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RackHouse Tavern

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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222 E Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4662
+1 847-640-7225
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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783 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met after work for a couple beers and a bite to eat. Very friendly and attentive staff. Plenty of parking. Good variety on the menu. Cheese curds (appetizer) were very good. Burgers, skirt steak and ribs were all very tasty. Full rack of ribs is A LOT of food. Good prices too.

Thank LSUTraveller
mt prospect
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81 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Inviting sports/pub eatery. Waitstaff very welcoming even though it was between lunch and dinner. BarBQ beef brisket and blackbean burger very flavorful, as was the sauted broccollini, in lieu of yummy carb-loaded sides. Appetiser of fried pickles, the best since we first tried them in Arizona, definitely worth a return visit. A nice option worth trying.

Thank fcgfcg
Arlington Heights
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Started out by ordering the brisket burnt ends as an appetizer that the server recommended. Server brought out cubes of fat covered in BBQ sauce and cole slaw. Told the server what our experience was with them and she said that some people love them and some don't. Ordered ribs for dinner and they we.re pretty good, not great. The... More 

Thank Richard D
Wauconda, Illinois
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153 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Why do they change a good thing for the better?? Well I had the Thursday special again and disappointment with the changes. Before, when you ordered your burger there was a 'Burger Bar' to build your masterpiece the way you wanted. Now, your burger comes with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle only. If you want anything else it is $0.50... More 

Thank Rex M
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175 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Different special offerings each day of the week--Thursdays are build your own burger (basic $5 plus 50 cents for each of a range of cheeses and toppings, including pulled pork or chopped brisket ON you burger. Range of friendly sandwiches and appetizers; in-house smoked meats; and a chipoltle salmon, char-grilled skirt steak and a cajun meatloaf. You get the idea:... More 

Thank kimibar
Chandler, Arizona
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266 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2016

After a long day at the office went here with my team for dinner and drinks. The food was over sauced and the service was just OK. Also they are not to willing to make substitutions, but they will for lots of extra charges.

Thank barmach
Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Food came out way faster then expected - nice! Our friend ordered a Rueben that she said was pretty good. I ordered a pulled pork sandwich - expected just sauce, as that was all that was listed on menu. Sandwich had slaw and pickles on it - I would have ordered without those items had they been listed. Sandwich came... More 

Thank VLKenyon
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016

My husband chose this place to celebrate his birthday and we happened to go on a night when there was a Cubs playoff game. We had a great time watching the game with the other patrons as we sat in the bar area. The bartender was also the server in the bar and was outstanding at keeping everyone happy. We... More 

Thank JaJa903
Itasca, Illinois
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Being older means not fitting into some place's demographics. This is one of them, as we were placed far from the bar (long beer list) and a crowd of 20's and 30's - in fact next to the kitchen and the "outhouse". I ordered the rib/Texas hot-linx combo. It came out with three (3) ribs - which were overdone and... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Ate here with some friends before a football game over the weekend. Atmosphere is a hybrid of a nice sit down dinner and sports bar with multiple big screen TVs to watch your favorite game. Staff was prompt, pleasant, and helpful with the menu. I was not familiar with the selections of craft beers available,(which was extensive) and our server... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 E Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4662
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-640-7225

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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