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Beacon Tap

American, Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
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1374 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1515
+1 847-296-2335
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

We went there dinner one evening with hamburgers in mind ,,, wellll that didnt last long after seeing the ribs ... They were FANTASTIC...... I was only going to order a half slab but opt to get a full slab... so HAPPY i did that .. i Highly recommed the ribs ...

Thank barbz3
Des Plaines, Illinois
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

Nice place to meet friends and have a beer and just be social. Been there many times. Really enjoyed.

Thank Jim O
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

The Beacon has been an institution in Des Plaines forever. The food is consistently good and the drinks are strong and affordable. The wait staff and bartenders are friendly and accommodating. I have been to the Beacon many times and have rarely been disappointed. It is a tavern and their food is typical tavern food, burgers, chicken, etc. They occasionally... More 

Thank jim w III
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

I saw mice in the washroom, also it was a pleasure to over hear the manager/Owners making comments about over weight staff, and how stupid american people are. I would never give this owner one american dollar again.

2 Thank Jsun12
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

Love the outdoor seating and tournaments. They have my favorite chicken fingers... and the pizza is pretty good too.

1 Thank Lori H
Leland, North Carolina
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

Every time we're back in Des Plaines we try to visit Beacon Tap for the Friday night fish fry. Usually wonderful all-you-can-eat fried sole, catfish, cod, & shrimp. Sooooo disappointed this time. Eight of us met there at 6pm. The restaurant was empty inside, and the outdoor patio area was half full. That should have been our first clue -... More 

2 Thank AuntyTay
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

Beacon tap's pizza tastes really good when your drunk like a skunk, they also have really tasty chicken fingers, i have no idea how their food tastes when sober because i only ate after heavy drinking

1 Thank lucas23
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

The Friday night fish fry is the best during Lent. 3 or 4 different kinds of endless fried fish available. All good, their fries are also endless as is their delishous cloe slaw.

Thank hungryPhil44
Vonore, Tennessee
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

Good pizza if ordered well done but very skimpy on the toppings. I think we found 4 small pieces of pepperoni on a large pie. Every thing else was o.k.

Thank glenmar25
Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

This is one of those neighborhood bars where they recognized the 'regulars'. They run a lot of specials - from bands to karaoke, to Elvis night. They have a large outdoor seating area where there are bags and volleyball in warmer weather.

Thank vo129

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1374 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-296-2335

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