Must-Go's

Must-Go's

The Country House Restaurant

 

241 W 55th St.
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

Whenever we make the trip up north to visit my mom, our schedule always includes a stop at The Country House; the original of the three locations spread throughout Chicago’s western suburbs.

The origins of this rustic country roadhouse date back to 1922, but the restaurant as it is known today hit its stride in the mid-1970’s and continues to thrive today.

The mostly local joint is filled with regulars 7 days a week, who set the tone for an atmosphere that feels similar to that of “Cheers.”

The menu is vast and includes a little bit of something for everyone’s taste buds.

For those looking for a hearty meal, they offer Kentucky Bourbon Steak, BBQ Pulled Pork, or Hickory Smoked Ribs.

For those wanting to dive into the sea, their plate options include Golden Shrimp, Fish & Chips, and Pretzel Crusted Walleye.

For the more adventurous type they offer a Buffalo or Elk Burger.

But it’s their “Country Burger” that has put them on the map and keeps you coming back.

Voted “Chicago’s Favorite Burger” by the readers of The Chicago Tribune, the 1/2-pound burger is made with fresh ground chuck and served with a heaping pile of crispy steak fries.

What started as a dream in 1922 of giving the area a neighborhood styled roadhouse that provided the perfect place for friends to meet up for good conversation, a cold drink, and a tasty meal – proudly upholds that same mission today.

Fun Fact – The Country House is said to be haunted by a young woman and is recognized as one of Illinois’ most haunted sites.

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