Food & Drink in Buffalo Grove

Indian Lunch at India House (70% Off).

India House

Buffalo Grove

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

$20 $6

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Mediterranean Cuisine or Take-Out at Bait Cafe (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Bait Cafe

Buffalo Grove

Chefs prepare fresh hummus in house, marinate and grill New Zealand baby lamb chops, and brew Turkish coffee

$20 $11

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Pizza and Italian Food at Wa-Pa-Ghetti’s Pizza (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Wa-Pa-Ghetti's Pizza

Wheeling

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

$10 $5

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Mexican Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at El Alamo Mexican Grill (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

El Alamo Mexican Grill

Wheeling

Pineapple filled with fajita-style shrimp and octopus, whole chickens grilled with onions and peppers, and beef loin in ranchero sauce

$20 $12

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$10 for One Dozen Cake Pops at Sugar Hills Bakery ($19.08 Value)

Sugar Hills Bakery

Multiple Locations

Easy-to-eat cake pops come in vanilla, chocolate, or red velvet with white- or dark-chocolate frosting

$19.08 $10

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Tea Health Class and Tasting for One or Four Plus Tea to Take Home at Prima Tea (Up to 76% Off)

Prima Tea

Wheeling

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

$57 $21

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$20 for $40 Worth of Sushi at Wildfish

Wildfish

Arlington Heights

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

$40 $20

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$18 for a 16" Pizza with an Appetizer and Two Beers or Sodas at Lou's Pizza Factory ($32.45 Value)

Lou's Pizza Factory

Arlington Heights

Pizza topped with the topping of your choice such as green pepper or sausage; mozzarella sticks, breaded eggplant, and onion ring appetizers

$32.45 $18

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$8 for $14 Worth of Pancakes and Diner Food at IHOP

IHOP

Multiple Locations

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

$14 $8

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$25 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Naomi Sushi

Naomi Sushi

Prospect Heights

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

$40 $25

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Pub Food and Drinks for Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout at House of Music Entertainment (Up to 50% Off)

House of Music Entertainment

Prospect Heights

Guests tuck into inventive pub food such as cordon bleu chimichangas at a sports bar with self-pour table taps, 40 draft beers, and 80 TVs

$20 $10

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$25 for $40 or $45 for $80 Worth of Tapas and Drinks at La Tasca Tapas Restaurant

La Tasca Tapas Restaurant

Arlington Heights

Hot and cold tapas, Spanish paella, and roasted-meat dishes served alongside rich, flavorful Spanish wine; live Latin music

$40 $25

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Belgian-Chocolate Fondue Treats at Melt n Dip (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Melt n Dip

Vernon Hills

Dark, white, and milk Belgian chocolate cover fruit and crepes at fondue shop

$10 $5

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$32 for $60 Worth of Generations-Old Italian Cuisine at Philly G’s

Philly G's

Vernon Hills

Owner draws on recipes from his grandmother and great-grandmother to build a menu of refined Italian cuisine

$60 $34.10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Calzones and Macaroni at Calzone & Macaroni Co.

Calzone & Macaroni Co.

Vernon Hills

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

$20 $12

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Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at Los Arcos Mexican Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Los Arcos Mexican Grill

Palatine

Traditional assortment of tacos, burritos, tortas, fajitas, tostadas, chimichangas, and more

$20 $12

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$21 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Sushi-Ai

Sushi-Ai

Palatine

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

$40 $21

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at d’Vine Wine and Gifts (Up to 53% Off)

d’Vine Wine and Gifts

Palatine

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

$36.99 $18

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$15 for $30 Worth of Indian and Pakistani Cuisine at Lal Qila

Lal Qila

Palatine

Tandoori-roasted lamb tikka masala, goat curries, and basmati pilafs are served alongside fluffy, fresh-baked garlic and onion naan

$30 $15

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Take-Out Pizza from Donati's Pizza of Rolling Meadows (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Donati's Pizza of Rolling Meadows

Rolling Meadows

Signature thin or thick dough transforms into bacon-strewn Southside pie or supports custom arrangement of 20+ toppings

$20 $12

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$25 for Two Regular Sushi Rolls and Two Specialty Rolls for Takeout at Asian Tokyo (Up to $40.40 Value)

Asian Tokyo

Rolling Meadows

Six-piece Regular Rolls such as Salmon Avocado and Philly Rolls and eight-piece House Speciaties such as Spider and Godzilla Rolls

