Food & Drink in Darien

Half Off Italian Cuisine at La Notte Due in Darien

Darien

$30 $15

(11)

Gnocchi with spicy arrabbiata sauce, spaghetti Bolognese, and other Italian entrees paired with a selection of international wines

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

50% Off at Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Burr Ridge

$30 $15

(50)

Hibachi entrees sizzle on grills among boxy lanterns, sleek booths, and walls decorated with Japanese text

Vincitori – Up to 46% Off Italian Cuisine and Drinks

Westmont

$80 $43

Former veteran Ritz-Carlton chef Bob Airdo crafts upscale northern- and southern-style Italian dishes

48% Off Indian Food at Saffron

Westmont

$40 $21

(73)

Sample Indian food staples such as saffron chicken and lamb in spinach puree

Up to 50% Off Café Food at Juicy-O Pancake House

Multiple Locations

$15 $7.50

(317)

Classic breakfast and lunch food supplemented with complimentary house-recipe donuts and fresh fruit juices

40% Off at Prime "N" Tender Meats

Hinsdale

$50 $30

(12)

Premium cuts of beef, chicken, and veal stocked in a kitchen-style storefront that also vends sandwiches and housemade entrees and sides

$10 for Chinese Food at Wonton Deli

Woodridge

$10 $5

Chinese food such as barbecue pork, shrimp roll, and wonton lo mein

Half Off Pakistani and Indian Meal at Food Street

Downers Grove

$34.47 $17

Chunks of boneless chicken, braised goat meat, and thick cheese simmer in spiced gravies

Half Off Bistro Food at The Cellar Door

Downers Grove

$20 $10

(56)

European-style bistro pairs small plates and carefully sourced charcuterie with wines from top vineyards around the world

60% Off Indian Cuisine at Shikara

Downers Grove

$25 $10

(37)

Spicy chicken-chili masala with bell peppers and jalapeños; lamb in onion and tomato gravy; housemade cheese in roasted cumin sauce

40% Off Brunch at Barbakoa

Downers Grove

$50 $30

(165)

Latin-themed brunch features short rib tacos or masa pancakes and mezcal guava marmalade, almond whip cream, and agave orange syrup

Half Off at Spice Merchants

Downers Grove

$10 $5

Shoppers stock their pantries with over 200 varieties of high-end spices, chilies, sea salts, and loose-leaf teas

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting

Downers Grove

$20 $10

(5)

Samples of six wines accompany light appetizers during tasting sessions for two, four, or six

$10 Off Produce and Prepared Fare at Lemon Tree Grocer

Downers Grove

$20 $10

(117)

Upscale grocery store stocks local & organic produce & savory prepared dishes such as chicken pot pie, pasta salads & baked lasagna

Half Off Gourmet Food and Drinks at Wine Bar and Martini Lounge

Lemont

$30 $15

(14)

Amid burnt-orange organza drapes, crystal chandeliers, and live DJs and entertainment, chefs serve up glazed lamb chops and NY strip steak

Up to Half Off Indian Cuisine at Maharaja

Rosemont

$30 $15

(152)

Celebrity chef Durga Prashad Bhatt heats up tables with Indian dishes such as lamb boti kebabs, tandoori shrimp, and chicken vindaloo

$5 for Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(6)

Frozen yogurt in more than 20 sweet and tart flavors, including oatmeal cookie, red velvet, and lemon chiffon

Half Off at John Dough Bakery

Lisle

$10 $5

(29)

Pastries and chocolate-covered confections accompany a casual lunch menu kicked up with components such as fresh goat cheese

$5 for Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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

Thipi Thai – Up to 43% Off Thai Cuisine

La Grange

$20 $12

(105)

Classic Thai cuisine served in vibrant dining room

Up to Half Off Steakhouse Cuisine at Saban's Place

Hodgkins

$30 $17.25

(16)

Chefs fire steak and seafood dishes and handcraft salad dressings and desserts in nostalgic, supper club–style setting

45% Off at Al's Char-House

La Grange

$20 $11

(70)

Diners feast upon juicy steaks and seafood inside a wild west-themed restaurant adorned with old photographs and cowboy memorabilia

