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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

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Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles12 reviews
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CharlieB604
Oxford219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 solo
Had the Shrimp PoBoy for lunch on a cold day with a beer. This place has a comfortable locals feel with reasonable prices and great service.
Written 12 November 2021
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drgr2015
Highland Park36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Walked right in when it was open dining, and had a big surprise. A small restaurant but definitely small town atmosphere and personal feeling
Written 22 March 2020
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illinois travelere
1566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 friends
We had to wait a bit for one of the few outside tables. Once we were seated, we enjoyed our meal and the service.
Written 14 June 2019
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anthonyspier
Chicago45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 family
We had a lovely dinner at Marco's. The food was delicious, the menu casual and varied, the prices were very moderate. The wait staff were charming, friendly and efficient. The décor is very casual. This is a small restaurant. We went at 5pm, which is unusual for us. The clientele was attractive and the restaurant was quite full for such an unusual time. The location is on the main street in Highwood, which is a modest enclave with lots of restaurants between the wealthy and glamorous Lake Forest, IL and the wealthy and glamorous Highland park, IL. We recommend Marco's
Written 2 June 2019
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Kristine V
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 friends
If you want to taste a burger that melts in your mouth Go to Marco's Northside Grill. The soups and salads are also excellent. Stop in at Marco's Northside Grill and I promise you will love it. Best Burger on the Northshore!
Written 4 November 2018
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RJK_Chicago
Deerfield589 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 couples
My wife was in Lake Forest and so we decided to meet up in Highwood, the restaurant haven of the North Shore. We decided to do burgers. We met up in this cozy bar/restaurant and were quickly greeted on a very cold night by Marco himself. We were quickly settled at a table and greeted by a server. The atmosphere was very warm and friendly, kind of a North Shore 'Cheers.' The food was delicious, the drinks were wonderful, the atmosphere perfect. We found out that Marco was trained by the Gibson's people, it was clear in the way everything was handled. I cannot wait to go back.
Written 2 February 2018
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ajhorse21
Bethlehem800 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 family
For a basic burger grill, they've got a surprisingly tasty veggie (black bean) burger! It's thick and hearty, with black beans and corn in it, served in a toasty bun. It's cooked so it's crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It's a real menu item, not just a token vegetarian offering so meat-eaters don't have to feel bad about bringing their veggie friends here. My one wish is that one of the "premium" add-ons (avocado, or grilled onion, or grilled mushrooms) was included with the veggie burger (which is surprisingly the same price as the beef burger). But I'm not really one to complain when the Diet Coke is freely flowing!
Written 3 January 2018
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Mimi M
Glenview246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 couples
Cute little restaurant with seating outside or in. It shares a patio & restrooms with restaurant next door. Burgers are a specialty as well as fish fry on Fridays. Something for everyone. Open for lunch & dinner. Friendly waitstaff & service. Love that you can hang your purse on the wall hanger.
Written 20 October 2017
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Jeff M
Highland Park180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 family
Marco's might have the best burgers in the Highland Park-Northbrook-Highwood area. There are several other great places, but the burger here is out of this world. Yes, the place is small. Yes, the bathroom is in the Toad Stool. Yes, the menu is limited. First, it's a burger place. You aren't coming here for sea bass. Did Marco say hi, no, but I'm sure he will the next time. Our waitress was super nice and good. They were a bit slow due to Pumpkin Fest, but I won't hold that against them. If you want a fantastic burger, come here. You won't be disappointed.
Written 10 October 2017
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illinois travelere
1566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 friends
The waitress told us that the black bean burger was from MorningStar Farms, so I opted for the grown-up toasted cheese sandwich. My companion ordered the house burger. They were served on paper-covered 10" X 13" metal trays, and came with a pickle spear, a small container of okay cole slaw, and a huge pile of fries made JUST the way I like them -- thin, crispy, salty. In fact, my rating would've been lower without those fabulous fries. The service was ho-hum, and Marco didn't even notice we were there -- although he was friendly enough to others. I mention this only because this is touted as a very friendly "Cheers" kinda place. The washrooms are in the pub next door. Go through the connecting door -- ladies turn left and gents turn right. It's a small place with 10 four-person tables that can be combined for larger groups, and some outdoor tables in front. There's a small four-stool bar at the far end. There are condiments on the tables -- Heinz ketchup, French's yellow mustard, Frank's Red Hot Pepper Sauce (a cayenne sauce from the '20s that has inspired its own cookbook), salt, and pepper. The house-made sauces are BBQ, bourbon (sweet), Cajun, teriyaki, buffalo, and ranch. There's street parking and parking lots nearby.
Written 4 October 2017
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lori1019
185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 couples
Enjoyed this new burger spot. Delicious burgers and fries and friendly service. The place is very small, so some seats close to the door which can be a bit chilly. Menu is very limited, they could do with a few more selections but we were in the mood for good burgers and we were not disappointed. Nice beer selection. Hope this joint makes it!
Written 3 February 2017
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iTraveltheworld195
Highland Park1098 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 couples
Hubby and I tried this new burger joint on Friday night and were pleasantly surprised that it exceeded expectations! First of all, we used to come to the former restaurant occupant of the space and I must say, the new owner, aka Marco, has done an impressive job fixing up the joint. There is even an interior door connecting it to its neighbor, the Toadstool Pub. You have to use the Toadstool restrooms if you need that convenience. But, on the other hand, if you are imbibing at Toadstool there is no problem bringing the food on over there. It's a symbiotic relationship. Clearly Marco is a local because with the exception of us, he knew just about everyone who walked through the door and though we got a table right away, they quickly filled up. Even though he didn't know us, he spent plenty of time chatting with us and left feeling like we were old friends. Though Marco was friendly our waitress not so much. She was just completely indifferent. We came for the burgers and fries and were not disappointed. Marco told us that he trained at Gibsons downtown. The man knows how to cook meat! My cheeseburger was perfectly cooked and seasoned. I also really enjoyed my fries. I loved that the skins were still on. I was proud member of the clean plate club at the end of my meal. I agree with others that the menu is limited. The burgers are great but basic. Perhaps adding some optional toppings or having some specialty burgers would be nice. No matter though I will still be back!
Written 25 January 2017
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