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Great Escape

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Sat, 23/02

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Half $9.95
Full $16.95
Grandpa Great's Baby Back Ribs
Slow cooked in our special marinade and topped with Grandpa's smokey sauce
Cheesy Potato Skins
Stuffed with bacon, cheddar and mozzarella cheese with sour cream on the side
Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Six (6) shrimp with a dash of our special spices, lightly grilled and served with remoulade sauce and lemon
Lump Crab Cakes
Pan-seared and served with chipotle sauce and lemon
Chicken Tenders
A classic snack with BBQ sauce for dipping. Also served Buffalo-style
Nacho Plate
Jack & cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato & sour cream
Mozzarella Stix
Lightly coated in breadcrumbs served with crushed tomato basil marinara
Fried Calamari
Marinated and lightly breaded and fried. Served with tangy cocktail sauce and lemon
6pc $6.95
12pc $11.95
20pc $17.95
Buffalo Hot Wings
Tossed in our spicy sauce and served with celery sticks and bleu cheese sauce for dipping
Tomatoes, red onion, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil on toasted French bread and aged parmigiana
Cup $2.95
Bowl $3.95
Chef Joe's Soup of the Day
Made fresh every day
Baked French Onion Soup
A touch of sherry wine makes this soup special. Topped with croutons and mozzarella cheese
Cup $3.95
Bowl $5.75
Lobster & Crab Bisque (Seasonal)
Decadent, but you deserve it!
Cup $3.95
Bowl $5.75
Homemade Meaty Chili
Back by popular demand! Served with cheddar cheese, chopped onions and sour cream
Caesar Salad
All you expect in a Caesar with our homemade dressing
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Crispy chicken tenders dipped in buffalo sauce over fresh greens with tomato, shredded cheddar, tortilla crisps, crumbled bleu cheese and peppercorn ranch dressing
Taco Salad
Mixed greens, cheddar cheese, chili, diced tomato & sour cream with tortilla crisps
Organic Spinach & Cranberry Salad
Leafy spinach with chopped bacon, walnuts, sundried cranberries and crumbled bleu cheese with raspberry vinaigrette
Tangerine Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken, romaine, juicy tangerines, red grapes, walnuts, melon & provolone topped with our exclusive yogurt citrus
Dinner Salad
Mixed greens, shredded carrots, red cabbage, grape tomato and cucumber slice with your choice of dressing
All entrees served with soup or salad (Bleu Cheese $0.75), potato or rice, bread and butter. Substitute Fresh Fruit or Onion Rings for $1.25 | Loaded with Baked Bacon & Cheese $2.25 | Substitute Cup of Chili or Lobster Bisque for $2.95 | Cup of Baked French Soup $1 | Surf for your Turf: Lobster Tail 6oz. cold water (+$18.99), Crab Cake (+$6.95), Grilled Shrimp Skewer (+$9.95), Fried Butterflied Shrimp (+$7.95), Side of Mac & Cheese (+$5.95)
Ribs & Shrimp Combo
Five fried shrimp butterflied with horseradish cocktail sauce with our tender 1/2 slab ribs, broiled to perfection with Grandpa's smokey sauce
Baby Back Ribs & Broasted Chicken
Our fabulous ribs served with a broasted chicken breast and wing. The best of both worlds! (BBQ boneless or BBQ broasted available upon request)
Honey BBQ Pork Chop & Half Slab Ribs
Our 7 oz. honey BBQ glazed pork chop with half slab of Grandpa's classic ribs
Center Cut Pork Chops
Two tender and juicy chops (traditional or BBQ), served with cinnamon apple sauce
Breaded Pork Tenderloin
Lightly breaded and cooked to perfection, perched on Joe's mashed potatoes and homemade gravy
Chicken Parmigiana
Boneless chicken breast, lightly breaded and topped with our crushed tomato basil marinara on a bed of fettuccine
Pasta Primavera
Garden fresh vegetables in a creamy Alfredo sauce served over fettuccine with shaved parmigiana
Eggplant Casserole
Sliced eggplant coated in Panko breadcrumbs topped with tomato basil marinara, provolone & mozzarella cheese & mushrooms & parmesan cheese with garlic bread
Pasta Giambotta
White meat chicken, Italian sausage, green peppers, onions, mushrooms and red potatoes with rigatoni pasta tossed with delicious garlic white wine sauce
4oz Filet $20.95
Twin 4oz Filet $29.95
Filet & Grilled Shrimp
Your filet steak is cooked-to-order with 5 grilled shrimp served with harvest remoulade sauce and lemon wedge
Full Slab $20.95
Half Slab $14.5
Baby Back Ribs
Slow cooked Grandpa's way in our special marinade & broiled to perfection. Topped with Grandpa's smokey sauce. Guaranteed to please! (Honey BBQ available on request)
Broasted Chicken Dinner
4 Pcs. Tender & Juicy. Cooked the healthy way under pressure in cholesterol free, trans fat free oil. An All-Time Favorite!
BBQ Chicken
4 Pcs. Broasted then dipped in our Smokey Sauce and broiled to finish the job
Served with Crispy Seasoned Fries or House Made Chips and Soup or Cole Slaw Substitute Fresh Fruit or Onion Rings for $1.25. Substitute Cup of Chili or Lobster Bisque for $2.95 or Cup of Baked French Onion Soup $1
Philly Steak Sandwich
Thinly sliced roast beef with sauteed onions, peppers and melted mozzarella cheese on French bread served with Au Jus for dipping
Chicken Philly Sandwich
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Seasoned with a special rub and slow cooked then marinated in Grandpa's smoky sauce and served on Brioche roll
Shrimp Po' Boy
Our special seasoned grilled shrimp with shredded lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo on Brioche roll (crispy on request)
Turkey Sandwich
Sliced thin and stacked high on 7 grain toast with lettuce, tomato, mayo and a pickle
Breast of Chicken Sandwich
Marinated chicken breast broiled and served on toasted pretzel roll with lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, and mayo with a hint of dijon
Bourbon Glazed Chicken Sandwich
Broiled and basted with Bourbon sauce with bacon and mozzarella on a toasted roll
Grilled Cheese
With roasted red pepper and avocado on 7 grain bread
Ham & Cheese Melt on Rye Bread
Hummus & Veggie Sandwich
Creamy hummus, field greens, fresh mozzarella, balsamic tomato relish, fresh basil and red onion on naan bread
The Great Burger
half pound of certified Angus Beef served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, red onions and a pickle
Build Your Own Angus Burger
Great Burger with your choice of cheese and any two items: mushrooms, bacon, grilled onions, cajun spice, jalapeno peppers or chili on a toasted roll
Naked Angus Beef Patty
With Avocado, cheese and fruit on side
Bison Burger
91% Lean, no hormones or antibiotics. A half pound patty, all the delicious flavor of beef "but" 70% less fat and 43% fewer calories than regular ground beef on a toasted roll
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Bar, International
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
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All reviews roasted chicken ribs bass pot pie prime rib salad bison burger bread lobster bisque al capone saturday night parking lot wonderful food interesting history free shuttle close to the airport prices are very reasonable
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant during a business trip during the recent polar vortex. Temperatures were below zero but the Great Escape was warming and welcoming. The food selection was varied and tasty and the service prompt. My business colleague and I were quickly seated. Portion...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank mawaca2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