$40.40 $25

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Burgers with Craft-Beer or Martini Flights for Two or Four at Emerson's Ale House (Up to 50% Off)

Emerson's Ale House

Mount Prospect

Craft beers or flights of martinis are paired with half-pound burgers on pretzel buns

$43.80 $22

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Burgers, and Sandwiches at CravePizza

CravePizza

Mount Prospect

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

$20 $11

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Hot Dogs, Burgers, and American Food at Photo's Hotdogs in Mount Prospect (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Photo’s Hotdogs Mt. Prospect

Mount Prospect

Coney island hot dogs, italian-sausage sandwiches, steak quesadillas, and other American eats, as well as shakes and a vegetarian selection

$10 $5

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$22 for $40 Worth of Japanese Food and Drinks at Wildfish

Wildfish

Deerfield

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

$40 $22

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$20 for 4-Punch Card, Each Punch Good for $10 Worth of Diner Fare at Kevin's Place ($40 Total Value)

Kevin's Place

Deerfield

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

$40 $20

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$20 for $40 Worth of Upscale American Cuisine and Drinks at Cadwell's Grille

Cadwell's Grille

Deerfield

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

$40 $20

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Dinner for Two or More at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Seafood Sushi Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Seafood Sushi Bar

Lake Zurich

Chefs cook entrees such as steak, veggies, and teriyaki chicken at tableside grills

$30 $15

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Burger Meal for Two with Appetizers or $10 for $20 Worth of American Food at Scoreboard

Scoreboard

Lake Zurich

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

$20 $10

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Mediterranean Food at Restaurant Ararat (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Restaurant Ararat

Mundelein

Diners can dig into more than 70 dishes with roots in Armenia, Georgia, and Russia, including a wide variety of shish kebabs

$20 $11

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$25 for $45 worth of Mexican Cuisine for Two or More at La Casa De Isaac

La Casa De Isaac

Multiple Locations

Hailing from the Mexican city of Huitzuco, Isaac and Moishe Nava serve the dishes they learned from their mother, Florencia

$45 $25

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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream (Up to 50% Off)

Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream

Highwood

Scoops of The Chocolate Shoppe ice cream are made with real Wisconsin cream and come in flavors such as Fat Elvis and Door County Cherry

$10 $5

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$16 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Dinner and Wine at Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant

Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant

Highland Park

Kosher beef, chicken, lamb and fresh seafood prepared with Mediterranean recipes passed down from generation to generation

$30 $16

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$13 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee and Menu Items at Calibre Coffee ($25 Value)

Calibre Coffee

South Barrington

Intelligentsia and Metropolis coffee drinks pair with menu items such as breakfast sandwiches, muffins, and desserts

$5 $2.60

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Sushi and Stir-Fry at Wok ’n Fire (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Wok 'n Fire

Multiple Locations

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

$30 $15

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$25 for $40 Towards a French Dinner for Two or More at L'Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie

L'Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie

South Barrington

Elegant bistro serves authentic French cuisine such as homemade pâté, duck with orange sauce, and savory crepes

$40 $25

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Steak and Seafood at Café la Cave (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Café la Cave

Des Plaines

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

$50 $25

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Hawaiian Dinner and Drinks at Tiki Terrace (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tiki Terrace

Des Plaines

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

$24 $12

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$44 for a Set of 36 Imported French Macaroons from Green Cuisine ($120 Value)

Green Cuisine

Green Cuisine Catering

Flavors include chocolate, coffee, lemon, vanilla, raspberry, and pistachio

$120 $44

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Two or Three $10 Groupons for Hot Dogs, Burgers, and Sandwiches at Slott's Hots

Slott's Hots

Libertyville

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

$10 $6

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Indian Food at India House (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

India House

Hoffman Estates

Award-winning Indian restaurant crafts Bombay- and Delhi-inspired cuisine, including lamb baked in a tandoor oven and chicken vindaloo curry

$40 $22

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Pizza Meal for 2 or 4 or $25 Worth of Carryout at Jerseys Pizza & Grill in Hoffman Estates (Up to 56% Off)

Jerseys Pizza and Grill

Hoffman Estates

Ovens melt cheese on specialty pizzas as diners gaze at 6’x10’ screens and 35 high-def TVs in a sports-focused restaurant

$33.79 $15

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Dim Sum and Chinese at Jockey Wok 'N' Rolls (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Jockey Wok 'N' Rolls

