To Our Customers...


A typical review of Bat 17... Bat 17’s food is awesome, the portions are huge but they are not cheap.
VERY TRUE
Why our menu items are priced where they are:
More than a decade ago, we decided to open a restaurant in Evanston. We were inspired by a restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan called Zingermans. At Zingermans, they placed quality above all else and base their sandwich operation on three basic principles. At Bat 17, we borrow these ideas and try to live up to the high standards that were set by our friends in Michigan.

  1. We agreed we would make the best sandwiches, burgers, sliders, breakfast entrees and salads thatwe could possibly make.
  2. We agreed that if costs went up (which they always do), we would not cut the quality of the food to compensate.
  3. We agreed that we would not cut our portion sizes to compensate for higher costs. The basic principle followed by Bat 17 for more than a decade is that better food will always cost more money. We spend more on our ingredients and we operate on higher cost margins than industry standards.

Our prices are set based on QUALITY and PORTION SIZE. Many reasons include:

  • Our bread cost per sandwich and burger is four times the industry standard. Our bread costs alone exceed $1 per sandwich when industry averages fall around twenty-five cents per sandwich.
    Our breads are all made especially for Bat 17 from local award winning bakery.
  • Lean corned beef, pastrami, chicken, turkey breast, ten once Angus burger, produce and Applewood smoked bacon prices have risen steadily over the past decade. Last year alone, beef prices were up 19%. In the last ten years, prices have risen multiple times each year due to droughts, floods, cold weather in Florida, hurricanes, union issues, high demand, etc., etc. Bat 17 has raised prices an average of less than 5% every three years while food costs have risen more than one hundred times during the same time period.
  • We have changed suppliers on a regular basis to locate the very best ingredients for our menu items. If our suppliers cut their quality to insure their profit margins, we say good-bye to that supplier.

At Bat 17, we believe that quality is the true measure of cost. The last ten years have taught us that our customers will accept nothing less.

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 and we’ll have your take-out food ready in a flash. 847-733-7117 or 866-999-DELI (3354)
Full catering menu available for events, business meetings, parties, etc.


BAT 17 Burgers

All burgers come with a giant sized, crunchy pickle and your choice of one side... (Add $.50)

  • Gorgonzola Cole Slaw
  • Roasted Corn and Bean Salad
  • French Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Slightly Spicy Bacon Potato Salad
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Onion Strings
  • Bag of Kettle Chips
  • Small Caesar Salad (add $1.00)
  • Small House Salad (Add $1.00)

K-2 Bat 17 Burger…a spectacular ten ounce burger, applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, onion strings, served on grilled brioche bun.
14.54

Tatonka Burger/Bison Burger...an 8 oz grilled buffalo patty from grass-fed chemical free pastures in Montana. Lower in fat than ground beef and a delicious alternative! Served on a brioche bun with Vermont cheddar cheese.
15.19


Black and Bleu Burger...a 10 oz burger seasoned with Cajun spices, onion strings, bleu cheese crumbles, bleu cheese dressing and served ona Brioche bun.
14.54

Sunny Side Up Burger...a 10oz burger servevd witha sunny side up egg, Vermont cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon and served on a brioche bun.
14.54

Acapulco Burger...a 10 oz burger, cheddar cheese, cilanto, green onions, guacamole, and homemade spicy salsa served on a brioche bun.
14.54

BBQ Burger...a 10 oz burger smothered in BBQ sauce, pepperjack cheese, onion strings on a brioche bun.
14.54

Turkey Burger...100% ground turkey breast, no dark meat, no skin and no fillers. An 8 oz free-range turkey breast patty seasoned with apples, chipotle sauce, onions, celery, chutney with Muenster cheese, grilled onion and avocado slices. Served on a Brioche bun with a side of ranch dressing. 100% ground turkey breast, 8 oz patty... 250 calories, 16 fat grams, 0.4 sat fat grams.
16.70

Pretzel Boy...a 10 oz burger topped with smoked Gouda, roasted red peppers, onion strings served with horseradish sauce on the side on a mouth watering pretzel bun.
14.54

Ricky-Bobby Burger...AKA man on fire! 10 oz of spectacular burger, pepper jack cheese, grilled red pepper, grilled pineapple served on a brioche bun with a Sriracha/Mae Ploy sauce on the side.
14.54


Boring Burger...10 ounce burger, plain, and frankly a little timid. Lettuce, tomato, red onion
13.94


Nacho Burger.... 10 ounce burger, nacho cheese sauce, tortilla strips, sliced jalapenos, green onions with salsa on the side.
14.54


Deli Burger...10 ounce burger, topped with pastrami, Swiss, Russian dressing, rye bun
16.64


Reuben Burger.... 10 ounce burger topped with corned beef, Swiss, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, rye bun.
16.64


Pulled Pork & Bacon Burger...10 ounce burger, topped with bbq pulled pork, white cheddar, applewood smoked bacon.
16.34

The Terminator...Two 10 oz Certified Angus Beef patties (1.25 lbs), 4 slices American Cheese, 4 slices Applewood smoked bacon, onion strings served on a triple deck Brioche bun. Your choice of sides
27.49


Royale with Cheese...a delicious 10 oz flame grilled burger, French aged Gruyere cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, pickle chips & a secret creamy dressing.
15.19



Bat 17 Sliders


(All served on a freshly made mini brioche bun. Sliders do not come with sides)

Traditional Sliders...four classic mini-cheeseburgers w/ grilled onion.
13.39

Breakfast Sliders (Sat & Sun only) ...four biscuit sliders with scrambled egg, sausage or bacon on each slider.
15.95

Fried Chicken & Biscuit Sliders (Sat & Sun only) ...four biscuit sliders with Buttermilk fried chicken, apple wood smoked bacon & Wisconsin white cheddar cheese. Served with a 2 oz side of Pure Grade A Dark Amber Vermont Maple Syrup. (extra syrup is $2.00 for 2 oz)
15.95

Pulled Pork Sliders…four BBQ pork sliders and onion strings, a side of BBQ sauce.
14.54


Buffalo Sliders…four crispy fried chicken sliders smothered in Buffalo sauce and bleu cheese dressing on side.
13.39


Cheesesteak Sliders…four mini Philly cheesesteak sliders topped w/white cheddar, onion strings, jalapenos & chipotle mayo on side.
14.54


Turkey Burger Sliders (100% ground turkey breast - no skin, no dark meat)...Four mini free-range, breast meat only turkey burger sliders topped w/ muenster, grilled onion, ranch on the side.
16.74


Chicken Salad Sliders…Four chicken salad sliders, applewood smoked bacon and mayo.
13.39

Blackened Tilapia Sliders...twelve ounces of seasoned Tilapia on four delicious mini-Brioche buns served with a side of Remoulade sauce, a Cajun tarter sauce most often served with grilled seafood.
16.74

Sriracha Sliders...Four fried chicken sliders tossed in a sweet & spicy Thai sauce.
14.54

Pallo Sliders (Veggie)...fresh mozzarella, tomato & pesto.
13.39

Combo Slider Plate...ten sliders, mix and match above selections.
(cheesesteak-4’s only, no Tilapia sliders available here)
30.99

Sandwich Menu


RS – Regular Size Sandwich

A thick generous sandwich, certain to satisfy any healthy appetite.


FS – Full Size Sandwich

A Paul Bunyan sized sandwich piled extra high. You will need both hands to pick up these puppies.


All sandwiches come with a giant sized, crunchy pickle and your choice of one side... (Add $.50)

Bat 17 Premium Corned Beef


Buster…Kelly Eisenberg premium corned beef, Switzerland Swiss cheese & Russian dressing on grilled, hand-sliced rye bread.
RS 13.89 FS 15.89


Double Deuce…Kelly Eisenberg premium corned beef, lean gold standard pastrami, Switzerland Swiss & Wisconsin Muenster cheeses, hot and regular mustards on grilled, hand-sliced pumpernickel bread.
RS 14.89 FS 16.99


Slim Shady…Kelly Eisenberg premium corned beef piled high without any fuss on grilled, hand-sliced rye bread.
RS 12.89 FS 14.89


Carnegie Reuben…
a scandalously delicious updated version of New York’s finest tradition, Kelly Eisenberg premium corned beef, Switzerland Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Russian dressing on grilled, hand-sliced rye bread.
RS 13.89 FS 15.89

