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John Barleycorn - Schaumburg

1100 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-619-5540
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Ranked #79 of 267 restaurants in Schaumburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: National Parkway
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English first
illinois
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

You had me at BBQ could have been the title of my review - except the food here was just average and really not all that great. Our table had good ribs, brisket, and specialty moonshine drinks but sub par burnt ends (just not right), grilled romaine (metal taste), cornbread (dry flavorless), mac and cheese (goo), green beans (salt!) and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Popped in to watch the NCAA games and had a great meal and good drinks. Amanda is the top bartender there. She's a Megan Fox doppleganger. Knows her stuff, smart as a whip the reason I will be back. Chad is the GM and also a personable guy. I'm not a huge fan of BBQ but the wrap that I... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

millions of TV screens, a huge selection of burgers and a very fun atmosphere. good for families, large groups or business functions!

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I like the place itself but there's no entertainment after dinner except the sports on the TV's. If it's a Fri or Sat you can go upstairs and dance to the D.J. but Thursdays they have nothing. They have outside tables upstairs which is an added bonus. It has gotten a little ghetto upstairs since they first opened, not sure... More

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Elkton, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We walked from our hotel which was only 2 blocks. The atmosphere was great! They had a very friendly waitress that continually checked on us. She did her best to keep us satisfied. I ordered the fish and chips as well as a salad. I was wonderful!!!

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Rockford, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

While the reviews for this restaurant were somewhat mixed, it was very close to our hotel, and its appearance looked interesting so we thought we'd give it a try. We decided to start out with appetizer and salads before ordering further, and stopped there. Evidently, the chefs hadn't read the menu and didn't prepare what was described on either of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I went to this establishment for the second time last night with a friend for her birthday. I was kinda bummed when we sat down and got the same waitress who I got about 2 weeks prior. The last time we went our waitress was very inattentive. I had to ask repeatedly for another drink as did the guy I... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We visited here bc it was kitty corner to out hotel and we were looking for somewhere different to eat. I couldn't stay for anything longer than it took for my husband to finish his beer. The service was ok but it was ridiculously loud- I had to shout over the extremely loud music, tvs and crowds to even ask... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Service was fine and attentive, place was lively, food good for bar food type and overall a nice time. Real convenient to hotel so worked well.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have about 15 friends from all nations where we enjoyed our drinks here. As some are Asian, cocktail menu were not made available. As a frequent drinkers, everyone get their drinks. We find the bar tender could be too generous with the mix as all our Margaritas are dosed heavier than normal. The waitresses are very nice and accommodating... More

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