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Dining & Nightlife

11 Jackson Coffee is dedicated to the fine craft of making a great cup of coffee. Locally roasted premium coffee prepared correctly. Pour Over, Espresso, to Cold Brew.

11 Jackson Coffee is located right along the Fox River Bike Trail.

Long time business partners and restaurateurs Dale Eisenberg and Mike Ventre were fed up with today’s over abundance of technology geared at kids and decided to create a fun train-focused place where a new generation could connect with that heritage and develop treasured memories of their own. After years of success owning and operating The Original Pancake House franchises in Illinois and Ohio, Eisenberg reopened a nostalgic train restaurant built in 1950 (located in Chicago’s northern suburbs) that had been shuttered. After getting that restaurant back “on track,” Eisenberg and Ventre decided to create their own special place for families to enjoy a tasty meal delivered on toy trains

A little gemstone of a place. Fresh everything! Amazing salads and sandwiches. Nice little touches with what they do – and huge portions for the price.

Anyone craving a sandwich or sangria before the concert should head to Al’s Café. There is outdoor seating to enjoy the weather or sit inside to enjoy the eclectic decorations. Make sure you do not leave without trying a famous Burns’ Malt.

Step inside Al’s historical Victorian style building and experience the warm and inviting atmosphere that has proudly been part of the Downtown Elgin community for more than three decades. Enjoy globally inspired American cuisine in a family friendly setting.

You would not expect your soup choice to be Brazil de Cacao or Vegetable Creole at the local malt shop, but then again Al’s isn’t your run-of-the-mill eatery. Al’s Café provides its customers with comfort food alongside more innovative dishes that are sure to delight your palate. Thanks to the creative touch of Chef Tony Jamin, each dish is made from scratch, and tastes better than even Mom’s homemade dinners.

Alexander’s was named after our great hero, Alexander The Great, from Macedonia, Northern Greece, where we are from.

Alexander’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features fresh fish and home cooked meals made fresh on the premises by our chef. All of our soups, sauces, gravies and dressing our made fresh on premise. We also feature a wide range of desserts and ice cream creations. We have a full service bar for cocktails.

Some of our specialties include our fantastic baby back ribs that fall off the bone, charbroiled steaks & juicy prime rib that melt in your mouth, & a wide variety of glorious burgers. Other foods from our kitchen include appetizers (try the flaming “saganaki” cheese), fresh salads, sandwiches, Pizza, pastas, fresh fish, and fun foods “for our little friends”.

Information from: http://www.alexanderscafe.com/about.html

Areas newest and most modern restaurant featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner & cocktails. Newly Remodeled and new menu. Old favorites and contemporary cusine. From homemade pot roast and meatloaf, fresh soups and salads, to Fish Tacos, Ribeye Steak, Prime Rib & more. Great Fish fry on fridays and daily specials. Fresh Cakes & pies, TVs, video gaming and Full Intellegentsia Coffee Bar & specialty coffees.

The Anvil Club is a place where you and your guests are treated to a dining and social experience that is enjoyable, unique and memorable.

Gather with us to enjoy an experience with your family and friends as the piano plays in our turn-of-the-century lounge.  In the summer mingle and dine on our newly renovated Veranda.  Enjoy delicious cuisine in any one of our unique dining rooms.  The Anvil Club membership offers a unique place to conduct business, entertain guests and celebrate special occasions.

Fine, members only, dining since 1956. Guests are welcomed by member invitation and at select times (see hours below). Members and guests are expected to abide by club rules and dress code. The Anvil Club reserves the right to refuse service.when said code and rules are not observed.

*The general public is welcomed for Friday lunch and most Sunday brunches.

Coffee House featuring hand crafted espresso beverages, Bridgetown Coffee, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, soup, and fresh baked pastries

Auntie Anne’s got its start in 1988 when Anne Beiler bought a stand in a Pennsylvania farmers market. After some experimentation, “Auntie” Anne created a masterpiece. We continue to bake by a certain philosophy that keeps people coming back for more delicious dough. It’s easy to see: We are so much more than just pretzels.

http://www.auntieannes.com/our-story

 

Since 1998, Azteca Bakery is proud to bring our delicious and authentic Mexican bread to their homes.


Founded in 1995 by George Kokkinos, Baker Hill Pancake House has been a local family-owned restaurant serving breakfast and lunch to the Elgin and surrounding communities. We offer a wide selection of breakfast and lunch entrees as well as daily homemade soups and specials.

We offer a warm and inviting atmosphere for all of our customers and guests while proving the highest quality customer service.

Stop in today and try one of our home-style recipes!

Bandito Barney’s is northern Illinois’ premier beach club and sports bar! Located five minutes from I-90, Bandito’s is the place to find the ultimate party! Over 100 tables in our famous outdoor beer garden!