Bat 17 Pastrami


Buzz…Kelly Eisenberg premium hot pastrami, Switzerland Swiss cheese & Russian dressing on grilled, hand-sliced pumpernickel bread.
RS 15.49 FS 17.49


Bad-Donkey…Kelly Eisenberg premium hot pastrami, Switzerland Swiss cheese, coleslaw & Russian dressing on grilled, hand-sliced sourdough bread.
RS 15.49 FS 17.49


Shirley Hurley…a combination sandwich with Kelly Eisenberg premium hot pastrami, roasted turkey, Switzerland Swiss cheese, Russian dressing on grilled rye bread.
RS 14.39 FS 16.39


Brooklyn Bambino…Kelly Eisenberg premium hot pastrami, Switzerland Swiss cheese, sauerkraut & Russian dressing on grilled, hand-sliced pumpernickel bread.
RS 15.49 FS 17.49

Bat 17 Free Range Chicken



Roxy…our unbelievable chicken salad (large chunks of free-range chicken, mayo, onion & celery), applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce and real mayo on grilled, hand-sliced sourdough bread.
RS 12.89 FS 14.89


Roadhouse…BAT 17 barbecued chicken breast, Wisconsin Muenster cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, coleslaw on grilled, hand-sliced sourdough bread.
RS 12.89 FS 14.89


Tabu Club…free-range chicken breast, Wisconsin Muenster cheese & applewood-smoked bacon with lettuce, Roma tomato, Remoulade sauce on grilled, hand-sliced seven grain bread.
RS 12.89 FS 14.89


Rescue Me Fiesta…free-range chicken breast, Wisconsin Muenster cheese, spicy fire roasted jalapenos & chipotle mayo, lettuce, Roma tomato on grilled bakehouse white bread.
RS 12.89 FS 13.89


Elvira…free-range chicken breast, Vermont cheddar cheese, BAT 17 ranch dressing, lettuce, Roma tomato on grilled, hand-sliced rye bread.
RS 12.89 FS 14.89


 Blue Lightning…free-range grilled chicken breast smothered in smoking hot or dialed down a notch Buffalo sauce, Wisconsin Muenster cheese, bleu cheese dressing, lettuce served on grilled, hand-sliced sourdough bread.
RS 12.89 FS 14.89


"The Jerk" Chicken Sandwich…eight ounces of marinated free-range grilled chicken on a Brioche bun with grilled pineapple, avocado, lettuce, tomato, pineapple salsa on the side.
One Size 14.89

Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich…eight ounces of teriyaki marinated BAT 17 free range chicken breast sandwich served with gouda cheese, grilled pineapple, tomato, grilled onions on a Brioche bun.
One Size 14.89


Blackened Chicken Sandwich...eight ounces of blackened free range chicken breast grilled with Gouda cheese, onion strings and horseradish sauce on the side.
One Size 14.89

Bat 17 Turkey, Roasted or Smoked


Bodacious…roasted turkey breast, Switzerland Swiss cheese, coleslaw & Russian dressing on grilled, hand-sliced sourdough bread.
RS 12.89 FS 14.89

Blutarsky's Best…a turkey reuben, roasted turkey, Switzerland Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Russian dressing on grilled, hand-sliced rye bread.
RS 12.89 FS 14.89

California Dreamin…smoked turkey breast, sliced avocado, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, pepper jack cheese, chipotle mayo on grilled 7-grain bread
RS 13.89 FS 15.89

PT-40…roasted turkey breast, lettuce, Roma tomato, chipotle mayo on grilled, hand-sliced rye bread.
RS 11.89 FS 13.89

Kilimanjaro…smoked turkey breast, Wisconsin Muenster cheese, Remoulade sauce on grilled seven grain, hand-sliced bread.
RS 12.89 FS 14.89

Bat 17 Beef



The Dude7 Ounces of thinly sliced grilled sirloin, white american cheese, coleslaw, mayo, french fries, pickle and served on toasted hand sliced sourdough bread. All items are piled onto the sandwich and cannot be altered, substituted for or omitted.
one size 15.99


The Dude Cabernet Blend... California Wine Cellars Award Winning blend.
11.95 per Glass / 44.00 per bottle.

