Food & Drink in Algonquin

Half Off Vitamins and Supplements

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Complement your workout with OxyELITE Pro supplements, ADAM multi-vitamins, M-Stak muscle builders, or other nutritional enhancers

Up to 50% Off Barbecue at Crystal Lake Rib House

Crystal Lake Rib House

$30 $15

Baby back ribs, chargrilled burgers, and chili served at restaurant praised by the Chicago Sun-Times

Half Off Sushi and Stir-Fry at Wok 'n Fire

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(135)

Japanese, Thai, and Chinese specialties include grilled mango mahi-mahi, teriyaki chicken, and spicy Hong Kong scallops

Up to 63% Off Coffee- or Espresso-Making Class

South Barrington

$100 $45

Café teaches coffee drinkers how to make a perfect cup of joe at home or how to brew espresso during coffee classes

Up to 50% Off Chicago-Style at Grill Fare at Beef Villa

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

(30)

Classic "hot and fast" fare such as Italian beef sandwiches, broasted chicken, and Italian sausage

Half Off at Little Panda Chinese Restaurant

Elgin

$20 $10

Authentic, fresh Chinese entrees such as orange chicken—crunchy pieces of chicken tossed in orange sauce with orange slices & broccoli

50% Off Pub Food at Elgin Public House

Downtown Elgin

$30 $15

(117)

Pub cuisine such as hand-cut steaks, bison burgers with duck bacon, and stuffed pork chops

Up to 54% Off American Food at Scoreboard

Lake Zurich

$20 $10

(7)

Nachos piled with beans, melted cheese, and homemade chili precede half-pound burgers, seven kinds of sandwiches, and thin-crust pizzas

Up to Half Off American Food at Firewood Restaurant & Sports Lounge

McHenry

$20 $10

(29)

Sports lounge serves burgers, pizzas, pastas, steak, fish, & more while 36 TVs air sports; champagne included in Sunday brunch

Up to 54% Off Pizza and Salads at Nicodino's Pizza Co. & Café

Bartlett

$25.85 $12

(42)

Start meals with a balsamic-tossed salad, followed by cheese pizzas

Up to 53% Off Wine Tastings for Two

Palatine

$36.99 $18

(10)

Sample some of the boutique wine shop’s more than 100 different wines, many of which come from small wineries from around the world

48% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Sushi-Ai

Palatine

$40 $21

Wide selection of fresh maki, specialty combinations, and Japanese entrées such as seared tuna or spicy tofu steak

Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill

Palatine

$20 $11

Chicken shawarma and grilled shish kebabs pair with hummus and baba ghanouj

50% Off at Ti Amo Cafe Italiano

Hoffman Estates

$30 $15

(34)

Upscale Italian cuisine served on white tablecloths at eatery with weekly live music performances

45% Off Thai Dinner Cuisine at Jaded Thai

Hoffman Estates

$20 $11

(76)

Savory and spicy curries; chicken in housemade peanut sauce; pad thai and spicy hot crazy noodles

Up to 50% Off at iChef Chinese Cuisine

Hoffman Estates

$30 $16

Americanized cuisine like orange chicken and sweet-and-sour pork and traditional Chinese dishes like chicken in sichuan sauce and fish soup

Up to 50% Off Dim Sum and Chinese

Hoffman Estates

$10 $5

(86)

Nab bites off the house-specialty dim sum cart or dig into traditional Chinese dishes

Up to 50% Off Improv Show with Popcorn

Streets of Woodfield

$22 $11

(40)

Improvisers can perform a show with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

50% Off German Cuisine at Bavaria Hof Restaurant

Schaumburg

$30 $15

(41)

Hearty servings of authentic German food such as home cooked sauerbraten, spaetzle, strudel and more; full German gluten free menu available

47% Off Barbecue at Hickory River Smokehouse

Schaumburg

$15 $8

(15)

Diners chow down on juicy Texas-style barbecue smoked with hickory wood for hours

Half Off Dinner at Greek Village-Mediterranean Cusisine

Schaumburg

$30 $15

(110)

White stucco walls and ample greenery evoke Grecian village streets as chefs broil lamb & ignite imported saganaki; vegan options available

