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US$ 6 - US$ 17
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pulled pork sandwich was very dry and had to put a lot of bbq sauce on it at the table. Menu stated the ribs had sauce on them but came to the table without sauce. Besides the lack of sauce the food was very good....Ribs were so tender that when you picked up a bone there wasn’t any meat left on it. That made for easy eating. The coleslaw was very tasty. Fries were fries, nothing spectacular. Door lady was very nice but I don’t understand why she had a poodle on a leash with her. Service dog? It’s very loud in there so if you have hearing troubles, be prepared. (Loud as in people laughing and talking enjoying themselves) Could use a couple tweaks but overall we had a very tasty meal and were glad we stopped.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in for lunch with a few coworkers and had a really good salad. I have to say the service was very good, the food was solid, and I would have liked to finish it off with a cold beer. Looking forward to going...back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 16 February 2020

My wife ordered Fish Tacos and Veggies as a side dish. I got their Mushroom and Swiss Burger, and I asked for the fries to be well-done. "No problem." The dining area was empty with no one's order ahead of us. Preparation took much longer...than expected. The burger looked great but the fries were nowhere near well-done. When the waitress came over to check on our meals, I complimented the taste of the char-grilled burger and advised her that the fries weren't as ordered. She offered to bring some the way I'd requested and I declined. She must have read my face because she said, "I'll drop an order for them" and came back later with a basket of properly-cooked well-done fries. On behalf of the place, she took care of a problem without hesitation, demanding to make things right. By the way, my wife liked the seasoning on the vegetable side dish but complained to me that they were quite salty. You might ask them to skip the salt when you visit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 31 January 2020

Hawthorne's Backyard Bar and Grill is a jumping place on the weekends and during the summer. Known for their Friday fish fries, a great place to watch the Cubs and Bears, horseshoes in the summer. But a recent winter lunch was quiet with just a...few people eating or drinking at the bar, a few business people having a lunch meeting, some old friends gathering for some beer and lunch. We ordered a draft beer special on a Thursday for $3 an appreciated the craft beer choices. Their Woodsman's Nachos are terrific, delivered hot and quickly, reminiscent of the nachos from the old Bennigan's chain. They arrive with a chili and bean base, plenty of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and jalapenos. Little cups of guacamole, salsa and sour cream arrive on the side. You can also order different additional meat options for the nachos at extra cost. Waitress was friendly and helpful, went out of her way to come check on us from another room in the restaurant. Great experience!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 12 January 2020

Nice warm weather place for an evening out after a long work day. Outdoor sandpits for volleyball, firepits to keep away the chill of the fall evening.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 21 November 2019 via mobile

Hawthorne's Backyard is a great place to meet family or friends to have a tasty lunch or dinner. They have everything from birthdays to weddings in their many acres of lawn and woods. You can eat inside or out, weather permitting, and watch baseball or...football games, or your own family playing volleyball. Great staff and exceptional food.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Everything lacked..staff, cleanliness, food..could ve a nice atmosphere if there was more enthusiasm from staffMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Lou K, Owner at Hawthorne's Backyard Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

Hi Cheryl, I am sorry to here about your poor experience here. I would love an opportunity to make things right. Could you tell me when you came out to visit? Do you know who your server was or what was wrong with the service....More

Reviewed 29 July 2019

Great place to eat! Food is fantastic - always! It is one of those rare places that actually has wild caught Salmon! Patio seating is always great in the summer. Highly recommend to check them out. They organize tons of fun activities also!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

Out to see the UP Big Boy in West Chicago. Found this great restaurant for lunch. Very nice but casual inside great outdoor spaces for dining dancing and sports. Had the 10 pce wing app with kickin Korean sauce, excellent. Daily drink and food specials....Full menu but not overwhelming Good selection of beers. Dominicka was my bartender she was very welcoming and professional.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

Impossible burgers are actual impossible to find. Hawthorne's has taken the time to test several plant based alternatives and the result was outstanding. My wife and I each had one yesterday, one of the best we ever had. Match that with a fantastic staff, superior..."Bloddy Mary", great beer selection, and casual outside seating (indoor also available but why) and I just found a new favorite.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Hawthorne's Backyard Bar and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4