Hoffman Estates

Nab bites off the house-specialty dim sum cart or dig into traditional Chinese dishes for weekday lunches, takeout, or dinner for two

$10 $5

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Thai Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Jaded Thai (Up to 47% Off)

Jaded Thai

Hoffman Estates

Savory and spicy curries; chicken in housemade peanut sauce; spicy basil fried rice

$20 $12

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Sushi-Making Class for Two or Four with Dinner and Sake, or Japanese Food at Tensuke Market (Up to 52% Off)

Tensuke Market

Elk Grove Village

Learn to make sushi from a master with more than 20 years of experience before sitting down with a bottle of sake and eating your creations

$120 $59

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Specialty Drinks and Artisan Foods at Argo Tea (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Argo Tea Café

Multiple Locations

Sip specialty tea drinks such as Teappucino and Carolina Honey while snacking on brie-and-cherry paninis and cranberry cinnamon muffin

$25 $15

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American Food with Caribbean Flare at Pilot Pete's Restaurant & Bar (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Pilot Pete's Restaurant & Bar

Schaumburg

Watch planes land at Schaumburg Regional Airport while digging into lobster nachos or their famous chicken fingers with top secret sauce

$30 $17

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$12 for $20 Worth of Casual American Dinner for Two or More at Big Chef Burgers

Big Chef Burgers

Schaumburg

A crowd-pleasing menu featuring brick-oven pizzas topped with pancetta or brie and gourmet burgers made with hormone-free Angus beef

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Rosati's Pizza

Rosati's Pizza

Schaumburg

Thin crust, double dough, and Chicago-style pizza pies topped with pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, grilled chicken, or Italian beef

$20 $12

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$16 for $30 Worth of German Cuisine at Bavaria Hof Restaurant

Bavaria Hof Restaurant

Schaumburg

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

$30 $16

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$6 for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Forever Yogurt

Forever Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Fill a cup with any combination of a rotating selection of more than 50 low-fat and nonfat fro-yo flavors and dozens of toppings

$10 $6

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Wine-Tasting Parties for 2, 4, or 16 at WineStyles (Up to 60% Off)

WineStyles

Glenview

Certified wine specialists lead groups through five different varietals, offering samples of each as they discuss proper tasting etiquette

$30 $15

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$10 for $20 Worth of Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Sample Bottles at Oh, Olive!

Oh, Olive!

Glenview

Try 60-ml sampler bottles of balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil, with flavors such as organic tuscan herb, chipotle, & blood orange

$20 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Healthy Eats at Fitness Cafe

Fitness Cafe

Glenview

Using guidelines set by National Heart Association, healthful dishes made from fresh ingredients offer scrumptious alternative to fast food

$20 $12

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Steak and Seafood Dinner for Two or More or Four or More at Porter's Bistro (Up to 52% Off)

Porter's Bistro

Glenview

New york strip steak, cedar-plank salmon, and veggie panini at this bistro with upscale food and casual vibe inside Wyndham Glenview Suites

$30 $15

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $9 Worth of Ice Cream for Two or More at Ben & Jerry's ($27 Value)

Ben and Jerry's

Glenview

More than 25 signature flavors in a variety of frozen treats, such as smoothies, sundaes, shakes, custom cakes, and pre-packaged pints

$9 $5

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Chocolate Tasting for Two or Four at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Up to 51% Off)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Park Ridge

Taste a variety of chocolates during tastings at the Park Ridge store

$36 $18

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Two-Hour Cooking Class with Wine for One or Two at Affresco Pizzeria/Lounge (Up to 55% Off)

Affresco Pizzeria/Lounge

Park Ridge

Groups of up to 20 guests make, then eat, Sicilian entrees such as ravioli and marinara sauce, all while sipping included wine

$55 $27

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$11 for $20 Worth of Organic and Healthy Breakfast Fare for Dine-in at The Original Pancake House (Park Ridge)

The Original Pancake House

Park Ridge

Made-from-scratch specialties, such as Dutch-baby and apple pancakes, served all day alongside light lunches and fresh-squeezed orange juice

$20 $11

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Introduction to Loose-Leaf Tea Class and Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at TeaLula (Up to 60% Off)

TeaLula

Park Ridge

A certified tea specialist teaches students about the history and preparation of loose-leaf teas, then shares four tea samples for tasting

$50 $25

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Pizza at Nancy's Pizza (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Nancy's Pizza

