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9540 Irving Park Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176-1924
+1 847-671-7171
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Schiller Park, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant! Let me first say that the atmosphere there is amazing. The restaurant and especially the bar area is an original work from the 1892! And the whole place is tastefully decorated which makes your stay very special. The food is great and you MUST try their ribs as many claims they're the best in the... More 

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at an airport hotel, this is one of the better options. For our group, it was quite convenient--the restaurant offers a shuttle to and from the hotel. We tried the top-rated dishes, the chicken pot pie, broasted chicken and ribs. The ribs were rated highly by those who had them. The chicken was moist, but it was fried by... More 

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Iowa, United States
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place- we found it by accident when visiting the Fashion Outlets of America. We had the chicken pot pie- best one I have ever had! The person next to us had the prime rib, it was a slab the size of a textbook! And yes, he finished it all! I fully recommend!

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Thank Kara D
Wisconsin
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Cute restaurant with quite a history. Waitress explained some of it. Food was good with good portion sizes. Popular for their boasted chicken and also their homemade BBQ sauce. Both were good.

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Thank Ky55
Fort White, Florida
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We needed a place close to our hotel and went here on a Sunday night. No crowd but still had slow service. Food was very good and the cost reasonable. They had wide range of appetizers and several sandwiches, ribs, shrimp and salads.

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Thank Skip C
Sioux City, Iowa
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We picked The Great Escape for several reasons-decent reviews and free shuttle service from our hotel. It is a cozy restaurant along the lines of old roadhouses and you could tell there were many regulars feeling very comfortable and welcomed. So were we. Our server was prompt and friendly. On recommendation of the shuttle driver, I ordered the chicken pot... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Had eaten here a few times before, but a couple weeks ago will change my mind about going again. Had the onion soup and except for seeing onions in it I thought it was bullion water. It was so salty there was no onion taste. Then I ordered the lightly breaded chicken breast with lemon sauce which again escaped the... More 

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Thank Karen N
Lafayette, Indiana
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We came here after flying into ORD after a trip to San Diego. On our way home we stopped here and had an amazing dinner -- their ribs were amazing and just fell off the bone. We will come back here again and again -- it was a terrific dinner and a wonderful end to a fabulous vacation.

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Glad they had a gluten free entrée. Wished it was dairy free. (Was not eating gluten or dairy at the time) I think I missed it on the menu description. It was a nice cozy spot for dinner. Caught a mistake on the bill but the waitress was very kind in fixing it.

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Thank Anita D
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a very popular local restaurant, but I think this is in large part due to very limited local selection of quality eats and the fact that just about every dish is something anyone in middle America can cook if you like. This less than inspiring food is well beyond its price point. No, it isn't bad, but you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9540 Irving Park Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176-1924
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schiller Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-671-7171

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