About Us

Bat 17 Evanston

1709 Benson Ave. | Evanston, IL 60201

We are certain that you will enjoy our extraordinary dine-in service, a unique pub for great wine, beer and cocktails, carry-out service and a catering menu second to none. There are select gourmet olive oils, imported cheeses, honeys and jellies, hand-made potato chips and specialty condiments for sale. Bat 17 offers college gift cards that can last the entire semester. Imagine, Mom and Dad can fax in a form and you can eat Bat 17 sandwiches or breakfast fare for the entire term! We offer business catering pre-paid charge cards and just plain gift cards.

Worldclass specialty breads

All our sandwiches come from bread baked especially for Bat 17 by Bennison's Bakery, an Evanston institution since 1938. World Cup of Baking Gold Medalist and Certified Master Baker, Jory Downer, personally manages the painstaking process to produce the Bat 17 specialty breads. Bennison's uses organic and whole grain flours and all of Bat 17 breads are baked with unbleached, unbromated flour. After each daily delivery, the breads are hand-sliced and each sandwich slice is individually grilled with the finest 100 % virgin olive oil.

Bat 17 takes a fine dining approach to the selection of all vendors and suppliers. Our mouth watering lean corned beef and pastrami come from Kelly Eisenberg Gourmet Deli Products located right here in Chicago. Since 1929, Kelly Eisenberg products have built an unparalleled reputation for the highest quality gourmet delicatessen products. Our free-range chicken and turkey have unmatched flavor and freshness.

All of us at Bat 17 owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to some very special people at Zingerman's' Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan. To P.S. and R.S., especially, many thanks!

Why Wait? Call Ahead!

We'll have your take-out food ready in a flash: 847.733.7117 | Full catering menu available for events, business meetings, parties, etc.