Food & Drink in Round Lake

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

Rocky's Pizzeria

Lindenhurst

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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Two Martinis and Two Small Plates or $13 for $30 Worth of Tapas (Up to 57% Off)

Olive Black Martini & Wine Lounge

Richmond

Martini lounge exudes 1940s elegance with a large selection of classic cocktails, a tapas menu, and live jazz music amid plush sofas

$35.90 $18

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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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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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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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$11 for $20 Worth of Authentic Tex-Mex Cuisine at Grande Lettys

Grande Lettys

Antioch

Diners chow down on a variety of Tex-Mex dishes, including enchiladas, burritos, and tacos with fillings such as steak or beans and cheese

$20 $11

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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 $5

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Italian Food and Pizza for Dinner at Marzano's Wood Fired Italian (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Marzano's Wood Fired Italian

McHenry

Wood-fired oven cooks certified-authentic neapolitan pizzas; other dishes include baked ziti, gnocchi with vodka sauce, and seared scallops

$35 $19

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$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Oz. Energy Bowl at Jamba Juice (Up to $19.47 Total Value)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

New made-to-order Energy Bowls include fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and organic granola

$6.49 $3.33

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$13 for $20 Worth of Pizza for Delivery or Takeout at Mike's Pizza

Mike's Pizza

Gages Lake

Create your own deep dish or hand tossed pizza from 15 toppings, 3 crust flavors, and sauces such as alfredo or barbecue

$10 $6.50

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Chicago-Style Fast Food at Cravings Red Hots (40%). Two Options Available.

Cravings Red Hots

Gurnee

Chicago-style dogs loaded with mustard, relish, onions, sliced tomatoes, and pickle spears

$10 $6

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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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$34.10 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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Hibachi Lunch or Dinner Buffet for Two or Four at Hunan Buffet (Up to 31% Off)

Hunan Hibachi Buffet

Waukegan

Chinese favorites such as pork dumplings and General Tso’s chicken served alongside dishes ranging from buffalo wings to sushi

$14.58 $9.99

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$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Breakfast and Diner Food at IHOP

IHOP

Waukegan

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

$14 $7

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Barbecue for Two at Crystal Lake Rib House (Up to 50% Off)

Crystal Lake Ribhouse

Crystal Lake Rib House

Baby back ribs, chargrilled burgers, and chili served at restaurant praised by the Chicago Sun-Times

$30 $15

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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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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Smoothies and Ice Cream at Dairy Queen (Up to Half Off)

Dairy Queen

Multiple Locations

Soft serve studded with candy, cookies, or fruit; frothy Julis Originals and thick, creamy fruit smoothies

$10 $5

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Thai and Pan-Asian Dinner for Two, Four, or Take-Out at Oishii Thai (Up to 40% Off)

Oishii Thai

Buffalo Grove

Eatery uses only fresh herbs, such as cilantro, lemon grass, and Thai basil for classic curries and sushi rolls that pack a punch

$20 $15

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Indian Lunch at India House (50% Off).

India House

Buffalo Grove

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

$20 $10

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Mediterranean Cuisine or Take-Out at Bait Cafe (Up to 55% 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 $9.50

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$22 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Mandile's Italian Ristorante

Mandile's Italian Ristorante

Algonquin

Homemade pastas made daily, with gluten-free and whole-wheat options available; brick-oven pizzas paired with wine from Italy and California

$40 $22

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$16 for $30 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Cucina Bella in Algonquin

Cucina Bella

Algonquin

2010 Best of the Fox winner layers homemade lasagna, drizzles beef medallions in gorgonzola cream & stirs handcrafted sauces in open kitchen

$30 $16

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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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$15 for $30 Worth of Vitamins and Supplements at FitRx

FitRx

Multiple Locations

Complement your workout with OxyELITE Pro supplements, ADAM multi-vitamins, M-Stak muscle builders, or other nutritional enhancers

$30 $15

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Tea Health Class and Tasting for One or Four Plus Tea to Take Home at Prima Tea (Up to 73% Off)

Prima Tea

Wheeling

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

$57 $23

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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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$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 57% 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 $17

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$60 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill

Pita Pita Mediterrean Grill

Palatine

Chicken shawarma and grilled shish kebabs pair with hummus and baba ghanouj

$20 $11

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$15 for Three Vouchers, Each Good for $10 Off Your Bill at Tony's Subs ($30 Value)

