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Billy Goat Tavern

500 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2005
+1 202-783-2123
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good36%
  • Average29%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Pub
500 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2005
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Swung in here to grab a dinner to go. I got a simple burger and fries for like 8 bucks. It was good and quick.

Thank HGCop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very simple location Beer pitches, easy fried food, chips Not much to say beyond that Location is good, and it has a terrace good for good weather, but there better spots in the near surrounding

Thank Samuel A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For quick cheap eats in the Capitol/Union Station area, Billy Goat somewhat replicates the atmosphere of the landmark Chicago location and its own vibe as well. Breakfast wasn't anything special in the flavor department, but it came quick and inexpensive which is more than can...More

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Had seen this place on TA before we did our recent 6 day trip to DC and couldn't believe our luck. A cheap eats location for breakfast/snacks and a bar, just 2 minutes from where we had booked to stay. And it did what we...More

Thank PartimeHolidaymaker
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Awsome snack open late got qusidilla great mixed crowd suites to silly’s great nice bread sasage egg cheese sandwich

Thank 90jant
Reviewed 21 March 2018

I heard about the "cheeseborgers" here, so stopped by to try one. I ordered a double cheeseburger. I'm not a huge fan of small patties, but the beef flavor was good. I ordered mine with bacon and tomato. The burger and fries were both tasty...More

Thank surfercharlie
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I work near the Billy Goat Tavern (BGT) and enjoy the atmosphere. BGT has the best drink prices in the neighborhood.

Thank Chentastic
Reviewed 3 March 2018

this is typical neighborhood cafe style food... eggs, hash browns, toast... you know what i mean. we had a bunch of kids so it was great that they could get simple things like scrambled eggs and toast. they all thought it was quite funny going...More

Thank eric b
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

DC Billy Goat sometimes gets a bad rap. Take it from a native Chicagoan, this is a goat! Simple food and drink at a good price. Looking for something fancy...keep steping. Love the single cheese with bacon. One of the cheapest and good breakfasts on...More

Thank jhetzel0937
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Not many people are going to remember the Billy Goat Tavern is based off a SNL skit. The hamburgers are pretty greasy

Thank Joel M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2005
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-783-2123
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