From the skybox room in the front to our sports-themed areas in back you’ll feel like you’re a part of the game and not just visiting your typical restaurant. When we opened our doors on July 6, 2007, we wanted to be a place the entire community could enjoy. We cater to people just looking for a place to hang out, families out for lunch or dinner, sports fans who want to watch the Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls, Hawks or local sports teams hosting parties. We can handle any size group. We’ve listened to your suggestions and we’ve added more video games, hosted the World Series of B-Pong, held Bags leagues and recently celebrated with a Bartlett mom who won the big money on a Japanese Game Show!
Our owner, Murray, has a lifetime of superior food service experience and has been serving the Bartlett Community for more than 10 years, providing both excellent meals and an abundance of community service to our schools, clubs, families, organizations and village.
http://www.bannermanssportsgrill.com/about/

Since May 2012, Bao Gourmet has been serving fresh delicious Szechuan, Chinese, Thai, Asian and vegetarian dishes to the neighborhood around Bartlett, IL, including Elgin, Streamwood, Carol Stream, and Hanover Park.

BAO 宝 means “Treasure” in Chinese. We aim to treat every patron like a treasure by bringing you contemporary self-setting dine-in experience at an affordable price.

Each and every dish is cooked to order, and we use NO MSG in our food. Our goal is to sincerely provide you excellent service and enjoyable dining and carry-out experience every time you visit.

http://baogourmet.com/about.html

 

Good location, great service and friendly patrons. The food is always delicious and the daily specials cannot be beat. Be sure to try the taco pizza, you will NOT be disappointed!

In 1982 the Village of Bartlett committed to a complete renovation of the facility that included the addition and reshaping of bunkers, a new practice range complete with grass tees and a short game area, and the addition of state of the art irrigation system. A conversion to bent grass fairways and the redesign’s of greens #1, 3, 4 and 5 were completed in the fall of 2002 making Bartlett Hills one of the finest golf courses in the area.

Book your next tee-time. 

Golf, Banquet, Meeting Space and Restaurant Venue

211 W. Railroad Ave. inside The Shoppes at Banbury Fair, Bartlett, IL. Our mission is to help create the greatest place on earth. Not here in this little shop, but at your home. For the kids to be having the greatest time of their lives eating delicious candy, popcorn, sno-cones and more, and running themselves ragged in one of our inflatables. For you and your friends and family to be sitting under the shade of a tent on a beautiful day, with the ability to have great conversation, uninterrupted, and to just relax for a few hours knowing the kids are well-occupied and safe. As we grow, we’ll continue to add more of the things that will help enhance this experience. Our mission is to provide an environment where you and your loved ones are having fun, laughing, reconnecting with each other, relaxing, and pausing for a moment to look around and say, “Right now, this is the greatest place on earth.”

5-Time Consecutive Best-in-County Beef Champions and Home of THE Chicago Beef Legend, the Cheezy Beef

Dine-In | Carryout | Delivery

Walking into Beef Villa is like walking into a classic hot dog stand — the only thing that’s changed is the technology we use. Our famous recipes have stayed the same as when we got our start back in 1970, and our comfortable red booths and low-hanging lamps will set you in the mood for our made-from-scratch dishes. Try our famous Italian beef sandwiches that are cooked in their natural juices with our own spice blend and served on homemade bread, our Chicago-style hot dogs, charbroiled hamburgers, and other sandwiches and sides, all free of preservatives. There’s one thing you can always count on at this family-owned restaurant — quality food served hot and fast.

Beef Villa is a family-owned restaurant that has been in business for over 40 years. We use our quality homemade recipes and work with top vendors to bring only the best to our customers. With three locations, Beef Villa’s great service and quality are waiting for you. But you won’t be waiting because it’s always “HOT & FAST.”

Beef Villa is a family-owned restaurant that has been in business for over 40 years. We use our quality homemade recipes and work with top vendors to bring only the best to our customers. With three locations, Beef Villa’s great service and quality are waiting for you. But you won’t be waiting because it’s always “HOT & FAST.”

Wonderful selection for a gourmet breakfast or lunch. Served in a historical home with a tree growing through it. Great kids menu! Start your morning celebration with one of our Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Our own special Intelligentsia coffee blend and Mighty Leaf teas.

Welcome to Bennigan’s, a legendary, chef-driven neighborhood pub and the perfect place to kick back and experience the genuine spirit of Irish Hospitality. We just remodeled our location! Stop by to see our new look!

Welcome to Bennigan’s, a legendary, chef-driven neighborhood pub and the perfect place to kick back and experience the genuine spirit of Irish Hospitality. We just remodeled our location! Stop by to see our new look!

Our success begins with always made-from-scratch, premium baked goods… Bagels, Muffins & More.

All of our restaurants are known for freshness because we hand make our products on the premises daily. As a result, we are able to provide our customers with the tastiest and most delightful products anywhere.

Since 1993, BAB has grown into a national brand recognized for quality ingredients, unique and original choices, and personalized service. Whether ordering one of our sensational, hot breakfast bagel sandwiches or biting into a delicious choice from our lunch sandwich menu, you will delight in the satisfying taste of quality you can depend on – all the time, every time.

So stop by one of our many locations and experience the Big Apple Bagels® difference. We look forward to serving you at one of our family-friendly locations soon.

From Italian Beef Sandwiches to Chicken, Ribs, and Gyros, you just can’t beat the taste or the servings. Big Sammy proudly serves up great food in generous portions. Whether you want a Chicago style hot dog or slabs of spicy-sweet ribs that fall off the bone and melt in your mouth, Big Sammy’s Hot Dogs is the place to go. You’ll never be disappointed and you’ll always get plenty to eat. See all our offerings on our menu page and come on in. Phone orders welcome and we take Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Wood Fired. Family Inspired.® Serving pizza, sandwiches, soups, salads, & desserts the way it was meant to be. #livewoodfired

West Dundee’s Farm to Table Restaurant that is located right along the Fox River. Diners can enjoy outdoor seating with views of the Fox River.

Culinary Team:
Executive Chef’s Maria Anderson Terry and Peter Capadona

Blue Box Cafe is a locally owned and operated cafe/deli featuring premium coffees, meats and cheeses.  The best part….they have a Doctor Who theme!

They have partnered with Metropolis Coffee Company and Boar’s Head Meats to provide downtown Elgin with some of the freshest and best products on the market.

They are also huge fans of Doctor Who and similar genres as well. They have a nice collection of memorabilia!!!!

 

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Blue Box Cafe is a locally owned and operated cafe/deli featuring premium coffees, meats and cheeses.

We have partnered with Metopolis Coffee Company and Boar’s Head Meats to provide downtown Elgin with some of the freshest and best products on the market.

We are also huge fans of Dr. Who and similar genres as well. We have a nice collection of memorabilia!!!!

Stop in and say hi!!!

Blue Line Bar & Grill is located inside of Leafs Ice Arena in West Dundee. This bar & grill is a great place to hang out and watch a hockey game or any sports game for that matter, on one of their many large flat screen TV’s. The restaurant offers a nice view of the ice rink so you can see the hockey games, figure skating, and open skate, depending the days schedule.

Blue Line Bar & Grill features a variety of dishes, all made with fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. You can warm up with their delicious soup or chili, which can be served standard, or in a bread bowl. They also offer excellent salads and sandwiches, and don’t forget everyone’s favorite, PIZZA! If you’re a burger fan, be sure to give Blue Line burgers a try, as they have a variety of tasty options. And be sure to finish your meal off right with one of their mouthwatering desserts.

Growing up in the restaurant business, I wanted to do something simple–open a place where I can serve good food to the people in my neighborhood.
I like to try old flavors, new flavors…really anything that I like and think my customers would enjoy. We have a menu that captures a lot. But don’t be surprised if I change it up to see if I can surprise people with something new they might like.

Welcome to Bowlero, the bowling/dining/nightlife lovechild that’s stirrin’ up fun for everyone in the US of A.

Everyone who comes to Bracht’s Place loves the owners, the people you get a sense of community here. They do have awesome events and you get to know everyone who goes there or who works there. Where else can you get $3 tall ones $4 bombs, any kind you want and other week day specials such as the Monday .50 cent drafts. Ther really is a sense of community there and everyone loves it!

Briana’s Pancake Cafe Restaurant, in South Elgin, IL, is where the entire family can enjoy home-style cooking since 2013. Signature dishes keep our guests coming back for more, with our chocolate chip banana pancakes and crepes being served more than 1,000 times each year. Come experience hometown hospitality and home-cooked meals! We also do catering for banquets. Also if you have not been 100% pleased with our service please contact Briana or Alberto Jasso at 847-429-2050.

Wood Fired. Family Inspired.™ Serving pizza, sandwiches, soups, salads, & desserts the way it was meant to be. #livewoodfired

Award-winning Buckinghams Steakhouse and Lounge is fine dining at its very best. Sip on a signature cocktail in the lounge before enjoying a hand-chosen menu of exquisitely prepared beef, poultry, lamb, and seafood dishes,  premier wines, and decadent desserts in our elegant dining room. It all makes Buckinghams the perfect ingredient in your special night out.

We begin each day with the highest quality of ingredients, and we’re committed to offering our customers the freshest food possible. We believe that food prepared this way not only tastes better but is better for you.

Cafe Revive works with local suppliers to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients, and use old-fashioned techniques to ensure the highest quality.
Their goal is to make your taste buds happy!

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