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The Shanty

38985 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
+1 847-336-0262
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“whiskey shrimp” (23 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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38985 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So we happened upon this when in town for soccer. What a cute place - rustic - great eclectic menu (heavy on burger options). I had the Kobe burger with potato wedges and hubby had the broiled walleye with mashed potatoes. Shared some clam chowder....More

Thank Januarybride01
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here, went during the week for lunch and it was very good! Hubby and I shared an appetizer of pork shanks, very tender and tasty (one which was on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives) and then we split a Kobe burger which was done...More

Thank panielsen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got the Kobe medium rare with chedar. It was well done and very dry no taste. Plus they forgot the chedar cheese the waitress brought a slice afterwords. Another friend ordered the farmhouse burger is was also dry tasteless and overcooked egg. She also...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a client to lunch there today and everything seems to be hitting on all cylinders! the service was great (we had Nancy) and the food was hot and delicious. I strongly recommend the Barn Burger though the Buffalo Burger looked good also. There...More

Thank RickD774
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered this premium meal and the steak came well done when it was ordered medium rare. To their credit, they corrected the mistake very speedily, but I weep for that wasted stake. Bottom line, wonderful steak. You should really need to try it, great customer...More

Thank RandR J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There were 4 of us for dinner. We were seated in the brand new dining area, which is very nice BUT very loud/noisey. We could barely hear conversation Between the 4 of us. This was even though the place wasn’t completely full! They definitely need...More

Thank camperstan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited The Shanty on a Monday night looking for a quick dinner by myself. Took a seat at the bar and was served by Rolando. The service was excellent and Rolando gave me some great descriptions of the menu items. I also got guidance and...More

Thank becandl
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

As to dinner, it was hit or miss. I had the Food Network favorite appetizer of Whiskey Shrimp. The shrimp were great, the sauce (I like nutmeg, so it was good) was absolutely amazing, but the thick garlic toast under it was made with stale...More

2  Thank Ben R
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I had seen a recent episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri and he made a return visit to this restaurant. It has been successful and it expanded. Not located near downtown, it requires a drive to get there from the Chicago area....More

1  Thank AndreaM2011
Reviewed 25 August 2018

It was a Saturday night, but we waited 40 minutes for a table. Even the bar was jammed, and there was some sort of event in the private area beside the bar... Once were finally seated - the menu is extensive (huge crab legs !)...More

1  Thank Rob M
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19 September 2018|
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Response from camperstan | Reviewed this property |
Have to agree with others, little if any vegan choices on the menu. You may want to phone and see if they can do something for you.
Debbie K
20 August 2018|
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Response from KCKenosha | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are now serving their full menu
janice c
22 January 2015|
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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