Food & Drink in Hickory Hills

$12 for 2 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Grill Food at The Lucky Dog ($20 Total Value). 4 Locations Available.

The Lucky Dog

Multiple Locations

Vienna hot dogs, gyros, made-to-order burgers, italian beef, and other generously portioned Chicago favorites at a family-run local chain

$10 $6

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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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Italian Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch for Two or More at Ciao Ristorante (53% Off)

Ciao Ristoranté

Palos Hills

Traditional Italian seafood pastas, veal piccata, lasagna, and chicken parmesan served in a serene, low-lit dining room

$20 $9.50

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$26 for 20 Wings or Two Appetizers with Four Beers for Two People at Philly T's (Up to a $52 Value)

Philly T's

Palos Hills

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

$52 $26

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$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

Burbank

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

$20 $10

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$16 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Drinks at Sushi Thaime

Sushi Thaime

Sushi Thaime

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

$30 $16

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Starters with Pizza or Small Plates, or Carry-Out at SIP Appetizer Bar (Up to 54% Off)

SIP Appetizer Bar

Oak Lawn

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

$20 $13

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Create Your Own Creations, Small Round Cake, or Signature Pies at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 28% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Oak Lawn

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

$8.39 $6

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Pizza and Subs at Angry Slice and Sub Shop (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Angry Slice and Sub Shop

Summit

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

$20 $11

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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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$15 for $30 Worth of Hibachi Cuisine at Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Burr Ridge

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

$30 $15

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Burgers and American Food or Takeout at Stats Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Stats Bar & Grill

Willowbrook

Browse 16 beer taps, beer flights, and a menu including truffle fries, pasta, and stuffed burgers at a kid-friendly bar and grill

$20 $10

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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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Steak, Seafood, and Drinks at Saban's Place (Up to 50% Off)

Saban's Place

Hodgkins

Chefs fire steak, seafood, BBQ ribs, prime rib & sandwiches and craft salad dressings and desserts in nostalgic, supper club–style setting

$30 $18

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English Food and Drinks at Chequers of La Grange (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Chequers of La Grange

La Grange

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

$30 $16

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Southern Italian Cuisine or Catering for Up to 20 from Via Bella (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Via Bella

Countryside

Wine accents southern Italian feasts of lobster ravioli, ribs, and specialty pizzas, and catering brings the feast to customers’ parties

$40 $20

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$12 for $20 Worth of Food ($25 if Redeemed Sunday-Thursday) at Al's Char-House

Al's Char-House

La Grange

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

$20 $12

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Standup for Two and Tickets to a Future Show at Riddles Comedy Club (Up to 75% Off)

Riddles Comedy Club

Riddles Comedy Club

Weekend sets from nationally touring comedians such as Damon Williams and Meechie Hall

$75 $19

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Pizzeria Food at Nino's Pizza (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Nino's Pizza

Alsip

Dig into a thin-crust, stuffed-crust, or deep-dish pizza, plus meatball and italian beef sandwiches, pasta, and chicken dinners

$20 $11

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$16 for $30 Worth of East Asian Cuisine and Drinks at Sesame Inn

Sesame Inn

Sesame Inn

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

$30 $16

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Dao Sushi and Seafood for Lunch or Dinner at Dao Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Dao Restaurant & Bar

Orland Park

Asian-American fusion dishes, including 40+ maki rolls, served in a unique setting featuring palm trees and giant kabuki masks

$10 $6

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Two Like-It Sized Treats at Cold Stone Creamery ($16 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

Orland Park

Blend mix-ins such as blueberries or brownies into a choice of ice cream flavors, including seasonal options such as pumpkin or candy cane

$8 $5

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Indian Food for Lunch or Dinner at Taj Mahal Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Taj Mahal Restaurant

Orland Park

Family recipes used to create vegetarian and nonvegetarian entrees, such as chicken curry, shrimp vindaloo, and vegetable korma

$20 $10

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$11 for $20 Worth of Frozen Yogurt, Cakes, and Other Holiday Treats at TCBY

TCBY

Orland Park

Fro-yo flavors such as chocolate mousse, greek honey, and strawberry pair with toppings such as Heath pieces, mixed nuts, and blueberries