$24 Off at Asian Tokyo

Rolling Meadows

$25 $13

(17)

Guests enjoy a menu of Chinese and Japanese classics including kung pao chicken and sushi, while dining in the glow of red hanging lanterns

Up to 54% Off Brunch and Bloody Marys

Richmond

$37.90 $18

(28)

Martini lounge with a 1940s elegance serves breakfast and lunch fare accompanied by bloody marys

50% Off Sushi at Wildfish

Arlington Heights

$40 $20

(29)

Tropical-hued eatery named one of the top 10 sushi restaurants in Chicago by Gayot; rolls with maki, black rice, and soft-shell crab

Up to 43% Off Japanese-Style-Burger Meals at Gabutto Burger

Arlington Heights

$31.40 $17.99

(80)

Japanese-style burgers include the Crabby Burger, a whole soft shell crab on a bun, and the Shrimp Burger, stuffed with tiger shrimp

38% Off at Naomi Sushi

Prospect Heights

$40 $25

Sushi chef uses fresh ingredients to create Godzilla, Wild dragon, Volcano, and more specialty rolls.

Up to 50% Off at Harrys' Of Arlington

Arlington Heights

$32 $17

(60)

Hearty, sirloin-patty burgers are paired with brews; menu includes wings, create-your-own macaroni and cheese, and fish tacos

43% Off at Wayne's Pizza

Arlington Heights

$25 $14.25

(26)

Since 1964, Wayne's has used secret family recipes and fresh ingredients to craft high-quality pizzas, pasta, and classic Italian dishes

IHOP – 50% Off Breakfast and Diner Food

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

The national brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations alongside burgers, sandwiches, and other diner fare

$29 Off Indian Food at India House

Buffalo Grove

$30 $15

(136)

Vegetable samosas, shrimp madras, bombay lamb chops, chicken tikka masala, and spinach sauce with homemade paneer

Up to 50% Off at La Rosa Pizzeria & Restaurant

Vernon Hills

$20 $11

(24)

Homestyle Italian food such as chicken alfredo and margherita pizzas, asiago-stuffed gnocchi, homemade lasagna, and capicola sandwiches

45% Off at Calzone & Macaroni Co.

Vernon Hills

$20 $11

Design your own calzone or macaroni dish or pick a signature option such as lobster mac; gluten-free options available

Up to 50% Off at Old Towne Pub and Eatery

St. Charles

$20 $11

Selection of burgers, sandwiches, and dinner plates, including barbecue ribs and butterfly shrimp; sports-pub setting

45% Off at Macarena Tapas

St. Charles

$20 $11

(103)

Traditional hot and cold tapas such as marinated olives, Spanish potato and onion omelets, garlic shrimp, and beef-tenderloin skewers

50% Off at Spotted Fox Ale House

Saint Charles

$30 $15

(48)

Thirty draft beers from local and national craft brewers wash down tilapia tacos, bacon burgers, pasta, and sandwiches

Half Off Nepalese and Indian Food at Taste of Himalayas

St. Charles

$20 $10

Former cruise-ship chef preps traditional Indian dishes as well as Nepalese specialties such as spiced goat meat

Up to 50% Off Fine Wine

Grayslake

$20 $11

Variety of wine made in small batches, including table wine, seasonal wine, and fortified wine

Up to 45% Off Japanese Cuisine at Sushi Bar

Bloomingdale

$20 $11

(66)

Rolls filled with creamy avocado and salmon, teriyaki combos with deep-fried pork, and plates of ginger-sauteed squid

Up to Half Off at Wa-Pa-Ghetti’s Pizza

Wheeling

$10 $5

Diverse menu with handcrafted pizzas, classic American dishes, and items inspired by Italian and Mexican cuisines

45% Off Subs at Rammy's Sub Contractors

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

(75)

More than 20 subs, including a reuben, BBQ chicken, and Italian beef, are homemade and baked fresh in-house

Up to 73% Off Tea Class and Tasting at Prima Tea

Wheeling

$57 $23

Loose-leaf experts offer lessons and patrons taste samples of gourmet teas from around the world

