Food & Drink in Gages Lake

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at BerrySimple Yogurt

Gurnee

$10 $5

Frozen yogurt flavors such as nonfat pumpkin and low-fat orange creamsicle cradle fresh fruit, brownie dough bites, and caramel sauce

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

Half Off Food and Drinks at Waukegan Yacht Club

Waukegan

$20 $10

Waterfront dining with views of Lake Michigan Harbor; lunch and dinner fare includes burgers, steaks, salads, and fish n’ chips

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

54% Off Tacos and Cocktails at Tipsi Monkey

Winthrop Harbor

$43.89 $20

(20)

Build your own tacos from premium meats, cheeses, and fixins such as cilantro and pico de gallo

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

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

$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 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

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

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

50% Off at Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant

Highland Park

$30 $15

(93)

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

Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine at La Casa De Isaac

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

(155)

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

Cafe Central – Up to 40% Off Contemporary and French Food

Highland Park

$40 $25

(29)

Casual and formal French specialties such as salad niçoise, escargot, and roasted duckling

Up to 53% Comfort Food at City Park Grill

Highland Park

$30 $15

(44)

Build-your-own-burgers, succulent barbecue, fresh fish, steaks, salad, and pasta served in a warm, newly remodeled dining space

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 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

47% Off Mexican Food at El Torero Restaurant & Bar

Palatine

$30 $16

(42)

Neighborhood bistro open for nearly 40 years crafts authentic Mexican enchiladas with mole sauce, steaks, and seafood dishes.

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

Up to Half Off Japanese Cuisine at Kegon

Northbrook

$40 $20

(32)

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

Nick-N-Willy's Pizza – 50% Off

River Crossing

$24 $12

Classic pizza combinations abound, but there's also Greek-influenced feta-topped Aegean, Canadian Chicken Club, and barbecue-chicken variety

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

Up to 56% Off at La Roca Tapas

Arlington Heights

$45 $20

(36)

Hot and cold shareable small plates, such as manchego cheese, and chicken croquettes, as well as entrees of paella and pork loin

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

$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 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

Half Off American Food at Photo's Hotdogs 

Mount Prospect

$10 $5

(28)

Coney Island hot dogs, italian sausage sandwiches, and other American eats, as well as shakes and vegetarian selections

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 Seasonal New American Food at Jerry's

Winnetka

$50 $25

(59)

With seasonal ingredients, chefs craft a rotating menu of salmon sashimi with wonton crisps and fried chicken with roquefort dip

50% Off French Dinner at Restaurant Michael

Winnetka

$80 $42

(131)

Classically trained chef draws on seasonal ingredients to craft traditional French dishes with a modern touch

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 52% Off Steak and Seafood Dinner at Porter's Bistro

Glenview

$30 $15

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

Half Off Punchcard for Four Drinks and Four Pastries at Glenview Grind

Glenview

$24 $12

Local coffee shop serves pastries, smoothies, and coffee and contributes proceeds to local charities and organizations

Up to 60% Off Wine-Tasting Parties at WineStyles

Glenview

$30 $15

(5)

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

$10 for Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar at Oh, Olive!

Glenview

$20 $10

(2)

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

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

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

Half Off at Wilmette Chop House

Wilmette

$60 $30

(11)

Chef Rob returns from the market with fresh ingredients to craft that evening’s dinners, which include filet mignon and broiled lobster tail

50% Off Thai Food at Rosded Too

Morton Grove

$25 $12.50

(66)

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

Up to 50% Off Mediterranean Food at ZuZu Wraps

zuzu wraps

$20 $11

(20)

Sticky sweet walnut baklava complements chicken shawarma drizzled with tahini, crispy falafel, and a variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes

Half Off at The Curragh Irish Pub

Edison Park

$30 $16

(89)

Celebrate Irish culture with live Irish dancing, dozens of draft beers, and traditional cuisine

Up to 50% Off Crepe Meal at Cream of the Crêpe 

Park Ridge

$23.80 $14

A sweet or savory French crepe accompanies your beverage of choice, such as hot chocolate or a cappuccino

Up to 53% Off at Mrs. A's Cupcakes

Mrs A Cupcakes @ The Pickwick

$19 $9

Mother and daughters bake specialty cupcakes, cookies, and donuts from scratch daily using fresh ingredients

Half Off Chocolate Tasting for Two

Park Ridge

$32 $16

(10)

Sample eight chocolates from around the world

Half Off Pub Food and Drinks at The Howard Street Inn

Niles

$20 $10

(35)

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

Up to 53% Off Italian Cuisine at Riggio's Restaurant

Niles

$20 $10

(48)

