Before teeth were used to disassemble cuisine, they were grown and sold by children to finance opulent tree forts. Use your pearly whites for tastier purposes with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of burgers, ribs, and thirst quenchers at Hawthorne's Backyard in West Chicago.
Hawthorne's Backyard's culinary architects animate the American fare, such as burgers, ribs, and roasts, depicted on the menu. An appetizer of loaded chili cheese fries, which swim in green onions and sour cream ($5.99), can prep palates for an appointment with a hearty entree. Momma's pot-roast sandwich, a pulled-pork tenderloin cooked in homemade barbecue sauce and set inside a hoagie bun, frolics across taste-bud territory ($8.50), and the backyard double cheeseburger dually satiates meat and dairy yearnings ($10.50). A full slab of signature baby-back ribs comes to tables drenched in barbecue sauce and, like a subpoena from a grandmother, is served with cinnamon apples and sweet-potato fries ($18.99).
Hawthorne's Backyard battles boredom by hosting live entertainment most weekends and offering diners a gamut-running suite of onsite activities during warm weather. Sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, bags, a bocce-ball court, and a bimini ring game make the outdoors area an accommodating beacon for leisure activity. Inside the eatery, large flat-screen TVs and a 120-inch big-screen monitor feed famished eyes, and a newly remodeled bar attracts mixed-drink enthusiasts.
1200 W Hawthorne Lane
West Chicago, Illinois 60185Get Directions