Takin' Care of Business…8 oz grilled marinated BBQ skirt steak thinly sliced served with Vermont white cheddar cheese, onion strings, chipotle mayo on grilled sour dough bread.
one size 17.59


Lucky Dawg…1/4 pound all beef, Black Angus hot dog served on a fresh baked Brioche bun.
one size 8.79


Lucky Dawg Two…same 1/4 pound all beef, Black Angus hot dog with Applewood-smoked bacon, Vermont white cheddar cheese on a fresh baked Brioche bun.
one size 10.79

Bat Out of Hell…you guessed it, meatloaf. Homemade meatloaf sliced thick and hot, smoked Gouda, grilled onions, chipotle mayo served on grilled, hand-sliced sourdough. (more than most can handle)
one size 14.39

Tyler Durden Cheesesteak…seven ounces of sirloin grilled and topped with melted Vermont white cheddar, sliced jalapenos, chipotle mayo, onion strings and served on hand-sliced grilled sourdough.
one size 15.09

Bat 17 Pork


Bat 17 B.L.T…applewood-smoked bacon, Vermont white cheddar cheese, leaf lettuce, Roma tomato, chipotle mayo on grilled, hand-sliced sourdough bread.
RS 12.89 FS 14.89


Classic Ham and Swiss on Rye...thinly sliced ham, Switzerland Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo served on grilled rye bread.
RS 12.89 FS 14.89


The Cuban...slow roasted pulled pork, seasoned ham, Switzerland Swiss cheese, grilled onions, hot mustard on grilled rye bread.
RS 14.89 FS 16.89


Clark Griswold Pulled Pork Sandwich...slow roasted BBQ pulled pork served on a Brioche bun with onion strings, jalapenos, gouda cheese and chipotle mayo.
one Size 15.39

Bat 17 Fish


Voo-Doo…smoked salmon, BAT 17 cream cheese, Roma tomato, red onion served on grilled pumpernickel.
one size 14.39


Blackened Tilapia Sandwich...Tilapia filets, blackened and served with cilantro lime mayonnaise, red onion, mixed baby greens and tomato on a brioche bun.
one size 17.59

Samson & Delilah…a mountain of homemade tuna salad (white albacore), Vermont white cheddar cheese served on grilled, hand-sliced sourdough.
RS 13.39 FS 15.39


Salmon Burger...Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Patty seasoned with an aioli chipotle sauce, lime juice, cilantro and served on a freshly baked brioche bun with lettuce and tomato. Served with a side of chipotle aioli and your choice of BAT 17 side.
17.59

Bat 17 Vegetarian Fare


Pallo…thick fresh mozzarella slices, Roma tomato slices, Italian pesto on grilled, hand-sliced bakehouse white bread.
RS 11.79 FS 13.89


Funky Monkey…fresh avocado slices, Wisconsin Muenster cheese, Roma tomato on grilled, hand-sliced seven grain bread.
RS 11.79 FS 13.89


Rain…chilled asparagus, grilled portabello mushrooms, Vermont white cheddar cheese & vinaigrette dressing on grilled, hand-sliced sourdough bread.
RS 11.79 FS 13.89


Seven…a classic American cheese sammich served with cucumber, lettuce, Roma tomato, balsamic vinaigrette on grilled, hand-sliced Paisano/white bread.
one size 9.79


Purple Sage…Switzerland Swiss cheese, coleslaw & Russian dressing on grilled, hand-sliced seven grain sourdough bread.
one size 9.79

The Egg Froman…a mound of BAT 17 spectacular egg salad, lettuce, mayo served on grilled, hand sliced Paisano/white bread.
RS 9.89 FS 11.89

Veggie Burger…a unique meatless grilled vegetable patty served on a Brioche bun lightly grilled with olive oil and topped with tomato, avocado, cucumber slices, smoked gouda cheese & romaine lettuce. Comes with a side of home made salsa.
13.89

Portobello Sandwich…marinated large mushroom caps, avocado, let, tom, red onion served on a brioche bun with balsamic vinaigrette dressing on the side.
12.89

BAT 17 Soups


Served with freshly baked breads
BAT 17 Signature Soup ~ Chicken Tortilla Served Daily Two new soups daily.

By the cup $5.19
By the bowl $7.29
By the quart $15.59