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

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

Up to 43% Off Italian Food at Father & Son Italian Kitchen

Skokie

$20 $12

Italian eatery in business 60+ years makes all items in-house; flatbread pizza, pan pizza, pastas, fresh salads and Abbe's gluten-free menu

Up to Half Off French Cuisine at Creperie Saint Germain

Evanston

$85 $46

(49)

Crepes filled with seared salmon, duck confit, Nutella, and caramelized apples

Bistro Bordeaux – 48% Off Champagne Sunday Brunch for 2 or 4

Evanston

$80 $42

(129)

Courses such as classic french-onion soup, eggs benedict with canadian bacon and herbs, and pain perdu with seasonal fruit

50% Off Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Dozika

Evanston

$30 $15

(80)

House specialties include bi bim bap, shrimp tempura rolls, drunked buckwheat noodles, and spicy red curry

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Stuffed deer antlers, a large canoe suspended from the ceiling, and carvings of bears surround diners at Bill's Pizza & Pub. The northwoods seeps indoors at the venerable pizza place, which exhibits the idiosyncratic decor of a lodge. The wood-grained eatery first established its novel dining room more than 50 years ago, when its founder and namesake converted a garage into a roadside pizza joint. There, Bill and his wife, Pat, devised the double-decker pizza that still emerges piping hot from the kitchens at two locations. Both locales exhibit the same relaxed setting, in which families can scarf double-decker slices and freely toss peanut shells to the floor or out windows at mounted policemen.

18945 W Washington St
Grayslake,
IL
US

Simplicity and quality meet in The Full Slab's choice-cut meats, which absorb the rich flavors of house-made marinades, six barbecue sauces, and hand-blended dry rubs. The aroma of flame-smacked, made-from-scratch pulled pork, brisket, and ribs, as well as seafood and pasta plates, fills the eatery. Diners can also take in a game on one of The Full Slab's big-screen TVs while enjoying a hand-crafted cocktail or cold beer from its well-stocked bar.

34500 N US Highway 45
Grayslake,
IL
US

At South Kawa Japanese Restaurant, sushi isn’t just a delight for the mouth; it’s a feast for the eyes. Bold colors and delicate flavors intermingle as chefs spool fresh fish and rice into more than 40 types of maki rolls, including specialties such as the American Eagle, a mélange of king crab, spicy tuna, asparagus, and two types of roe. Plates of sashimi can be made to order from more than 20 varieties of sea fare, such as yellowtail, octopus, and freshwater eel. Hot starters such as steamed seafood shumai and pan-fried chicken gyoza pair nicely with cool beverages, which diners can bring from home or squeeze from low-hanging rain clouds.

100 S Atkinson Rd
Grayslake,
IL
US

SakeZake's fusion of ancient and contemporary tastes extends from the robust menu of specialty sushi rolls to the artfully minimalist dining-room decor. Executive Chef Ahn Yung Jin's classic nigiri shares menu space with specialty rolls that combine fresh fish with eye-catching ingredients such as tempura flakes, jalapeño, and diamond chips. Mock shoji screens and lacquered red chairs give the dining room the air of a modish teahouse, while the funky hourglass lamps keep things as fresh as the sushi-bar offerings. The lounge-like atmosphere is no accident, as SakeZake is open until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

1227 N Il Rte. 83
Grayslake,
IL
US

Rudy's Mexican Grill serves up generous portions of uniquely tweaked Mexican cuisine doused in house salsas, sauces, marinades, and seasoning mixes made from scratch. Large mortars filled with house specialties such as the seafood paella ($14.95) erupt from the kitchen like a seafood-powered steam engine running on mussels, shrimp, octopus, crab meat, and calamari. The parrillada de carnes ($25), served family style, satisfies the liberal meat leanings of two people with an arsenal of skirt steak, chicken, marinated pork, and smoked sausage capped with grilled vegetables. Homemade flan ($2.50) molds corn and vanilla custards for a soft and sweet dessert-menu sampling.

55 Barron Blvd
Grayslake,
IL
US

Asian Bowl's menu is loaded with both iconic and unique dishes from Thailand and Japan. The roasted duck, a boneless slab of poultry slathered in homemade soy sauce and escorted by pineapples and steamed broccoli ($10.95), represents Thailand's cuisine more effectively than Ms. Thailand dressed in a gown of rice noodles. Patrons can taste the Land of the Rising Sun noodle by noodle with the Japanese tempura soba, which arrives at the table submerged in a seasoned fish broth and accompanied by shrimp and veggie tempura ($8.95), or let their uvulas high-five the seafood delight ($10.95), loaded with fresh shrimp, squid, crab, and scallops, then stir-fried to perfection with veggies and garlic sauce.

15 Commerce Dr
Grayslake,
IL
US