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Charlie Beinlich's Food and Tap

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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290 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, IL 60062
+1 847-291-0420
11:30 - 22:45
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:45
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Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll keep this simple, it's a pub that has been here forever - it's practically a landmark! They serve traditional burgers, NOT gourmet with truffle oil and a over easy egg on top (if you know what I mean). They're priced fairly and the beef is fresh - if want a great simple burger with sautéed onion, bacon, cheese, lettuce... More 

Thank GeoBoz
Highland Park, Illinois
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beinlich's has been around forever. The bergers are great. Try the shrimp and crabmeat salad. Some limited sandwiches. Outstanding bar. No deserts or coffee served. Just a great place or it wouldn't have been in business this long.

Thank easyflier
Lahaina, Hawaii
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Been going here since the mid 70's. Still an awesome burger. Love that very little has changed with this Nortbrook icon.

Thank Dave A
Wadsworth, Illinois
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Had heard about this 1950 relic being a great retro place for lunch with the locals. Cute place, plenty of parking, great service, clean... but the food was not great. And it was really high-priced.

Thank Ilovenostalgia
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place is a traditional very good place to go for lunch if you want a burger. Everything is good, the burgers, the coleslaw and the staff. I have NEVER had a bad experience and I go all the time.

1 Thank Dnb1234
Chicago IL
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

A lot of years ago, this was the place for "dinner" as well as lunch based on one thing: Their shrimp cocktail. It was big and inexpensive whereas now it is like everybody else's, The other big thing then and now is their burger. A lot of people, probably the majority, love C.B.'s burger which they state comes from a... More 

Thank Chicagoape
Chicago, Illinois
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356 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Enjoyed a scrumptious Deluxe Burger with Cheddar cheese, Bacon, Grilled Onions and Fries to go with that today! So juicy, tender & absolutely Wonderful*** One of the Best Burgers is here - although I also just Drool over Au Cheval's awesome decadent burger too - that may even be just a tiniest bit better, but I need another taste to... More 

Thank Justsaygrace
Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Have frequented Beinlich's since the late 60's, when I moved to Northbrook. The food ,especially the shrimp cocktail and delicious hamburger sandwich have always been a treat.The original staff and present crew have great personalities and serve in an excellent manner !

Thank Herb R
Glenview, Illinois
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178 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a neighborhood old school American Bar & Restaurant. They serve pared down menu of Burgers, shrimp cocktail & chili. Quick service & great burgers with fries. They are closed Sunday & Monday. Other days open for lunch & dinner. I also recall it is cash only.

Thank Mimi M
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Classic place that has been here forever, Best burger and a beer, cozy quick stop. Kids love it! I have been here so many times, best burger fix you will have, Real meat!!!

Thank Linda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 847-291-0420

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