$20 $11

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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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Pub Food at Off Broadway Pub (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Off Broadway Pub

Brookfield

Pub serves award-winning hot wings, build-your-own pizzas, and hamburgers along with draft beers

$20 $11

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Prix Fixe Mexican Dinner for Two with Margaritas, Starter, Entrees and Desserts at CiNe (34% Off)

CiNe

Hinsdale

Sip margaritas while exploring a selection of house specialties such as guacamole, red snapper, chicken in mole sauce, and tres leches cake

$99 $65

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$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Teddy's Red Hots ($20 Value)

Teddy's Red Hots

Multiple Locations

Joint beloved by locals serves up classics like italian-beef sandwiches, all-beef Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers, and housemade italian ice

$10 $7

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$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Aodake Sushi & Steak House

Aodake Sushi & Steak House

Multiple Locations

More than 15 specialty maki rolls served alongside hibachi-grilled seafood, chicken, and steak

$30 $15

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$10 for $25 Worth of Eastern European and American Cuisine, Valid Monday–Saturday at Old Vilnius Cafe

Old Vilnius Cafe

Darien

Pierogi, sausages, sauerkraut, and even beef tongue populate a menu of Lithuanian and Polish eats

$25 $10

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$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine at La Notte Due in Darien

La Notte Due

Darien

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

$30 $15

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$17 for a Large One-Topping Pizza with a Two-Liter of Soda for Take-Out from Rosati’s Pizza ($24.55 Value)

Rosati's Pizza

Darien

Take home a pizza made with a choice of topping, paired with a two-liter of soda

$24.55 $17

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$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Chinese Food at Golden Wok Restaurant ($30 Total Value)

Golden Wok Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Classic Chinese food represents Cantonese & Mandarin cuisine with Hong Kong Steak, sweet & sour pork & shrimp egg foo young

$15 $9

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$10 for $20 Worth of Asian Fusion Cuisine for Dinner at Chef Shangri-La in North Riverside

Chef Shangri-la

North Riverside

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

$20 $10

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International Comfort Food at Parrilla Express (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Parrilla Express

Berwyn

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

$10 $5

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$13 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee, Pastries, Tea, and Hot Chocolate at Bungalow Joe's Coffee

Bungalow Joe's Coffee

Berwyn

Coffee made fresh hourly, espresso, hot chocolate, tea, and pastries

$5 $2.60

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Dinner for Two or Four at La Española Tapas (Up to 45% Off)

La Española Tapas

Berwyn

Diners sip sangria and snack on hot and cold tapas plates, including imported cheeses, smoked salmon with capers, and grilled octopus

$20 $12

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$9 for $15 Worth of Café Food at Juicy-O Pancake House

Juicy-O Pancake House

Multiple Locations

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

$15 $9

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$18 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Vincitori

Vincitori

Westmont

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

$40 $18

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$16 for 2 Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Mexican Food for Lunch or Dinner ($30 Total Value)

Taco Grill & Salsa Bar

Westmont

Eatery offers cuisine such as burritos, tacos, and meat that is marinaded for up to 12 hours; 18 to 20 different salsas freshly prepared

$15 $8

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Seasonal Martini-Making Class, Cheese Board and Vodka for One or Two at Mid Oak Distillery (Up to 78% Off)

Mid Oak Distillery

Midlothian

Students make fall and winter cocktails using locally made vodka during a hands-on class that includes artisan cheese board

$80 $25

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Irish Pub Food for Two or Four at Sullivan's Irish Pub & Eatery (55% Off)

Sullivan's Irish Pub & Eatery

Midlothian

Irish staples such as corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and pints of Guinness at South Side pub with a patio open all four seasons

$20 $9

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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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$10 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Kenootz Pizzeria

Kenootz Pizza

Midlothian

Chefs choose from more than a dozen toppings to stuff deep-dish pizzas and prepare Italian classics such as meat ravioli and stromboli

$20 $10

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Specialty Pastas, Steaks, and Seafood at Bella Mia (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Bella Mia Ristorante

Midlothian

Chefs prepare classic Italian dishes like linguine alfredo, grilled octopus, chicken vesuvio, and prime cuts of filet mignon

$50 $25

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$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Diner Food at Silver Flash Restaurant ($24 Total Value)