Tony's Subs

Deerfield

Sandwiches crafted with Gonnella-brand bread, meats, cheeses, and veggies can be paired with chips, salads, and drinks

$10 $5

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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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Cafe Desserts or One Dozen Cookies at Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip (42% Off)

Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip

Spring Hill Mall

Enjoy Nestle’s classic recipes in a batch of one dozen cookies, or enjoy cafe desserts such as sweet crepes or fruity smoothies

$12 $7

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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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$15 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Dinner and Wine at Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant

Phoenicia

Highland Park

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

$30 $15

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Upscale American Food for Dinner at Nieto's (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Nieto's

Highland Park

While seated in a cozy supper-club-style leather booth, patrons dig into braised beef short ribs, lobster cobb salads, and bone-in chops

$60 $35

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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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$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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$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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$16 for $25 Worth of Pizza, Homemade Lasagna, and Sides at Wayne's Pizza

Wayne's Pizza

Arlington Heights

Since 1964, Wayne's has used secret family recipes and fresh ingredients to craft high-quality pizzas, pasta, and classic Italian dishes

$25 $16

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Chinese Food and Sushi at Bistro Chen ($30 Total Value)

Bistro Chen

Arlington Heights

Expansive menu featuring dishes such as mushu pork, kung pao chicken, and stir-fried rice

$10 $5

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Tapas and Spanish Cuisine at La Roca Tapas (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

La Roca Tapas

Arlington Heights

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

$45 $21

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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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$17 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 $17

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$10 for a Chocolate Tasting for Two with Six Pieces of Chocolate and Two Toasted Almond Mocha Lattes at Leonidas Chocolate Café ($19.10 Value)

Leonidas Chocolate Café

Multiple Locations

Toasted almond mocha lattes and staff-picked tasting selection of truffles, caramels, cream-filled pralines made with pure 100% cocoa butter

$19.10 $10

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Mexican Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Zapatista (Up to 44% Off)

Zapatista

Multiple Locations

Shrimp or skirt steak fill fajitas served in heated lava-stone; tacos and enchiladas brim with chicken tinga, beef, or sauteed vegetables

$40 $25

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Surf-and-Turf Meal, Carry-Out, or Catering at Captain's Quarters Fish and Steak House (Up to 51% Off)

Captain's Quarters Fish and Steak House

Northbrook

Long-running North Shore restaurant serves classic lobster and steak, alongside house-recipe fried chicken, hearty burgers, and oysters

$106 $59

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Hibachi Cuisine for Dinner on Friday–Sunday or Monday–Thursday at Kegon (Up to Half Off)

Kegon

Northbrook

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

$40 $20

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Brats and Casual American Food for Two or Four or More at The Brat Stop (Up to 46% Off)

The Brat Stop

Kenosha

Famed roadside restaurant serves up savory brats, cheese, and beer in a fun, family-friendly setting

$30 $17

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$13.25 for $25 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Parkside Pub

Parkside Pub

Huntley

Housemade burgers, chicken sandwiches, and deli treats washed down with frosty brews in cozy bar or tree-lined garden

$25 $13.25

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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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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Fajitas and Margarita Flights at El Sombrero Restaurant (Up to 56% Off)

El Sombrero Restaurant

Mount Prospect

Enjoy sizzling fajitas accompanied by three 4-ounce margarita pours made with top-shelf tequila

$63 $29

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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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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Fare at Sir Nick's Pizza

Sir Nick's Pizza

Hoffman Estates

Specialty pies such as Fantastic Four with sausage, mushroom, onion and green pepper, plus other Italian fare like sandwiches and grinders

$20 $11

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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 50% 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 $17

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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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Three-Course Fall Classic Fondue Meal for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (Up to 44% Off)

The Melting Pot

Schaumburg

Creamy cheese fondue and meats cooked fondue-style at the table, including filet mignon, herb-crusted chicken, and lobster tail

$97.94 $55

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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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Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine — Chorizo Grill

Chorizo Grill

Grant Park

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $10

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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food at City Life Bakery ($30 Total Value)

City Life Bakery

Century Oaks

Bakery serves cakes in a variety of designs next to cupcakes, pastries, gourmet deli sandwiches, coffee and teas

$10 $6

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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 (Half 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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$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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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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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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$12 for $20 Worth of Chinese Food at The Golden Bowl

