Descend the murky stairs and Butt on in as the sign says. Made famous by John Belushi's Cheeseborger, cheeseborger, cheeseborger Saturday Night Live ... More
Billy Goat Tavern
Descend the murky stairs and Butt on in as the sign says. Made famous by John Belushi's Cheeseborger, cheeseborger, cheeseborger Saturday Night Live skit, the Billy Goat Tavern never fails to please in all of its sleazy glory. For a truly authentic experience, enter late when all the tourists have left. Check out the old Mike Royko columns and photographs on the walls. For lunch and dinner you can order a hotdog, a ham and cheese or a cheeseborger, but you cannot order fries, only chips. Try the Doublacheez for a wallop.
My family and I went to eat lunch here the first day of our week vacation, just happened on it as it was a block from our hotel. Because I remembered
it from the skit it made it that much more fun, but our cook, standing 10 feet
from our table behind the open kitchen, kept eating pieces of the meat that he was cooking on the open grill. No gloves or anything, just picking it up off the
grill, eating it, then wiping his hands on his apron. Gross! Other than that,
the food and atmosphere was good lol.
Oh c'mon...that place is old. In a bad way. It was popular in the 70's but not anymore. That place is just a SNL, tourist thing that became popular. It's Chicago...lots of places to try. Leave Billy Goats Tavern off your burger visit list.
Let's put it in perspective as an Icon it's great, but food is mediocre at best. Go there for the SNL memories but if you want a great Cheeseburger the best in Chicago area is at the Assembly in Hoffman Estates and they have fries.
This place was great. The burgers are the best that I have ever had. Plus they have the cheapest beer you will find in downtown. The ambiance is awesome. If you have not been to the Billy Goat Tavern yet you need to make a stop in. The burgers are so cheap. You can't get something like this at McDonald's
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