The Shanty Restaurant

38985 US Hwy 41, Wadsworth
(847) 336-0262

Recent Reviews

Nelson Grihalde

I ordered a special dish, not on the menu, salmon with pasta in Alfredo sauce and it was superb!Place is a bit loud because there is no sound dampening.I love the architect who designed the new Shanty. The old shanty spirit lives on. Thousands of Abbott and Baxter lunches have been celebrated here.My former boss was celebrated here after he passed away at the young age of 70. Had no idea he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor in Vietnam.


Only comment is a little noisy for big parties to try and talk. But food and service is always good.


Food is excellent. Food pick-up should be in another part of the restaurant. Too much congestion in the entrance.


Great place for excellent food, for friends and family alike and just plain fun!


Food always great. Seemed like they were a little short handed on a busy Saturday night, but worth the wait.


If you want a quiet dinner, avoid the main dining room and either eat upstairs or in the west room. The main bar is very busy but the bartenders are very good with their mixology protocols. Wendy was our server in the west room and she was excellent, knowledgeable and quick to bring/takeaway as she passed our table. This isn't our first visit and if you're not super hungry, sit at the main bar and nosh on appetizers and adult beverages. Those are also excellent. Parking is plentiful but valet is not available. RESERVATIONS are highly recommended for the weekend.


Great fried chicken. Friendly service. Love to bring friends for a great experience.


Yummy food, great service, will definitely return. Don’t go without reservations, it gets really busy!!!


Celebrated 2 birthdays.


Good eats and atmosphere. Always will try and return.


The food and service was wonderful. We were there Friday live band night. It was too loud to talk comfortably without the band playing, but was unbearable with the music.


Great food and service as usual! Really like the Friday fish fry


My favorite place to eat when I visit Illinois. Great food and great service! Thank you for the most outstanding meal!


We went at 5:00 before it got too busy. As usual, food and drinks were great

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