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Sharks Roadhouse

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1336 Us Highway 20 W, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9303
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11:00 am - 1:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food on the way home from Galena Territory

I had heard a luke-warm review about this place, but we were very pleased with the food and service. My husband and I both had the beef brisket sandwich and it was delicious! Our waitress explained the three different kinds of barbeque sauce. The Georgia mustard is the closest to some I had in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Diann C
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Elizabeth, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We brought our family for lunch on our way to Galena and had such a great experience we stopped on our way home on Sunday for dinner the food was great, but the atmosphere is something every one should stop and see !!!

Thank Keith T
Zion, Illinois
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250 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We visited around 2:30 pm on a Sunday for a late lunch. It was busy but still, 90 minutes to wait for your food after your order is ridiculous and it really was not very good. Baked potato was hard, beans tasted like they came from a can and brisket was just blah! Would not return or recommend.

Thank WillTravel2TryFood
Batavia, Illinois
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We stopped here for a quick lunch on our way to Galena. We were pleasantly surprised with the portions and quality of the food. Great pulled pork.

Thank Hawksfanatic
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I had heard a luke-warm review about this place, but we were very pleased with the food and service. My husband and I both had the beef brisket sandwich and it was delicious! Our waitress explained the three different kinds of barbeque sauce. The Georgia mustard is the closest to some I had in South Carolina. I've been looking for... More 

Thank Diann C
West Chicago
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Order takeout - simple order: baby back ribs, fried chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, and cornbread. Unfortunately sharks couldn't get the order straight - we did not get the coleslaw or the cornbread. Things happen though, right? If the food is great everything is balanced out. As a second unfortunate experience the food was a far cry from subpar (ie terrible).... More 

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swindon, wilts
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Whilst on a girls trip to Galena we wanted a place near to our hotel where we could get a bite to eat and a drink and we stumbled upon the Shark`s roadhouse in Elizabeth, Illinois. And all I can say is that we had a great time. We were made very welcome by `Roadhouse Rhonda` and a few of... More 

Thank suziq32
Nevada, Iowa
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The ribs were so tough, that I could barely get them off the bone! I was very disappointed with how slow the service was, given the fact they weren't even busy. Seems like they mainly cater to bikers and locals. I wouldn't even bother going there again.

Thank Jim K
Sugar Grove, Illinois
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great burgers and fries. Service is excellent. Hunting themed bar and eating area. Nice place for a quick casual meal or snack.

Thank fable16
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I thought that the food was excellent. My husband and I ordered a burger and the brisket. My husband loves bbq and is often disappointed with brisket. It did not disappoint. The burger was great, we also ordered baked beans, they were nothing to write home about. It tasted like they were straight from a can. I think that if... More 

Thank Loren C
Clinton, Iowa
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

There are some of the most scenic roads to travel on a motorcycle around Sharks. The BF & I love to take one of the Harleys out and enjoy a nice day trip, and one of our favorite stops is Sharks. They have a great outdoor seating area that showcases live music on occasion, the food is fantastic, there is... More 

Thank Julie B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1336 Us Highway 20 W, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9303
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: 815-858-9898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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