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The Shanty

38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
+1 847-336-0262
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“whiskey shrimp” (22 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
“steak” (23 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hostess not fair with first come first come seating. Looks like they are currently under construction to expand. Hopefully this relieves waiting to be seated on a Saturday evening. Service was A+ as well as the food. We had filet mignon and ribeye steak with...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is quite good at this restaurant. Be aware that they serve brunch on Sunday and need to close down the kitchen after brunch to switch to lunch. During this time, you cannot get any food. The time for this switch over is not consistent,...More

Thank Susan I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife had seen them profiled on DD&D. It is about 40 minutes south of us on 41, just south of the 94 split headed south. Called to see if they take reservations, told none between 6-8 pm. I asked when does a wait start...More

1  Thank Rdsxfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top quality food, great waiters. Best Sunday brunch around and you won't believe the price for the fabulous food. I have eaten there probably 30 times and never had a bad meal. By far the best value around the area.

Thank bjbkc123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent The Shanty often! Staff is the best! The Owner is amazing. He makes every effort to make sure your dining experience is one to remember! I have had many of the entrees but enjoy the smoked salmon salad. Hubby loves the fish and...More

Thank schild4
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I was driving from Chicago to WI and needed a bite to eat because it was getting late. I decided on a whim to stop here. The place is cozy and welcoming. I decided to sit at the bar and the bartender was very sweet....More

1  Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Hotel staff recommended we go for dinner. When we called for a reservation we were told we would have to come right away. I was hesitant but was so glad we did. Place looks like a shanty but really neat Lots of people and noise...More

1  Thank plabeau
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for visiting The Shanty! Our staff is happy that you enjoyed your meal, cocktail and fast service! We are glad you discovered us and we look forward to seeing you again next time your in town! Thank you, Dimitri Kallianis - Owner of...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Great selection of fish. I had Walleye and my wife had cod. Both we very tasty. I understand they are expanding. They will be great as even early Friday the lines start getting long.More

1  Thank gtratthelake
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for joining us for our Friday fish fry! It was great to read that you enjoyed our cod and walleye! Friday's tend to get very busy but we do take reservations on Friday & Saturday nights before 6pm and after 8pm. Our expansion...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We've been recommended to come dine here for years now, we finally made it in. We realized we waited too long! The drinks were delicious. Food was divine! Service was just right! We will be back again!More

1  Thank Tarah H
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thanks Tarah! We appreciate that you were recommended to dine at The Shanty! We are happy that you decided to visit us and that you enjoyed your food, drinks and service! We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks for taking the time to review...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

My son had just graduated from boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Base and we were looking for a steak dinner before he had to return to the base. The reviews on The Shanty are what brought us in and they didn't disappoint. We were...More

Thank jilibret
Dimitri K, Owner at The Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

First off, thank you to your son for his service to our country! Our staff enjoys meeting and serving military families who join us to celebrate their graduations! We appreciate your kind words and we are happy that you enjoyed your meal and service! I...More

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janice c
22 January 2015|
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Response from CherylCrownRoyal | Reviewed this property |
Hi -The website is listed on the page, however it does not list desserts. I know they waitress said they change often. I had hot apple pie with ice cream and caramel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Wadsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 847-336-0262
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