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Billy Goat Tavern

Address
430 N Michigan Ave Chicago IL 60611
Phone
(312) 222-1525
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(847) 870-0123

Business Hours

Status: Open

Sunday
11:00am-2:00am
Monday
6:00am-2:00am
Tuesday
6:00am-2:00am
Wednesday
6:00am-2:00am
Thursday
6:00am-2:00am
Friday
6:00am-2:00am
Saturday
10:00am-2:00am

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Payment Methods

  • Cash

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This historic greasy spoon is famous for its role in the legendary Curse of the Billy Goat on the Chicago Cubs and its "Saturday Night Live" cheezborger skit. Remember, no fries, chips!

The World-Famous Billy Goat Tavern - Cheezborger, Cheezborger, Cheezborger. No Pepsi, Coke. No Fries, Cheeps.

The Billy Goat Tavern is a chain of taverns located in Chicago, Illinois, founded in 1934 by Billy Sianis, a Greek immigrant. It achieved fame primarily through newspaper columns by Mike Royko, a supposed curse on the Chicago Cubs, and the Olympia Cafe sketch on Saturday Night Live.It now has several locations in the Chicago area, including Navy Pier, the Merchandise Mart, O'Hare Airport,...

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Overall review sentiment

Score
66%

Top 3 sentiment words

burger
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5
Score
80%
food
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4
Score
75%
service
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3
Score
33%

Overall review sentiment

Score
66%

Rating distribution

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52
4 stars
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3 stars
29
2 stars
20
1 star
22
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Those "longing for good old grease" hit these "classic" Chicago "hamburger joints" to relive the famous SNL skit over "cheezborgers" and "no fries, chips" served with the "expected rude service"; many gripe they're "tired" and "overhyped", but concede the "underground" original on Lower Michigan Avenue is an "institution" that's "worth the trip."

This is one of Chicago's most famous and colorful (burger) bars. It's a funky, no-frills kind of place and a living museum of Chicago journalism. Blowups of columns and bylines of famous writers from days past fill the place. The food is… Read More

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Came for a Schlitze

Average Rating
80

Not the friendliest or cleanest place in the world but it's worth coming in for a beer and a decent burger. I imagine it is somewhat like stepping into your Uncle's bar in the basement.

Average Rating
80

This is the one that gave birth to the classic SNL skit and they sure do play that up. Right when we walked in the door we were greeted by a barrage of Cheezborger, Cheezborger, Cheezborger which put an instant smile on my face. Of course I had the cheeseburger. It was alright but nothing to write home about. We...

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This historic greasy spoon is famous for its role in the legendary Curse of the Billy Goat on the Chicago Cubs and its "Saturday Night Live" cheezborger skit. Remember, no fries, chips!

Billy Goat Tavern & Grill can be found at N Michigan Ave 430. The following is offered: Bars & Pubs. The entry is present with us since Sep 8, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In Chicago there are 572 other Bars & Pubs. An overview can be found here.

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Know Before You Go: No credit cards are accepted here, so unless you want to wash dishes with the guys in back, bring the green stuff.

Know Before You Go

No credit cards are accepted here, so unless you want to wash dishes with the guys in back, bring the green stuff.

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