40% Off Hot Dogs at Slott's Hots

Libertyville

$10 $6

(22)

Classic hot-dog joint food, including hot dogs, polishes, burgers, italian beef, and gyros, pair with creamy shakes and cheese fries

Up to 50% Off Irish-Style Pub Food at Downing's

Libertyville

$20 $11

Enjoy Irish-style pub food and a variety of beer and spirits in a lively setting with five flat-screen TVs and weekly musical performances

50% Off at Corleone Sicilian Restaurant

Lake Geneva

$30 $15

(75)

Mussels steamed in a white-wine and lemon sauce, fresh fettuccine tossed in a creamy garlic sauce with broccoli, and classic veal piccata

Up to 47% Off Italian Dinner at RoccoVino's Carol Stream

Carol Stream

$30 $15

(26)

Italian cuisine such as rigatoni vodka, stuffed eggplant, seafood risotto, and signature pizzas

Up to 56% Off Fajitas and Margaritas at El Sombrero Restaurant

Mount Prospect

$63 $29

(53)

Enjoy sizzling fajitas accompanied by three 4-ounce margarita pours made with top-shelf tequila

Up to 50% Off Burgers and Drink Flights at Emerson's Ale House

Mount Prospect

$43.80 $22

(49)

Four 5 oz. glasses filled with different martinis or draft beers are paired with half-pound burgers on pretzel buns

$10 for Mediterranean Food at Mina Mediterranean Restaurant

Mount Prospect

$20 $10

(34)

All-halal meat dishes, tagines, and veggie dishes with Moroccan and Egyptian influences; optional glass of wine from full bar

45% Off Pizza and Burgers at CravePizza

Mount Prospect

$20 $11

(37)

Wings dressed in five types of sauce ready appetites for thin-, pan-, or stuffed-crust pizzas, chicken caesar salad & bacon-topped burgers

50% Off Pizza and Burgers at Ye Olde Town Inn

Mount Prospect

$30 $15

Casual eatery filled with live music and a 120" screen serves up stuffed pizzas with three layers of cheese, pasta, and stacked burgers

Trop Rock Night – Up to 55% Off Tribute

Mount Prospect

$40 $19

Mr. Myers Band rolls out a steady stream of beach-ready Jimmy Buffet tunes while partiers sip on drink specials and munch sliders

Up to 51% Off Mexican Meal at La Alianza Restaurant

West Chicago

$39.98 $20

(6)

Fruity sangria or tangy margaritas complement entrees such as cheese-smothered enchiladas, crispy chimichangas, and massive burritos

Up to 50% Off Breakfast or Lunch at Olde North Pancake House

West Chicago

$15 $7.50

Cozy, family-friendly restaurant serves up 13 varieties of pancakes, along with waffles, sandwiches, and comfort-food entrees

47% Off Barbecue at Hickory River Smokehouse

Glendale Heights

$15 $8

(78)

Diners chow down on juicy Texas-style barbecue smoked with hickory wood for hours

45% Off Hibachi Food and Sushi at Domo 77 and Japan 77

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

(221)

Seasoned chefs sear steak, chicken, and seafood on a hibachi-style grill, served alongside classic and specialty sushi rolls

Half Off Sushi and Hibachi at Yue-Sun Restaurant

Wood Dale

$30 $15

(29)

Hibachi chefs put on a show with Japanese steaks and seafood while ready-made sushi rolls by on a conveyer belt

45% Off Sushi and Contemporary Grill Cuisine at Swordfish

Batavia

$40 $22

(125)

Special-ordered fresh fish used in artfully presented seafood entrees, sashimi, and sushi rolls, served in room illuminated by fireplace

Up to 53% Off Italian Food at Aliano's Ristorante

Batavia

$15 $7

(107)

Housemade veal, chicken, and seafood dishes evoke the flavors of Italy; New York– and Chicago-style pizzas nod to American traditions

Half Off Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies at U-Crave Frozen Yogurt

Wheaton

$5 $2.50

(4)

24 non- and low-fat frozen yogurt and sorbet flavors topped with your choice of 40 fruit, granola, and candy varieties