Silver Flash Restaurant

Posen

Classic breakfast dishes and diner staples from a massive 19-page menu

$12 $7

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Eastern European Meal for Two, Four, or Six at Klas Restaurant (Up to 55% Off)

Klas Restaurant

Cicero

Bohemian platter features choice of Eastern European meat dishes; soups, salads, sides, beers, and desserts complement entrees

$44 $25

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Indian Dinner Cuisine for Two, valid Sunday through Thursday (Up to 50% Off)

Maharaja

Rosemont

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

$30 $15

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$10 for a 12-Inch Cookie Cake with Writing at Great American Cookies ($22 Value)

Great American Cookies

Schiller Park

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

$22 $10

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$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Dining at Lucky's Drive-In ($30 Value)

Lucky's Drive-In

Oak Forest

Whether you order from the comfort of your car or in the welcoming dining room, Lucky’s puts together top-notch Chicago-style eats

$15 $7.50

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Pizza at Dream's Pizzeria Bar and Banquet (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Dream's Pizzeria Bar and Banquet

Oak Forest

Expansive menu goes beyond just pizza, with pastas such as spaghetti with meatballs and hot sandwiches such as the sausage and beef combo

$25 $12

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Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Bistro Sake (Up to 50% Off)

Bistro Sake

River Forest

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

$20 $10

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Drinks for Two or Four at Duffy's Tavern (Up to 50% Off)

Duffy's Tavern

Forest Park

Enjoy the convivial atmosphere of this Irish pub with drinks and sports

$25 $13

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Lunch or Dinner at aXcan Mexican Grill (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

aXcan Mexican Grill

Forest Park

Mexican eatery in a brand new location boasts an on-site mixologist and infuses their own tequila into drinks.

$20 $12

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American Food at The Junction Diner (Up to 40% Off)

The Junction Diner

Junction Diner

American food such as wraps, sandwiches, burgers, salads, breakfast served all day and homemade soups

$20 $12

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Brunch for Two or $17 for $30 Worth of New Orleans Creole Cuisine at Shanahan's (43% Off)

Shanahan's

Forest Park

New Orleans Creole cuisine such as gumbo, jambalaya, and etouffee, paired with Irish pub atmosphere; brunch includes bloody marys or mimosas

$30 $17

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Italian Cuisine at Parmesans Station and Parmesans Wood Stone Pizza (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Parmesans Station and Parmesans Wood Stone Pizza

Multiple Locations

Stuffed breads, pastas, and pizzas baked over wood in stone oven and paired with wine; new Tinley Park location also hosts parties up to 120

$20 $10

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$25 for $50 Worth of Steak-House Cuisine for Dinner at Luby's Pub & Steakhouse

Luby's Pub & Steakhouse

Tinley Park

Chefs whip up classic entrees such as lake perch sautéed in lemon butter, rosemary pork chops, and filet mignon topped with blue cheese

$50 $25

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$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Bistro Food and Wine at The Cellar Door ($40 Total Value)

The Cellar Door

Downers Grove

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

$20 $10

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$8.50 for $25 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Shikara

Shikara Restaurant

Downers Grove

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

$25 $8.50

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Fare at Skuddlebutts Pizza ($30 Total Value)

Skuddlebutts Pizza

Skuddlebutts

Open more than seven decades, restaurant features burgers, fried chicken, ribs, and wings

$10 $5

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Downers Grove Wine Shop (Up to 53% Off)

Downers Grove Wine Shop

Downers Grove

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

$20 $10

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$8 for $20 Worth of Produce and Prepared Fare at Lemon Tree Grocer

Lemon Tree Grocer

Downers Grove

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

$20 $8

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$20 for $30 Worth of Modern Latin Food at Barbakoa Modern Latin

Barbakoa Modern Latin

Downers Grove

Modern Latin cuisine such as short-rib tacos on housemade tortillas

$30 $20

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Two $10 Groupons for Pizza, Sandwiches, and Beef at Nick’s Pizza & Beef or $50 Worth of Catering (50% Off)

Nick's Pizza & Beef

Bellwood

Italian-beef sandwiches, burgers, gyros, and pizzas layered with toppings

$10 $5

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Ice Cream Creations at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 38% Off). Three Options Available.

