Watching sports in a restaurant is more enjoyable than playing sports in a restaurant, which normally ends in misguided attempts to cook a mesquite-rubbed football. Enjoy the simple pleasures of athletics and eats with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at McMae's Tavern & Grill in Bartlett.
McMae's Tavern & Grill assuages vocal stomachs with an eclectic menu of American-style eats in a modest pub environment. Relive Pavlovian experiments with McMae's saliva-inducing skirt steak, a tender, 6-ounce flank of juicy beef served with fresh vegetables ($12.95). Pastas permeate the menu, hiding linguini beneath a canopy of shellfish, bell peppers, and cilantro in the tiger shrimp creole ($12.95) or showcasing them front and center in the homemade manicotti ($9.95). Twelve sandwich offerings, one for every finger, fill out the lunch and dinner selection with crowd-pleasing combinations ranging from the grilled-salmon sandwich topped with caramelized onions ($9.95) to the chicken-parmesan sandwich ($7.95).
Awash in the glow of 9 flat-screen TVs, patrons can bask in McMae's unpretentious atmosphere while watching sports and fighting the urge to check in on daytime soaps. The mahogany-stained wooden bar stands as the handcrafted focal point of the spacious dining room with hardwood floors and ample natural light spilling through the storefront windows.
1075 Stearns Rd.
Bartlett, Illinois 60103