50% Off English Food at Chequers of La Grange

La Grange

$30 $15

(27)

English and Irish draft beers foam beside bangers 'n' mash and beer-battered fish ‘n’ chips as fireplaces flicker inside and on patio

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Up to 72% Off Porky's Rib Fest

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Second-annual rib fest at Toyota Park includes American and Australian barbecue vendors, live music, and more than 30 carnival rides

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

48% Off Lithuanian Food at Grand Duke’s Restaurant

Summit

$25 $13

(89)

Kugelis, sausage, steak, kebabs, and dumplings served amid medieval castle decor sourced from Lithuania

Up to 50% Off Pizza at Angry Slice and Sub Shop

Summit

$20 $11

Pizzas topped with jerk chicken or italian beef and classic subs on D'Amato bread; all orders include complimentary ice cream

Up to 52% Off Wings, Beer, and Karaoke at Philly T's

Palos Hills

$30 $15

(8)

Glasses of frothy beer paired with wings, nachos, or mozzarella sticks; sports every night

Up to 50% Off Indian Cuisine at Viceroy of India

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(174)

Sizzling morsels of lamb vindaloo and tandoori chicken tikka mingle with fluffy naan on expansive north and south Indian menu

45% Off at Thai Sawasdee

Lombard

$20 $11

Sichuan kung pao splashed with hot sauce and traditional Thai favorites including five kinds of curry

Up to 52% Off at Gulliver's Pizza & Pub

Oakbrook Terrace

$31.20 $15

Iconic pizza institution serves up classic Chicago-style pies with rich crusts wrapped around cheese, sauce, and fresh ingredients

Up to 47% Off at Zeppe's Italian Market

Old Farm

$20 $12

Housemade Italian morsels mingle with freshly sliced deli meats and cheeses at a market modeled after Italian spots of owner's childhood

Up to 58% Off Side Dish or Sandwich Party Tray at Alice's Deli

Naperville

$60 $25

(7)

Alice whips up catering trays full of sandwiches and wraps or side dishes such as potato salad or pasta salad in her casual Naperville deli

$10 for Tapas and Drinks at Macarena Tapas

Naperville

$20 $10

(130)

A seasonal menu of more than 40 classic and updated tapas pairs with fruity pours of sangria during dinner

Up to 57% Off Tea Tastings at Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

$46 $21

(17)

Groups sample a variety of flavorful teas and take home ceramic teapots

45% Off at Cuisine of India

Naperville

$20 $11

(90)

Spicy curries, soft naan & dishes from tandoor oven unite flavors from across India inside casual restaurant with elegant table dressings

$10 for Italian Take-Out at Little Sicilian Pizza

Cress Creek

$20 $10

(9)

Hand-tossed pizzas made with never-frozen ingredients, served alongside salads, sandwiches, and pasta dishes at family-owned eatery

Half Off Wine Tasting with Retail Discount at WineStyles Naperville

Naperville

$40 $20

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or styles

Tom Dreesen – Up to 33% Off Standup

Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College

$52 $35

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Charity event for the Hundred Club of DuPage County stars comic legend Tom Dressen, who shares tales of his years touring with Sinatra

Half Off Japanese Cuisine at Sushi Train

Romeoville

$30 $15

(64)

Experienced chef oversees menu of familiar and updated Japanese cuisine, including sushi rolls with Cajun-spiced king crab meat and cilantro

Half Off Café Food and Drinks at C U Latte Cafe

Villa Park

$5 $2.50

Surrounded by local artwork and decorative reeds, café visitors enjoy a menu of coffee drinks, frozen lemonade, and sandwiches

Half Off at Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Oakbrook Terrace

$30 $15

(45)

Specialty sushi rolls and sake arrive at tables amid chic decor of hanging pendant lights and a Buddha motif

Up to 54% Off Italian Dinner at Villa Nova

Villa Park

$120 $55

(19)

Italian entrees inspired by chef Giulio Fulgenzi, such as seafood risotto, pair with a glass of wine and a traditional dessert

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

$10 for Mexican Cuisine at Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Burbank

$20 $10

(10)

