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Elgin Area Eats

Elgin Area Eats is the new face of restaurant week, expanding the roster to include other foodie experiences that don’t take place in your everyday restaurant. From May 1st through May 7th, participating locations will be providing deals that will only be able during that week! Use our hashtag #ElginAreaEats when visiting a participating location during Elgin Area Eats and automatically be enrolled in random giveaways! Keep reading to learn more about Elgin Area Eats prizes.

Meet the Participants

Alexander’s Café
1725 N. State Street, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Any burger and fries for $10 (dine-in only, beverage purchase required)

Aliano’s Cafe
304 N. River Street, East Dundee
Elgin Eats Deal: Free bag of chips with purchase of any sandwich

Aliano’s Ristaurante
310 N. River Street, East Dundee
Elgin Eats Deal: Happy Hour Special 2-5pm on Tuesday-Friday
$6 Small Plates, $8 Build you own Pasta, $5 Glass of House Wine, $2 off all draft beer and $8 Citrus Flower Cocktail

Around the Corner Candy Store
101 S. 1st Street, West Dundee
Elgin Eats Deal: 10% discount

BeaUnique Latin Kitchen
74 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: 2 Birra tacos and 2 sides (yuca fries, tostones, French fries, maduros, Puerto Rican rice, house salad) for $10

Billy Brick’s (Elgin)
51 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Any two 12′ specialty pizzas for $20

Birdette’s Chicken
51 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: $10.99 Regular Drumchops

Black & Grey Brewing Company
311 Barrington Avenue, Unit B, East Dundee
Elgin Eats Deal: Check with the business.

Blue Box Café
176 E. Chicago Street, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deals: Free chips and small drink with purchase of an entrée, sandwich or salad, BOGO half off lattes

Breakfast Urbano
51 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Breakfast Box for $9.99

Carmina’s Restaurant and Banquets
1055 N. Randall Road, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Check with the restaurant.

Chicago Street Pour House
1350 E. Chicago Street, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deals:
$9.99 Skillet 5-Cheese Mac ‘N Cheez (normally $11.89)
$9.99 Crispy Chicken Tacos (normally $12.49)
$5 Drafts of Penrose Brewing’s TapRoom IPA

Chubby Bullfrog Bar & Grill
1494 Spring Hill Mall, West Dundee
Elgin Eats Deal: Buy One, Get One Half Appetizers

Cook’s Sweet Boutique
213 E. Chicago Street, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Total Cluster Fudge edible cookie dough sundaes. It is raw cookie dough with choice of a candy topping, syrup and whip cream for $5.99.  OR “Ice-cream-party-to-go” for $20. Two hand-packed pints and toppings in a carrier with cups and spoons

Danny’s Pizza
231 Douglas Ave, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Buy one pasta dish get on free. OR Free appetizer with purchase of XL pizza.

Eastside Café
316 N River St, East Dundee
Elgin Eats Deal: Free drip coffee with the purchase of any menu item

El Diablo Cantina
113 S. Western Avenue, Carpentersville
Elgin Eats Deal: Happy Hour deals May 1st-May 7th and 20% off any regular menu item for dinner

Elgin Public House
219 E. Chicago Street, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deals:
The Elginite
Quad burger (blend of Wagyu, Boar, Bison, and Elk), bourbon bacon onion jam, blue cheese, apple slaw, arugula, burger bun, and choice of side

Bang Bang Mahi Mahi
Chef Greg’s chipotle adobo seasoned and grilled Mahi Mahi, cilantro lime slaw, bang bang sauce, ciabatta, and choice of side

Kubo Sushi & Saki Lounge
70 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Check with the restaurant.

Lounge 51
51 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: $7 cocktails

Mama Lee’s Gourmet Popcorn
Edward Schock Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: 2 for $20 special on large bags

Martini Room
161 E. Chicago Street, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: New menu item “Chinola Cocktail” with new habanero infusion tequila, Chinola Passion Fruit liqueur, lime, and agave for $12

Meraki Market
66 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Half price Giffords Latte.

Milk House
230 Reinking Road, Pingree Grove
Elgin Eats Deal: Chicago Brick – orange sherbet, swirled with vanilla & caramel ice cream. This classic ice cream will be available throughout the summer in our dipping cabinet but available in pints as a secret menu item only! Just $4 a pint during Elgin Restaurant Week. You must ask for the pints. They are not available unless you know…now you know.

Nick’s Pizza & Pub
990 S. Randall Road, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: One large 14” 2-topping pizza PLUS one item off lil’ Peanuts menu OR a beer nuggets munchie for $25. Dine in only!

O’Hare’s Pub & Restaurant
391 Bartlett Plaza, Bartlett
Elgin Eats Deal: Monday is 1/2 price wraps OR Tuesday is Taco Tuesday Taco’s $2.50 OR Wednesday is $8 Angus Burger


Old Republic Kitchen + Bar
155 S. Randall Road, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Any burger and fries for $10 (dine-in only, beverage purchase required)

One Taco Dos Tequilas
274 E. Devon Avenue, Bartlett
Elgin Eats Deals: Nacho Fries $10, Burrito Azteca Dinner $14, Enchilada Mexico City style $14, Oaxacan Paloma $10, Can Long Drink $4, Teremana Tequila Flight $22, White Claw & Shot Calirosa Tequila Rosa $12, Bottled Modelo & Shot House Tequila Reposado $12

Pasta Mia
116 Bartlett Plaza, Bartlett
Elgin Eats Deal: Check with the restaurant.

Peru Caters
51 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: $12.99 Lomo Saltado

Plank Road Tap Room
39W149 Plank Road, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: $20 Beer and Cheese Flight (a flight of 3 beers paired with 3 gourmet cheeses, and served with olive oil & sea salt crackers), code ELGINEATS

Red Poppy Bistro
109 E. Highland Avenue, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Shepard’s Pie for only $20 apiece

Rookies All American Pub & Grill
2486 Bushwood Drive, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Any burger and fries for $10 (dine-in only, beverage purchase required)

Rosie O’Hare’s Public House
702 Water Street, East Dundee
Elgin Eats Deal: Elgin Area Eats special burger with angus ground beef with chorizo patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, pico de Gallo, served with side of Diablo sauce and have cut fries for $15

Sammy’s Mexican Grill
3091 US Route 20, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deals: Nacho Fries $10, Burrito Azteca Dinner $14, Enchiladsa Mexico City style $14, Oaxacan Paloma $10, Can Long Drink $4, Teremana Tequila Flight $22, Mamita’s Hard Seltzer & Shot Calirosa Tequila Rosa $12, Bottled Modelo & Shot House Tequila Reposado $12

Stanley’s Ale House
335 N. McLean Boulevard, South Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Elgin Area Eats exclusive menu items: Nashville HOT Breaded Chicken, Craft Bourbon Burger, The Salsa Burger

Sweet Berry Café
720 N McLean Blvd, South Elgin
3 Beignets for $3 with any meal purchase

Vern’s Tavern
76 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Charcuterie plates for $12 and $6 house mixers

Viator Coffee Company
51 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Free small drip with purchase of a breakfast sandwich, BOGO half off lattes

The Village Squire
125 Washington Street, West Dundee
480 S. Randall Road, South Elgin
Elgin Eats Deals: Any burger and fries for $10 (dine-in only, beverage purchase required)

ZZA Factory
751 N. State Street, #2144, Elgin
Elgin Eats Deal: Maxwell Polish with fries for $7

***Restrictions may apply. Restaurants reserve the right to change a special at any time so please check directly with the restaurant for updates. Tax is not included in the posted prices.***

Prizes and How to Win Them

During Elgin Area Eats there will be many prizes up for grabs. Here are some of the ways you could win!

Enter the Random Giveaway

When you go to a participating location to experience Elgin Area Eats, take a picture! Post that picture on Instagram or Twitter using #ElginAreaEats to automatically be enrolled in our random hashtag giveaways! You can also post your photo to Facebook to enter but you will also have to tag us @ExploreElginArea! All winners will be notified by end of day Sunday, May 8th. Prizes will be given away at random but will be one of the following:

– $15 Martini Room gift card (only if winner is 21+)

Random Gift Cards Donated by Restaurants

– 2 tickets to the Sherlock Adventure at Escapade 360

Visit the Most Participating Locations

Our biggest prize package is currently valued at over $500 and will only go to one winner. What you have to do is send in receipts showing you visited at least 5 participating businesses during Elgin Area Eats Week. Take pictures of your receipts between May 1st-May 7th and send them to Krisilee@ExploreElginArea.com. All participants who send in at least 5 receipts by end of day Tuesday, May 10th will be entered into a random drawing. Prizes included in the package are listed below ↓

– 1 flight of 4 mini martinis at Martini Room (only if winner is 21+)

– 2 tickets to the Da Vinci Experience at Escapade 360

– Overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Elgin

– 2 all-day passes to Underground Retrocade

– 2 tickets to RocHaus (2 passes to every show for the rest of the 2022)

– $150 gift card to Old Republic

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