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The Shanty

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38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
+1 847-336-0262
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Newark, Delaware
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the recommendation of the front desk person at The Lotus Suite's Hotel nearby where we were staying. They offer a 10% discount with your room key so we thought we'd try it as they had been on the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives show on Food Network. The menu looked impressive so I ordered the 10 oz Filet... More 

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USA
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265 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice atmosphere and good food, enjoyed it but more expensive than expected. friendly staff but felt noisy and kinda crowded.

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Thank Steveuj
Grafton, Massachusetts
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129 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last night in town and grabbed dinner upon the recommendation of a colleague. Initially I was encouraged by the menu and good reviews but not totally impressed afterwards. Greeting was friendly and I was promptly seated. Waitress was semi-friendly but I had a feeling the entire night that she was rushing me, as if she was ready to get off... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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2 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We go every couple of weeks, food is always awesome and Vicki our server is the best! My very favorite restaurant!

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Thank flyinsaddle
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Looking for something different and delicious came across this place watching the food network , 10 minutes from my home the shanty it's definitely a must for locals and turist alike great service excellent food and atmosphere 👍👍

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Thank lmonchis
Saugatuck, Michigan
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

On the recommendation of local friends, we visited The Shanty for dinner. A great, low-key, unpretentious spot with outstanding food. Definitely coming back! (And the Manhattans were spectacular!)

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Chicago, Iliinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Can't lie, my daughter and I stopped at this restaurant because it was on Foodnetwork's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. It is 10 minutes up the road from Gurnee Mills outlet mall and it is worth the short drive! Service was friendly and fast. The food was served hot and delicious! Definitely try one of their burgers, they're wonderful! I tried... More 

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Thank mlbrjb
Wadsworth, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Shanty is a treasure, there's not another place like it. They update the menu regularly, keeping tried and true favorites and adding new twists. Start with the tomato basil flatbread and a nice glass of wine! They've got a great selection. My favorite is the Tequila and Orange grilled Salmon. Go early to avoid the crowds, go often because... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We went there with another couple for restaurant week. The scene is very fun and has a warm and inviting "local" feel. Friendly people, friendly staff. Appetizers - goat cheese wonton (amazing) and the whiskey shrimp (awesome). Entrees - Salmon for the Frau and I had the pork loin Desert - bread pudding Everything was great. The pork was super... More 

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Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My husband & I had lunch here for our anniversary. The tequila & orange grilled salmon & broiled Icelandic cod with sautéed veggies & sweet potato fries were some of the best quality restaurant food we've eaten in a while. Service, food & prices were all excellent!! We highly recommend giving them a try.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
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: 38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Wadsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 847-336-0262

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