Descend the murky stairs and "Butt on in" as the sign says. Made famous by John Belushi's "Cheeseborger, cheeseborger, cheeseborger" Saturday Night ... 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.
It's ok. Its a bit of an adventure to go below Michigan Ave. and find the entrance. They do the Cheezbuger, Cheezbuger routine, and play up the Sat. Night Live connection. It's not the place to go looking for great food and service is about what you would expect from the skit. I like the cheeseburgers because they are real patties, but they are greasy. If you have a hankering for Schlitz on tap, this is the place.
The Billy Goat Tavern, has some of the most deliscous burgers known to man. They don't allow any consumer to defile their burgers, because as is their one of the most tasty burgers in Chicago. I live in Oak Park and the 25-30 min drive is always worth it, even though i don't have a car, it doesn't take my friends much convincing to get up and go munch up a little at the Billy Goat.