We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Shanty

38985 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
+1 847-336-0262
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“whiskey shrimp” (23 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
38985 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (246)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 245 reviews

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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 hotels
The Lotus Suites
125 reviews
2.48 km away
Rosecrans Motel
4 reviews
4.36 km away
Wingate by Wyndham Gurnee
187 reviews
4.90 km away
Comfort Inn Gurnee
250 reviews
4.96 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Captain Porky's
99 reviews
.01 km away
Savanna House Restaurant & Bar
36 reviews
.09 km away
Portillo's Hot Dogs
169 reviews
4.37 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gold Pyramid House
25 reviews
1.78 km away
The Tempel Lipizzans
54 reviews
2.63 km away
60 to Escape
259 reviews
4.49 km away
Russell Military Museum
34 reviews
7.21 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
hdelec
19 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.
0
Votes
Debbie K
20 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from KCKenosha | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are now serving their full menu
1
Vote
janice c
22 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.
1
Vote
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20
Meals
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
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing