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Chef Frank’s philosophy has always been do a couple of things very well, every time. Since our opening in 2008, we have followed that philosophy and evolved our menu, hours of service and catering options to meet the specific needs of the business community and our customers. With an unmatched eye for quality and adamant attention to service, Chef Frank and his staff, invariably delivers delicious meals with consistency and reliability. Keeping choices simple, Chef Redisi has empowered his kitchen staff to execute to his exacting standards and broaden the menu, adding sandwich items and regular specials.

By preparing every menu item very well, every time, we have earned the reputation of an excellent cafe with delicious and authentic Italian food.

Carmina’s Mexican Restaurant & Banquet is a family owned restaurant. Our goal is to provide our guest with an enjoyable dining experience in our full-service Restaurant and Bar and unforgettable memories of special family events held in our Banquet Hall.

We understand that you have many options when it comes to dining and celebrating special events like Weddings, Quinceañeras, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties and Baby Showers to name a few and we appreciate the opportunity to host your event at Carmina’s. We are a hard-working family and along with our staff, we work as a team to ensure that your expectations are fulfilled. Our event managers are always happy to help plan your next event!

We hope to see you enjoying a good meal with your favorite imported or exported beer in our patio during the summer or enjoying your favorite sports event at our NEW full-service bar. Come in and order our sizzling fajitas and our Carmina’s PREMIUM Margaritas!

We are located 35 miles north-west of Chicago and conveniently located one mile south of I-90 on Randall Road in Elgin, Illinois.

Catering Made Simple has gained recognition throughout the Chicagoland area as a full-service catering company with the friendliest, most hardworking staff! We are dedicated to enhancing and projecting our client’s own good taste in our cuisine. Aside from our specialty menu items, we also specialize in creating sumptuous custom menus that incorporate what we do best also including: gluten free, lactose free, vegetarian and vegan selections.

Chan’s Garden offers delicious dining and takeout to Elgin, IL.

Chan’s Garden is a cornerstone in the Elgin community and has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.

Our Chinese restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.

http://www.elginchansgarden.com/aboutus.aspx

 

Hungry for the best pizza in Elgin, IL? If a pizza craving strikes, there’s no better Italian Pizza than Chicago Pizza Authority. Chicago Pizza Authority’s delicious pizza will soon be arriving hot to your door with 1 quick click! Along with the great tasting Italian food, our friendly pizza drivers deliver convenience and contentment. Chicago Pizza Authority: Guaranteed to fix your pizza fix!
Now that the Sears Tower is no longer the Sears Tower, Comiskey is no longer Comiskey, and Mayor Daley has been replaced by Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Pizza Authority is still the place to go for the definitive Chicago pizza
• The Real Taste of Chicago Pizza.
•Selection of Pizzas with unrivaled taste. We Are THE Authority on Pizza in Elgin.
•Why Trust Anybody Else for your Pizza Fix?
•We offer carry-out and FAST, Hot Pizza delivery.

Pizza Customer Quote”The Gold Standard for Pizza Taste, Quality and Service! Nobody even comes close!”
Food Freshness, Quality and Taste: 5/5

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Welcome to Chili’s West Dundee, IL, a place where there is always something new going on. From the look and feel of our restaurants to our newest menu items, to the way we serve our guests, to the freshest ingredients in our newest dishes – Fresh Is Happening Now. Ordering your favorites like our chips and salsa, Craft Burgers and more to enjoy anywhere is easier than ever. Simply order online, and we’ll have it hot and ready for you to pick up

When you’re in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to check us out! Our restaurant is located in one of the area’s most pleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine. The menu features a wide array of great selections, made from only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sure to please every member of your group. We have established ourselves as one of the area’s favorite culinary destinations and are sure to offer you a pleasant and unique dining experience every time you visit. Stop in soon! 

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Fast-food chain offering Mexican fare, including design-your-own burritos, tacos & bowls.

Chipotle prepares burritos and tacos at reasonable prices. Our Food With Integrity philosophy includes unprocessed, sustainable, nutritious, responsibly raised, and organic foods where possible.

Best authentic Mexican restaurant in the Fox Valley. American and Mexican cuisine served at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Cocoa Cabana offers gourmet chocolates with a local touch. Enjoy hand dipped potato chips, personalized candy bars and special ice cream flavors.

“Cook’s Ice Cream” Cart & Concessions is a mobile event company providing premium hard-scooped ice cream, floats, and other treats for private events.

Copper Barrel is Hampshire’s first locally sourced restaurant. Focusing on American cuisine, classic favorites, and featured smokehouse selections. The menu design was inspired through their connection with local farmers, growers, and vendors. We hope you enjoy your experience at The Barrel!

