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Grandpa's

1868 Prairie Street, Glenview, IL 60026
847.724.1390
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Ranked #36 of 129 restaurants in Glenview
Most recent review
- Jul 4, 2014
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We lived walking distance from grandpa's for many years and frequently walked over for family dinner, and of course a beer for dad. After dinner we walked across the street and over the tracks to Dairy Bar for an ice cream cone. Grandpas has improved consistently over the years while keeping the hometown atmosphere. The outdoor dining on the porch... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A local Irish tavern that has just added some additional indoor and outdoor space. They serve very good bar food and this is a very nice place for a casual outdoor family meal. Also a nice place to stop by for an outdoor libation as the options in Glenview are somewhat limited outside of the Glen.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I've been bringing my family here for years and we have never been disappointed by the food or the service. Friendly staff and the kitchen is great with special requests. I'm sure we'll be coming here for many more years to come.

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chicago
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wide selection of sandwiches, burgers, and other bar food. Its a regular spot to grab a beer and burger when I have some time.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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161 reviews 161 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Early in June we were ending an eastern vacation and were about to take Amtrak's Empire Builder train west from Glenview. We arrive at the station shortly after noon but the train wasn't arriving until after 2:30. We took the opportunity for a leisurely lunch. Grandpa's is across the street from the station. There was a sign indicating some renovations... More

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Grayslake, Illinois
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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have heard about this place forever so we stopped in on a Sunday eve over Memorial Day weekend. To our surprise - it was pretty dead for a legendary place. The two of us made 8. That made good service easy - but the choice was difficult when we reviewed the wine list. The craft beer selection is OK... More

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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

I commute on the train quite often & the glenview station is right across the street from Grandpas. Every time I pass it always looks like a fun place to stop. Happened to be going downtown on a Saturday & jumped off the train for lunch. Sorry I waited so long to go. Guiness was ice cold, & I had... More

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Glenview, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We don't get to Grandpa's very often, but it's nice to know it's in the neighborhood. Good food and relaxing atmosphere.

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Glenview, Illinois
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98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

The food was just okay even though it is considered a landmark in Glenview. It was nice eating outdoors, but nothing seemed special to me.

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Trempealeau, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The atmosphere at Grandpa's in Glenview Il is just what their website states. The service is excellent. We visited the establishment to have a drink before we got on Amtrak. They were having a "Chili" cook off and everyone was enjoying the time. We will return again and again.

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