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Country House

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American, Bar, Hamburgers
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241 55th St, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
+1 630-325-1444
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Casual dining in a rustic atmosphere has made The Country House...
Casual dining in a rustic atmosphere has made The Country House Restaurants a west suburban favorite for more than 35 years. The Clarendon Hills Country House is a great spot for a quick business lunch, a relaxed dinner, or just to have a cocktail with your neighbor. We are best known for our highly touted "Country Burger" a hearty half pound served on dark rye. It was recently voted "Chicago's Favorite Burger" by the readers of The Chicago Tribune. In addition our menu also features hickory smoked ribs, char-broiledsteaks, fresh salads, pastas, and daily specials - all in a friendly neighborhood setting. There is also a full service bar where you can enjoy your favorite beer, a martini, or a glass of wine by the fireplace. We are open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, or a late night meal. Please stop in and enjoy Clarendon Hills "pleasant surprise in casual dining".
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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrific Service

I recently went on a Saturday night with 2 other friends. We arrived at 6:00 and were told it would be a 40 minute wait. Went to bar and sat down for a drink and nibbled on the free peanuts in a shell. Bartender was super friendly and made recommendations. Our wait was less than 40 minutes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
CathyF252
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Aurora
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Aurora
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I recently went on a Saturday night with 2 other friends. We arrived at 6:00 and were told it would be a 40 minute wait. Went to bar and sat down for a drink and nibbled on the free peanuts in a shell. Bartender was super friendly and made recommendations. Our wait was less than 40 minutes and we sat... More 

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Dean T, General Manager at Country House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, CathyF252! I'm thrilled to see you and your friends had a great time with us recently and that you had great meals and service. We want to give all of our guests a comfy relaxed experience and I'm glad we were able to do that for all of you. I greatly appreciate your... More 

Westmont, Illinois, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It's a quaint and friendly restaurant that serves very good drinks and food. In addition, the service is excellent and the atmosphere can't be beat!

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Dean T, General Manager at Country House, responded to this review

Hi John & Elizabeth, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! I'm thrilled to see you love our food, service, and atmosphere. Again, thank you for your recommendation and kind words, and I hope to see you here again soon. Best, Dean TImson (GM) More 

Clarendon Hills, Illinois, Usa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great staff-ask for Stan the bartender. Outstanding food! Cool atmosphere- You will be friends with the locals before you leave Don't be in a hurry...you will want to stay for a few hours!

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Dean T, General Manager at Country House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review, Hortini! I'm happy to see you enjoyed your time here and love our atmosphere. We love to give our customers a comfy, relaxed experience here, so we're glad you enjoy it. Please come visit us again soon! Best, Dean Timson (GM) More 

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited Country House after reading about the great food, history and hominess in online reviews. I suppose we could have been more disappointed, but not much. We arrived on a Saturday evening around 8:00, and expected a wait. The hostess told us it would be 40 minutes, and we decided to stick it out. It turned out to be... More 

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Dean T, General Manager at Country House, responded to this review

Hello Patrick, Thank you for bringing your experience to my attention. I’m disappointed and sorry to see you didn’t have a great experience with us and had to wait so long. I greatly appreciate your feedback and will use it to refresh our kitchen serving staff to help improve all experiences in the future. I hope you’ll reconsider trying us... More 

Hinsdale, Illinois
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband and I have been coming here for many years. They have great burgers and plenty of other choices. Consistently good food. It has kind of a dark neighborhood tavern look which helps with the ghost story. Gets very crowded especially on weekends, so go early.

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Dean T, General Manager at Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, ReatOr30, and for being one of our long time customers - that means a lot! I'm pleased to see you enjoy our burgers and ambiance (including our ghost!). Thank you again for the kind words and recommendation, and I look forward to seeing you here again for a burger soon! Best, Dean Timson (GM) More 

Downers Grove, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My phone was blatantly stolen off the bar by the couple sitting next to me. Other patrons, not the staff, helped me locate my phone right in the thief's pocket. Manager Lynn approached me about the situation and her response was "well ya got your phone back didn't ya"? No apology nor consolation for this negative situation whatsoever. The staff... More 

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Dean T, General Manager at Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for bringing this incident to my attention. I'm sorry you feel your personal property isn't safe here. We strive to make sure everyone feels safe and their belongings are secure at The Country House. I will speak with management regarding this incident and use it for further staff training. I apologize for this misunderstanding... More 

Willowbrook, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Burgers are always a good bet here, large and juicy! Good neighborhood tavern, usually crowded so go early.

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Dean T, General Manager at Country House, responded to this review

Hi jgbohm, Thank you so much for your review and recommendation! I'm happy to see you enjoy our burgers. Please come see us again soon! Best, Dean Timson (GM) More 

Palos Heights, Illinois
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were in the area during Halloween and decided to have lunch here; after all, the Country House is known to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman. Established in 1922 this local institution was apparently free of paranormal acitivity for the first half of its existence. Then, the story goes, a young woman -a pretty blond, they... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I decided to try this place for the first time since we're new to the area. Surprisingly, there was a 30 minute wait on a Tuesday. We enjoyed a drink at the bar while waiting for our table. It was obvious there were a lot of locals. The restaurant is quite small. Dinner was good and we'll... More 

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Chicago
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

WE eat here every few weeks. They have the best burgers around. The Top Shelf Burger is THE BEST. The chili is very good also. There is almost always a wait and not a large place to wait but the food is worth it. We will continue to eat here and enjoy.

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Dean T, General Manager at Country House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, sandm4! I truly appreciate your loyalty and repeat business - it means a lot to us. I'm so happy you enjoy our burgers and chili, especially the Top Shelf Burger. Please come see us again soon! Best, Dean Timson (GM) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 241 55th St, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Clarendon Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 630-325-1444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Hamburgers

Description

Casual dining in a rustic atmosphere has made The Country House Restaurants a west suburban favorite for more than 35 years. The Clarendon Hills Country House is a great spot for a quick business lunch, a relaxed dinner, or just to have a cocktail with your neighbor. We are best known for our highly touted "Country Burger" a hearty half pound served on dark rye. It was recently voted "Chicago's Favorite Burger" by the readers of The Chicago Tribune. In addition our menu also features hickory smoked ribs, char-broiledsteaks, fresh salads, pastas, and daily specials - all in a friendly neighborhood setting. There is also a full service bar where you can enjoy your favorite beer, a martini, or a glass of wine by the fireplace. We are open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, or a late night meal. Please stop in and enjoy Clarendon Hills "pleasant surprise in casual dining".
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?