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Bat 17

$$ - $$$, Deli,
1709 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
+1 847-733-7117
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good50%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (37 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
“onion straws” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Deli, Pub
$$ - $$$
1709 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in for lunch and to watch golf. The service was good, and the food is excellent and plentiful. Everything you order is VERY large. You can easily share anything you order. The pastrami is excellent, as are the salads. If you don’t like a...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of places in Evanston to get a good burger - but if you want the BEST BURGER Bat 17 is the place to go. The Bat 17 Burger is simply delicious! It's 10 ounces of top quality meat topped with applewood...More

Thank dmellinger2017
Reviewed 27 March 2018

The shoe string onion rings are worth the visit. I haven't found a vegetarian sandwich I love, but I will keep trying. Fun lively place.

Thank EBMChicago
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Great for the sports enthusiast. Food ok. Went on arrival in Evanston but didn’t return. Waitress very pleasant.

Thank Carosmum
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Very Nice staff, moderate price, bar type atmosphere, not real big. Good portion size...LARGE. Popular with everyone.

Thank colesloough
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We got the bison burger and wings this time--along with sweet potato fries. Tasty! Staff is friendly, although this time service was a little on the slow side (and they didn't seem so busy). Fun ambiance--bar like. Wouldn't mind if they had more interesting beers...More

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Went with family and friends and had a really good time at Bat 17. The place was packed so be ready when you go. Service was great and enjoyed 2 beer towers. The sandwiches were big in portion and very good. You have to try...More

Thank Dyngus
Reviewed 20 November 2017

For bar food, this place is hard to beat. Large servings. Plenty of meat on the sandwiches. I can't eat spicy food but two I dined with said the potato salad was great, but spicy. Very good service despite how chaotic it appears as you...More

Thank JohnAshburn
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Great burger, excellent gf bun option. Recommended if you’re looking for a sandwich/burger/sports bar in Evanston

Thank Barringtonbsmythe
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Dark bar atmosphere but don't let that fool you. Enormous sandwiches and burgers. Too many to choose from and all taste delicious. Several side options as well. Great casual place to grab a lunch or dinner

Thank Laura S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
Bar, Deli, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1709 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-733-7117
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Bat 17, located in Evanston, IL, is a unique, upscale deli & pub, serving gourmet dishes, in a fun & casual atmosphere. With us you'll never leave hungry!
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