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Great Escape

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, International, Pub
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9540 Irving Park Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176-1924
+1 847-671-7171
11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went there for st pattys day and I had a great time the food was great and I really enjoyed my self. Great staff and good bar. This place has allot of local history.

Thank rockanroll4u
Lombard, Illinois
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After years of driving by this place and it's large windmill used to power the restaurant, a friend and I decided to try it. It was a very interesting evening. Let me start by saying the service was great. Nothing about the evening was awful, but I don't understand the raves about this place except for maybe one food item...... More 

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Schiller Park, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a wonderful place with good food and service to back it up. The ribs were delicious. Anytime all the time place to find a good meal at a fair price.

Thank bigrunsaturday
Des Plaines, Illinois
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

If you love ribs, this is a place you must try. Service is fast and courteous with a large menu. When you try this Resturant, it will become a favorite.

Thank dicksayad
Naperville, Illinois
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143 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We came here for lunch and I am just surprised with the options that they offer. The service the owner down to the staff is just superb! Brian and Vicki is just amazing! I LOVE the chicken pot pie! Real comfort food and the presentation is just SUPERB-that I don't want to eat my pie! But seriously, the presentation and... More 

Thank rdz18
Greenville, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful, intimate, & casual dining! Great local character, with a off the beaten path feel. Close to the airport, hotels, & other interest.

Thank sursumcorda1
P O Box 331
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were looking for a good steak place and this was recommended. It was very good and tender. White table cloth. Service was good also.

Thank cruisesinc
Rosemont, Il
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We have to the Great Escape many times. The Service is excellent, the food is really good. We live in the area and we are tired of the chain restaurants. The Great Escape has a very comfortable atmosphere and reasonable pricing.

Thank Kate60018
Holland, Michigan
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

By myself, so dined in the lounge area. Linen table cloth and napkins , even in the lounge. Bustling bartender also served as very helpful and gracious waitress. She was not harried or hurried, taking her time to greet and engage each patron. She suggested the ribs, chicken, and mustard encrusted bass. I opted for the ribs and I rank... More 

Thank Ray D
Schiller Park, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant! Let me first say that the atmosphere there is amazing. The restaurant and especially the bar area is an original work from the 1892! And the whole place is tastefully decorated which makes your stay very special. The food is great and you MUST try their ribs as many claims they're the best in the... More 

Thank annak9970

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9540 Irving Park Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176-1924
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schiller Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-671-7171

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?