Cold Stone

Woodridge

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

$12 $8

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

Los Arcos Mexican Grill

Woodridge

Classic Mexican tacos, burritos, and fajitas alongside spicy seafood creations

$20 $12

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10-Day Juice Cleanse/Juice Fast at ReNew (49% Off)

ReNew Juice Bar

Melrose Park

Total of 70 juices ingested over 10 days

$295 $149

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$13 for One Hour of Pool and $15 Toward Drinks and Snacks at Elite Cafe & Billiards ($25 Value)

Elite Cafe & Billiards

Melrose Park

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

$25 $13

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Italian Cuisine and Drinks for Two or Four at Danny's (Up to 50% Off)

Danny's

Melrose Park

Homestyle Italian cuisine including pasta, steak, and house-special neckbones

$25 $13

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Appetizers, Steaks, and Drinks at BR Steak Bar and Steakhouse (43% Off). Two Options Available.

BR Steak Bar and Steakhouse

Country Club Hills

Mixed drinks paired with starters and chargrilled steak, from the hand-cut Angus rib eye to a marinated skirt steak, jumbo shrimp and salmon

$30 $17

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Italian Cuisine for Dinner on Friday–Saturday or Sunday–Thursday at Zaza's (Up to 50% Off)

Zaza's

Westmont

Entrees of housemade gnocchi, thin-crust pizzas, seafood, and veal decorate tables between sun-colored walls

$40 $25

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Sushi or Hibachi at Bistro Nami (Up to 38% Off)

Bistro Nami

Westmont

Hibachi chefs sizzle up cuts of steak and marinated beef short rib as sushi chefs roll up super white tuna and striped bass into maki

$40 $25

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Olives, Olive Oils, Giardiniera, or $10 for $20 Worth of Italian Groceries at Formella Gourmet

Formella Gourmet

Countryside

Since 1909, Formella family members have preserved original Sicilian recipes, using garlic, fresh tomatoes and vegetables, and rich cheeses

$20 $10

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Mexican Cuisine for Dinner for Two, Four, or More at Aguamiel (Up to 39% Off)

Aguamiel

Clarendon Hills

Former Frontera Grill chef whips up empanadas stuffed with rotating fillings, salmon in a peanut-mole sauce, and braised short ribs

$40 $25

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Ice Cream Cupcakes with Unlimited Toppings at Cupcakeologist (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Cupcakeologist

Bolingbrook

Choose from more than 15 flavors of ice cream, such as cookie dough, coffee, and strawberry cheesecake, paired with unlimited toppings

$38 $20

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$13 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Brazilian Cuisine at Brazilian Bowl ($20 Total Value)

Brazilian Bowl

Lakeview

Cozy restaurant serves authentic Brazilian dishes, including empanadas, bean-and-meat stews, and steak bowls

$10 $6.50

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican-Asian Fusion Food at Dos Ricco's

Dos Ricco's

Midway

Mexican-Asian fusion cuisine pair classic flavors in Korean BBQ tacos, tempura chicken burritos, and other delectable dishes

$20 $12

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Improv or Scripted Comedy for One, Two, or Four at Under the Gun Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Under the Gun Theater

Lakeview

Improv inspired by video confessions, card games, and online dating, solo shows about romance, and other innovative forms of stage comedy

$12 $8

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Mario Dovalina and Edwin Ptak established the original Pepe's Mexican Restaurant in 1967 in order to satisfy diners craving authentic Mexican dishes. With more than 40 locations in the Chicagoland area and northwestern Indiana and traditional eats that are sold across the United States and even in Mexico, Pepe's appeases a wide audience with its hearty options. Appetizers such as chips and fresh guacamole made daily or chili con queso ready bellies for veggie burritos bursting with seasonal vegetables. Flat-screen TVs broadcasting sports games or ballerina-wrestling matches dot the spacious walls at many of the chain?s casual eateries, keeping diners in their seats long after their shrimp, pork, or vegetable fajitas are finished.

