Goldyburgers

★★★★☆
  • 7316 Circle Ave

    Forest Park, IL 60130

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  • 708-366-0750

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Ok, if you're looking for shabby chic or whatever the buzzword might be for neaveau cool this is not it. This is a true dive. That being said, I love it! The burgers are the best that I've found in Chicago and the atmosphere is dark, dank and beyond relaxed. There are always a few regulars around and the service is what you would expect at a dive, good when they're not out back taking a smoke break. If you're into good food and nostalgic old places I highly recommend Goldyburgers. If you're a snob, don't go.

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★★★★★

Ok, if you're looking for shabby chic or whatever the buzzword might be for neaveau cool this is not it. This is a true dive. That being said, I love it! The burgers are the best that I've found in Chicago and the atmosphere is dark, dank and beyond relaxed. There are always a few regulars around and the service is what you would expect at a dive, good when they're not out back taking a smoke break. If you're into good food and nostalgic old places I highly recommend Goldyburgers. If you're a snob, don't go.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Ambience

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The worn conditions of the tables makes you wonder what is growing on them. Germs, sticky yucky. No professional server, just some guy from the back in an outdoor jacket probably because it was so cold in there.
The burger, I can make a better one at home easily. Badly charred on the outside and I ordered it medium. It was as dry as can be.
We ordered ice tea and were surprised when we asked for a refill we were told no refills. The small plastic glass for $2.25 was way over priced.
It is too bad we made a special trip for this alleged god burger and were greatly disappointed. Never again.

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★☆☆☆☆

The worn conditions of the tables makes you wonder what is growing on them. Germs, sticky yucky. No professional server, just some guy from the back in an outdoor jacket probably because it was so cold in there.
The burger, I can make a better one at home easily. Badly charred on the outside and I ordered it medium. It was as dry as can be.
We ordered ice tea and were surprised when we asked for a refill we were told no refills. The small plastic glass for $2.25 was way over priced.
It is too bad we made a special trip for this alleged god burger and were greatly disappointed. Never again.

Pros: Never Again

Cons: Worn Down Tables, Bad Food

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Goldy's is a simple place. Simple menu, simple decor, and simply the best burgers. This is a neighborhood place, not a corporate tavern, it is family owned and operated. The Royal Blue Burger is my favorite. The tasty beef, the crispy bacon, the smooth fresh blue cheese. It cannot be beat! The Zuccinni Fries are a must along with thier onion rings & cheese curds. If you go in looking for a great burger in a place that has been around since the 20's, Goldy's takes the prize. Love it!!

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★★★★★

Goldy's is a simple place. Simple menu, simple decor, and simply the best burgers. This is a neighborhood place, not a corporate tavern, it is family owned and operated. The Royal Blue Burger is my favorite. The tasty beef, the crispy bacon, the smooth fresh blue cheese. It cannot be beat! The Zuccinni Fries are a must along with thier onion rings & cheese curds. If you go in looking for a great burger in a place that has been around since the 20's, Goldy's takes the prize. Love it!!

Pros: Amazing Burger

Cons: When crowded service can be slow

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This is the best place to get a burger if you eat it with everything or with nothing at all this burger is juicy and will make you hungry for the next time you come.. The atmosphere is low key and very casual.

5
★★★★★

This is the best place to get a burger if you eat it with everything or with nothing at all this burger is juicy and will make you hungry for the next time you come.. The atmosphere is low key and very casual.

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I kept seeing all of these best burgers in Chicago lists and Goldy Burger was always near the top, so I had to try it. I went there mainly for the burger, not the atmosphere or to hang out and party. The burger seemed like something I would make at home for myself, there was nothing special about. Everything tasted like they just went to the local grocery store and bought ingredients for a basic hamburger. The bun was awful, I'm pretty sure it was a local store brand bun and it was very thin. I ordered a bacon cheeseburger and the bacon tasted like it was made a week prior. The bacon was so hard it poked through the thin bun and it was all I could do to tear it with my teeth. The hamburger patty itself was just a big ball of meat and yes it was round. There is no seasoning or anything special about it, just a ball of meat. This is pretty close to the worst burger I've had in the Chicago area and I could name 10 better burger places right off the top of my head.

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★★☆☆☆

I kept seeing all of these best burgers in Chicago lists and Goldy Burger was always near the top, so I had to try it. I went there mainly for the burger, not the atmosphere or to hang out and party. The burger seemed like something I would make at home for myself, there was nothing special about. Everything tasted like they just went to the local grocery store and bought ingredients for a basic hamburger. The bun was awful, I'm pretty sure it was a local store brand bun and it was very thin. I ordered a bacon cheeseburger and the bacon tasted like it was made a week prior. The bacon was so hard it poked through the thin bun and it was all I could do to tear it with my teeth. The hamburger patty itself was just a big ball of meat and yes it was round. There is no seasoning or anything special about it, just a ball of meat. This is pretty close to the worst burger I've had in the Chicago area and I could name 10 better burger places right off the top of my head.

Pros: Not too expensive, close to the train

Cons: Burger was pretty bad

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great little burger place that has great burgers and it is ideal if you are in the area and want to get a quick bit to eat. also it is good with kids and with a buddy.

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★★★★★

great little burger place that has great burgers and it is ideal if you are in the area and want to get a quick bit to eat. also it is good with kids and with a buddy.