Half Off at Stella's Pizza and Pub

Wheaton

$20 $10

Situated inside Fox Bowl, the restaurant serves thin-crust pizza, giardiniera-topped italian beef, and other pub-style eats

Up to 48% Off at Evviva Pizzeria & Cafe

Wheaton

$20 $11

(9)

Traditional Chicago-style pizza, chicken vesuvio with white wine sauce, and homemade gelato; gluten free options available

Up to 53% Off American Food at The Bank Restaurant

Wheaton

$15 $7

(203)

Ingredients sourced from within 150 miles of Wheaton combine to make slow-cooked pot roasts and steaks for sustainable dining

Up to 50% Off Steak and Seafood at Café la Cave

Des Plaines

$50 $25

Chefs carve entrees and sauté steaks tableside amid cavernous rocky walls and rippling lights

Up to 47% Off Martinis and Appetizers at Illusion Bar Grill Cafe

Des Plaines

$37.40 $19.99

Pair chicken tenders and quesadillas or homemade tiramisu and sweet crepes with chocolate mint, lemon drop, or raspberry martinis

Half Off Hawaiian Food at Tiki Terrace

Des Plaines

$24 $12

A tropical-themed dining area stages Hawaiian feasts at hand-carved booths surrounded by tiki statues, stone moai, and palm trees

Up to 50% Off at Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano

Des Plaines

$40 $20

(92)

Family-owned restaurant serving authentic Southern Italian cuisine in a casually elegant space; try the eggplant parmigiana and tiramisu

45% Off Japanese Food and Drinks at Wildfish

Deerfield

$40 $22

(105)

Tropical-hued eatery named one of the top 10 sushi restaurants in Chicago by Gayot; rolls with maki, black rice, and soft-shell crab

Three $5 Vouchers at Tony's Subs

Deerfield

$10 $5

(22)

Sandwiches crafted with Gonnella-brand bread, meats, cheeses, and veggies can be paired with chips, salads, and drinks

Up to 53% Off Ice Cream

Multiple Locations

$17.90 $9.99

Ice cream packages for two or four families of four include up to 3 mix-ins and a choice of regular or chocolate dipped waffle cones

$20 for Breakfast, Sandwiches, and Diner Fare at Kevin's Place

Deerfield

$40 $20

(110)

Old-fashioned diner specializes in rib-sticking breakfast food such as omelets, skillets, waffles, and Mexican variations

Half Off Upscale American Cuisine at Cadwell's Grille

Deerfield

$40 $20

Cooking Academy of Chicago graduate serves up barbecue baby back ribs, flatbread pizzas, and walnut-crusted salmon with asparagus

Half Off Pack of Vinegar and Olive Oil at Olive 'n Vinnie's Market

Glen Ellyn

$26 $13

More than 30 flavors of extra-virgin olive oil flavored with garlic or mushroom and sage; balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy

Up to 54% Off Dairy Queen Blizzards

Glen Ellyn

$20.80 $11

While the menu lists 20 Blizzard varieties, the shop can produce over 70 upon request

Half Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asian Pearl

Glen Ellyn

$30 $15

(24)

Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes served in modern dining room with Asian decor influences

46% Off at Chicago Prime Meats

Glen Ellyn

$50 $27

(17)

Fresh USDA Prime filet mignon, Scottish salmon, all-natural Amish chicken, lobster tail, and other savory treats

42% Off Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and American Comfort Foods

Multiple Locations

$8 $4.65

Multifaceted menu of 12 city-themed hot dogs, Black Angus burgers, build-your-own dogs & veggie dogs satisfies multitude of palates

50% Off at Andresen's Bakery

Bensenville

$10 $5

Custom cakes, pies, cookies, sweet rolls, and chocolate-covered strawberries join fresh breads at a bakery with a 50+ year history

Half Off Mexican Food at Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(6)

Tacos and burritos stuffed with various vegetarian and meat fillings, such as carne asada, carnitas, and coconut shrimp

Up to Half Off Japanese Cuisine at Kegon

Northbrook

$40 $20

(32)

Filet mignon, scallops, and swordfish steaks seared on hibachi grills

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Who invented the caramel apple? While the ubiquitous treat's true creator may never be known, William Morkes, Sr. can make a case that his own hand-dipped caramel apples were among the country's very first. Morkes, who opened his confection shop on 26th and Trumbull in 1920, spent long nights testing out new recipes in his apartment above the store, yielding more than a few tasty innovations.