Golden Bowl

Bartlett

Chinese dishes for takeout and delivery, from staples such as spring rolls to original creations like breaded chicken with apricot sauce

$20 $12

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$9 for $15 Worth of Grass-Fed Beef Burgers Served by Train at Veteran-Owned 2Toots Train Whistle Grill

2Toots Train Whistle Grill

Multiple Locations

Nitrate-, preservative-, and hormone-free 100% grass-fed beef hot dogs, burgers & chili delivered on toy train tracks at veteran-owned diner

$15 $9

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Japanese Steakhouse Cuisine for Dinner at Toyko Steak House II (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Toyko Steak House II

Bartlett

Chefs flame-kiss meats, seafood, and veggies on the hibachi grill or fold fresh seafood into sushi rolls

$30 $17

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Select Local Merchants

Rancho Nuevo

The chefs at Rancho Nuevo look to Mexico’s Jalisco region when crafting their recipes. A veritable paradise on earth for the culinary-minded, Jalisco boasts lush gardens filled with chili peppers and freshwater lakes teeming with shrimp and fish. The chefs use all of these and more to whip up soft-shell tacos, overstuffed burritos, and sizzling fajitas, favoring homemade sauces and fresh produce over store-bought mixes and digital holograms of vegetables. The aromas of shrimp, catfish, and crab waft into the sunlit dining room as guests dunk crispy tortilla chips into mountains of guacamole. Between bites, they clink together glasses filled with tropical cocktails, spicy micheladas, and freshly made horchata.

234 N Cedar Lake Rd
Round Lake,
IL
US

Jimano's Pizzeria's deft dough-tossers craft homemade crusts, succulent sauces, and pies layered with fresh ingredients for an oven-fresh menu of Chicago-style pizzas. Top a thin-crust cheese pizza ($15.80 for a 16") or piñata-pack a pan-baked deep-dish cheese pizza ($17.95 for a 16") with a panoply of ingredients, such as pepperoni, mushrooms, bacon, or pineapple ($2.10 per ingredient for a 16" pizza), ensuring that modest pizzas don't have to arrive at the table undressed. Cooks also create stacked delights such as the italian beef ($5.85) or the crispy buffalo chicken sandwich ($5.99); baby back ribs ($16.99 for a full slab, $14.99 for a half slab) offer carnivorous sustenance coated in a homemade St. Louis–style barbecue sauce. The pizzeria's famed bread sticks ($3.99) satisfy carb cravings alongside a slew of pasta dishes, which arrive with sides of saucy banter and cheesy dialogue.

254 E Rollins Rd
Round Lake Beach,
IL
US

When you get your first plate of Taqueria Los Comales’ signature Mexico-City-style tacos, you might be surprised by their size. Each double-wrapped taco is small enough to fit into your hand, a fact owner Camerino Gonzalez specifically had in mind when first making them in Chicago’s Little Village in 1973. Rather than have clients try just one of his signature meats, he wanted to allow guests to sample a wide variety of different options. Cooks stuff the soft tortillas with al pastor served in a secret marinade as well as more adventurous taqueria staples such as tongue or beef tripe. The restaurants’ homemade salsa and their own signature mix of pickled carrots, cauliflower, and jalapeños enhance these flavors, making meals as satisfying as the discovery that you’re tax exempt because of your cool haircut. Alongside the traditional tacos, chefs grill up meats for tortas, burritos, breakfast, and dinner platters, all of which can be paired with the shop’s glasses of creamy horchata or a range of Mexican and domestic beers.

809 W Rollins Rd
Round Lake,
IL
US

Adi Mor opened the first Garden Fresh Market in 1980, selling fresh produce from a 1,000-square-foot lot in Skokie, which he would stock by taking 2 a.m. trips to Chicago's South Water market. Today, Garden Fresh Market sprawls over six suburban locations, where fresh produce from apples to zucchinis is still procured daily.

Grocery items range from fresh meat from Midwest famers to a wide selection of ethnic foods and national brands. The deli slices meats and cheeses both domestic and imported, and house-made seasonal salads and main courses make bringing dinner home easier than stealing it from a neighbor's windowsill. Many of the market's online recipes have even made it onto NBC5, giving its cooks their share of 15 minutes of fame.

965 E Rollins Rd
Round Lake Beach,
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