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Charlie Beinlich's Food and Tap

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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290 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
+1 847-291-0420
11:30 - 22:45
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:45
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Northbrook, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Throwback old style grill. Limited menu with terrific service. Knotty pine with an eat at bar where Andy knows you.

Thank Craig C
Deerfield, Illinois
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103 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A place known for hamburgers, options are cheese, bacon or onions, not much else. Fries or chips. Menu is in the corner, by the bar, on a chalk board. Waiters are professional, attentive, so much more than you would expect from a hamburger place. Good bar and beer to wash it down.

Thank bgsu1980
Warrenville, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My family, friends and I have been going to Charlie Beinlich's since the early 70's. Nowadays I live an hour away and still drive to Northbrook to enjoy both the best burger and the best chili that I have ever eaten. When I say the best, I am 65 years old and have spend a lifetime trying to find a... More 

Thank larrybrenner52
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I'll keep this simple, it's a pub that has been here forever - it's practically a landmark! They serve traditional burgers, NOT gourmet with truffle oil and a over easy egg on top (if you know what I mean). They're priced fairly and the beef is fresh - if want a great simple burger with sautéed onion, bacon, cheese, lettuce... More 

Thank GeoBoz
Highland Park, Illinois
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Beinlich's has been around forever. The bergers are great. Try the shrimp and crabmeat salad. Some limited sandwiches. Outstanding bar. No deserts or coffee served. Just a great place or it wouldn't have been in business this long.

Thank easyflier
Lahaina, Hawaii
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Been going here since the mid 70's. Still an awesome burger. Love that very little has changed with this Nortbrook icon.

Thank Dave A
Wadsworth, Illinois
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Had heard about this 1950 relic being a great retro place for lunch with the locals. Cute place, plenty of parking, great service, clean... but the food was not great. And it was really high-priced.

Thank Ilovenostalgia
Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place is a traditional very good place to go for lunch if you want a burger. Everything is good, the burgers, the coleslaw and the staff. I have NEVER had a bad experience and I go all the time.

2 Thank Dnb1234
Chicago IL
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

A lot of years ago, this was the place for "dinner" as well as lunch based on one thing: Their shrimp cocktail. It was big and inexpensive whereas now it is like everybody else's, The other big thing then and now is their burger. A lot of people, probably the majority, love C.B.'s burger which they state comes from a... More 

Thank Chicagoape
Chicago, Illinois
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374 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Enjoyed a scrumptious Deluxe Burger with Cheddar cheese, Bacon, Grilled Onions and Fries to go with that today! So juicy, tender & absolutely Wonderful*** One of the Best Burgers is here - although I also just Drool over Au Cheval's awesome decadent burger too - that may even be just a tiniest bit better, but I need another taste to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 847-291-0420

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