More than 90 years and one move to Palatine later, the staff at Morkes Chocolates still hand-dips its treats, from still-popular caramel apples and rum-ball truffles to chocolate-enrobed pretzels and strawberries. Confections are made from scratch with fresh ingredients such as pure butter, eggs freshly lain by rabbits, and store-specialty cream centers ranging from vanilla and maple to orange and raspberry.

Now guided by the steady dipping hand of Morkes Sr.'s granddaughter Rhonda, the shop’s staff keeps up the tinkering ways of their founder by constantly testing new treats. In addition to ready-to-purchase delights, they stand ready with hundreds of specialty molds to help customers add a personal touch to happy events from graduation to Christmas to baby's first sweet tooth.

2755 W Algonquin Rd
Algonquin,
IL
US

Village Vintner Winery & Brewery poses a gastronomic triple threat, operating as not just a restaurant and winery, but also a fully functioning brewery. A battalion of stainless-steel machinery ferments the hand-selected wheat and barley that make up the vanilla-cream ale, the German-style hefeweizen, and the Vintner Hop Rocket, an 8.2% ABV varietal culminating from six types of hops and mad, mad science. At the tasting bar, guests can sample these brewery end products, along with Village Vintner’s expansive selection of homemade red, white, and fruit wines. The main restaurant area houses a wood-fired pizza oven, which bakes the pesto pizzas and smoldering baby back ribs that complement potables.

A spirit of good-natured fun permeates the copper-hued premises, as evidenced by a free monthly wine and mug club. Live music is a common occurrence on Friday nights, and Wednesdays star Chef Rob’s pork special.

2380 Esplanade Dr
Algonquin,
IL
US

Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.

Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milk Shake, and Best Drive-Thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.

1090 S Randall Rd
Algonquin,
IL
US

A new take on the old salad bar, Diced Fresh’s produce cornucopia allows customers to create their own salads from more than 50 fresh toppings and 22 regular, low-fat, and fat-free dressings. Customers outline every detail of their salad on the streamlined order sheets, ticking off a host of fixings, such as feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and chicken, or signifying everything they don’t want with crudely drawn frowny faces. The behind-the-counter staff takes over from there to swiftly assemble the completely customized meal, optionally pairing it with a bowl of lobster bisque or nonfat vegetable chili. Indecisive eaters can simplify the decision-making process by ordering one of 18 predesigned salads, such as turkey cobb or fajita chicken, which can alternatively be turned into a wrap.

132 S Randall Rd
Algonquin,
IL
US

The cooks at Reese’s Restaurant have manned the griddle for more than two decades, firing up hearty diner fare for servers to whisk to the eatery’s homey dining room during lunch and dinner. When whipping up designer skillets and omelets, the grill masters pepper customer-picked meats such as seasoned chicken, bratwurst, or corned-beef hash with one of seven cheeses, and gardens of crisp vegetables, including fresh spinach, mushrooms, and jalapeños. Kids can request that their pancakes be poured into the shapes of their favorite characters, whether they are silhouettes of Mickey Mouse’s head or Captain Ahab’s peg leg. For lunch, diners can silence midday tummy quakes with the thin roast beef and au jus of Big Dippers or heaping tossed salads.

205 S Main St
Algonquin,
IL
US

Cartoon flames and pitchforks adorn Dante’s vivid red awning, which crowns a cozy, white-bricked edifice. The kitchen team serves the sinfully delicious eats in checkered paper baskets, conjuring an ambiance of Americana better than Hank Aaron obliterating an apple pie with his bat. Casual fare, such as sizzling single or double burgers alongside juicy cylinders of bratwurst and polish sausage, heats up chilled craws. A chicken sandwich, meanwhile, arrives at tables sheathed in panko-encrusted armor.

10400 S Il Route 31
Algonquin,
IL
US