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After reading the reviews I decided to give the place a try. This was not close to one of the best burgers I have ever had. As a matter of fact, I make better burgers at home. The burgers weren't as big as expected and I was just plain disappointed. Even my son's grilled cheese sandwich wasn't actually grilled. The bread was put in a toaster, slapped with cheese and then microwaved. I was highly disappointed and would never go back again.

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★☆☆☆☆

After reading the reviews I decided to give the place a try. This was not close to one of the best burgers I have ever had. As a matter of fact, I make better burgers at home. The burgers weren't as big as expected and I was just plain disappointed. Even my son's grilled cheese sandwich wasn't actually grilled. The bread was put in a toaster, slapped with cheese and then microwaved. I was highly disappointed and would never go back again.

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I have been living in this area for years and it can be the best burger around. I would probably say I eat here about 10 times a year and I would say 8 out of 10 times they are the best. Problem being is sometimes they can overcook the burger. The most underrated item on the menu is the "CHEDDERBALLS" don't forget to order them or you'll miss out. It is kind of a dingy place but don't let that scare you if you are out for a great burger and great service.

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★★★★★

I have been living in this area for years and it can be the best burger around. I would probably say I eat here about 10 times a year and I would say 8 out of 10 times they are the best. Problem being is sometimes they can overcook the burger. The most underrated item on the menu is the "CHEDDERBALLS" don't forget to order them or you'll miss out. It is kind of a dingy place but don't let that scare you if you are out for a great burger and great service.

Pros: Great Burgers

Cons: Kinda Dingy

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My assessment is a local joint with some REALLY good burgers. Not in a sloppy, greasy, loaded with condiments and makes you weak in the knees good, but a very simple but tasty burger. The atmosphere is a bit on the dark side. The people we dealt with when we went were polite and attentative. The fries were nothing to speak about, and potato pancakes were basically frozen hash brown patties (but still good with the meal.) The variety of burgers and fried dishes definately will have me make repeat trips. Don't expect too much, other than a good burger and a place to hang out with your friends.

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★★★★☆

My assessment is a local joint with some REALLY good burgers. Not in a sloppy, greasy, loaded with condiments and makes you weak in the knees good, but a very simple but tasty burger. The atmosphere is a bit on the dark side. The people we dealt with when we went were polite and attentative. The fries were nothing to speak about, and potato pancakes were basically frozen hash brown patties (but still good with the meal.) The variety of burgers and fried dishes definately will have me make repeat trips. Don't expect too much, other than a good burger and a place to hang out with your friends.

Pros: Tasty items on their menu, good burgers

Cons: A bit on the dark side inside

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Definitely not a top 10 burger joint. Cool old pub with good beer and ambience. The meat had no seasoning and no flavor. Can name many places with better burgers. Good place to go watch baseball and throw back some beers.

1
★★☆☆☆

Definitely not a top 10 burger joint. Cool old pub with good beer and ambience. The meat had no seasoning and no flavor. Can name many places with better burgers. Good place to go watch baseball and throw back some beers.

Pros: Friendly Service, Ambience, Inexpensive

Cons: Burgers, Salad, Reputation

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the beers cold the burgers are hot and thick and the staff is friendly,what more do you need.Take the whole family or a good place to start to your date.

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★★★★★

the beers cold the burgers are hot and thick and the staff is friendly,what more do you need.Take the whole family or a good place to start to your date.

Pros: everything else

Cons: dark in bar

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this is the dank corner pub. there really isn't much to say about anything other than the surprisingly tasty burgers. so if you're into dive bars with good burgers, this is it!

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★★☆☆☆

this is the dank corner pub. there really isn't much to say about anything other than the surprisingly tasty burgers. so if you're into dive bars with good burgers, this is it!

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Whether you want a place to have a beer and catch up with friends, or a place to have a good meal with your family, Goldy's in Forest Park is a great, comfprtable place. The burgers are among the best in the city and there are other choices on the menu. During good weather the outdoor area is very pleasant. The crowd includes young professionals just off the train from work and neighborhood regulars...often with kids. What I know is that people who go to Goldy's go back again.

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★★★★★

Whether you want a place to have a beer and catch up with friends, or a place to have a good meal with your family, Goldy's in Forest Park is a great, comfprtable place. The burgers are among the best in the city and there are other choices on the menu. During good weather the outdoor area is very pleasant. The crowd includes young professionals just off the train from work and neighborhood regulars...often with kids. What I know is that people who go to Goldy's go back again.

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I went to this place a couple of years ago expecing something special. It was not that something special that everyone brags about. The burgers were okay but somewhat greasy. The atmosphere was not family inviting. The place is a not so nice looking somkey neighborhood bar, in my opinion not a place I would take my kids again.

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★★★☆☆

I went to this place a couple of years ago expecing something special. It was not that something special that everyone brags about. The burgers were okay but somewhat greasy. The atmosphere was not family inviting. The place is a not so nice looking somkey neighborhood bar, in my opinion not a place I would take my kids again.

Pros: Prices

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An exceptional neigborhood rest./bar with great burgers. Customers range from young families with children to older area residents who have been coming here for years. A great and friendly bar with indoor and outdoor seating.

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★★★★★

An exceptional neigborhood rest./bar with great burgers. Customers range from young families with children to older area residents who have been coming here for years. A great and friendly bar with indoor and outdoor seating.

Pros: good food, inexpensive, friendly

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There are times in every epicurean's life when haute cuisine, nouvelle cuisine, unsure cuisine---anything that even hints of gourmet---simply won't do. At these times a really good American burger is the only acceptable thing to eat.…

 

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