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1709 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
+1 847-733-7117
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Darien, Illinois
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in after a North Western football game as a fan recommended it. Was seated quickly during a crowded time and service was good and speedy. As the burgers have won awards had to try the special K-2 which had bacon, cheese and loaded with onion straws. My burger was juicy and cooked to my liking. Plenty of sides to... More 

Thank Keith B
Birmingham, Alabama
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Bat 17 is located in a college town, and definitely has a small-town vibe. They have a wide selection of bottled beer, as well as a menu that includes virtually every food item in existence. Food is on the pricier side, but is outweighed by fantastic service and high quality ingredients.

Thank Dusty R
Bat S, Owner at Bat 17, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and checking us out. We really appreciate hearing about excellent service and work hard to provide it. Hope we see you back again to earn the extra star. Thanks, Jim and Jim, The Owners More 

Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Good selection of craft beers, and a menu that goes beyond typical pub food. I sat at the bar and enjoyed prompt service from the bartender during a busy lunch time.

Thank Bob M
Bat S, Owner at Bat 17, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us and the review. We work hard at our service and appreciate hearing feedback. We would welcome the opportunity to gain that extra star on your next visit. Thanks, Jim and Jim, The Owners More 

Glenview, Illinois, Usa
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

To your right is a pool hall with bar, to your left a bar/restaurant. Great food, huge sandwiches, fab nachos and many beers to choose. If you like to spice up your meal- a counter of hot sauces await you. Can be really busy when NW has games. Awesome place!

Thank Deborah H
Bat S, Owner at Bat 17, responded to this review

Thanks for the stellar review. You nailed what we're hoping for our customer experience. We like to have fun with the hot sauces. Thanks, Jim and Jim, The Owners More 

Amman, Jordan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Bat actually has 2 sides. On the left is more of a local hangout and on the right is the college crowd. There are more food options on the left and the deli sandwiches are outstanding. This is a great alternative to typical pub fare. The pastrami sandwiches (5 or 6 different options) are my favorites along with the... More 

Thank Brent H
Bat S, Owner at Bat 17, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and being a loyal customer. High marks for food, service and beer is terrific to hear. Thanks for your continued support. Jim and Jim, The Owners More 

Los Altos, California, United States
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505 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Bay 17 is a great place to meet downtown Evanston, IL to watch football and other sports as well as get food and beer. They have a wide variety of local drafts and bottled beers and service is fast and friendly! Worth a try while in Northwestern Univ. area.

Thank Rhett L
Bat S, Owner at Bat 17, responded to this review

Thanks for trying us out and the nice review. Always best to enjoy sports with a crowd and some good beer and food. Come back and see us so we can earn the extra star. Jim and Jim, the owners More 

Wilmette, Illinois
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

That is, this place deserves 5! The food is impeccable the beer list one of the best in the area and the service always cordial and quick. It's crowded, but it should be since it's one of the best sandwich places anywhere. I guess one could complain about the price of an average sandwich at about 13 or 14 dollars,... More 

Thank AdmiralGanteaume
Bat S, Owner at Bat 17, responded to this review

Thanks for the superb review. Such great compliments. Really appreciate your supports and look forward to having you back soon. Thanks, Jim and Jim, the owners More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

When we walked in, this place had a wall of hot sauce. The menu is insanely long. We had a long drive ahead of us and the sandwiches were amazing!

Thank Francesca B
Bat S, Owner at Bat 17, responded to this review

Wow. Thanks for the tremendous feedback. We do love our hot sauces. Hope you make the drive to come see us again. Thanks, Jim and Jim, the owners More 

Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

the monster burgers were the draw and yes, they did deliver. But the frat party ambiance and ear-splitting noise level made us realize exactly how old we are. The wait after ordering felt like forever. We might go again if it were an off time and not crowded.

Thank mcmousee
Bat S, Owner at Bat 17, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we are thrilled the food lived up to expectations. It can be louder sometimes versus others, but the original side on the north is usually a bit more tame. Also makes for some fun to be part of the lively atmosphere. Hopefully you will come see us again soon. Thanks, Jim and Jim, the owners More 

Evanston, Illinois
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We took our out-of-town family here for lunch and everyone was blown away at the volume of food you get for the price. The food was very tasty and there was lots of it. It is a fun place to take people to eat.

Thank DrCUR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
Bar, Delicatessen, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1709 Benson Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-733-7117
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?