Traditional Mexican cuisine includes homemade chips and salsa, tacos and burritos chock-full of meats, and huevos rancheros

45% Off Pop's Beef

Elmhurst

$10 $5.50

Family-owned restaurant serves homemade italian beef sliced daily, corned beef on rye, meatball sandwiches, burgers, and Chicago-style dogs

Up to 50% Off Fratello's Family Restaurant and Pizzeria

Elmhurst

$20 $10

Specialty pizzas such as buffalo chicken and hawaiian, make-your-own pies, and subs, pastas, and steaks

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

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

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

40% Off at Pepe's Mexican Restaurant in Homer Glen

Homer Glen

$25 $15

Burritos, enchiladas, sizzling fajitas, and other Mexican favorites with vegetarian options

50% Off Pasta at Rosati's Pizza

Homer Glen

$30 $15

(8)

Lasagna, chicken parmesan, three-cheese baked penne, or bowtie pasta with fresh garlic, grilled chicken, and sautéed spinach

Up to 50% Off Small Plates at SIP Appetizer Bar

Oak Lawn

$20 $11

Mediterranean-inspired small plates such as bacon-wrapped dates, goat cheese-stuffed lamb meatballs, and thin-crust pizzas

47% Off at Sushi Thaime

Oak Lawn

$30 $16

(76)

Sushi rolls with fresh yellowtail, eel, or salmon; marinated Korean-beef short ribs charbroiled to perfection

Up to 50% Off International Comfort Food at Parrilla Express

Berwyn

$10 $5.50

(10)

Eatery quickly serves up internationally inspired comfort foods, such as chicken, steak, and seafood kebabs from the grill

Up to 51% Off at Tapas Quezada

Berwyn

$40 $20

(69)

Diners sip sangria and share plates of tapas in airy room with warm wood and stone decor

$10 for Asian Fusion Cuisine at Chef Shangri-La in North Riverside

North Riverside

$20 $10

(82)

Asian and Polynesian recipes beget citrus-kissed meats, spicy stir-fry, and sweet and sour veggies amid tiki-style decor

Up to 49% Off a Big Guys Sausage

Berwyn

$22.50 $11.50

(90)

Groups chow down on fries, drinks, and one of 10 signature sausages, such as buffalo chicken sausage, Italian sausage, or smoky hot links

50% Off Italian Food at Danny’s Cafe

Melrose Park

$25 $12.50

(74)

Generous portions of classic Italian comfort food include pasta, chicken, steak, and veggie dishes

48% Off Pool and Snacks

Melrose Park

$25 $13

Retro pool hall gives players plenty of space to maneuver around its 17 billiards tables

Up to 45% Off Breakfast or Lunch at George's Restaurant

Lockport

$20 $11

(12)

Chefs flip fresh pancakes, grill half-pound burgers, and stuff sandwiches and paninis with meats and fresh vegetables

50% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Bistro Sake

Forest Park

$30 $15

(12)

Specialty rolls artfully layered with fresh salmon, avocado, and cilantro, tempura shrimp and cream cheese, and black tobiko in crispy rice

50% Off New Orleans Creole Cuisine and Drinks at Shanahan's

Forest Park

$30 $15

(47)

New Orleans Creole cuisine such as pecan catfish and po' boys, paired with Irish pub atmosphere and drinks

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

Up to 46% Off at Cochiaro's Pizza

Northlake

$27.78 $15

(45)

Three-topping 16" pizza with freshly made crust; appetizers include chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, and BBQ ranch onion rings

Up to 40% Off Spanish Food at Tapas Gitana

Northfield

$20 $12.10

(123)

Spanish recipes inform paellas, seafood entrees, and hot and cold tapas such as tiger shrimp and oven-baked goat cheese

50% Off at La Majada Express

River Forest

$25 $12.50

(22)

A menu of classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine includes tacos and burritos, as well as Mexican-style ribs and pizza

Cold Stone Creamery – Up to 50% Off Ice Cream

Oak Park

$12.60 $7

(18)

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

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 50% Off Indian Food at Urban Tandoor Indian Grill & Bar

Long Grove

$20 $11

Lamb sliders with masala fries and mint chutney; tandoor-grilled breads, meats, and ample vegetarian dishes

