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Review of Maple Tree Inn

Maple Tree Inn
Ranked #1 of 54 Restaurants in Blue Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 21 - US$ 30
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Our 35 minute drive to this forty-plus year old, south suburban neighborhood spot tucked away on a sleepy street was well worth it!. The first thing you seen when you walk in is the over 100 year old bar that came over from England during the Columbian Worlds Fair in Chicago. Fresh oysters arrive daily and that freshness is reflected in any dish featuring them. We had the six oysters prepared three different ways appetizer. Wow. The house-made andouille sausage is fantastic. The catfish and red fish dishes were outstanding. The restaurant also features a beguiling BBQ sauce that i have never tasted anywhere else before.
The scratch-made cocktails and ample list of micro-brew beers to satisfy just about any taste round out a fantastic drinking and dining experience, all set to the sounds of some Seventies Soul tunes. Quite the place!

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Visited with family after having a good meal and experience first time. Tried different dishes and a cocktail. Creole Voodoo cocktail fruity and tasty. Crab moray ok. Oysters very good. Blackened scallops very good. Soft shell crab and BBQ shrimp good. Service is a little slow. It helps to review menu and know what you want. Check in on meals are not often. Too full again to get dessert. Will have to come back. Great creole restaurant in south suburbs. They also take reservations which is nice. Must visit.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This place is a wonderful hidden secret that ha been around for sometime now for what I am hearing, the place has a New Orleans flair and vibe to it, the food is outstanding and service was very nice. I would make a reservation if you plan on visiting because it keeps a nice crowd

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Judging that without a reso last night "everybody" knows:. The wait would have been two hours plus. We opted for craft beers and apps at the bar.

The beans and rice were straight up the river from NOLA, as was the crabcake appetizer. Hubs ordered a crab Mornay thing which first was presented as stuff buried under bread crumbs. He never would have said a thing, but he never would have returned either. My mouth told the bar waiter and she nearly anticipated what I was to mention.

Not only did she have it delishously replaced but comped it. Clearly she gets repeat business. It was more subtle than my crabcake, and each suited the correct customer. I am the spicy one!

The place is tiny. The music refreshing. The craft beers on tap are on spot. And dang this is a place where classy gentlemen wear suit coats because they want to! Yippee my new South suburban go-to.

Merci beaucoup.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Dined with family to celebrate birthday. Quaint location. Parking can be a challenge in area. Nice New Orleans decor and music. The cozy lounge chairs for tables of 2 was nice. Great service. Waiter inquired if first time visitor and guided us through menu. Corn muffins are delicious especially with the garlic butter. Note first batch complimentary, .50 for more. That helped caused you can get full from those. Oysters, ribs, redfish all very good. Spicy and mild bbq sauces were delicious. Dis and dat platter was a great mix of everything including the tasty ribs. There's a lot more to sample so we'll be back. Portions are hearty. We had the cocktail drink special. It was good but for $11 we wanted less ice. It went fast. Beignets are also good. New Orleans in the south suburbs! Plan to visit again.

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