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7635 Roosevelt Rd, Lowr 1, Forest Park, IL 60130-3027
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
Excellent dinner in old school style

Tasty and fun experience for my husband's birthday. He had steak and rib combo; I had BBQ chicken with twice baked potato. All excellent, served with good humor and friendliness by Paulette (she's a gem!). Would go back and recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Belvidere, Illinois
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Belvidere, Illinois
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty and fun experience for my husband's birthday. He had steak and rib combo; I had BBQ chicken with twice baked potato. All excellent, served with good humor and friendliness by Paulette (she's a gem!). Would go back and recommend.

Thank cinegrad
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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184 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

"The Steer" is another great place lost in a time warp. A time warp where really good old fashioned service always abounds and the food is everything you want it to be. Bar service is very good and waitstaff is truly excellent. Tables are a bit crowded and they can get very busy.

Thank Abenture
Oak Park, Illinois
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The décor is out of the 1950s, and all the meals come with salad, potato and French onion soup. And your wine selection is limited to house carafes, BUT....the steaks are huge, delicious, relatively inexpensive and always perfectly prepared. The servers all seem out of the 1950s as well, lots of "hun"s.

Thank KenJen3925
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We generally visit our son in Oak Park, Chicago, each year and the Golden Steer in Forest Park, the adjoining suburb, is always a must on our list of places to visit. There's nothing pretentious about it, just a clean, comfortable restaurant with a bar area and a small garden area at the back for eating out in the summer.... More 

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Berwyn, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This was my first time going to this restaurant,. Our friends had been here before so they knew to call ahead for reservations, we waited for about 20 minutes for our table but the wait was worth it as the food was delicious! I had the steak and I was extremely happy with my choice. The service was outstanding. I... More 

Thank chasrosa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Steak Best In City Lobster Out Of This World Shrimp Great But For People Who Love Liver Its To Die For Best In Chicago Charlie The Owner Very Professional

Thank Richard R
Coloma, Michigan
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We arrived late - after nine but never felt rushed. Our server was excellent. My fiancée had shrimp de jonghe and pepper steak for entree said both were very good. I had chicken breast with baked potato and fresh broccoli all delicious. Very nice place - old style atmosphere. Hope to rerurn on another visit to the area.

Thank Mickjags
Oak Park, Illinois
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The decor absolutely sucks. Hanging, dusty, plastic roses in baskets on the ceiling. A huge, fake swordfish on the wall. A clock that reads backwards. However the food is great! The waitresses are terrific! They offer a full-court press: soup, salad and a meal with veggies and potatoes any way you like. Steak and the ribs are great. My husband... More 

Thank lesleykeeley223
Wheaton, Illinois
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

First time visitor and it was OK. The waitress was surly and kinda of rude (she walked with a limp so maybe she was in pain). The price of meals are in the high end so I opted for the steer burger which came with a lot of fries. For an appetizer, I had the French onion soup which I... More 

Thank Eileen B
Oak Park, Illinois
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

For a casual "old school" steak house, Golden Steer delivers every time. The steaks are always cooked to perfection, and the French onion soup is a classic favorite. You can't go wrong in this neighborhood staple for a great meal. Go with friends, family, your significant other, or even by yourself, and enjoy a steak just the way you like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7635 Roosevelt Rd, Lowr 1, Forest Park, IL 60130-3027
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Forest Park
  • Phone Number: 708-771-7798

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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