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The Shanty

38985 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
+1 847-336-0262
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“whiskey shrimp” (22 reviews)
“burger” (32 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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38985 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped at The Shanty on our way back from Chicago. The bartender, Debbie, was friendly, efficient and very personable. The food was really good and the beer nice and cold.

Thank J1144NOrobertw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found The Shanty by accident and we are so happy we did! The building itself is great it resembles a log cabin style building and the decor inside is rustic and charming. The staff was very pleasant and welcoming and the service was terrific!...More

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 25 March 2018

we made a reservation 5 days in advance for a party of 5 we were told they only took reservations at 5:30 and after 8:30 out reservation was for 5:30 we arrived on time and the hostess could not find our reservation I was in...More

1  Thank roy c
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Good evening Roy, I just read your review and I want to personally apologize for not being able to accommodate your table last Friday. We are very sorry that we could not find your reservation. Last Friday was an overly busy Friday night dinner service...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

What a great burger I had for luch, and my wife's salad: the Shanty with shrimps. Look at the photos, they speak by theirself.More

Thank Fernando C
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Good evening Fernando, Thank you for your review! I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your burger and your wife enjoyed her Shanty shrimp salad! We look forward to serving you again on your next visit! Thank you, Dimitri Kallianis The Shanty -...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018

When you are hungry for seafood , The Shanty is the place to be . It might take a few minutes to decide what to eat because the menu is quite extensive There is an area to sit down and eat in the restaurant but...More

Thank JC-n2-Cl
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Good evening, Thank you for sharing your Shanty experience! Our entire staff appreciates your patronage and support of our restaurant! We look forward to your next carry-out order! All the best, Dimitri Kallianis The Shanty - Owner

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Hostess not fair with first come first come seating. Looks like they are currently under construction to expand. Hopefully this relieves waiting to be seated on a Saturday evening. Service was A+ as well as the food. We had filet mignon and ribeye steak with...More

Thank Sherry S
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Good evening Sherry, Thank you for taking the time to review The Shanty! I was happy to read that you enjoyed your food and service! Our entire staff work hard to make sure our guests are taken care of! Our expansion will be complete next...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Food is quite good at this restaurant. Be aware that they serve brunch on Sunday and need to close down the kitchen after brunch to switch to lunch. During this time, you cannot get any food. The time for this switch over is not consistent,...More

1  Thank Susan I
Reviewed 28 January 2018

My wife had seen them profiled on DD&D. It is about 40 minutes south of us on 41, just south of the 94 split headed south. Called to see if they take reservations, told none between 6-8 pm. I asked when does a wait start...More

1  Thank Rdsxfan
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Top quality food, great waiters. Best Sunday brunch around and you won't believe the price for the fabulous food. I have eaten there probably 30 times and never had a bad meal. By far the best value around the area.

1  Thank bjbkc123
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We frequent The Shanty often! Staff is the best! The Owner is amazing. He makes every effort to make sure your dining experience is one to remember! I have had many of the entrees but enjoy the smoked salmon salad. Hubby loves the fish and...More

Thank schild4
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janice c
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Response from CherylCrownRoyal | Reviewed this property |
Hi -The website is listed on the page, however it does not list desserts. I know they waitress said they change often. I had hot apple pie with ice cream and caramel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38985 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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