports bar. I'm not sure how our 14 yr old ate the Terminator (20 oz... More 

Thank BoCoMoTiger
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Burgers, fries and sandwiches were excellent. The portions were so big you might need to share... though you will want to keep eating. Sweet potato waffle fries were a favorite in our group. Super tall cake looked awesome but we didn't have room to try it.

Thank Cheri Miller H
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I liked the atmosphere of this place being a college town gathering place, but the food was not good. It wasn't bad, just not good. It is popular with the college kids, and my daughter said she had eaten good food there before. My husband, daughter, and I agreed though that is was not good. There were not many people... More 

Thank traveljunkies87
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this bar with family - great choice of burgers and even nicer selection of craft beer. Well worth the visit if you want large portion of food

Thank Darren M
Darien, Illinois
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after a North Western football game as a fan recommended it. Was seated quickly during a crowded time and service was good and speedy. As the burgers have won awards had to try the special K-2 which had bacon, cheese and loaded with onion straws. My burger was juicy and cooked to my liking. Plenty of sides to... More 

Thank Keith B
Birmingham, Alabama
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Bat 17 is located in a college town, and definitely has a small-town vibe. They have a wide selection of bottled beer, as well as a menu that includes virtually every food item in existence. Food is on the pricier side, but is outweighed by fantastic service and high quality ingredients.

Thank Dusty R
Bat S, Owner at Bat 17, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and checking us out. We really appreciate hearing about excellent service and work hard to provide it. Hope we see you back again to earn the extra star. Thanks, Jim and Jim, The Owners More 

Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Good selection of craft beers, and a menu that goes beyond typical pub food. I sat at the bar and enjoyed prompt service from the bartender during a busy lunch time.

Thank Bob M
Bat S, Owner at Bat 17, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us and the review. We work hard at our service and appreciate hearing feedback. We would welcome the opportunity to gain that extra star on your next visit. Thanks, Jim and Jim, The Owners More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 15
Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1709 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-733-7117
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!

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