8128 W 95th St.
Hickory Hills,
IL
US

Like metaphorical moths to the literal flame, lines of hungry patrons regularly swarm The Pit Rib House to taste the fruits of their wood-burning pit’s labor. The blistering chamber slow cooks beef, chicken, and whole racks of baby back ribs until they can barely cling to the bone. Alongside these smoky morsels, the cooks also stuff Greek sausages in-house and use the family's secret recipe to create piping-hot cups of chili. Echoing the menu's iconic American roots, The Pit Rib House's practically overflows with nostalgia-inducing pieces of Americana. Road signs, a vintage gas pump, and a life-sized model of Marilyn Monroe add fitting accents to walls lined with framed photographs of historic sports stars and political figures, along with decades-old advertisements for the Internet.

9430 S Roberts Rd
Hickory Hills,
IL
US

For more than 22 years, the scent of freshly baking pizza has drifted out the door of Kenootz Pizza. Chefs fill their ovens with both thin-crust and deep-dish pies, sprinkling in more than a dozen toppings such as bacon, all-beef pepperoni, and spinach. To complement the flavors of their pizzas, chefs cook up classic Italian sides such as cheese-laden garlic bread, zucchini sticks, and fried mushrooms, as well as more substantial platters of meat ravioli and spaghetti. With a delivery area that covers most of the surrounding neighborhoods, the restaurant can stock groups with a tasty, sharable meal without them having to leave the house or cut a cheeseburger into eight equal parts.

8609 West 95th Street
Hickory Hills,
IL
US

Restaurateur Ted first fed the Willow Springs community with his intimate establishment, My Way Café, whose popularity inspired him to expand his reach into fine Italian cuisine paired with delicately balanced wines at My Way Ristorante. Through the evolution of his businesses, though, Ted has never lost sight of doing things, as he puts it, his way. He focuses first on cultivating a warm, welcoming atmosphere in his restaurants, striving to make guests feel free to sit, eat, chat, and return.

Of course, delicious food comes in at a close second. He crafts an extensive menu of Italian dishes, calling out signature favorites with the addition of My Way to the dish’s name. My Way polenta pairs sautéed italian sausage with a white wine sauce, and My Way ravioli douses tomato crab-stuffed ravioli in a garlic cream sauce. Some recipes, however, Ted leaves just the way they are, relying on the time-tested ability of a simple grill to draw flavors from his 12-ounce rib eyes, 8-ounce filet mignons, and 2-ounce charcoal briskets.

8116 Archer Ave
Willow Springs,
IL
US

Sandy's Sandwiches prides itself on feeding customers high quality bread, but not too much of it. Instead, they focus on serving up more meat, more cheese, and whatever other toppings make up the customer's sandwich of choice. With the Big Bet BLT, it's bacon, sliced avocados, and ancho-chipotle sauce; in the Chicken Melt Sub, it's swiss cheese and honey mustard; while the Chicken Salad Sandwich is topped with baby spinach and creamy pesto. Other sandwiches include massive eats such as the Colossal Corned Beef with horseradish dijon on marbled rye, or the Big Hammer, made with enough smoked ham and swiss cheese to put Thor to sleep. The menu also includes hot dogs—the Chicago Dog, the Striped Dog, and the Bacon Chili Dog—and wraps such as the Straight Veggie Wrap with roasted red pepper and artichoke hearts.

8350 South Roberts Road
Justice,
IL
US

Once upon a time—1901, to be exact—Gertie's Ice Cream began topping cones and tempting palates with its creamy texture and creative flavors. Twenty-six years later in a completely separate location, Lindy's Chili drew crowds with its hearty, meaty stew. Both enterprises continued to gain popularity over the years, but it wasn't until 1974 that entrepreneur Joseph Yesutis bought them both and had a novel idea: his chili company had more customers in the daytime and over the winter, whereas his ice cream company had more customers in the evenings and during the summer. Why not combine their strengths by creating a single sweet and savory shop? Yesutis's odd idea gained traction almost immediately, with guests lining up to sample its unique fusion of hot and spicy with cold and sweet. Today, the inventive grouping is not only accepted, but it's become a beloved tradition. Lindy's has since expanded to cook up burgers, Polish sausages, and a slew of meaty sandwiches. Meanwhile, Gertie's dessert artisans concoct old-fashioned banana splits, triple-rich shakes and malts, and sundaes topped with fresh fruits and sweet hot fudge.

7208 W 87th St
Bridgeview,
IL
US

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