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Country House

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241 55th St, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
+1 630-325-1444
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11:00 am - 1:00 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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    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
They do have more than burgers!

Don't get me wrong, I love, love, love their burgers; but.......they also have great fish n chips, salads, grilled chicken and much more. I now get their steamed veggies as a side because they have a sort of smoke flavor like the burgers.This place will always be a go to for burgers. Prices remain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
marchermadness
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Darien, IL
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English first
Corinthia Region, Greece
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A local favorite with a sign out front warning that peanuts and peanut shells are everywhere inside. If you sit in the bar area, you can snack on shelled peanuts and dump the shells on the floor. Country House is known for great burgers and steaks. My family often gets the steak sandwich and buffalo or ostrich burger, I ordered... More 

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Willowbrook, Illinois
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food has become average, though a little on the high side. The srvice is spotty plus the tables are so jammed in that you could eat off of your neighbors plate! This restaurant used to be the place to go for their specialty burgers but I find them to be mediocre now. You'll feel cramped and rushed here. And... More 

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

Thank you for your review, Norman630. I am sorry to see you don't enjoy your time here as much as you once did. I appreciate your comments and will take them to my staff to see if we can make some improvements. Thank you again, and I hope you'll reconsider visiting us again in the future. Best, Dean Timson (GM) More 

Darien, IL
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Don't get me wrong, I love, love, love their burgers; but.......they also have great fish n chips, salads, grilled chicken and much more. I now get their steamed veggies as a side because they have a sort of smoke flavor like the burgers.This place will always be a go to for burgers. Prices remain reasonable after all these years.

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

Marchermadness, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. The feedback is greatly appreciated and we are so happy that you enjoyed your meal while dining with us! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best, Dean Timson More 

Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Dean T, General Manager at Country House, responded to this review

Hello psuchicago, Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to see your review and will take it to my staff to help retrain them in giving great customer service. This is something that should never happen, especially when it is busy. I hope you'll accept my apology and hope you'll join us for dinner again in the future.... More 

Westmont, Illinois
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127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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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

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?