Stomachs only growl when they're hungry or preparing to bite the hand that keeps tickling them. Tame the beast within with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Upscale Comfort Cuisine
Strongbow’s menu includes all-meat turkey pie in a flaky crust ($14.95), Asian-style barbecue salmon ($17.95), and a turkey dinner with appetizer, cranberry sauce, potatoes, and apple pie ($19.25).
Eight decades ago, the land that Strongbow Inn now stands on was filled with 1,500 turkeys, gobbling under the guidance of founders Walter and Bess Thrun. The family’s storied history has since been tied to that plot of land, from the construction of Strongbow Inn and US 30 in the ‘40s to the turkeys they continued to raise and dish up until the '80s. Three generations have built the restaurant to its current glory, serving turkey-centric comfort fare in an upscale, white-tablecloth-clad dining room and a casual wood-paneled lounge that made it onto WTTW’s Check, Please!.
The menu showcases fresh poultry in dishes that range from turkey schnitzel to turkey pot pie and Thanksgiving-esque feasts of carved turkey with homemade cranberry sauce and all the trimmings. Poultry-free fare also stakes out a space for itself, boasting grilled lamb chops and crab cakes made in house. Beside each menu item, the restaurant lists ideal wine pairings, such as a Leonard Kreusch with the turkey dinner or an Ecco Domani pinot grigio with the crab cakes.
In a dining room suited for big groups, plates rest near floral centerpieces surrounded by scalloped napkins. Patrons can also sup in the Blue Yonder lounge, where curly chandeliers hang above wooden lattice-backed chairs. Over the lounge’s bar, a populous fleet of model planes hangs from the ceiling ready to skywrite love notes to special guests or dive bomb dates who stole the last bite of pie.
What some people are buzzing about:
91% of 690 customers recommend
“Very good food!”
“Jason did fantastic job waiting on us. Checked on us , brought us extra warm rolls, made our evening very enjoyable. ”
“This was our 1st visit to the Strongbow Inn we were very impressed not only by the quality of the food but also by the friendliness of the staff. Our greeting when we...”
“This was our 1st visit to the Strongbow Inn we were very impressed not only by the quality of the food but also by the friendliness of the staff. Our greeting when we entered with the suggestion that we might like to dine in the lounge (which we enjoyed very much) to our server Jeff who did an outstanding job made us fee most welcome. Please consider doing another Groupon in the future, since we live in a suburb just west of Chicago the savings of the Groupon helps with the 100 mile round trip commute to the Strongbow.. We would love to hear from you drop us an e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org Sincerely James & Deborah Orth”