Craft Donuts + Coffee makes small batch handcrafted donuts served with locally roasted coffee. Flavors will vary daily but they cover everything from sweet to savory to gluten-free to vegan. Foodies have to check this unique shop out!

 

Cruisin Bar and Eatery was established on February 1st, 2003.  They are just 1.5 miles west of Randall Road on RT 72. They serve great lunches, dinners, and drinks.

Our food is all made with natural, fresh ingredients that we source locally. Let us know if you have dietary restrictions – our friendly staff will help you find just the meal you want.

Having a small, intimate event or a 1000+ person extravaganza?

We’re equipped to handle anything from appetizers to a gourmet feast!
Menus customized to your needs
We handle the details from setup to cleanup
Our seasoned staff is proud to offer the best service in town!
Contact us today: 847-888-2288

http://www.cuisineamericacatering.com/

Welcome to the Culinary Fox Cafe where we prepare our daily soups fresh from scratch every day! Our quiche and soup change daily. We offer weekly specials which differ from our extensive menu of hand crafted sandwiches. Come on in and enjoy some of our delicious home-made food. Check out culinaryfox.com for all of our menu options as well as upcoming events.

“D” Hangout Bar and Grill is located at 550 Mclean ave in Elgin. Here at the hangout we strive to provide you with a fun and safe environment. As well as great service and an unforgettable experience. In our main bar we have 26 flat screen t.v.s perfect for all of your spectating needs. Be sure to check out the Lounge downstairs, With live entertainment every weekend and an additional bar. “D” Hangout hosts weekly events that include karaoke, Open mic night, and live bands. We are also glad to accommodate special events such as birthday parties, fundraisers, baby showers, and other special occasions. Please contact us for more information.

Our kitchen specializes in creating the perfect burger! With our hearty sized patty and carefully placed toppings, we are sure to give your taste buds what they’ve been waiting for! You’ll be glad that you stopped in.

Let US take care of YOU! With daily drink specials and new ones every month! Let our staff help you to relax and kick back as you hangout with friends and family. See you soon!

Looking for some pizza? Head to Danny’s on Douglas for delicious pizza, great drink specials and a fun outdoor seating area for the whole family.

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In 1968 Danny and Sandy Dalton decided to live their dream, and opened their first pizza restaurant, and they have been in the pizza business ever since. The first “Danny’s Pizza” was opened on the North side of Chicago. At that time we began the family tradition of serving a delicious pizza made using special ingredients and from our own family recipes.
In Danny’s words “Good food is good business”. With the success of that first restaurant in Chicago, Danny knew he had a winner, and opened several locations throughout the Northwest suburbs over the years. When Danny passed away in 1999, his wife Sandy, their children and grandchildren were all involved in working the restaurant and continue the family traditions to this day. We now have four generations that are part of the daily operations at Danny’s.

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Serving great food since 2009 Delicia Tropical Cafe has brought the authentic Puerto Rican flavor at affordable prices to Elgin. Experience our authentic Puerto Rican food and see why everyone who visits comes back for more Delicia. On the go? no problem give us a call place your order, and pick up, is that simple. We cater for any event scroll down for more details.

We’re a family friendly establishment serving gourmet hot dogs, burgers, and sandwiches. We have a nice selection of beer, wine, and spirits.

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Menu: Coffee, espresso, sandwiches, snacks and paninis

Daily Herald Review:

There’s plenty of energy at the Domani Cafe in Elgin, and it isn’t coming from the coffee or espresso machine.

It emanates from the owner, Leo Urdaneta, who left his job as social studies teacher at Kimball Middle School in Elgin Area School District U-46 in 2009 to pursue his dream.

“My first dream was to own a home,” said Urdaneta, who lives in a house on Elgin’s west side with his wife, Migdalia and two daughters, Miranda, 7, and Bianca, 6. “My second dream was to have my own shop and business. I love coffee. The first thing I have in the morning is a good cup of coffee.”

We are an Italian restaurant located in West Dundee, IL which has proudly served the community for over 20 years. Our West Dundee pizza and other Italian foods have become a staple within our beloved neighborhood and we take great pride in being able to serve you, your friends, and family. To explore our pizza options as well as our other dine in menu items, we encourage you to check out our menus and specials section.

Remember that we offer Pizza by the Slice and other specials if you need to stop in to pick up a quick lunch too! Thank you for making Dominick’s one of West Dundee’s top pizza and Italian food destinations in the area. We look forward to serving you.

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Dragon Buffet West Dundee is located in Spring Hil Mall. With many shopping attractions, Dragon Buffet makes for a great place to eat with the family after a fun day of shopping. We are family friendly and welcome people of all ages. Please take a look at our menu to see our prices and rates.

