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241 55th St, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
+1 630-325-1444
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Price range: $10 - $25
Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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".
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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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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Willowbrook, Illinois
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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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Palos Heights, Illinois
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72 restaurant reviews
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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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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

And we aways visit a couple times during the fall season for their pumpkin bread pudding - delightful! Parking can be a challenge, though.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've been here a handful of times. During the week there is no wait, but on the weekends the wait can be long due to not enough seating to the amount of customers trying to get in at once. They have a great selection of bottled beer and even on draft. Their local brewery beer was much larger than I... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
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63 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place makes you feel like you are dining in your living room with family and friends. The burgers are very good as are the sandwiches. You are treated very warmly by the servers and bartenders. You just don't have to do the dishes or sweep up the peanut shells.

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Cave Creek
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125 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a true landmark. Best burgers in Illinois along with a well-rounded menu and good bar. Really, be it with friends, family or a date, this is a good choice...wait times in the evening can drag a little, but have a drink and relax for this is your house in the country!

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Clarendon Hills, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The legendary Country House is famous for being "haunted" and is a very popular local tavern and restaurant in town. Friendly service, televisions in the bar playing sports' games, and free peanuts that you eat and throw the shells on the floor! The restaurant area has a dimly lit ambience, small tables in a cozy layout and the same friendly... More 

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Additional Information about Country House

Address: 241 55th St, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
Phone Number: +1 630-325-1444
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Clarendon Hills
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Bar

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