Billy Goat Tavern & Grill
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Member Reviews (19)
- Billy Goat Tavern & GrillMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 1Jul 18, 2013
Great Cheezborgor place to go to before the BIG game at the United Center. Value burger + fries plus excellent coca-cola! Super fun atmosphere and the double cheezeburger is fabulous.
- Billy Goat Tavern & GrillMar 31, 2013
The burger was very greasy, but passable. More of a stop just to say I've been there! Hard to find, unless you are looking for it, since it is under the Magnificent Mile. Small, crowded and loud....I don't need to go back. If you were a fan of Saturday Night Live, and liked the skit, then go....if not, there are so many other, more worthwhile places to visit.
- Billy Goat Tavern & GrillMar 16, 2013
Found this place by accident wandering the streets of Chicago. Hubbie and I were hungry and it was the closest thing around. We had no idea about its history or its popularity on SNL until we were inside. The place is an absolute dive, and I don't mean that in a good way. The burgers were obviously frozen patties that were placed on a stale, oversized bun. On the way out I saw a sign that said "voted best burger in Chicago" by so and so. I laughed and told my Hubbie, "if this is the best burger in Chicago, people here have never had a good burger". Seriously, don't waste your time unless you are really hung up on the SNL connection.
- Billy Goat Tavern & GrillMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Mar 08, 2013
Billy Goat was made famous outside of Chicago by the original cast of Saturday Night Live sketch featuring the Olympia Cafe—"Cheeborger, Cheeborger, Cheeborger, no fries, chip, no coke, pepsi". It's almost exactly what you'd expect from that sketch, too. They are good cheeseburgers suitable for a late night knosh.
This isn't the original location, which was over by what is now the United Center, and it might take a little bit to find it since the street is at two levels there. You want to be on the lower level, so look for the stairs down from Michigan. There are some other, easier to find locations but they don't have the same atmosphere.
- Billy Goat Tavern & GrillMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 10Dec 09, 2012
Under The Mag Mile and full of Chicago history, it's all about the ambiance and the story of the Curse of the Billy Goat. Don't ask for lettuce, Pepsi or fries.Recommended for:History Buffs