Park Ridge

Enjoy stuffed or thin-crust pizzas topped with a range of ingredients for dine-in, take-out, or delivery

$25 $15

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American Food and Drinks at Docks Bar & Grill

Docks Bar & Grill

Wauconda

Laid-back bar and grill with sweeping lake views serves an extensive menu of classic American fare

$30 $15

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$11 for $20 Worth of Thai Food and Drinks for Two or More at Rosded Too

Rosded Too Thai Cusine

Morton Grove

Chefs blend sweet and savory Thai flavors and customize spice levels to diners’ preferences

$20 $11

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$39 for $80 Worth of French Food and Drinks at Restaurant Michael

Restaurant Michael

Winnetka

Culinary Institute of America–trained chef draws on seasonal ingredients to craft traditional French cuisine

$80 $39

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Italian Dinner for Two or Take-Out at Riggio's (Up to 46% Off)

Riggio's

Niles

Specialty sandwiches stuffed with meatballs or veal parmigiana; pasta entrees swimming in pesto or clam sauce; pizzas with 20+ ingredients

$25 $13.50

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Chinese Food at Wonton Deli ($24 Total Value)

Wonton Deli

Niles

Deli-style Chinese joint specializing in wonton noodle soup, dim sum, and rice plates

$12 $6

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Pub Food and Drinks at The Howard Street Inn (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Howard Street Inn

Niles

Menu includes deli and grilled sandwiches, Angus burgers, pizza, craft and domestic brews, and speciality drinks

$20 $10

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Appetizers for 2, 4, 8, or 10 People at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (Up to 50% Off)

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Roselle

Waitresses clad in mini kilts ferry burgers, Dublin-inspired stew & ice-cold Guinness to tables with views of HD sports games

$20 $11

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Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Off the Wall Café (45% Off). Three Options Available.

Off The Wall Cafe

Malta

Diners enjoy breakfast and lunch classics in a vibrant, colorful space or for carry-out service

$20 $11

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American Cuisine or Banquet-Room Rental at Abraham's Bar & Grille (Up to 86% Off). Three Options Available.

Abraham's Bar & Grille

Rochelle

Guests clamor over bar games, burgers, and brews at full-service restaurant, bar, and banquet hall facility.

$30 $15

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Sushi and Japanese Hibachi Steaks at Yue-Sun Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Yue-Sun Restaurant

Wood Dale

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

$30 $15

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$17 for $30 for Sushi and Japanese Food at 153 Akira

153 Akira

153 Akira

Specialty maki and classic rolls, as well as udon and teriyaki dishes

$30 $18

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Pizza Meal for Two or Four with Appetizer Sampler and Soft Drinks at Rocky's Pizzeria (Up to 54% Off)

Rocky's Pizzeria

Multiple Locations

Bite into your choice of three appetizers, such as chicken fingers, tater tots, and fried shrimp, plus handmade cheese pizzas

$21.72 $10

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos ($30 Total Value)

Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos

Multiple Locations

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

$10 $5

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Baked Goods at Andresen's Bakery ($30 Total Value)

Andresen's Bakery

Bensenville

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

$10 $5

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12" Pizza with Two Seasonal Beers or 16" Pizza with Four Seasonal Beers at Jesse Oaks (Up to 47% Off)

Jesse Oaks

Jesse Oaks

Enjoy pizza and beer at this pub, which boasts indoor and outdoor volleyball courts, live DJs, and 35 HD flat screens, and karaoke nights

$19.40 $11

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Sushi and Drinks for Dinner at SakeZake Sushi & Rolls

SakeZake Sushi & Rolls

Grayslake

Creative specialty sushi rolls with soy paper, cream cheese, jalapeño, and tempura crunch

$30 $14.50

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Juice and Smoothies at Dulce Vida Juice Bar (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Dulce Vida Juice Bar

Hanover Park

Juices and smoothies made fresh with apples, strawberries, orange juice, vanilla yogurt, and other healthy ingredients

$10 $6

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Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Sakuma Japanese Restaurant (50% Off)

Sakuma Japanese Restaurant

Streamwood

Bite into pieces of deep-fried tofu in seasoned soy sauce before digging in to inventive and beautifully presented sushi rolls

$30 $15

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From its humble beginnings in Kankakee, Illinois, in 1938, Dairy Queen has grown from a delicious experiment in soft-serve ice cream to a household name with more than 5,900 restaurants around the world. The shop's signature frozen delights are built upon a frosty foundation of creamy chocolate or vanilla soft serve, which swirls idyllically into cones, cups, overturned top hats, sundaes, Peanut Buster parfaits, and the chain's iconic Blizzard treats, blended with crumbled candy and other mix-ins. Ice-cream cakes cleverly conceal a surprise filling of fudge and chocolate crunch between layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, providing sweet, sliceable sustenance for birthday parties and other special occasions.

