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The Shanty

38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
+1 847-336-0262
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (17 reviews)
“burger” (29 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would have given it an excellent but---- We ordered crab cakes appetizer and the cod fish fry. My wife ordered the garlic mashed potatoes and I ordered fries and cream of chicken soup. Everything was very good and we will return. The problem was-- the...More

1  Thank Ken W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I had eaten several meals at the same restaurant in Zion & we wanted a change. Some friends recommended The Shanty so we made reservations for Friday night. It turned out to be a great choice. The Shanty turned out to be...More

Thank DrPsychorat
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this restaurant. I eat here at least once every two weeks! The Shanty salad is my favorite as well as the Caribbean Grilled Chicken

Thank debbiel0615
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent taste and a bit surprised as far as freshness is concerned.was told that they buy veg locally.the salmon and the veggies was excellent so is my mojito..what a rare find!!!def going back!!

Thank irene3551
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We go to the Shanty on a regular basis so I guess we've become 'regulars'. The food is great and the bar is nice, just fairly small and VERY busy almost every evening. They are in the process of expanding which will be great.

Thank artistsmss
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We went on the recommendation of the front desk person at The Lotus Suite's Hotel nearby where we were staying. They offer a 10% discount with your room key so we thought we'd try it as they had been on the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives...More

1  Thank PeterCuinmaui
Reviewed 13 April 2017

nice atmosphere and good food, enjoyed it but more expensive than expected. friendly staff but felt noisy and kinda crowded.

Thank Steveuj
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Last night in town and grabbed dinner upon the recommendation of a colleague. Initially I was encouraged by the menu and good reviews but not totally impressed afterwards. Greeting was friendly and I was promptly seated. Waitress was semi-friendly but I had a feeling the...More

1  Thank TonyMundain
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We go every couple of weeks, food is always awesome and Vicki our server is the best! My very favorite restaurant!

1  Thank flyinsaddle
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Looking for something different and delicious came across this place watching the food network , 10 minutes from my home the shanty it's definitely a must for locals and turist alike great service excellent food and atmosphere đź‘Ťđź‘Ť

Thank lmonchis
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janice c
What do they serve for dessert?
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
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: 38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Wadsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 847-336-0262
  • E-mail
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