neighborhood hangout, 50's supper club vibe--and the food!! Don't miss the ribs, fallin' off the bone with local bbq sauce. We split the bourbon glazed chicken sandwich, and honestly, probably could have fed 3 of us! Wait staff very attentive, never had to call anyone...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 323kimberlyp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has such an interesting history with its old speakeasy tin-ceiling bar (in one of the building’s many iterations) and the huge wind turbine in the parking lot. The food is really good. I always get the delicious fish offerings, but all the dishes...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BonnieT159
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Not a “hip scene” - it seems like an old neighborhood favorite, full of people who have been coming here for years. Most of the younger people here were with someone older. But what great atmosphere. Just an old period bar that once was frequented...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank IowaMusictravel
Reviewed 20 December 2018

3 of us dined there last Monday night. We started with a half slab of ribs for an appetizer. First they brought it to the next table then took it back to the kitchen and then we finally got it. It was cold and there...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 801natalief
Reviewed 4 December 2018

While staying at the nearby Hampton Inn, tried the Great Escape for dinner because they offered a free shuttle to & from their restaurant. I appreciated the historic, original part of the building so chose to eat near the bar. It definitely had a "goose...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank laurel k
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Food was cold waiter rude my husband sent his food back two times. His food was cold both times. Waiter told my husband hey bud it’s not my fault your food is cold

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ambassador522263
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We attended a conference at one of the airport hotels and this restaurant was nearby. It had an extensive menu and the prices were reasonable. There was a large group of us and the restaurant wasn't busy. The service was fairly slow. The food was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ShaunaS636
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Decided to give this a try since it was close to our hotel and had an interesting history. It did not disappoint! We had a group of 10 and they were very accommodating. The food was delicious and the service was top notch. I thought...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MarySe2678
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has been many different businesses in the past, and it’s very interesting. The bar has an old-fashioned copper ceiling, and the parking lot has a huge wind turbine in the back. You can eat indoors or outside (weather permitting). The food and service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BonnieT159
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Not to sure would suggest to give them a call?
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Response from Karen N | Reviewed this property |
Great Escape in Schiller Park is open 7 days a week from 11 AM to 11 PM
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yes, it is kid friendly
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