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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
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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
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
You have to make time!

I didn't come here while I was visiting, but instead eat at the Country House from time to time because I live close to it! I have eaten there with friends, family, and gone out on dates with my husband for dinner. It was my "birthday dinner place" for a while, and is just a great place. Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Andie E
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

In past food has been very good they are known for their burgers. Called during busy weekend and hostess answered by saying: "please don't ask me if we're busy today" then as I was asking about the wait time she hung up. Classy.

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Westmont, Illinois
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

There are some cute and better restaurants in downtown Clarendon Hills or Western Springs but probably for reasons of history and its small size, this one has lines at 5pm. Simple, somewhat overpriced fare for the quality with nice service in a place that needs a good steam cleaning. The burgers are better and less expensive in Clarendon Hills but... More 

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

Thank you for your review, Martin. I also want to thank you for your feedback. We provide a great place for anyone to kick back and relax in a comfy tavern atmosphere. I hope you'll visit us again in the future. Best, Dean Timson (GM) More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I didn't come here while I was visiting, but instead eat at the Country House from time to time because I live close to it! I have eaten there with friends, family, and gone out on dates with my husband for dinner. It was my "birthday dinner place" for a while, and is just a great place. Great food, great... More 

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

Hi Andie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! I also want to thank you for the years of loyalty and coming back "from time to time!" That is what we are all about here, and I'm happy to see you recommend us for all sorts of dates and dinners out! Thank you so... More 

Aurora
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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
71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?