47% Off East Asian Cuisine at Sesame Inn

Evergreen Park

$30 $16

(89)

Traditional food from China, Japan, and Thailand with sushi combos and 17 types of stir-fry

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

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Carriage Greens Country Club’s 18-hole course stretches across 6,395 yards of pristine fairways hemmed by native wetlands and mature trees. Cattail-lined water hazards loom on the edges of 10 holes, testing golfers' course management and sustaining a sophisticated underwater civilization that uses golf balls as currency. Golfers can refuel with a hearty nosh at the Sandtrap Grill such as their popular burgers, and recapitulate flush drives and pinpoint approaches with a classic martini at the 8700 Club & Lounge, open Friday and Saturday evenings.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 70 course
  • Length of 6,395 yards from the farthest tees
  • Three tee options
  • Scorecard

8700 Carriage Green Dr
Darien,
IL
US

Owner Dominic Barraco has been flipping pies and crafting Italian cuisine alongside his family for more than 30 years. Today he relies on culinary traditions passed down by his grandparents as well as modern techniques to populate a carry-out and delivery menu with thin-crust, deep-dish, Sicilian-style, and stuffed pizzas as well as more than 15 sandwiches, such as the fillet of fish. His pasta dishes include classics such as lasagna and gnocchi, and ribs, wings, and roasted chicken round out the hearty edibles.

7360 Route 83
Darien,
IL
US

2425 75th St
Darien,
IL
US

El Burrito Loco's staff dishes out the authentic flavors of Mexico in a low-key setting, with a wide-ranging menu that accommodates ample appetites. The restaurant fills its namesake dish with everything from tongue to chorizo to veggies, whetting whistles with the baby size ($4.90) and appeasing augmented appetites with the giant portion ($5.95). The specialty dinners showcase the eatery’s eclecticism, slinging meaty chilaquiles ($5.99) or chicken flautas ($9.35) with rice, beans, and tortillas. Vegetarians can order from a meat-free menu, kinder than a tofu dinner prepared by herds of unionized cows. Tamales ($2.10 each), enchiladas ($1.85 each), and tostadas ($2.65) can brandish beans or cheese, or both in the stead of meat. Many locations of El Burrito Loco keep late hours, giving sustenance to the musicians that play hold music round-the-clock.

7515 S Cass Ave
Darien,
IL
US

Teddy’s Red Hots fills phalanges with a bevy of finger foods such as hot dogs, steak burgers, and beef sandwiches. Wrap appendage enders around one of five hot-dog options, including a 7-inch Vienna beef dog smothered in chili ($2.89) or a pair of dogs nestled in one bun ($3.49). Sandwich specialists prepare charbroiled chicken sandwiches ($5.35), and the famous italian beef ($4.69). Cool off after the munching marathon with a red lemonade or cream soda ($1.89 for a medium) or try a bowl of homemade italian ice—made fresh daily using real fruits ($3.47 for a medium)—a frozen superhero that will quickly spring into action, satisfying sweet cravings and melting all over the tongues of injustice.

737 Plainfield Rd
Darien,
IL
US

The gas-filled, sky-faring vessels known as zeppelins captured the imaginations of engineers, artists, and storytellers around the world. They also less famously inspired Lithuanian dumpling masters, who borrowed the vehicle's name for their meat-filled creations. While the aircraft landed permanently because of their impractical nature, their culinary counterparts took off, creating an iconic local cuisine. Old Vilnius Cafe's chefs import the recipes for these golden delicacies, expanding American palates with staple Eastern European flavors. They also treat visitors to a huge array of dishes from across Poland, Lithuania, and Russia, pan-frying potato pancakes and boiling vats of hot beet stew. The intrepid explorer of their vast menu even can find beef tongue hidden among their specials, which they can pair with cool Lithuanian beer poured directly into the mouth from a comrade’s hands.

After a meal, guests can visit the souvenir shop, which features books, music, and crafts from the proprietors' native lands. There, they'll also find glittering bits of Baltic amber, the former tree sap turned jewel prized for its rich color.

2601 75th Street
Darien,
IL
US