Fruit rules the roost on the other side of the slushy emporium, where Orange Julius blends its signature frothy drinks crafted from fruit juice, ice, and a "magic? powdered sweetener that explains why they disappear from most customers? cups minutes after the first delicious sip. Real fruit pur?e forms the basis for the shop's smoothies, which also come in diet-friendly light versions that boast 150 calories or fewer.

702 S Buffalo Grove Rd.
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

Every four–six weeks, Cemitas Puebla's owner and chef, Tony Anteliz, sends a family member to Mexico to gather ingredients such as chipotle peppers and giant cinnamon sticks. He relies on time-tested family recipes honed in Puebla, Mexico to assemble these imported ingredients into sandwiches, tacos, and salsas that have been praised in the Chicago Tribune and on WTTW 11’s Check, Please!. Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives highlighted the restaurant’s signature cemita sandwich: sesame-seed-bread laden with fresh oaxaca cheese, papalo—a fragrant herb grown in Tony's mother's garden—house-stewed chipotles, and a choice of meats such as breaded pork and carne asada. Inspired by Lebanese shawarmas, tacos arabes begin with layers of pork shoulder and onion skewered on a rotisserie. The stack of meat rotates as slowly as a ferris wheel being ridden by a herd of elephants before a member of the open-air-kitchen staff shaves off tender meat and tucks it into pita-like tortillas.

2535 Waterbury Lane
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

Prairie House Tavern

Far from a little house alone on the prairie, Prairie House Tavern carries quite a bit of local history in its walls and floorboards. The newest resident in a building that once housed Jerry’s Supper Club and Jerry’s Tap, the tavern carries on the tradition of hospitality by feeding a procession of locals with pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches. Recently honored by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce as the 2012 Business of the Year, the tavern lives up to its billing with a jukebox, dartboards, and a veritable squadron of televisions. The fun especially picks up on karaoke nights, when guests grab the microphone to sing their favorite song or dramatically read their latest jury summons.

2710 N Main St
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

Repeat winner of the National Ice Cream Retailers Association?s Blue-Ribbon award, Maggie Moo?s combines fresh ingredients and mix-ins to create uncommon frozen desserts. The evolving array of iced treats includes such options as strawberry-bubblegum ice cream, pink grapefruit sorbet, and chocolate-fudge low-fat yogurt. Dozens of mix-ins upgrade the texture and decadence of ice-cream cones and come standard in such delicacies as frozen cakes, cupcakes, or pizzas. Though dessert pizzas resemble their baked brethren, Maggie Moo?s substitutes marinara for red icing, adds white-chocolate curls in lieu of cheese, and swaps the delivery boy for the neighborhood Wookiee.

275 Parkway Dr
Lincolnshire,
IL
US

Jagmohan Jayara’s dream of sharing his Indian culture with others through cuisine became a reality when he opened up the first India House in 1993. Since then, the restaurant has grown a following that demanded three more locations. Each one brings Chicago-area locals the spices, herbs, and vegetarian-friendly dishes that characterize Indian cuisine. The menus include lamb kebabs, tandoori chicken, or whole chickpeas cooked in traditional Punjabi masala. The chain offers dining, takeout, and a buffet alongside banquet and catering options for special celebrations including weddings, birthdays, and first cricket victories.

228 McHenry Road
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

The neon lights and bright colors at Grande Jake’s Authentic Mexican Grill’s three Chicago-area hubs hint at the menu’s dedication to spicy eats. Chefs scoop grilled steak, chorizo, and chicken into burritos, then douse them in melted chihuahua cheese and salsa ranchera. Homemade tamales burst with pork or chicken, and the pollo asada al carbon tops a 12-ounce char-grilled chicken breast with mole or green sauce. Refried beans, spanish rice, and chips serve as supporting actors to entrees, and the creamy Mexican-style custard in flan finishes dinners more sweetly than a dinner mint delivered by a troupe of newborn kittens.

205 West Dundee Road
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

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