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The River Grove Sheffield's serves up much of the same menu as its Chicago brethren. Enjoy spacious indoor or outdoor seating as you edibly encounter a full slab of barbecue ribs ($18.95). Other entrees include beer-battered fish and chips ($12.95) and barbecue spaghetti ($10.95), served with choice of smoked chicken, pulled pork, or brisket. Or munch on a barbecue platter, including smoked sausage ($9.95), smoked chicken ($9.95), or the combo platter ($16.95), with a choice of any two of Sheffield's barbecue options. In addition to ample parking, delivery, and HDTV-viewing options, the River Grove location also offers live entertainment on weekends—ideal for locals who have just realized that their television is a fish tank.

3131 Thatcher Ave
River Grove,
IL
US

The course at Bliss Creek Golf Club invites golfers to conquer its 5,436 yards of tree-lined fairways and greens buttressed by menacing water hazards and bunkers. After limbering up at the driving range or practice putting green, players send drives streaking down the first-hole fairway as cocktail-sipping onlookers casually applaud from the grill deck that overlooks the verdant alleyway. Rounds of 18 typically clock in at less than four hours, leaving players plenty of daylight for cooling off in water hazards or borrowing bunker sand for pleasant dreams that bring back the mashie niblick club.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 70 course
  • Length of 5,632 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 67.0 from the farthest tees
  • Slope of 115 from the farthest tees
1 Golfview Ln
Sugar Grove,
IL
US

There’s probably no secret meaning to Gene & Jude’s location—right near O’Hare airport. But it may as well double as an unofficial welcome center for Chicago. This beloved decades-old hot dog stand was voted the best hot dog—not just in Chicago, but the entire Midwest—by Reader’s Digest.

2720 River Road
River Grove,
IL
US

Just over two decades ago, three brothers had an idea. They wanted to open a restaurant where you could get a home-style meal without dirtying your own kitchen—a place where kids, adults, and seniors would all feel welcome to unwind. They opened Elmwood Family Restaurant based on these ideals and have been striving to uphold them ever since. The chefs plate up classic diner and supper club fare from breakfast to dinner, and the bartenders pour beers, wines, and old-fashioned cocktails alike. Most of the sandwiches and entrees come with a complimentary bowl of soup, which is perfect for warming up on a cold day or filling water balloons in the summer.

7725 W Belmont Ave
Elmwood Park,
IL
US

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