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Billy Goat Tavern

430 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60611, United States
TEL: (312) 222-1525

Immortalized by the 1970’s Saturday Night Live skit in which a short-order cook (John Belushi) screamed “Cheezborger! Cheezborger! No fries, cheeps! No Pepsi, Coke!," the Billy Goat Tavern remains a Chicago landmark, and its cooks still perform the same rant for streams of locals and tourists alike. Located across from the Chicago Tribune building, the haunt used to be a lunch stop for Windy City journalists including Mike Royko, Roger Ebert, and Dave Condon. Today, their photographs and newspaper clippings adorn the bar’s “Wall of Fame.”



Signature Dish: The Double Cheeseburger.

Insider Tip:

Tip: Remember SNL when you place your order; they really don’t have fries or Pepsi.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Lunch
  • No Reservations
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Hamburgers


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