Open 7 days a week with a wide variety of cuisines, you wouldn’t want to miss out on a delicious meal with us. We not only offer dine-in services, you can take a meal to go after a long day to enjoy at home. Our buffet to go prices are second to none. We also offer catering and party hosting. Our amenity can hold up to 200 people! Let us be the host of your next party.

Please do not hesitate to contact us about our opening hours, prices, location or any other questions concerns you may have. Call us at (847)836-7708 or fax us at (847)836-7742.

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Not your typical small town tavern.

Bakery in Elgin!

A family owned traditional Mexican restaurant established in 1984. Great service and food served quick. An overall great atmosphere and even better food. It’s easy to see why it has been around for 40 years.

Great Mexican food at a great price. With 3 locations around Elgin, you can’t go wrong with ordering from El Paraiso

Delicious food, family-oriented staff, and affordable prices. It is a fantastic location and it has a great atmosphere to spend time with family or with friends.

Welcome to Faros Restaurants! Quality and good service are our specialties. We have 3 locations in the Chicago Suburbs to serve you every day of the week. Everyday, we do our biggest effort to bring you the best food, the best drinks and quality service, we thank you for your preference and for visit us at Faros Restaurants.

The Bello’s family is very grateful and would like to thank to all our customers for your business to come and eat at any of our restaurants located in Bartlett, Elgin and East Dundee. We believe that we pleased your palate for over twenty years. In that time, that we tried to serve you as if you were part of our own family and we are committed to serve you better as you deserve to enjoy the Mexican Cuisine. We thank again for your preference and hope you come again to enjoy the meals of Faros Restaurants.

At Elgin BBQ Pit, we put YOU first.
We start by utilizing the freshest ingredients with all our meats, produce, house-made sauces & drinks. We serve up traditional BBQ with a twist!
Stop by to enjoy our delicious Rib Tips, Brisket, & other great BBQ cuisine!

We have a 50000+ gently used books in our inventory. We also serve coffee and espresso drinks plus pop and snacks.

public house n: Primarily known as a pub, a local establishment that offers refreshments and food to the weary traveler. A place where family, friends, and loved ones gather together and unwind over light fare and beverages. Please stop in and introduce yourself to Greg and Lou, as well as our staff and the friends and neighbors that you may meet. Partake in our better than average “pub grub” and our fine line of beverages. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy!

In the restaurant business, dining fads come and go but tradition will always win out in the end. Our tradition stems from the family recipes perfected over generations that we now proudly serve to you, your family, and friends. We have the best tacos & burritos in town.  Come try us out and you won’t be disappointed. Our food is cooked to order. Everything is made & prepared fresh daily.

When it was completed in 1871, the Hunt’s Block building was a relative skyscraper among the wooden structures of West Dundee.

As the decades passed, Hunt’s Block grew into a location worthy of its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It was home to a number of flourishing businesses, including Dundee’s first bank, a dry goods store, doctors’ and lawyers’ offices, a billiard hall, a ballroom…but never a fine-dining establishment.

That all changed in 1998 when Andrew and Matthew Burns and their father, Timothy, purchased Hunt’s Block. They completely renovated the classic building and crafted it into a restaurant named after a man of honor and dignity, Timothy’s father, Emmett Burns.

Today, Hunt’s Block is home to Dundee’s first small brewery, where award-winning handcrafted beer and outstanding food is created and enjoyed every day.

 

Looking for some handcrafted beer? Emmett’s Brewing Co. has a beer for everyone.

 

Drink craft beer in West Dundee’s skyscraper from the 1800’s. Emmett’s Brewing Co. is a great local spot for lunch, dinner or just stop in for a beer or two.

There is outdoor seating during warm weather. Event space is located on the upper floor for meetings, wedding rehearsals and birthday parties.

Every year Emmett’s Brewing Co. in West Dundee plans the Annual Big Wheel Race . The race draws over 100 racers and more than 2,000 racers.

 

 

 

When it was completed in 1871, the Hunt’s Block building was a relative skyscraper among the wooden structures of West Dundee.

As the decades passed, Hunt’s Block grew into a location worthy of its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It was home to a number of flourishing businesses, including Dundee’s first bank, a dry goods store, doctors’ and lawyers’ offices, a billiard hall, a ballroom…but never a fine-dining establishment.

That all changed in 1998 when Andrew and Matthew Burns and their father, Timothy, purchased Hunt’s Block. They completely renovated the classic building and crafted it into a restaurant named after a man of honor and dignity, Timothy’s father, Emmett Burns.

Today, Hunt’s Block is home to Dundee’s first small brewery, where award-winning handcrafted beer and outstanding food is created and enjoyed every day.

In the years since we opened we have also opened and operated two more restaurants in the historic downtowns of Downers Grove and Palatine.

In 2004, Emmett’s won the prestigious Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Landmarks Illinois Preservation Award for Adaptive Use for the work done on restoring Hunt’s Block.

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