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Billy Goat Tavern

American, Bar
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500 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-783-2123
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 02:00
Fri 07:00 - 03:00
Sat 09:00 - 03:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want a drink after visiting all the tourist spots this is an easy walk. They had a limited number of beer on tap but what they had was decent. The food is meh-I got a grilled cheese sandwich. Good but nothing too exciting.

Thank LISA E
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch at the Billy Goat Tavern with the family and the meal was ok. It's a small establishment and all right for a quick lunch. The outdoor seating by the fountain is nice.

Thank Inka335
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're ever in the area you have to stop by and get a grilled cheese from this place! I was visiting family and we stumbled upon this gem, everyone agreed that it was the BEST grilled cheese ever!

Thank Bryce C
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at DC for two nights across the street. Billy Goat Tavern was the right choice for our breakfast. Went there twice. Delicious omelets! Not too fancy, just very comfortable, like your hometown place. Definitely recommend.

Thank AJ095
Manhattan, Kansas
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122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Being a HUGE Chicago Cubs fan I was ecstatic to find a Billy Goat Tavern outside of Chicago. It is a quaint little place, but definitely has D.C. prices.

Thank Tony B
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50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

was in the area looking for a place to eat and saw this place and I went in and it was right next to my hotel and the hotel staff told me about it too. the food was great and the drinks were decent in price too.

Thank Jed J
Rapid City, South Dakota
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143 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with colleagues after meetings. Good selection of drinks and service was great. Didn't eat here but they have a pretty good menu. Prices were OK for DC area.

Thank taikogirl1
Quincy, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

If your looking for just regular food and regular beer this is a place to go . It's small but I'm spending 3 days in DC and this is my second time here

Thank bobphillips32
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I have been to this establishment at lest three times and had similar impressions each time. the location is near several area hotels and much cheaper than eating there, but the quality of the cheaper food is only mediocre at best.

Thank Steve Z
Warren, Michigan, USA
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215 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

small bar and great burger joint just steps form Capital hill. similar experience to the original Chicago location with same great drink and food service

Thank Zimco01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-783-2123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?